NEWS

2017-2019 Fiat 124 Spider: Recall Alert

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 8,900 model-year 2017-19 Fiat 124 Spider sports cars equipped with automatic transmissions

The Problem: Due to incorrect programming of the transmission control module, certain conditions may cause the vehicle to unexpectedly downshift and abruptly decelerate, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will update the transmission control module software for free.

What Owners Should Do: Fiat automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will begin notifying owners March 27. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

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