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Fiat 500 Recalls

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07/05/16 Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 fiat 500e vehicles manufactured march 22, 2012, to january 29, 2016. the power inverter module (pim) may experience voltage spikes which can cause the propulsion system to shut down and loss of motive power.

Loss of motive power can increase the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the pim software, free of charge. the recall began on july 5, 2016. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is s26.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/03/14 Chrysler group, llc (chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 fiat 500e battery electric vehicles (bev) vehicles manufactured september 24, 2012, through april 4, 2014. the affected vehicles have cooling plates for the power inverter module (pim) that may leak coolant into areas of the high voltage circuitry, resulting a short circuit that could cause the related service fuse to blow.

If the service fuse blows, the vehicle would have a loss of propulsion while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the pim, free of charge. the recall began in july 2014. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is p23.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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11/10/16 Transmission and Drivetrain Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 fiat 500 vehicles manufactured june 21, 2010, through january 12, 2016, equipped with a manual transmission. the clutch diaphragm spring may fracture and fail, causing an inability to switch gears.

If the clutch diaphragm spring fails, the driver may not be able to shift gears or the vehicle may lose motive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

The remedy for this recall will include the installation of a clutch pedal limiter and a clutch pedal switch. the recall began on november 10, 2016. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is s34.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/19/15 Transmission and Drivetrain Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 fiat 500 battery electric vehicles manufactured march 8, 2013, to march 7, 2015. the electric vehicle control unit (evcu) of the affected vehicles may set a diagnostic trouble code (dtc) that may cause the transmission to unexpectedly shift to neutral.

If the vehicle unexpectedly shifts to neutral, the loss of drive could increase the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the evcu, free of charge. the recall began june 19, 2015. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is r20.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
09/04/13 Transmission and Drivetrain Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 fiat 500e electric vehicles manufactured december 16, 2012, through august 13, 2013. the half shaft joints may loosen and separate causing noise and a loss of driving capability.

A loss of driving capability increases the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners and fiat dealers will replace the fasteners attaching the half shaft inboard joints, free of charge. the recall began on september 4, 2013. owners may contact fiat at 1-888-242-6342. chrysler's recall number is n51.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/01/12 Brakes and Traction Control Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2012 dodge journey and fiat 500 vehicles manufactured from october 24, 2011, through october 26, 2011. some vehicles were assembled with contaminated brake fluid and may experience a degradation of the sealing components within the brake system.

This could lead to loss of braking ability increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners and replace all brake components that come in contact with hydraulic brake fluid. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall began on march 1, 2012. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
05/21/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 fiat 500 ev vehicles manufactured march 27, 2012, to november 1, 2014. if the vehicle goes in to limp home mode, incompatible software between electric vehicle control unit (evcu) and battery pack control module (bpcm) may cause the electric propulsion system to fully shut down.

An electric propulsion system shut down will cause a stall-like condition, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle software to ensure compatability between components, free of charge. the recall began on may 21, 2015. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is r15.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/25/16 Other Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain model year 2016 fiat 500 vehicles manufactured june 11, 2015, to july 27, 2016. the tire placard on the affected vehicles lists a tire inflation pressure for the spare tire that exceeds the maximum pressure listed on the sidewall. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 110, "tire selection and rims."

If the spare tire is used while overinflated, the tire may suddenly fail, increasing the risk of a crash.

Fiat will notify owners, and dealers will add an overlay on the tire placard to the correct tire inflation information, free of charge. the recall began october 25, 2016. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-888-242-6342. chrysler's number for this recall is s69.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Fiat 500 Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.