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2013 Fiat 500 repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (21%)

Other (16%)

Chart based on 215 repairs.
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2013 Fiat 500 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (1%)

$500 - $999 (3%)

$100 - $499 (20%)

< $100 (76%)

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Chart based on 98 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Fiat 500 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 84hp 0.9L I2 5-speed automated manual FWD

Fiat 500 in Western Australia, Australia
May 2013 - Jan 2014
Oct 2013

5260 mi
Dash board lights were all gone and speedo meter didn't work. noise from driver seat. 
Jan 2014

6820 mi
rear wheel axle beam was not straight. 

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2013 Fiat 500 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 160hp 1.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Fiat 500 in California, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2015
Oct 2015

25300 mi
Sunroof not closing 
Fiat 500 in Delaware, United States
Mar 2014 - Mar 2017
Mar 2016

45000 mi
Vehicle leaked coolant. Dealer replaced radiator and upper hose. 
Fiat 500 in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

27300 mi
replaced leaking rear window washer nozzle under warranty. leak was to exterior only. 
Fiat 500 in Indiana, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2014

9000 mi
Rocker panel coming loose. 
Fiat 500 in New York, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2018
Dec 2014

7000 mi
Passenger seat back upper release broken. Strap pulls up but does nothing to release the seatback for rear ingress/egress. Cold start issue with occasional need to crank the engine for several seconds to start. Tech couldn't duplicate, starting car several times. The car had been driven in to dealer and was warm so no cold start (duh). Occasional failure to stay in reverse when first selecting it. It can be felt to not go completely go into reverse and will pop into neutral. Leaving hand in shifter with slight pressure into reverse will cause reverse to be engaged. 
Feb 2015

8500 mi
Rear hatch release lost pieces, causing the switch to not be held in place. Whole chrome handle assembly with license plate light and hatch release switch replaced. 
Dec 2015

15000 mi
Key immobilizer failed. Engine would crank but no start. Second key works fine. New key ordered. Service attempted to re-pair key with car but no luck. Passenger seat back release partially inop. Seat back release strap at top of seat won't release the back, handle on inside of seat works but requires effort to push back into place to lock back. Release cable ordered. 
Jan 2016

8800 mi
Seat back cable replaced. Driver exterior door handle broken at pivot. Part ordered 
Feb 2016

16400 mi
Key took 6 weeks to SOP from Italy. Driver exterior door handle replaced when part was received 
Aug 2016

22000 mi
The shifter was not returning to the center position when the engine was hot. It would remain in the 1-2 or 5-reverse position. 3 people noticed this. 
Mar 2017

26100 mi
Driver seat airbag problem. Ordered seat rail and sensor. Wrong rail came in, had to reorder. Driver seat airbag inop 
Jun 2017

28000 mi
Right rear wheel bearing making noise. Replaced under warranty. Passenger seat pull step release completely failed. Broken cables replaced. Driver seat pull strap release partially broken. Seat back would release but seat wouldn't slide forward. Broken cable replaced. 
Feb 2018

33000 mi
Passenger seat once again had an issue with the top seatback release. Since this was the 4th time for the same problem, I insisted on more than just the cable to be replaced. The seat back frame and cable were replaced. 
Mar 2018

34000 mi
Both front strut bearings (top hats) were loose, causing knocking sound over bumps. Both were replaced. 
Jul 2018

37000 mi

US $75
The strut bearings had been replaced earlier and the camber bolts I had installed previously were removed and replaced by OEM bolts. The alignment wasn't check and excessive toe-out destroyed the front tires quickly. A new set of tires for the front was purchased which were installed at the same time as the alignment. 
Aug 2018

38000 mi

US $150
The rear hatch release handle fell apart, leaving the hatch inoperative. A replacement handle was installed. This is the second failure of the handle - the first was covered under warranty when the car was about 1 year old. 
Fiat 500 in Indiana, United States
Feb 2014 - Jul 2016
Jul 2015

18000 mi
I had a loose windows regulator in the driver's door that rattled non stop it seemed. 15 minute fix. Working perfectly now, very easy trip Tire pressure monitoring computer was replaced, had one wheel it would never read so they replaced the whole thing. No issues since and was pretty painless overall. This took about 3 hours and includes an oil change and general service. 
Fiat 500 in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2016
Dec 2014

