2012-2016 Fiat 500 recalled for transmission problems: 80,000 cars affected

May 20, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 80,000 Fiat 500 vehicles from the 2012 to 2016 model years. According to a statement from the automaker, some of those cars may experience serious transmission problems.

The recall is limited to models equipped with manual transmissions. FCA reports that those vehicles may experience excessive clutch travel. Over time, that can damage the 500's transmission, limiting a driver's ability to change gears.

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The recall affects 80,474 vehicles worldwide: 39,217 registered in the U.S., 7,834 cars in Canada, 7,155 in Mexico, and 26,268 elsewhere. FCA notes that cars with turbocharged engines aren't included in the recall.

Owners of vehicles affected by this recall will receive notification by mail. At that time, they'll be encouraged to take their vehicles to Fiat dealerships, who will upgrade the 500's clutch release system. 

If you believe that you own one of these vehicles and have questions, you're encouraged to contact the FCA US Customer Care Center at 1-800-853-1403.

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