popping sound in front end when going over drainage ditch or speed bumps, and the suspension moves full throw, not a quick bounce. no clear fix, warranty extended to 75k miles to close the case. living with noise.
Rear bearings were squeaky. Technician reported they were heavily corroded. Actual repair wasn't noted but he squeaking stopped.
intermediate steering shaft - clunking when turning steering wheel
Intermediate steering shaft - was loose - gave a slight knock when turning right to left or back. they claimed to lubricate and tighten it - seems solved.
Clunk sound when turning steering wheel at low speeds. Technician adjusted boot so pinch bolt for intermediate drive shaft would fit correctly. Car fixed in less than 30 minutes.
Clunking noise from front suspension, particularly in cold weather. Jounce bumpers were replaced per TSB.
Car pulls hard to the right, alignment incorrect from factory.
Front end noises when turning to the right to full lock
clunking sound from the suspension
suspension bushing replacement for better parts by fiat
steering was shaking.
Hearing a thunk in the steering and determined that their are 70 nationwide and need steering rack replaced. It is back ordered for at least two weeks. Said car is safe to drive. They actually did not call me back as promised for replacing the steering rack. So could not get it fixed and deal with the clanking for now. Said many having this problem.
My car started to creak again. Took back as it had to do once again with the steering rack being replaced. This time they fixed it... they had not torqued the right strut correctly.
Car developed a clunk on left front strut only when the suspension hit a dip in pavement. Replaced rubber jounce bumper.
There was a clunk and some free play in the steering. Dealer trimmed the steering shaft seal. The Dealer said there is a Technical Service Bulletin put out by Fiat regarding this problem, but I can' find it. Car needs to go back again.
It took replacing the Intermediate steering shaft to get rid of the clunk noise and feel in the steering.
Replaced the intermediate steering shaft again (this is the second replacement under warranty).
Ball Joint, Clicking in steering rod, all items replaced by dealer, had to get Chrysler involved however to ensure the work was done on warranty
Loud knocking noises when going over speed bumps
Front Suspension arm bushings replaced. Possibly caused by hitting big pothole on freeway, though no problem showed up until a few weeks later. No damage to tire or wheel.
Clunking noise in front end was determined to be caused by faulty jounce bumpers; were replaced under warranty.
Clunking noise over bumps returned for the third time. Bump stops and upper strut mounts replaced. New noises over bumps. Struts replaced.
clunking suspension noise
loud metallic noise when turning sharp
jounce bumpers replaced
jounce bumpers again. this time replaced with new "end all" parts. A strut link was also replaced when it could not be removed (seized).
Hit a pot hole on passenger side. Damaged rim and alignment. Over time ruined tires. Ordered new rims and tires, took for install and alignment. Ball joint was bad on DRIVER side. Also had to replace strut mount.
Bad ball joints, upper strut mounts and bearings. Also replaced wheels & tires. Dealer doesn't sell 2012 part. Forces owners to buy later parts causing much extra expense. FIAT picked up about $300 in parts costs.