13000 mi
Front emblem vibration was scratching small amount of paint from bumper, under emblem mounting point. Fixed under warranty. 
Jun 2016

30000 mi
Passenger seat handle to recline seat flops around. Have to push in and then pull to recline, like an internal clip is broken. 
Fiat 500 in Ohio, United States
Feb 2014 - Aug 2014
Aug 2014

3000 mi
Left door window regulator broke. Had to special order the part on first visit. Took over a week to come in and had to leave the car another day for final replacement. 
Fiat 500 in California, United States
Mar 2014 - May 2018
Apr 2015

7200 mi
Clutch started making a whining sound. Dealership replaced clutch under warranty. 
Mar 2018

16000 mi
Driver window rattling Steering wheel lower coil loose and rattling Cosmetic rim repair 
Fiat 500 in Nevada, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

3000 mi
The car would not start periodically and after 30 minutes of trying to start it, it would start running perfectly.Here is the video of the issue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz-tQBB733s 
Fiat 500 in Michigan, United States
Feb 2017 - Apr 2017
Apr 2017

69000 mi

US $333
Window sank into door, window needed to be replaced along with window regulator. Door handle broke 
Fiat 500 in California, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2017

56000 mi

US $800
Leaking CV joints. Needed to replace axles. 
Jul 2017

60000 mi

US $30
Replaced mirror flags. The old ones were deteriorating. 
Fiat 500 in Georgia, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2018
Oct 2017

114000 mi
Replacement of the driver's side window regulator. The existing window regulator broke apart inside the door when rolling the window back up. Made a loud pop sound and the window stop moving up and was free falling back down. 
Nov 2017

117688 mi
Replacement of a 12v battery.The battery went completely dead without any warning what so ever. 
Fiat 500 in Florida, United States
Mar 2016 - Jan 2019
Jun 2016

56000 mi

US $70
Bad fuse caused power outlet to stop working 
Jul 2016

57000 mi

US $100
power window regulator went bad and caused really annoying rattle. total cost was $120. $100 deductible paid by owner. remained paid by extended warranty. 
Apr 2018

92000 mi

US $100
turbo charger was overboosting and underboosting. it took 3 trips to the dealer and Fiat corporate a month to replace the turbo, PCM, gauge cluster, intercooler, and boost gauge. Problem was resolved for 3 months and then came back. 
Jun 2018

95000 mi

US $100
reappearance of turbo overboost from march. dealer replaced the turbo, PCM, and wastegate solenoid. problem fixed this time. 
Sep 2018

103000 mi

US $100
passenger side power window regulator failed 
Fiat 500 in Missouri, United States
Jul 2014 - Aug 2019
Sep 2014

16000 mi
Internal bulb for AC controls burned out. Fixed under warranty. Driver side rocker panel was loose due to well known issue with adhesive used during manufacturing. New adhesive applied under warranty. ESC light is on and electronic hill assist would not work. Reverse switch was unplugged underneath vehicle, was plugged in, and now hill start works. 
Nov 2014

17000 mi
Radio face started to glitch, wouldn't show any information at times, only a blinking face with bars that moved slowly up and down. Took to dealer, ordered a new radio and fixed it for no charge, under warranty. 
Mar 2015

21000 mi
Steering wheel cowl became very loose due to a part of the plastic cracking/screw coming loose. Fixed in less than an hour, covered under warranty. 
Aug 2015

25000 mi
Plastic cover over steering cowl broke again, probably due to my knee banging against it. They fixed it under warranty. Interior lights to illuminate AC controls went out, couldn't see them at night. Rubber seals for windows squeak incessantly. 
Mar 2016

31000 mi
Passenger side rocker panel came off again due to faulty tape/adhesive, repaired under warranty again. Same problem has occurred twice, one year apart. 
Sep 2017

45000 mi

US $291
Right rear wheel bearing needed replacement. It was noticed after a very loud drone filled the cabin consistently above 30 mph. 
Mar 2018

