10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,230 miles

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2013 Fiat 500 drivetrain problems

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2013 Fiat 500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #27

Jul 182016

500

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Fiat 500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V302000 (power train) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #26

Aug 152016

500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Fiat 500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V302000 (power train), the dealer had scheduled two appointments and when the contact arrived the part was not available. The dealer then advised the contact to call back 30 days later to determine if the part was available. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Jefferson, MD, USA

problem #25

May 152016

500 4-cyl

  • miles
2013 Fiat 500. Consumer writes in regards to replacement parts not available to repair recall notice 16V-302. The dealer informed the consumer, the pedal assembly was available. However, the clutch was not available. The dealer stated they would not be performing any recalls, until the beginning of the new year.

- Guntersville, AL, USA

problem #24

May 232016

500

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Fiat 500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V302000 (power train) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The two dealers contacted did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #23

May 162016

500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Fiat 500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V302000 (power train); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sw Abuerquerque, NM, USA

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problem #22

Jun 072016

500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Fiat 500. 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Ft Wayne, IN, USA

problem #21

Jun 302016

500

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Fiat 500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V302000 (power train); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Pine Hill, NJ, USA

problem #20

Oct 202016

500

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Fiat 500. While driving 35 mph, the gear shifter and clutch failed, and the contact had to use the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or 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 70,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Downey, CA, USA

problem #19

Jun 212016

500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Fiat 500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V302000 (power train); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Fairbanks, AK, USA

problem #18

Jun 012016

500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Fiat 500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V302000 (power train) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #17

Jul 112016

500 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Fiat 500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V302000 (power train); however, the remedy was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 01/05/2017

- Mission Hill, SD, USA

problem #16

Sep 272016

500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Fiat 500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V302000 (power train) however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced any failures. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Postdan, NY, USA

problem #15

Sep 022016

500

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Fiat 500. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle lost power and switched out of gear without warning. The vehicle would not accelerate beyond 15 mph on the highway. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 55,000.

- Danielsville, GA, USA

problem #14

Aug 112016

500

  • 59,000 miles
I was driving on a 45 mph road when suddenly the clutch peddle fell to the floor, became extremely stiff and became unresponsive. The gear shifter stayed stuck in second gear and could not move. This was a narrow, windy road with no shoulder and significant elevation changes running through a densely wooded area of Pennsylvania. There was no where to pull over and other cars on the road. There is currently a recall for this clutch but the parts have not yet been manufactured. I have already had the clutch replaced once, so this new clutch also suddenly failed without warning and with no signs of the usual clutch wear and fatigue. Just sudden clutch failure while driving. The car has59000 miles on it and is only3 years old. Fiat expects me to pay in full to have the same defective clutch parts installed a third time. I can then apply for reimbursement for these known defective parts. I will then have to bring the car back for a fourth clutch when the new parts are available under tyre recall.

- Telford, PA, USA

problem #13

Aug 242016

500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Fiat 500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V302000 (power train); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #12

Jun 212016

500

  • miles
Received recall notice in June, 2 months later and the dealership is still telling me that Fiat hasn't sent them the parts and there's nothing they can do. The recall is related to the clutch going out. The recall notice noted that this can cause an accident.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #11

Apr 012016

500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Fiat 500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V302000 (power train); however, the parts for the recall repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #10

Jul 292016

500

  • 24,000 miles
After contacting Chrysler Corp I am being told that there are no parts for my recall and that I should make the repair on my own utilizing the same defective parts that are on recall!!! I already had an accident on 7/29 when the car stalled in the middle of the street and when I attempted to push it out of harms way I fell hard on the concrete. To put in at my cost the same defective parts is putting my life in danger.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #9

Jul 292016

500

  • 24,000 miles
Fiat 500 stick shift recall I have contacted Chrysler corporate to inquire about my recall and they are stating that they have no parts. If I would like to pay for the repair I could then I could "battle it out" with Chrysler for reimbursement. I never received a recall letter. I only found out when I contacted the dealer. I was driving my car when the stick seized up and I couldnt shift my car and it left me stranded in the street. I pushed my car out of harms way and I ended up falling on the street when I lost control of the car pushing it. 2 police officers came to my aid. I contacted the dealer and they had it towed. Then I was advised that there were no parts available/. I have called Chrysler corporation but no one will address my complaint. I am without a car, a rental nothing. I was advised 3 times that a Fiat manager from corporate would call me. They have not. No one wants to assist me.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #8

Jun 012016

500

  • 13,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Fiat 500. While driving various speeds, the vehicle pulled to the left and right. The shifter gear failed to shift. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V302000 (power train) and stated that 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 13,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 09/22/16

- Spokane, WA, USA

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