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Fiat 500 Lemon Odds and Nada Odds for the Year Ending June 30, 2017

An asterisk (*) marks results based on small sample sizes.

Year Make/Model Nada Odds per 100 Cars Lemon Odds per 100 Cars    
37 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 37600 miles driven2013 Fiat 500
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  37 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 37600 miles driven
32 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 50100 miles driven

First model year. Owners have been reporting fewer repairs once out of warranty.
2012
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  32 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 50100 miles driven

First model year. Owners have been reporting fewer repairs once out of warranty.

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Fiat 500 Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

Other sources of Fiat 500 reliability information provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Fiat 500s with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Fiat 500s that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Fiat 500 lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Fiat 500 has been recently.

To see how frequently Fiat 500 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Fiat 500

Fiat 500 Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 2dr Convertible 101-horsepower 1.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
One of the really sad things about the Fiat 500 is the way FCA is handling the brand here in the US. The Fiat 500 is actually many different cars, some good and some not good at all, but to most American buyers a Fiat 500 is just a Fiat 500. Nobody really knows if you are talking about the 500 hatchback (a true retro economy car), the 500L sedan/wagon (the dual clutch gearbox has not worked any better for Fiat than for Ford in the Focus/Fiestia), the Abarth (a real fun car for drivers only), or the 500X (Built on Jeep running gear With more style than off-road performance). Only the Abarth stands slightly apart since it is devoid of Fiat badges and costs a good deal more than most other "500" models. see full Fiat 500 review
2012 2dr Hatch 101-horsepower 1.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Fiat used to have a so-so reputation because their cars rusted. This car has a 'not-rust-through' guarantee for something like ten or twelve years and is totally galvanized metal. It is a very stylish car, too. see full Fiat 500 review