Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: West Central Illinois by the old Mississippi.
Its not clear but maybe this owner has the optional subscription to u connect that allows things like remote start/unlock from any where and wifi access etc.
In that situation I can see FCA/u-connect being able to send a signal to the vehicle much as Sirrus XM can do for their radio component.
On Star has that system where they can actually disable the vehicle etc. but you do need an active link.
They (FCA) would have access under those conditions. Without an active link, activated on both ends, I do not believe that is a concern.
The hacking issues that I am aware of required access to the vehicle at some point prior to the event.
Now that is not to say its not possible but you do need that initial link set up to access the vehicle. No different than a computer with internet access turned off. If internet, wifi, and/or bluetooth is turned off to a computer there is no way a hacker can access the computer unless they have a access to the computer itself for that initial link, usually with malware.
Now I am no IT guy buy one thing I do know is if you can think of a possibility a hacker will provide the answer.
2014 Cherokee Limited 4x4
V6 w/ AD2
Tech Group (both parts)
Max Care Life Service Plan