2012 FIAT 500 Long Term Road Test

2012 Fiat 500: Squeak, Squeak

June 21, 2011

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The bad news is that our 500 has come down with a mysterious squeak. It appears to originate from the front passenger seat or thereabouts.

The good news is that it's audible only at very low speeds. Once the speedo climbs higher than 15 mph or so, the squeak gets drowned out by the 500's engine and tire noise.

Since I brought it up, engine and tire noise is noticeable, but not severe. In fairness, there aren't too many cars in this price range that can claim to have a truly quiet cabin.

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor

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