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Fiat: 10 recalls involving 11 models in 2017

In 2017, Fiat announced 10 recalls across 11 of its models according to Rapex. Ducato was recalled most frequently, followed by Panda and Tipo. The oldest car recalled was the Fiat Tipo produced in 2015.

In 2017, three recalls affected Fiat Ducatos: First, due to the risk of leaf springs cracking, the second due to incorrect production tires and the third because of a possible bursting of the gas recirculation tube.



Another problem Fiat struggled with in 2017 was improper steering wheel wiring which could cause a short-circuit and spontaneous driver’s airbag activation. This defect was found in Fiat Tipo and Freemont models.

Another major recall took place in May due to the risk of airbags not deploying in the event of an accident. The recall affected Panda, Tipo, Doblo, Qubo and Fiorino models manufactured in the autumn of 2016. The relevant production years are shown in the link under each model.


An overview of the Fiat 2017 recalls by model

Fiat 500
Jul 2017: Water infiltration may lead to insufficient steering box lubrication.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/fiat-500-abarth-500-2017/


Fiat Panda
Apr 2017: Due to a fault in the airbag propellant system, the second stage of the side airbag might not deploy.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/fiat-panda-2016/
May 2017: The mixture ratio of the airbag ignition chemicals is incorrect and, in the event of an accident, this could prevent deployment of the airbags.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/fiat-panda-2016-2/


Fiat Punto
Aug 2017: Faulty crimping of the micro-gas generator for the seat belt tensioner means that, in the event of deployment of the seat belt tensioner, parts of the gas generator could detach causing injuries to the occupants of the car.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/fiat-grande-punto-2016-2017/
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/fiat-punto-van-2016/


Fiat Tipo
Feb 2017: The cables of the driver’s airbag may rub against the steering wheel cable clamp.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/fiat-tipo-2015-2016/
May 2017: The mixture ratio of the airbag ignition chemicals is incorrect and, in the event of an accident, this could prevent deployment of the airbags.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/fiat-tipo-2016/


Fiat Freemont
Nov 2017: Incorrectly installed steering-wheel wiring may chafe and cause a short-circuit.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/fiat-freemont-2010-2015/


Fiat Doblo
May 2017: The mixture ratio of the airbag ignition chemicals is incorrect and, in the event of an accident, this could prevent deployment of the airbags.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/fiat-doblo-2016/


Fiat Qubo
May 2017: The mixture ratio of the airbag ignition chemicals is incorrect and, in the event of an accident, this could prevent deployment of the airbags.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/fiat-qubo-2016/


Fiat Fiorino
May 2017: The mixture ratio of the airbag ignition chemicals is incorrect and, in the event of an accident, this could prevent deployment of the airbags.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/fiat-fiorino-2016/


Fiat Ducato
Mar 2017: Owing to a potential non-conformity of the material used for the rear suspension leaf-springs, the springs may in some cases fracture near their fixing points.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/fiat-ducato-2016/
Sep 2017: The vehicles were delivered with the wrong set of tyres.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/fiat-ducato-2017/
Dec 2017: The exhaust gas recirculation pipe may break and cause a short circuit in contact with the alternator.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/fiat-ducato-2016-2017/


Fiat Talento
Mar 2017: Details about the maximum tensile forces of the load-retaining hook in cargo spaces are incorrect.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/fiat-talento-2016/

Latest Recalls

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