07-22-2015, 07:47 PM
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Oregon-The Dry Side
Remote access to Uconnect 4
I hope I am posting this in the correct forum.
I was watching the news the other evening and a story was aired concerning a hacker who had gained access to a Jeep Cherokee and took control of it. I learned the issue is a security flaw in the Uconnect system, where anyone with a Sprint cell phone and laptop can hack into the Ram's system, and cause mayhem. Chrysler has a software update to mitigate the issue for our trucks, and is available for downloading, or you can take your truck to a dealer who is supposed to do it for free.
Here is the link to the Chrysler website where one can enter a VIN to see if the truck is affected: Uconnect® Software Update - Update your Uconnect® System
The site will ask for your 13 digit/character VIN. You will also need an USB flash drive of 4 gigs to install the update on. Just follow the prompts.
I performed the update on our 14 Ram and it took about 45 minutes. (I even had time to walk from the shop to the house and grab a beer and make it back before it was done!) On our truck, 11 CAN modules were updated.
The only thing you may have to reset will be the clock.
I suspect we will receive some formal notice from Ram soon, but I decided to take care of it sooner rather than later.
Take care everyone!
2014 RAM 3500 Laramie SRW 6.4 Auto Brilliant White,
Class V receiver hitch, B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch, AFE dry air filter,
Weather Tech Floor Mats, Hood Protector & Mud Flaps.