50000 mi
Replaced old battery with new battery, however clamps couldn't tighten down enough. Caused car not to start 50% of the time without popping hood and wriggling battery clamps a bit. Took to local mechanic, had to use metal saw to reduce clamp size for better hold on battery. 
Jun 2018

52000 mi

US $40
Back right tail brake repaired. 
Aug 2019

63000 mi

US $250
Door handle on driver side broke off, apparently a common issue on the 500. Bought the kit online and had it installed at my local shop. 
Fiat 500 in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2015
Jun 2014

6000 mi
Drivers side door would make a rubber squeaking noise when the window was up. Dealer adjusted rubber seals. 
Aug 2014

9000 mi
Began experiencing a clunking noise felt through the steering wheel at low speeds in parking lot turns. Intermediate steering shaft was replaced. The part took a while to come in. 
Apr 2015

21000 mi
Rear wiper needed adjusted. Was wiping down onto the hatch rather than on the glass. Covered under warranty. 
Fiat 500 in California, United States
May 2014 - Dec 2014
Jul 2014

18000 mi
There is a thumping/grinding noise when the engine is started the first time of the day and either the AC is on or if the defrost is on. I had to contact Fiat and they sent out someone who said that they couldn't get the issue to happen. 
Fiat 500 in Michigan, United States
Jun 2014 - Mar 2015
Nov 2014

15000 mi
thermostat was stuck open. 
Mar 2015

20000 mi
side skirt coming off. fixed immediately. 
Fiat 500 in Florida, United States
Jan 2014 - Mar 2015
Dec 2014

8000 mi
Rear main seal small leak. The first time they said it was leaking but not badly. Last time I took it in they couldn't find the leak. And the tech said it's rare to have it on an abarth. Park break loose. 
Jan 2015

8200 mi
Door rattle drivers side. 
Fiat 500 in Illinois, United States
Mar 2014 - May 2016
Dec 2014

12000 mi
Crank no start for 3 days. Finally got it started and took it to the dealer. 
Mar 2016

25000 mi
AM radio stations quit working 
Fiat 500 in Arizona, United States
Jul 2013 - Jan 2016
Aug 2015

11900 mi
Crack in fuel pump 
Fiat 500 in Washington, United States
Oct 2012 - Nov 2016
Aug 2013

4000 mi
During normal car operation, passenger window regulator broke causing damage to glass, runners and inner door release. Glass, regulator, runners and inner door release replaced under warranty. 
Fiat 500 in Oregon, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2016
Sep 2013

8000 mi
"Tire Pressure Monitoring Unavailable" was shown on the dash display. Dealer replaced right-front TPMS sensor. Warning message came back for a couple days after repair, but has not returned since. 
Sep 2014

19000 mi
Been getting occasional "TPMS Unavailable" message. Dealer unable to reproduce. Second time dealer has looked at this issue. 
Fiat 500 in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2013
May 2013 USB connection to radio stopped working 
Fiat 500 in Georgia, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2016
Dec 2014

10000 mi
Replaced a defective intermediate steering column. The steering wheel would make an audible pop that could also be felt while turning at low speeds. 
Fiat 500 in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Apr 2018
Nov 2013

6000 mi
Replaced intermediate steering shaft 
Aug 2014

11500 mi
Side molding on driver's side was coming unglued. Took it in to dealer for warranty repair 
Sep 2014

12000 mi
Molding was coming off and had to be re-attached 
May 2015

17000 mi
Rattling drivers side door panel 
Aug 2016

25000 mi
Check engine light came on 
Fiat 500 in Washington, United States
Jul 2013 - Jul 2014
Nov 2013

1000 mi
Got a check engine light. Took it to the dealer for diagnosis and repair. Dealer cleared the CEL and installed a software update. 
Jan 2014

3200 mi
Key fob died. Replaced under warranty 

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2013 Fiat 500 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 135hp 1.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Fiat 500 in Maine, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2014
Aug 2013

8700 mi
Clunking sound when turning, replaced steering column 
Fiat 500 in Florida, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2016
Mar 2015

58000 mi

US $150
Car threw the evaportive emissions code - shop cleared it, it came back a few days later - then it went away. Phantom problems! 
Sep 2015

