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Fiat Chrysler Wants To Pay You To Service Recalled Vehicles

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Fiat Chrysler Wants To Pay You To Service Recalled Vehicles

The Detroit News is reporting that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE: FCAU) plans on offering owners of recalled vehicles a cash incentive.

The Incentive

The auto manufacturer will offer $100 prepaid debit cards to owners of recalled vehicles as part of its commitment to ensure potential safety defects are repaired and fixed as quickly as possible at no cost to the consumer.

Car owners looking to trade in a recalled vehicle are being offered special discounts, including a rebate of up to $2,000 on some models, or an outright repurchase of the vehicle 10 percent above its true market value.

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July's Round Of Recalls

Back in July, Fiat Chrysler was forced to recall 1.4 million vehicles following revelations that the car can be "hacked." Affected vehicles could see their engine shut off, brakes disabled and tracked remotely though the GPS system, according to Wired.com.

A full list of affected vehicles that may be affected can be seen here.

Fiat Chrysler's Responses

Fiat Chrysler already commented on the issue, noting it has no reports of injuries, and customers of affected vehicles will receive USB device to upgrade the software. The issue affected several 2013–2015 models and appears to be unrelated to the current round of recalls.

"Remedies are available, we are servicing vehicles, and we encourage affected customers to contact their dealers," Detroit News quoted Scott Kunselman, Fiat Chrysler's senior vice president-vehicle safety and regulatory compliance, as saying. "It is imperative that all vehicles implicated by recalls are inspected and serviced, as required."

Fiat Chrysler created a website that features a live chat so its consumers can stay up-to-date and inform themselves of vital details.

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