Nimble handling and a free-revving engine make the funky, retro-styled Fiat 500 microcar engaging to drive. Zippy around town and easy to park, this two-door subcompact seems the ideal urban runabout. Its cuteness may be undeniable, and the front cabin is surprisingly spacious, but slow acceleration, a choppy ride and a noisy interior detract from the fun.
Alerts
There are 8 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Emissions
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.
Road Test

Nimble handling and a free-revving engine make the funky, retro-styled Fiat 500 microcar engaging to drive. Zippy around town and easy to park, this two-door subcompact seems the ideal urban runabout. Its cuteness may be undeniable, and the front cabin is surprisingly spacious, but slow acceleration, a choppy ride and a noisy interior detract from the fun.

Other drawbacks include an awkward driving position, cramped backseats that are hard to reach, and a skinflint cargo area.

Seating
2 front, 2 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
2-door hatchback
convertible
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 5-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 1.4-liter 4 turbo (160 hp)
  • 1.4-liter 4 (101 hp)
  • 1.4-liter 4 turbo (135 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2013 Fiat 500 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"The right rear tire was worn down to the wear bars by 7000 mi because the rear toe was off, had a lot of trouble getting the alignment fixed because the factory specification is too wide, fixed after many phone calls to Fiat. Very frustrating"

Douglas M., NY (2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Bushings

"Front shock bushings were clunking and were replaced with updated version"

Linda S., MI (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"One strut needed to be repaired"

Anonymous, NH (2013 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"noise and rattle heard inside from the back"

Amaury R., PR (2013 Fiat 500 Lounge 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattling noise from the front end, noticable when driving over bumps in cold temperatures (below 0 degrees Celsius). No noise after temperatures warmed up in the spring. Service technician said suspension is functioning normally. I disagree"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Jounce bumpers were loose on struts, and clunked over bumps. Replaced with newer design in early 2014, problem went away. Same problem is now back less than 12 months later"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"There was a clicking noise and it was traced to a u-joint? in the steering."

Anonymous, MN (2013 Fiat 500)

"had to replace the whole rack and pinion assembly it was leaking"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Fiat 500 Lounge 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"With normal driving the Fiat has broken belts on 3 tires and damaged rims on 3 wheels. Both dealership and 3rd party garage can provide no explanation"

Anonymous, WV (2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wheel bearings

"Right front wheel bearing just required replacement"

Anonymous, MB (2013 Fiat 500 Lounge 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Left front wheel bearing went out at 32,000 miles. It also ruined the axle, steering knuckles, ball joint, lower steering arm, axle boot, brake caliper, and wheel speed sensor. I assumed this was covered under the vehicle basic warranty of 50,000 miles. I spent weeks trying to get it resolved with Fiat North America. My case worked was at times very belligerent and told me these were all "normal wear and tear items," which I knew not to be true. Finally, my local dealer said they should definite"

Roger S., NV (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wheel bearing needed to be repaired"

Anonymous, NH (2013 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver's side rear wheel bearing failed at 18,000 miles, passenger side rear wheel bearing failed at 45,000 miles. An inherent problem with the car, I was told. The extended warranty we purchased paid off in this case."

Anonymous, MN (2013 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just that the wheel bearings had to be replaced after just one winter. It seems this car does not do well in extremely cold weather"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

"Headlights would not shut off so I had to disconnect the battery. Still waiting for replacement module."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I have the body control module replace because the trunck could not open. Cost me $1000"

Denys D., QC (2013 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Driver side rear tail light bulbs have been replaced every one to two years. The passenger side, only once."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Turn signal bulbs have burned out both front and back. also replaced back lights"

John A., CA (2013 Fiat 500 Turbo 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"multiple driving, turn signal, brake light failures."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Fiat 500 Lounge 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"leak in the exhaust system"

John W., CA (2013 Fiat 500 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Speedometer digital readout did not match needle. they replaced the speedo head"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"headlamp failed. had dealer replace it"

Jeffrey B., WI (2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The day running lights have been intermittently working for quite some time, over a year. Had them looked at twice in that time frame. Apparently, a fried wire is the issue."

Christopher B., ON (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The driver side brake light has been replaced twice in a one year period."

Michelle M., NC (2013 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"High beams stopped working. Fuse was blown, replaced many times, still not working. Service is terrible!"