71000 mi

US $270
AC blower motor needed to be replaced. 
Jan 2016

76000 mi

US $250
Drivers side power window motor needed to be replaced 
Apr 2016

77000 mi

US $100
Emissions System sensors are faulty, giving bad readings. There is a TSB about this. 
Fiat 500 in Louisiana, United States
Oct 2015 - Mar 2018
Apr 2016

28700 mi
Replaced one headlight under warranty this Fiat 500 has been great. Completely reliable. It's a shame this car doesn't get the respect it deserves 
Aug 2016

32000 mi

US $20
One headlight out 
Jul 2017

42000 mi

US $350
Window regulator. 
Feb 2018

46000 mi
Only recurring problem 3rd headlight to replace. Outside of that great car. 
Fiat 500 in Kentucky, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2015
Jul 2014

27000 mi
Driver window would go up very slow, rails needed lubrication. Fixed in 10 mins. 

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2013 Fiat 500 2dr Hatch

111-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

Fiat 500 in California, United States
Oct 2013 - Nov 2016
Dec 2015

19000 mi
Car not communicating to cell phone app. 
Fiat 500 in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
Feb 2014 Battery pack replaced. Car could not start. Service engine notice appeared. Towed. Issue was the battery connection contacts during start up. Somehow needed to replace entire battery. On the forums probably less than 5 battery replacements. 
Jan 2015 "electrical service needed"500e warning then complete powertrain fail. Towed to desler, somehow they resolved problem and wanted to keep a few days at that point I leased a 2015 500e. 
Fiat 500 in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Jan 2016
Sep 2015

23000 mi
Warning light came on regarding Battery system. Reflashed the system. 

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2013 Fiat 500 2dr Hatch

101-horsepower 1.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Fiat 500 in Florida, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

66000 mi

US $400
Timing belt, tensioner, water pump, and thermostat. Coolant flush. Drive belt tensioner and belt. All new parts. 
Feb 2018

104000 mi

US $20
Replace A/C compressor pulley bearing due to wear. 
Mar 2018

107500 mi
Remove and clean throttle body due to deposit build up. 
Fiat 500 in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

43000 mi

US $50
Loose screw on fuel line evaporator 
Fiat 500 in Oregon, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

42000 mi

US $50
One headlight burnt out - replaced both headlights 
Fiat 500 in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

15300 mi
rear window spray tube disconnected 
Feb 2018

35000 mi

US $85
ECU showing assorted "check engine" faults. Several grounding contacts were cleaned. 
Mar 2018

35000 mi

US $285
Still running rough and check engine light. Once again, they replaced the new O2 sensor. Solved problem (so far). Still showing bogus warnings, running very rough. Replaced plugs, o2 sensor, ecu. 
Fiat 500 in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2017
Aug 2017

58000 mi

US $50
Driver side window regulator replaced. 
Fiat 500 in Idaho, United States
Apr 2013 - Oct 2018
Jun 2014

7000 mi
First off..It's a Dodge. So with that said... Driver and passenger seats don't latch properly so one side shifts as you drive(Moving) Ordered new parts..New parts the same? 2nd problem noise from window as it rolls down/up told it was servo. 
Jul 2014

8000 mi
It's a Dodge what did I expect? Driver seat wouldn't latch  air bag light window noise Throttle light comes on(runs badly then). It's getting to the point we might trade it in. Weird noises come and go. Too many problems for a new car. 
Fiat 500 in Arizona, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

62000 mi

US $60
Top strut mounts replaced 
Fiat 500 in Washington, United States
Feb 2013 - Aug 2013
Apr 2013

168 mi
Adjusted toe-in to re-align steering wheel. 
Fiat 500 in Ohio, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2014
Oct 2014

6300 mi
transmission not shifting properly body trim lower ground effect piece on passenger side keeps coming lose 
Fiat 500 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2016
Mar 2014

7000 mi
Speedometer needle display and digital speed display were out of synch on occasion. Intermittent problem 
Fiat 500 in Michigan, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

13000 mi
Fuse blew in the cigarette lighter. Repair was five minutes, dealer replaced fuse at no charge. 
Fiat 500 in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

5000 mi
Reflash computer for a hard starting issue. Per tech bulletin 
Fiat 500 in Vermont, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2017
Sep 2014

19000 mi

US $20
rear bumper reflector fell of and was lost. New one bought 
Jan 2017

27000 mi

US $357
Rear wheel bearing failed Door handle broke off Waiting for new parts to arrive. 
Mar 2017

52000 mi

US $170
replaced door handle 
Aug 2017

54000 mi

US $800
Front rotors replaced again. Front brake pads changed. Outrageous that this need tone done again! 

