2013-'14 Fiat 500e Recalled for Possible Power Loss While Driving | Edmunds

2013-'14 Fiat 500e Recalled for Possible Power Loss While Driving


Just the Facts:
  • Chrysler is recalling an estimated 4,141 2013-'14 Fiat 500e electric cars to replace the power inverter module to prevent coolant seepage that may cause power loss while driving.
  • Chrysler said it is aware of five incidents linked to the problem, but no related injuries or accidents.
  • A routine warranty data review by the company prompted an investigation.

WASHINGTON — Chrysler is recalling an estimated 4,141 2013-'14 Fiat 500e electric cars to replace the power inverter module to prevent coolant seepage that may cause power loss while driving, according to the automaker.

"A PIM (power inverter module) alters electric current to accommodate battery-powered propulsion," said Chrysler in a statement on its Web site. "A routine warranty data review prompted an investigation, during which Chrysler Group engineers discovered a PIM defect that may, over time, seep coolant onto electrical components, causing a short-circuit leading to power loss."

Chrysler said it is aware of five incidents linked to the problem, but no related injuries or accidents.

The affected vehicles were built from September 24, 2012 through April 4, 2014.

No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as of Monday morning. The agency oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S.

Fiat dealers will replace the power inverter module. No specific date has been set for the recall. Owners can contact Fiat at 1-888-242-6342.

Edmunds says: Chrysler said affected customers, all of whom are in the U.S., will be contacted directly and advised when they may schedule service.

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