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CarComplaints.com Notes: Considering sales numbers and data that monitors complaints-per-make, there appears to be an unusually high number of issues with the 2012 Fiat 500. Perhaps that isn't surprising -- it is the first model year of the car, and those tend to have a higher incidence rate.

Of particular concern is the number of engine and powertrain complaints submitted to NHTSA.

4.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2012 Fiat 500 clutch problems

clutch problem

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2012 Fiat 500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 162016

500

  • 21,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2012 Fiat 500. While driving 40 mph, the contact depressed the clutch pedal and a loud noise was present. The clutch pedal stiffened and seized. As a result, the shifter failed. The vehicle was towed to a dealer service center where the vehicle was repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V302000 (power train). The part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 21,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Louisville, KY, USA

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