2012-'16 Fiat 500 Recalled for Clutch Problem | Edmunds

2012-'16 Fiat 500 Recalled for Clutch Problem


AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — Fiat-Chrysler is recalling an estimated 39,217 2012-'16 Fiat 500 mini-compact cars in the United States to fix a clutch-release problem, the automaker said Wednesday.

A company investigation "determined certain vehicles equipped with manual transmissions are subject to clutch travel that may exceed design parameters," Fiat-Chrysler said in a statement. "Over time, this may cause component damage capable of restricting gear shifts and propulsion."

There are no injuries or accidents linked to the recall. Fiat-Chrysler said a small number of cases involve damage.

Vehicles with turbocharged engines are not included in the recall.

Fiat dealers will upgrade the clutch-release systems. A date has not been set for the recall. Owners can contact Fiat-Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

No information about the recall has been posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Web site, which oversees vehicle safety in the United States.

Edmunds says: If you have a problem with the clutch on your base engine Fiat 500, contact your Fiat dealer now. If you're not experiencing a problem with it, wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment.

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