Fiat 500 – Common problems

Common problems with the Fiat 500

Some problems will only occur after many years of operation, others are related to technical solutions and forced the manufacturer to issue a recall. In the following overview, you will find the most common problems for the Fiat 500, for which Fiat has announced a recall through the EU Rapex system. For recalls and faults found in the UK scroll down.

If the problem is corrected in time, it may not affect the overall reliability of your Fiat 500. However, the fault can often remain unresolved because the previous owner didn´t know about the recall or ignored the manufacturer’s letter.

The good news is that automakers usually provide unlimited time to correct such defects for free. Check to see if all of the potential problems with your Fiat 500 have been resolved in the past. How to do it, we give advice on a special page.



Latest 500’s Issues in the EU

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15. 05. 2021

An unsuitable material is used for the steering gear’s steering rack. This could lead to a restricted steering function, increasing the … .

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09. 04. 2021

Software errors in the airbag control unit may cause the passenger airbag’s deactivation status to be wrongly displayed. As a result, … .

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23. 03. 2020

The brake callipers may be cracked. This can result in a loss of braking performance, increasing the risk of an accident. … .

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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Latest 500’s Issues in the UK

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