Software Update Released by FCA US LLC to Improve Vehicle Security & Infotainment

Modern cars a bit of a handful when something goes wrong. From a mechanical point of view, automobiles are getting more and more complex. But if something is to go wrong with the electronics, fixing the problem will often be exhausting and costly.
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Let's face it – modern vehicles are getting more and more electronics because every intricate mechanical component is governed by software. Fiat-Chrysler is no stranger to this trend and its consequences.

When the KL-generation Jeep Cherokee came out for the 2014 model year, FCA was proud of its 9-speed automatic transmission developed by the Germans from ZF. After hundreds of consumer complaints about shift quality and reliability and three software updates, there are still a lot of problems with the box.

The Renegade is also equipped with the transmission and guess what? It's riddled with problems as well. FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne famously said that he's "having a very bad engineering day... It’s a combination of attributes of that vehicle that is making my life horrible.” This being said, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

FCA US LLC announced that it's got a solution to electronic glitches

The manufacturer announced that it has "released a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) for a software update that offers customers improved vehicle electronic security and communications system enhancements."

According to FCA, this software update is designed around "all vehicle content," including the Uconnect infotainment system and that glitchy 9-speed transmission. If you own an FCA-made car or truck, including Jeeps, you'd better ring your dealer to complete the one-time update at no cost to you, the customer.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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