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2012 Fiat 500 Suspension Problems

144 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2012 Fiat 500. 16 of these members (11.1%) have reported suspension repairs for their car. A total of 24 suspension repairs to 2012 Fiat 500s--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2012 Fiat 500 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 178 repairs.
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2012 Fiat 500

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3720 mi   clunking sound from the suspension 
21700   suspension bushing replacement for better parts by fiat 

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2012 Fiat 500 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 160hp 1.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

7440 mi   Steering wheel slack felt during slow speed reverse driving, such as parking. They re-torqued / replaced the tie rod ends / rack and pinion bolts. Seems ok. 

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2012 Fiat 500 2dr Hatch

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

21000 mi   Clunking in front suspension over bumps. 
6000   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   It took replacing the Intermediate steering shaft to get rid of the clunk noise and feel in the steering. 
10000   Replaced the intermediate steering shaft again (this is the second replacement under warranty). 
12000   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   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. 
200   Car pulls hard to the right, alignment incorrect from factory. 
14000   Front end noises when turning to the right to full lock 

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2012 Fiat 500 2dr Hatch

101-horsepower 1.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

26000 mi   clunking suspension noise 
29000   loud metallic noise when turning sharp 
5580   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. 
2000   Loud knocking noises when going over speed bumps 

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2012 Fiat 500 2dr Convertible

101-horsepower 1.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

9000 mi   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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