It was discovered that the Uconnect system was vulnerable to remote hacking, resulting in a recall and system upgrade for affected vehicles.
FCA was hit with a fine form NITSA for failures in recall reporting. The $105 million dollar fine is a record. Surpassing the seventy million dollar fine levied against Takata. NITSA Administrator Mark Rose-kind said of the fine: "This action will provide relief to owners of defective vehicles, will help improve recall performance throughout the auto industry, and gives Fiat Chrysler the opportunity to embrace a proactive safety culture."
It wasn't all bad for FCA in 2015. The 2016 Jeep renegade hit dealer lots. Configurations of the compact suv features sales figures (excluding vehicle options) ranging from 17 thousand 995 dollars for the sport model with 1.4-L manual, up to 26 thousand 995 dollars for a limited with 4wd.
There was also plenty of exciting news from the company's Italian auto brands. The Alfa Romeo Giulia and Fiat 1-24 Spider debuted to considerable buzz. Luxury sedan customers will get a closer look at the Giulia in the first half of the new year, with the 1-24 spider coming later in spring of 2016.
And those are the highlights from FCA's year in review. For Autoblog, I'm Mylencia Gillenwaters.