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2012 FIAT 500 Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

131 TrueDelta members own a 2012 FIAT 500. 20 of these members (15.3%) have reported suspension and steering repairs for their car. A total of 22 suspension and steering repairs to 2012 FIAT 500s--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2012 FIAT 500 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2012 FIAT 500 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2012 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 2012 FIAT 500 repairs by problem area

14% of the 2012 FIAT 500 repairs were to the engine, 11% to the transmission, 1% to the brakes, 15% to the suspension, 27% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 24% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 144 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2012 FIAT 500 Suspension and Steering problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2012 FIAT 500 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 160hp 1.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

FIAT 500 in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2012 1000    
10000 250 Failure of upper strut mount 
11000  
FIAT 500 in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2013 6820    
7440 0 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

FIAT 500 in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2012 1000    
21000 0 Clunking in front suspension over bumps. 
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  
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  

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2012 FIAT 500 2dr Hatch

101-horsepower 1.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

FIAT 500 in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2012 0    
2000 0 Loud knocking noises when going over speed bumps 
10000  
FIAT 500 in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2012 0    
26000 0 clunking suspension noise 
29000 0 loud metallic noise when turning sharp 
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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2012 FIAT 500 2dr Convertible

101-horsepower 1.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

FIAT 500 in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 0    
9000 0 tech bulletin 02-002-13 cold weather sound, replacement is a small rubber bumper in the strut assembly 
9000 0 tech bulletin to replace strut bumpers due to noise, somewhat optional repair 
 

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