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2013 Fiat 500 2dr Hatch

101-horsepower 1.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Fiat 500 in Ontario, Canada
May 2016 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

50220 mi
Rear hatch latch inoperable 
Fiat 500 in Alabama, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2015
Mar 2015

17000 mi
Driver's window regulator was going bad. The window was still working. But the mechanic told me that if I hadn't have brought it in, it would have broke completely. 
Fiat 500 in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2016
Jun 2015

29000 mi
Coolant reservoir slow leak. Leak in shifter seal. 
Fiat 500 in Nevada, United States
Sep 2015 - Jan 2019
Dec 2015

32000 mi
Crankshaft sensor code stored and cleared by dealer. No problem occurred after ECU reset. 
Fiat 500 in California, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2016
Feb 2014

8000 mi
Engine would not rev above 2500 rpm when driving, oil pressure too low but no warning light on panel 
Fiat 500 in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2014 - Apr 2017
May 2014

9540 mi
Peeling paint on door mirror. Took 4 tries for dealer to fix this. 
Mar 2015

23560 mi
Took in for service. Oil leaks from oil cooler and gear shift seal Had to have drivers window mechanism adjusted as it was not aligned correctly and caused a clunking noise Shifter boot came unclipped at lower ring Repairs to one of the two oil leaks (gear shift seal) that was previously denied by the dealership 
Apr 2015

23960 mi
Dealership broke my shifter mechanism when replacing a seal. Nearly caused an accident when I couldn't change gear on the highway. 
May 2015

25420 mi
Clutch blew 
Dec 2016

37820 mi
cracks to seat surface 
Fiat 500 in Alabama, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2014
Aug 2014

48000 mi
Tpms sensor on Front Left tire stopped functioning. Replaced sensor. 
Fiat 500 in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Oct 2014
Feb 2014

12400 mi
popping sound in front end when going over drainage ditch or speed bumps, and the suspension moves full throw, not a quick bounce. no clear fix, warranty extended to 75k miles to close the case. living with noise. 
Fiat 500 in Colorado, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

2000 mi
Odometer was flashing. Dealer performed software update to fix problem. 
Feb 2015

5600 mi
Whistling noise from center vent when HVAC system is operating. 
Fiat 500 in California, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

26800 mi
Washer fluid would not come out on front wiper nozzles 
Fiat 500 in Arkansas, United States
Mar 2014 - Feb 2018
Feb 2017

49000 mi

US $300
Tire blowout on Interstate...required a new tire, which had to be ordered 
Jul 2017

159000 mi
Back rear tire had slow leak 
Sep 2017

59890 mi

US $60
Headlight fuses replaced 
Fiat 500 in Nova Scotia, Canada
May 2015 - Oct 2016
Sep 2015

22940 mi

C $410
engine light is on solid 
Fiat 500 in California, United States
Oct 2013 - Sep 2018
Oct 2013 Defective wiring harness resulted in Check engine light constantly on from day after purchase 
Mar 2016

12000 mi
Problem with ipod connection resolved itself. 
Mar 2017

18000 mi

US $128
replaced bolt for window mechanism 
May 2017

19000 mi
No source detected for ipod. Dealer could not replicate problem as it came back i day before service. Intermittent problem. 
Aug 2018

29000 mi

US $27
Hatchback gas lift strut failed. Ordered from Amazon and replaced in 10 minutes. 
Fiat 500 in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Apr 2018
Sep 2015

18000 mi
lower panels under doors were starting to separate from the body. Looked as if the "glue" was deteriorating. 
Oct 2016

