fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,608 miles

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2015 Fiat 500 electrical problems

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2015 Fiat 500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 272016


  • 32,000 miles


Software recall.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 122016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Fiat 200C (na). The contact experienced several electrical failures with the voice recognition and radio. Also, the vehicle shifted from drive to park and the vehicle was still moving even though the gear shifter stated it was in park. The vehicle seized in the drive position. The failures occurred between the speeds of 30 to 40 mph. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #4

Mar 272016


  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Fiat 500. While attempting to accelerate from a stop, the rpms increased, but the vehicle did not move without warning. The contact switched off the ignition and restarted the vehicle on the first attempt; however, the failure recurred. On another occasion, the vehicle stalled while attempting to exit the highway. In addition, the bluetooth capability failed. Once the contact was able to safely pull the vehicle over, it restarted on the first attempt. The vehicle was taken to the dealer four times to be diagnosed, but the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer recommended a buy back as an option. The failure mileage was approximately 2,000.

- Mebane, NC, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Feb 182015


  • 300 miles
Bluetooth display safety issue. A month after purchasing a new 2015 Fiat 500 abarth, the display for bluetooth / blue&me stopped working on the central cluster display. (I.e. no info display when a call comes in, no access to phonebook). Took the car to the dealer who reset it. Worked for about a month and failed again, so took it back to the same dealer who replaced the ctm (convergence telematics module). The new ctm then caused interference to the satellite radio, so notified the dealer. Waited a week and no response, so decided to call siriusxm myself for signal reset. All good for another month until the bluetooth display failed again for the third time. So basically same problem every month since purchase and per the dealer, there are six other Fiat at his dealership with the same issue and cannot be fixed. Talked to my case manager at Fiat corporate customer service who said they are looking into it. Another month has passed by and still no resolution to this matter. It is important to understand that this is a safety issue because when the steering wheel button fails and stops displaying incoming call info on the cluster, one has to look at the phone to see who is calling, which takes attention off of the road - exactly what the display system is designed to prevent.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #1

May 152015


  • 350 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Fiat 500. After the vehicle was started, the steering wheel controls and speedometer became inoperable. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the system needed to be reset. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 350.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

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