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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,487 miles

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2013 Fiat 500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2013 Fiat 500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 132016


  • 22,000 miles


The contact owned a 2013 Fiat 500. While the vehicle was parked by the curb in front of the house, another vehicle crashed into the contact's vehicle and caused it to explode. The air bags did not deploy. There were no injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a tow yard. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V302000 (power train); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The failure mileage was 22,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Shoreline, WA, USA

problem #3

Apr 172015

500 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
Expressway driving at 55mph when traffic came to an abrupt halt. Hard breaking transpired, attempt at evasion, resulting in a front impact into the rear of another vehicle, and then a rebound impact into a retainment wall on the drivers side. None of the 7 airbags deployed...updated 05/07/15 updated 9/16/2015

- Elmwood Park, IL, USA

problem #2

Jul 172014

500 4-cyl

  • 14,649 miles
My 2013 Fiat 500 was hit on the driver's side of the car. The airbags did not deploy and I broke my arm and had a head injury... updated 08-20-14--updated 08-26-14 updated 09/2/2014

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 262013


  • 13,300 miles
Experienced repeated failure of the air bag safety system. Vehicle has been in for repair four times and failure reoccured at between 1 and 80 miles disabeling the air bag safety system.

- Harrisonville, MO, USA

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