29200 mi
right side rocker panel coming loose from body. 
Nov 2016

29900 mi
Right rocker panel separated from body again. 
Dec 2016

30000 mi
Right headlight bulb went out 
Fiat 500 in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2016
Mar 2015

16000 mi
split in carpet by dead pedal. Carpet was repaired by gluing it back together. Oil cooler weeping. Gasket was replaced. Clunking noise from front suspension, particularly in cold weather. Jounce bumpers were replaced per TSB. 
Dec 2016

45000 mi
Oil cooler leak. Gasket was replaced- problem solved. 
Fiat 500 in District of Columbia, United States
Feb 2014 - Jul 2016
Oct 2014

6300 mi
Intermittent problem with sunroof not closing. Would close to the 'vent' position but then not fully shut. However, dealer could not duplicate the problem. 
Aug 2015

15000 mi
Sunroof would not automatically close. Pinch sensor system malfunction. Adjustment made. No parts required. Difficulty starting or failed starts, mildly sluggish performance 
Feb 2016

22000 mi
Rear bearings were squeaky. Technician reported they were heavily corroded. Actual repair wasn't noted but he squeaking stopped. Center armrest detached from seat. Broken clip. Panel between windshield and sunroof is de-laminating, resulting in large sections of peeling. Sunroof will not close automatically (intermittent), requires holding down button for entire cycle. Second time this has been repaired. Technician notes adjustment to reversing sensor. However, repair did not work and sunroof exhibits same. 
May 2016

22600 mi
The exterior panel between windshield and sunroof began peeling, like it was delaminating. First a single spot and then multiple across the entire width. Dealer sanded and repainted the panel. Apparent know issue from sunroof manufacturer. 
Jul 2016

24000 mi
Drivers side window began making squeaky/rubbing sounds inside door when being rolled up or down. 
Fiat 500 in Florida, United States
Oct 2012 - Sep 2015
Jan 2013 Clunk sound when turning steering wheel at low speeds. Technician adjusted boot so pinch bolt for intermediate drive shaft would fit correctly. Car fixed in less than 30 minutes. 
Fiat 500 in Alabama, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
Mar 2015

17000 mi
Tire pressure monitoring system unavailable. Dealer blamed failure on aftermarket wheels (been on the car for more than a year!) and wanted to charge for all four new wheel sensors. I declined this charge and repair as nonsense. 
May 2015

17000 mi

US $86
Had local tire dealer replace tire pressure unit in wheel to fix a problem the dealer wanted hundreds of dollars to fix. Problem solved. Should have been covered under warranty but dealers are such crooks it was easier to pay someone local 
Fiat 500 in California, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2017
Feb 2015

17000 mi
Light in the Temp control panel was out. It turned out to be a bad cable which had to be replaced. This cable also effected the Emissions control, and I had a Check Engine light. Oil leak in Valve cover. Flashed new Rom 
Fiat 500 in Texas, United States
Jul 2013 - Dec 2014
Aug 2013

17300 mi
intermediate steering shaft - clunking when turning steering wheel 
Sep 2013

18000 mi
manual stick shift - top trim piece broke off, needed new "shift ball" that has the shift pattern on it - covered under warrenty 
May 2014

23600 mi
Intermediate steering shaft - was loose - gave a slight knock when turning right to left or back. they claimed to lubricate and tighten it - seems solved. 

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2013 Fiat 500 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 84hp 0.9L I2 5-speed manual FWD

Fiat 500 in Great Britain
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2015

24000 mi
Brake fluid low warning light. It was decided that the fluid level had dropped as the pads wore and had triggered the fault intermittently, level to low to start with, so it was topped up. Fault has not returned. 
Jun 2015

25000 mi
BCM failed causing roof to stop working automatically. 
Nov 2015

27000 mi
Boot wiring loom failed. 

