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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,425 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.

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2015 Fiat 500 engine problems

engine problem

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2015 Fiat 500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 302015


  • 17,000 miles


The contact owns a 2015 Fiat 500. The contact stated that the vehicle shifted out of drive into neutral when the electrical system overheated. The contact was able to move onto the road shoulder, restart the engine, and the vehicle resumed normal operation after the engine cooled down. The dealer advised the contact to shift the gear into neutral manually when the burning odor emitted or they could reprogram the electrical system; however, it would not permanently correct the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 17,000.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 022015


  • 1,850 miles
Fiat 500 abarth 2015 after driving the car for about 30 min. I parked the car and after returning to leave I started the car backing out of parking space and the engine just died. Tried to start it 3 times with no cranking sound. Put the car in neutral and pushed the car back into parking space. 5 minutes later started the car with no problem. The engine light was on but not blinking. I decided to remove the gas cap and put it back on. The engine light stayed on for about a day and then went out. Called the dealership for an appointment.. the diagnose was a failed intake brick and replaced the intake actuator. Then did a PCM flash, flash, performed PCM software update/ then a tcm flash, flash, performed tcm software update.

- Jackson, MI, USA

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