John Z., CA (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
Horn

"had to replace horn after 5 years of use"

Jacob A., NY (2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Tire pressure monitor

"The tire pressure monitoring system stop working, apparently, this is a common issue with Fiat 500. Not sure if it is a battery issue on the transmitters or a communication issue between transmitters and receiver."

Christopher B., ON (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"When the MAPs or low oil sensors come on, just about every other electronic throws an error, such as hill start assist"

Shawn H., CA (2013 Fiat 500 Turbo 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Hub caps should have been a federal recall. They are defective, do not fit snugly and spin off about one a month. Dealer and FCA got mad and won't fix nor replace, so I drive with no hub caps"

David M., WA (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Mirror Flag rubber was rotted and the rubber seal at the top of the hatch was rotted"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Fiat 500)

"Apparently its a common issue and the side skirts come loose on a lot of these. dealer fixed it"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Driver side door sill (aero) coming away from front mounting (recurring)"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Fiat 500 Abarth)

"The exterior trim has fallen off multiple times. The car is literally falling apart, sitting in our driveway"

Anonymous, WV (2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The driver's side kick panel began to separate from the vehicle"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Fiat 500 Turbo 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Loose body molding on driver's side fixed by dealer with no further problems"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"sideskirts separating from body of the car"

Adam D., NM (2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Cover below steering came loose, but was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Fiat 500)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Clear coat peeling on plastic parts and molding, such as the spoiler."

Ed E., NY (2013 Fiat 500 Lounge 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat is peeling off. I don't believe i'll ever get another Fiat-Chrysler product again."

Ed E., NY (2013 Fiat 500 Lounge 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"The caliper failed and I lost ALL break pressure."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"There is a dust guard that came loose and had to be tightened"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Parking brake

"I use the parking brake regularly but I came out to the car one morning and discovered that the parking brake handle wouldn't retract fully to the floor when I released it. Basically, the cable that it operates had become stuck in the cable jacket and wouldn't translate back and forth, and the rear brakes were kept in an applied state until the cable was replaced. By then, I had already driven 30 miles on partially applied brakes and they were ruined."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Premature brake wear

"Front brakes needed to be replaced & rotor after 12 months of usage. Fiat/ Chrysler replaced them for free because they had changed the warranty on brakes due to abnormal wear. Now brakes are covered for 2 years"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"We had to have both front and backs brakes done to the tune of $750 at only 19000 miles"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I have to replace all the rotors and the brake pads after only 12,000 km."

Denys D., QC (2013 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors were rusted and have to be replace"

Denys D., QC (2013 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"Rear rotor rusted badly so car would not pass inspection"

Anonymous, VT (2013 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My brakes rusted from lack of use."

Alison M., MI (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"Difficulty ejecting the CD when the vehicle has been driving on a warm day."

E K., MI (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Bluetooth module requires replacement. It doesn't allow devices to be paired, and the onscreen display of the odometer reading blinks indicating this trouble."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Fiat 500 e)
Hardware replacement

"The head unit would switch digital information such as changing the clock from normal time to 24 hour clock. The radio malfunctioned as well. We did not replace head unit because it did not interfere with actual driving and cost to do so wouldn't be worth the convenience."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"just impossible to easily keep connected to my LG G3. Usually don't try anymore"

David M., WA (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
Software update fixes

"Odometer is flashing, which indicates some kind of software issue which has affected the Bluetooth."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
Speakers

"Driver-side speaker no longer works"

Gino L., CA (2013 Fiat 500)
Steering wheel controls

"Cruise control no longer engages."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"Related to Bluetooth module that requires replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Fiat 500 e)

"Bluetooth controls don't work, causing two things to happen: 1. A warning notification on the dashboard 2. A persistent beeping sound The only way to get rid of this is to reset the circuitry by disconnecting the battery terminals and reconnecting them."

Gino L., CA (2013 Fiat 500)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Whenever it rains we have water pooling inside the left rear quarter panel. Fiat's totally suck since the dealer can't fix and doesn't acknowledge this even though you can hear the water sloshing around"

Geoffrey E., CA (2013 Fiat 500)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"This is not a tight car. Very dusty"

Anonymous, NM (2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Squeaks or rattles

"this car is gradually getting more and more noisy. it sounds like it is loosening up, and really feels cheap for being the top of the line version of the car"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"window door seals are not great, the window 'rattles' when fully closed, very slight open helps"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Seat squeaks when in lowest position"

Charles H., CA (2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Driver's seat squeaked. Some rattles by dashboard and windows"

John Z., CA (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Window rattle"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Fiat 500 Lounge 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a rattle in the suspension. Was a loose bolt"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"PASSENGER DOOR RATTLES WHEN WINDOW IS DOWN"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Fiat 500)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Clutch adjustment

"We had a recall for clutch diaphragm and parts weren't available for 4 months"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Manufacturer recall for safety issues with clutch."

