pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
32,350 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
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2016 Fiat 500X engine problems

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2016 Fiat 500X Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 282020

500X ES 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles


Soooo I purchase my vehicle from CARMAX(HUGE MISTAKE) I am going to make a LONNNG story short.. My car is only for years old and when I brought my vehicle home my i got out and noticed my license plate lights were missing and my lights were burnt out ...simple right? well that was the simplest fix however they have only gotten worse . I will list all of my vehicles issues to keep it short. (My care has been inthe shop almost every month since I have owned my vehicle) my car is ONLY 4 YEARS OLD!

1. burnt out tail lights

2.missing tail license plate lights

3.Recall notice v54

4.have a new fan assembly,new fuse 29, 2 updates on tcm,pcm ,new key cylinder key gets stuck,after all this my light is back on AGAIN!!

- Roberta L., Clovis, CA, US

problem #2

Apr 232019

500X Trekk

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,358 miles

I bought this car second hand. 33200 miles still on the warranty. After few months, 650 miles of usage, a warning light for for the engine and "driving mode unavailable" started popping up, so this a plate light warning pop up as well. Brought to FIAT, they said it was the thermostat which it was then changed and supposedly would fix the issue. Got the car back. After few days and 125 miles more again the "drive mode unavailable" warning pop up again... then the Four wheal drive unavailable pop up..there was also a wheal warning popping up. Then out of a sudden, on a traffic light the car didn't want to start. I had to turn off the engine and turn back on. Once I turned the engine back, all kinds of warning signs came up. I was able to drive home. Then the engine light warning kept on. so did the "Drive mode unavailable". Brought the car back to FIAT right away. They said the battery was not tied correctly. Which I don't understand how it did happen and why they did not see that the first time they look at the car. Looking over other issues on the internet, this does not seem to solve the issue. and it is very scary. FIAT dealership service seems to be clueless and I am left to my own luck.

- Jucilaine B., New York, US

problem #1

Feb 172019


  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,575 miles

Driving just to get something to eat and service engine light came on for no reason. Drive mode unavailable. The car was bought in October 2018. Called dealership and scheduled an appointment. Will update once they diagnose it.

- mc2019, Sterling, US

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