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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,808 miles

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2016 Fiat 500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2016 Fiat 500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 202016


  • 3,000 miles


While driving on the freeway and at freeway speeds the front passenger side suspension completely snapped with no accident or road debris involved. The wheel turned sideways and lost all control of the vehicle's ability to turn. The engine then gave a transmission failure warning and the engine cut out. Was able to get the car to the side lane and waited for triple a to show up until 5am. Took pictures of the front passenger side wheel which was basically dangling off of the vehicle. It was exceptionally dangerous.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 292015


  • 617 miles
The car stopped working in the middle of the highway, started to give error messages and turned on engine service, transmission and parking brakes lights. A few seconds after we just got the message: Drive mode unavailable and the car stopped. It was really dangerous and my family and I were in a terrible risk of have a pretty bad accident. We are really lucky that nothing happened to us, we could die that night.

- Lehigh Acres, FL, USA

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