Recall Alert: 2012-2016 Fiat 500

16_Fiat_500_Recall.jpg 2016 Fiat 500 | Manufacturer image


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 39,000 model-year 2012-16 Fiat 500 hatchbacks with manual transmissions; vehicles equipped with turbocharged engines are not affected.

The Problem: An investigation determined that certain vehicles are subject to clutch travel that may exceed design parameters. Over time, this may cause component damage capable of restricting gearshifts and propulsion, increasing a risk of a crash. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it is aware of a “small number of cases involving damage,” but it is unaware of any injuries or accidents related to this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will upgrade the clutch release system for free.

What Owners Should Do: The automaker did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to, for more info.

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