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2012 Fiat 500 Repair Histories

144 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2012 Fiat 500. 74 of these members (51.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 178 repairs to 2012 Fiat 500s--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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2012 Fiat 500 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 160hp 1.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Fiat 500 in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2014
1000 mi   Tachometer malfunction 
2000   instrument/gauge cluster replaced 

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2012 Fiat 500 2dr Hatch

101-horsepower 1.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Fiat 500 in New York, United States
Nov 2011 - Apr 2013
4200 mi   Front and Rear Emblems replaced under warranty, dealer described as "Bleeding Through" looked like air bubbles between the clear lens and logo, as if detaching. 
4500   side skirt and body cleaned, adhesive promoter, 3M tape reapplied. 
10000   Interior: Arm rest cracked. 

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2012 Fiat 500 2dr Hatch

101-horsepower 1.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Fiat 500 in British Columbia, Canada
May 2012 - Apr 2014
4640 mi   Transmission grinding when going into reverse. Clock in cluster running fast. 
6200   Condensation inside tail lights 
Fiat 500 in Louisiana, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2013
2000 mi   Head gasket was faulty or improperly installed from factory. Hard starts, check engine light, coolant leaking into cylinders. FIAT took the engine back for quality control purposes and installed a new one. Delays because of special coolant. 
16000   Driver's side A-pillar trim loose and falling off, was snapped back into place; some water came through the gap, possibly from sunroof drain channel LCD elements in the instrument cluster multifunction display would be extremely dim after the car was parked in 90deg+ weather in direct sunlight for a few hours. The cluster was replaced. 
23700   Driver's door speaker did not function. Took dealer a week to repair wiring harness, then many more days to replace various sensors they "later found problems with". 
Fiat 500 in North Carolina, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2012
  Engine powers itself off when stopping (happened twice at stop lights). Check Battery and Check Oil light illuminate when engine stalls. the climate control portion of the instrument panel does not illuminate. 
Fiat 500 in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2014
10700 mi   The air bag failure light came on. The tech discovered it was due to a faulty sensor in the driver's seatbelt. New seatbelt ordered. 
Fiat 500 in California, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2014
19000 mi   Broken seat release handle on passenger side. Replaced under warranty at no cost. 

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2012 Fiat 500 2dr Convertible

101-horsepower 1.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Fiat 500 in California, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2012
8000 mi   Rear brakes were making continuous noise. Dealer replaced brakes and rotors at no charge. Good customer service 
12000   Brakes noise come back again after few thousands miles. This time customer service rep said it was just dust. Open top quit runnning in auto mode - need to hold button all the time. After three days in shop - service tech said he had to reprogram servo motor. Software glich? 
18500   Open top quit working on auto again 
19000   Went to another dealer that provided much better service. They replaced the pads, rotors, and calipers to eliminate the brake noise. 
19000   Vehicle vibrate during acceleration between 41 and 53 mph. 
Fiat 500 in Ohio, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2014
7700 mi   The FIAT bluetooth system, Blue and Me stopped working. Dealer had to order a new module. Part arrived the next day installation took about one hour. 

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2012 Fiat 500 2dr Convertible

101-horsepower 1.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Fiat 500 in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2011 - Nov 2013
2000 mi   clock loses time, requires new cluster 
9000   tech bulletin 02-002-13 cold weather sound, replacement is a small rubber bumper in the strut assembly 
9000   tech bulletin to replace strut bumpers due to noise, somewhat optional repair 

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