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2012 Fiat 500
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: Considering sales numbers and data that monitors complaints-per-make, there appears to be an unusually high number of issues with the 2012 Fiat 500. Perhaps that isn't surprising -- it is the first model year of the car, and those tend to have a higher incidence rate.
Worst 2012 500 Problems by Category
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- transmission problems7
- interior accessories problems6NHTSA complaints: 6
- electrical problems5NHTSA complaints: 28
- clutch problems4NHTSA complaints: 6
- exterior accessories problems3NHTSA complaints: 2
- engine problems3NHTSA complaints: 40
- brakes problems2NHTSA complaints: 12
- steering problems2NHTSA complaints: 13
- suspension problems2NHTSA complaints: 14
- AC / heater problems1
- body / paint problems1NHTSA complaints: 6
- miscellaneous problems1NHTSA complaints: 11
- seat belts / air bags problems1NHTSA complaints: 21
- wheels / hubs problems1NHTSA complaints: 5
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 119
- fuel system problemsNHTSA: 8
- lights problemsNHTSA: 4
- windows / windshield problemsNHTSA: 3
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