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).
Clunking in front suspension over bumps.
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.
clunking sound from the suspension
suspension bushing replacement for better parts by fiat
steering was shaking.
Car pulls hard to the right, alignment incorrect from factory.
Front end noises when turning to the right to full lock
166 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2012 Fiat 500. 18 of these members
(10.8%) have reported suspension repairs for their car.
A total of 32 suspension repairs to 2012 Fiat 500s--an average of 0.2 per
vehicle--have been reported.