fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,750 miles

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2014 Fiat 500 steering problems

steering problem

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2014 Fiat 500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 012016

500 4-cyl

  • 12,000 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Fiat 500. The contact stated that while attempting to accelerate and make a turn, the steering wheel would over steer without any warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 12,000. Updated 07/26/16

- Ivins, UT, USA

problem #3

Apr 012016


  • 17,000 miles
Lost control of steering wheel. Big safety problems! unable to control when turns!! the wheel turns back by itself!! repaired by the dealer once, dealer changed the entire steering system about 2 months ago. Right now it happen again!! and it happens everyday every time when I make the turn!not safe for the driver, not safe for everyone on the road!!

- El Monte, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 012015


  • 22,000 miles
While driving my vehicle at interstate speed the steering mechanism tends to "hang up" but with extra effort you can steer through it. This happens randomly & sometimes requires a lot of extra steering effort. Since my nearest dealer here in East galesburg, il is 40+ miles away & I was taking a trip to Florida, I eisked the steering issue & after arrival in Florida took the vehicle to the dealer in winter haven, fl, winter haven alfa romeo & Fiat of winter have. At first they said they couldn't duplicate the issue, I don't believe they drove it at highway speed, but they went through their service "star" system & were told to change the rack & pinion system. They did but on my return home a week later the issue still persists. I'm afraid to drive the vehicle in the event the steering locks up totally which will render the steering inoperative & be susceptible to a serious accident. I completed complaint forms to Fiat & even addressed the issue in their service survey with no response. I finally sent an E-mail, received a generic reply that they would call me in 2 dyas, never did after 5 days, so I called. They offered to have the vehicle towed to their dealer in davenport, ia but would not permit a user/rental vehicle until diagnosed. So I would be without transportation for however long it takes for them to locate the problem, if they are even qualified to do. The dealer said that if I drove it there, as I said I'm afraid to do so, they would arrange for a loaner. This steering issue is very dangerous, thus why I'm deferring it to you as Fiat seems to have little concern.

- East Galesburg, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 202015


  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Fiat 500. The contact stated that the when the engine was started, the vehicle failed to move forward or in reverse. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the computer codes were reset, however, the failure recurred. The vehicle then began to move in reverse when the gear was in the drive position. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the transmission control was replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 16,000.

- Arlington, VA, USA

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