Devone S., CA (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
Gear selector or linkage

"The dealership that replaced the clutch assembly, also replaced a gear part that wasn't a part of the initial recall. They stated that there was a potential for the gear part to have problems with the new clutch piece, and it was better to replace it (no charge to me) while they were doing the recalled part"

Anonymous, SC (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"it became stuck in gear ,was a linkage problem ,towed to transmission dealer fixed 3 days worked fine since!"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car is a 5-speed manual and the clutch cable broke between the shifter and the clutch keeping stuck in 2nd gear until repaired. This was the only problem with this car since I have owned it for 5 years."

Anonymous, KY (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"Recall on clutch linkage"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This had to be replaced because of clutch problem. Total bill $2600"

Jeffrey J., OH (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rough shifting

"had issue with manual stick not being able to move into gear properly due to cable and brackets that needed replacement"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"It's not only the car's computer. I was driving the car when suddenly it just shut down. I was able to stay on the road and ride my way home (about 10 miles / 5 km). The Fiat was getting back to life at every Stop but it was very hard to push over 20km after and it went down again. The control panel went crazy: All the lights were flashing and a second after the control panel was black. Nothing."

Anonymous, QC (2013 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Air intake sensor went out. Still burning about 2 quarts of oil between oil changes. Dealership recommends an oil change every 3000 miles"

Shawn H., CA (2013 Fiat 500 Turbo 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Oil leaks

"Vehicle used 1 qt oil every 600 miles. Repalced rear engine seals"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"car has had to have seals replaced (and out of service for extended days at a time) a few times since I have owned it."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Engine oil drain plug required replacement. Replaced myself."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil leak from a pressure hose"

Guy L., NV (2013 Fiat 500 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Convertible top

"Convertible top didn't operated."

Denys D., QC (2013 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
Doors or sliding doors

"Door handle broke off"

Anonymous, VT (2013 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Hatch hinge twisted itself off, needing a new weld and hinge replacement. Not included in the lifetime warranty I purchased."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear Hatch Lift Support failed, breaking the hinge welded to the body. This made the hatch unusable until it was fixed and was not covered by my Lifetime Warranty (Mopar-Chrysler), costing me $606 to repair by the dealership in San Jose, California."

E K., MI (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"Slight click on lowering right side window all the way"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Electrical failure

"A/C control and display turns off and on randomly. Multiple trips to the dealer to finally find a loose electrical connection. It's fixed"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"We have the Fiat 500e which is electric. The main motor brain died and required replacement - would have been expensive but it was still covered under warranty"

Geoffrey E., CA (2013 Fiat 500)

"This is the 500e so it's electric. The main brain of the car has failed twice since we've owned it."

Geoffrey E., CA (2013 Fiat 500)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"The car wasn't having any problems, but a recall was placed. The parts were replaced"

Anonymous, SC (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clutch was torn to shreds and had metal melted on flywheel have pictures to support. Fiat paid only my tow because I did not have their shop fix it.occurred middle of night had it towed to closest shop by home. Offered for them to flatbed to their sh"

Jeffrey J., OH (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Fiat stood by transmission damaged by misuse"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Fiat Multiair Valve-Lift solenoid pack gummed up and had to be replaced. $1200"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Fiat 500 Abarth 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"The engine failed. I dont know the exact diagnosis but it would have cost at least $6000 to repair, so i turned the car in and bought a new one. I had other problems with clutch and wheel bearings from about 80,000 miles...both rendering the car undrivable."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Fiat 500)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"The heating & A/C system was only having one option: Heating. The A/C wasn't working anymore and when I wanted to warm up my car a little bit, there was only the High level option even when it was at Low"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

"The evaporator stopped working. The entire dashboard had to be removed to replace the part. My mechanic did the work for less than the dealer was going to charge."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Lose screw, dealer tightened screw problem fixed"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"have had many issues they don't tell what actually exists are false part. inflation tires!!"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Starter

"The engine did not like to start in very cold weather ( -10 below or lower) Car eventually started but there was a gap between when I turned the key and when the starter began"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Fiat 500 Lounge 1.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

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