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2013 Fiat 500 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 160hp 1.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Fiat 500 in Texas, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2017
Feb 2016

13300 mi
Passenger seat release broken. Known issue on this year. Dealer ordered wrong part. Still needing fixed. 
Fiat 500 in Michigan, United States
Mar 2015 - Dec 2015
Oct 2015

6000 mi
Ticking noise from gearbox. Inspection revealed several parts damaged. Chrysler is sending a complete replacement transmission. Estimated repair time: 2 wks. 
Dec 2015

6000 mi
Car went back 5 times to correct issues related to poor workmanship. Gouged subframe paint, loose/missing bolts, broken headlight tabs, mangled flywheel cover. Tech tore off one side skirt while lifting the car. Forgot tranny fluid. 
Fiat 500 in California, United States
Oct 2013 - Oct 2018
Jan 2014

13200 mi
incorrect sat antena installed when adding satellite radio, still waiting on correct part. work caused a chip in dashboard, waiting replacement 
Feb 2014

2000 mi
standard fault - hose clamp at overflow tank always leaks; replaced myself with a proper screw-type clamp vs stupid compression fit clamp 
Sep 2014

7000 mi
seat bracket rattle 
Jun 2016

16000 mi
service bulletin for clunk in steering shaft 
Fiat 500 in Texas, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

38000 mi

US $119
Battery died. Replaced. 
Fiat 500 in Texas, United States
Feb 2015 - Jan 2018
Mar 2015

12000 mi
Side skirts needed to be reattached 
Fiat 500 in Alabama, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2018
Oct 2015

47000 mi

US $1000
defective transmission solenoid 
Fiat 500 in Texas, United States
Jan 2015 - Nov 2016
Jun 2015

10000 mi
TPMS sensor 
Oct 2016

26300 mi
Had clicking noise and feel in the steering. They replaced some component took them about 45 minutes 
Fiat 500 in Kansas, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

8000 mi
Door lock clip broken. 
Fiat 500 in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

14000 mi
Fail start in heat. Starter ecu reprogrammed 
Apr 2016

19300 mi
Clutch flywheel pleasure plate shifter cable all had to be replaced. 
Jun 2016

21000 mi
stalled and check engine light came on. Reflashed software for fix. 
Sep 2016

24000 mi
Check Engine light triggering due to issues with exhaust sensing- purge valve and associated hoses- Awaiting parts now but still drivable. The light has triggered three times requiring trips to dealer each time. 
Jun 2017

31000 mi
Shock on trunk broke causing trunk to slam shut. 
May 2018

33000 mi
Trunk release broke 
Fiat 500 in New Mexico, United States
Jun 2015 - Aug 2016
Dec 2015

13000 mi
Drivers side seatbelt replaced due to broken retraction 

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2013 Fiat 500 2dr Convertible

101-horsepower 1.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Fiat 500 in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2013 - Apr 2016
Jul 2013

3000 mi
Blue Tooth quit working,Odometer started flashing contiuously 
Sep 2013

3000 mi
Dealer replaced under seat contol unit 
Fiat 500 in Texas, United States
Nov 2015 - Feb 2019
Jan 2016

28200 mi
Right front headlight went out. Replaced under warranty, excellent service 
Apr 2016

35000 mi
Driver's side window track was broken, repaired under warranty 
Aug 2016

41700 mi
Passenger side window regulator began to fail, replaced under warranty Paint on convertible spoiler began to delaminate and peel off. 
Nov 2016

50200 mi
Armrest cover broke. New armrest cover ordered and replaced 
Sep 2017

62000 mi

US $20
Needed to replace both rear brake light bulbs and right rear marker bulb. 
Fiat 500 in Arkansas, United States
Mar 2014 - May 2019
Sep 2014

7000 mi
Driver side window rattles when window is fully closed. Replaced trim piece but it did not stop the rattling. 
Oct 2014

7700 mi
Driver side window continued to rattle after repair trip in Sept. 2014. Returned to dealer and trip piece was replaced. Window still rattled. 
Nov 2014

10000 mi
Driver side window rattle continued. Returned to dealer and they replaced all trim and assembly associated with window. Window continues to rattle. 
Dec 2014

11000 mi
Driver side window rattle 
Dec 2018

45000 mi

US $680
Struts were replaced in front. 
Fiat 500 in Rhode Island, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

2000 mi
Speakers failed 

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2013 Fiat 500 2dr Convertible

101-horsepower 1.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Fiat 500 in Texas, United States
Nov 2012 - Mar 2015
Dec 2012

2000 mi
Check Engine light went on. They found no issue and reset the light. 

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