Fiat Chrysler recalling 1.4M vehicles amid hacking defense

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M cars
Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M cars   

Fiat Chrysler announced a voluntary recall of about 1.4 million cars equipped with certain radios, the company said in a press release Friday. The recall includes Dodges, Jeeps, Rams and Chryslers. (Tweet this)

The recall is related to a security flaw highlighted by hackers earlier this week, in which a Jeep's computer software was manipulated remotely by researchers.

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Customers are being urged to contact Fiat Chrysler for a software update if their vehicle is part of the recall.

"The security of FCA US customers is a top priority, as is retaining their confidence in the Company's products," the company said in a press release. "Accordingly, FCA US has established a dedicated System Quality Engineering team focused on identifying and implementing best practices for software development and integration."

Hackers hijack moving Jeep... shocking video!
Hackers hijack moving Jeep... shocking video!   

The company said that it is in unaware of any injuries related to what it calls "the software exploitation." It stressed that no defects had been found, and that the recall was motivated out of "an abundance of caution."

CNBC learned that owners do not need to visit a dealer as part of the recall. Instead, they will receive a USB device to plug into the car which will load in the security patch.

—CNBC's Phil LeBeau contributed to this report.