pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,229 miles

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2015 Fiat 500 miscellaneous problems

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2015 Fiat 500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 032017


  • 8,700 miles


Since I bought the car a year ago I have been having a problem with the radio suddenly increasing volume to maximum startling me. This can happen when I first start the car, while driving on city streets or highways, or stationary. It can happen just once at a random time or multiple times. I have contacted the dealer about the problem and it is a known problem to them. They state they need a fix from Fiat which has not happened yet even after all this time. They told me to contact Fiat America and their attitude was that is was the dealer's problem. I just want this fixed before I am involved in a serious accident because of the sudden blast of noise at a bad time. It appears the problem only occurs on radio stations that display additional information beyond the frequency. There has been no changes to the car since I bought it and it only has 8700 miles on it.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #4

Jun 282016


  • miles
There is a manual transaxle clutch recall that can cause the inability to shift possibly resulting in loss of power. This is a significant safety issue but Fiat has no parts available to fix the problem. After two calls to Fiat, the most recent on 9/2/2016, there is no date available for parts availability an nothing they can do to address the resulting safety issue. We are all supposed to wait and hope for the best.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #3

Jun 032015


  • 294 miles
I purchased the car on May 22, 2015. Less that a week later I noticed a light on dash display for the tire pressure with a message stating "tire pressure monitoring unavailable." I took it back to the dealership. The service dept. Worked on the vehicle and stated it was repaired. Not 15 minutes after driving out of dealership the light was back on. I called the service dept. And was told to bring it back in. During the next appointment the service manager stated he had found the problem. He stated it was a module that needed to be ordered. I had to wait for delivery of this part for 3 weeks. When I took the car back, they replaced the module and the car was fine. Three weeks later, the light and message were back on. There is not even 1000 miles on the car yet. I am looking at other options for remedy.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 022015


  • 1,850 miles
Fiat 500 abarth 2015 after driving the car for about 30 min. I parked the car and after returning to leave I started the car backing out of parking space and the engine just died. Tried to start it 3 times with no cranking sound. Put the car in neutral and pushed the car back into parking space. 5 minutes later started the car with no problem. The engine light was on but not blinking. I decided to remove the gas cap and put it back on. The engine light stayed on for about a day and then went out. Called the dealership for an appointment.. the diagnose was a failed intake brick and replaced the intake actuator. Then did a PCM flash, flash, performed PCM software update/ then a tcm flash, flash, performed tcm software update.

- Jackson, MI, USA

problem #1

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

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