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.

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NCAP 5-Star Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Driver FrontPassenger FrontDriver SidePassenger SideSide PoleRollover
2012 500 3 HB FWD Early Release************1*********
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2012 500 3 HB FWD Later Release************2*********
2012 500 Cabrio C FWDnot testednot testednot testednot testednot testednot tested

1 Although not included in the star rating, the rear passenger's abdominal rib deflection was elevated. These ratings apply to vehicles before January 4, 2012.

2 These ratings apply to vehicles manufactured on or after January 4, 2012.

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IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

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2012 Fiat 500 2-door hatchback

2012 Fiat 500 2-door hatchback Good performance in front, side, rear and rollover tests.

Moderate Overlap FrontSmall Overlap FrontSideRearRollover
G Overall
A Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
G Left Leg Injury
A Right Leg Injury
G Restraints
G Structure
TEST NOTES: Applies to models built after July 2011. Get the full IIHS report »
P Overall
G Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
M Hip/Thigh Injury
P Lower Leg/Foot Injury
P Restraints
P Structure
TEST NOTES: Applies to models built after July 2011. Get the full IIHS report »
G Overall
G Structure
Driver
G Head Protection
G Head/Neck Injury
G Torso Injury
M Pelvis/Legs Injury
Rear Passenger
G Head Protection
G Head/Neck Injury
G Torso Injury
G Pelvis/Legs Injury
TEST NOTES: . Get the full IIHS report »
G Overall
G Geometry
G Dynamic
TEST NOTES: Manual leatherette seat (AHR) mfg after July 2011. Applies to models built after July 2011. Get the full IIHS report »
G Overall
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Ratings only apply to the model and body or seat type tested. The date of manufacture and optional safety equipment can affect results. For full details see www.iihs.org.

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