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9.0

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,333 miles

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2014 Fiat 500L electrical problems

electrical problem

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2014 Fiat 500L Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 312014

500L

  • 981 miles

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

Car had been sitting, undriven for one week. It wouldn't start--no lights on the dashboard, no clicking, nothing. To make matters worse, the key would not come out of the ignition. This has happened a second time, on a car that is just 5 months old and still has less than 2,000 miles on it.

- White Plains, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 302013

500L

  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Fiat 500L. While driving approximately 60 mph, the check engine indicator illuminated. The dealer stated that the sensor needed to be replaced. The part needed to remedy the failure was not available. In addition, the contact noticed an abnormal smell inside the vehicle that caused the family to become sick. The contact decided to return the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 1,000.

- Polk, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 112013

500L 4-cyl

  • 350 miles
Loss of power while driving. No acceleration and etc light and engine light would come on. Vehicle would need to be shut off and re-started in order to be mobile. Very dangerous!!!! Fiat recognized the problem and tried repeatedly with all failed attempts to repair the vehicle.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 162014

500L 4-cyl

  • 7,000 miles
First incident in Jan. 2014 dead battery, second incident happened while waiting in drive through line for food. Car engine began to smoke and smell horrible. People came running to me telling me to get out of car because it could blow up. Steering locked. Needed to start car again to put into neutral and get pushed out of the way and away from building. Towed to dealership. Received car 2 weeks later and was told again they never heard of this before but the clutch became engaged and stuck. Had clutch, fly wheel and a few other parts replaced. I am 85 and becoming very afraid to drive this car. Don't think a car that is not yet 1 year old should be acting this way and dealership seems surprised each time something happens. Does something serious have to happen to me before they realize there is a true problem here.

- Tarpon Springs, FL, USA

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