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FIAT 500 Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

215 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer FIAT 500. 27 of these members (12.6%) have reported suspension and steering repairs for their car. A total of 29 suspension and steering repairs to FIAT 500s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently FIAT 500 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the FIAT 500 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer FIAT 500 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of FIAT 500 repairs by problem area

14% of the FIAT 500 repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 1% to the brakes, 17% to the suspension, 29% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 22% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 168 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten FIAT 500 Suspension and Steering problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2013 FIAT 500

Engine not specified

FIAT 500 in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2013 17000    
17500 0 intermediate steering shaft - clunking when turning steering wheel 
19000  

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2013 FIAT 500 2dr Hatch

101-horsepower 1.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

FIAT 500 in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2012 0    
1700 0 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. 
11000  

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2012 FIAT 500

Engine not specified

FIAT 500 in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2013 1860    
3720 0 clunking sound from the suspension 
21700 0 suspension bushing replacement for better parts by fiat 

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2012 FIAT 500 2dr Hatch

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

FIAT 500 in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Car pulls hard to the right, alignment incorrect from factory. 
14000 0 Front end noises when turning to the right to full lock 
26000  
FIAT 500 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2013 10000    
12000 0 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. 
16000 0 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. 
20000  
FIAT 500 in Oklahoma, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2012 0    
6000 0 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. 
7000 0 It took replacing the Intermediate steering shaft to get rid of the clunk noise and feel in the steering. 
10000 0 Replaced the intermediate steering shaft again (this is the second replacement under warranty). 
15000  

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2012 FIAT 500 2dr Hatch

101-horsepower 1.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

FIAT 500 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2012 4340    
5580 0 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. 
11780  

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