2012 Fiat 500 electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System:Alternator/Generator/Regulator

NHTSA — Electrical System: Alternator/Generator/Regulator Problems

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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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2012 Fiat 500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 142014

500 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Fiat 500. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 25 mph, a burning odor was present inside the vehicle and all the warning lights flickered. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, who diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000. Updated 3/13/15 the consumer stated in 2013 the battery was replaced under warranty. Updated 10/8/2015

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

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