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2012 Fiat 500 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
04/11/16 NHTSA ID: 10061849
TSB ID: 02-006-14

Summary to be provided on a future date.
07/15/15 NHTSA ID: 10057938
TSB ID: 19-002-15

Chrysler 2012-2015 fiat 500: service bulletin information and repair procedure for noise in the steering column while turning the steering wheel. *lj
05/09/14 NHTSA ID: 10055329
TSB ID: SB-18-007-14

Chrysler: some vehicles are exhibiting malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illumination, no start, engine crank and the powertrain control module (pcm) has selectively erasing and reprogramming with new software. model 2012 500/abarth.
12/11/12 NHTSA ID: 10048039
TSB ID: CSN-M20

Fiat: see document search button for owner letter. the engine overheat due to the engine coolant hot bottle leaks coolant and must replace engine coolant hot bottle. model 2012 500.
08/17/12 NHTSA ID: 10045079
TSB ID: ER-M-03

Chrysler (fiat): see document search button for owner letter. due to non-compliance of regulations by environmental protection agency and california air resource board, the diagnostic link connector (dlc) cover needs to be removed.
07/11/12 NHTSA ID: 10044530
TSB ID: SB-18-018-12

Fiat: due to tee being installed backwards, the boost vacuum purge harness causes a mil illumination with p1cea and if necessary be replaced.
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05/14/12 NHTSA ID: 10044113
TSB ID: 23-013-12

Chrysler: there is water on top of the engine cover. this bulletin involves enlarging the center push pin hole in the cowl panel and installing a grommet to prevent water intrusion around the push pin retaining clip. *js
06/02/16 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10069232
TSB ID: 21-002-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
12/11/12 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10048061
TSB ID: CSN-M32

Fiat: see document search button for owner letter. the engine horsepower output is slightly less than intended and to increase engine horsepower, power train control module (pcm) must be reprogrammed to intended level. model 2011 500.
05/17/12 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10044185
TSB ID: 18-014-12

Chrysler: flash mil illuminating or cancel cruise control bump feeling or chime with message cluster- coolant overtemp turn ignition off. *js
11/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121907
TSB ID: 18-027-15 Rev. C

Flash: 1.4l diagnostic and system improvements this bulletin involves reprogramming the powertrain control module (pcm) with the latest available software. customers may experience a malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illumination.
07/14/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10076535
TSB ID: 18-053-16

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/22/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10074921
TSB ID: 18-027-15 REV C

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/22/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10074957
TSB ID: 18-087-15

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/26/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10063251
TSB ID: 18-007-14REV.A

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/26/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10062700
TSB ID: 08-062-12

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/11/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10062111
TSB ID: 08-012-14

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/11/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10062110
TSB ID: 08-012-14REV.A

Summary to be provided on a future date.
07/15/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10057937
TSB ID: 18-027-15

Chrysler 2012-2013 fiat 500/abarth : this bulletin supersedes 18-007-14 rev b. dated october 18,2014 please remove from your files. information on the diagnostic and system improvements which requires erasing and reprogramming power co
08/19/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10052589
TSB ID: CSN-N15

Chrysler: see document search button for owner letter. due to starter motor not grounded to transaxle case properly, by starter motor mounting bolts, it causes an electrical energy to take an alternate path, during cranking, to ground acr
04/22/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10051947
TSB ID: ER-N-09

Chrysler: see document search button for owner letter. vehicles were built, inadvertently, with incorrect emissions calibration software on powertrain control module (pcm) and exhaust emissions may exceed california emissions and/or epa
08/01/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10044840
TSB ID: WB-D-12-11

Fiat: a lop restriction on certain vehicles in an effort to monitor and correct quality issues in timely manner, for instrument cluster, blue & me and power control module (pcm).
05/13/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10064496
TSB ID: 23-034-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/13/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10064467
TSB ID: 23-023-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/13/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10064482
TSB ID: 23-029-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/13/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10064498
TSB ID: 23-035-12

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/09/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10063791
TSB ID: 23-015-14

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/11/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10061840
TSB ID: 02-002-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/10/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10051772
TSB ID: CSN-M-29

Fiat: see document search button for owner letter. when vehicles, shipped from assembly plant, the windscreen and windscreen storage bag was not included and new windscreen storage bag and windscreen be placed in trunk. model 2012 500
08/17/12 Other NHTSA ID: 10045082
TSB ID: CSN-M-02

Chrysler (fiat): see document search button for owner letter. at the time vehicle was manufactured, sunroof hex wrench was omitted from glove box, inadvertently.
01/23/12 Other NHTSA ID: 10042887
TSB ID: CSN-L-36

Chrysler (fiat): see document search button for owner letter. bulletin providing information on some vehicles may have the wheel lug nut wrench to crack during use. the wheel lug nut wrench needs to be replace.

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Fiat 500 TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

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.