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No Injuries, Complaints From Issue, Which May Put EV Into Neutral When It Shouldn't

Fiat recalls almost 4,000 500e electric vehicles because of a potentially troubling cruise-control glitch.


Fiat is recalling 5,600 of its all-electric 500e hatchbacks after a March software update could lead to a potential stall condition.


Chrysler is recalling 4,141 Fiat 500e models from the 2013 and 2014 model years because they could lose power. According to the automaker, the power inverter module could allow coolant to seep onto electrical components. This could cause a short circuit and power loss. The part in question is responsible for altering the electric current.


The recently launched, all-electric Fiat 500e is already facing its first recall. According to The Detroit News, more than 270 of the EVs are being recalled to replace bolts that secure the vehicles' half shafts. The official number of affected vehicles has not been announced as of this writing, as Chrysler will not inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of this issue until it accounts for all problematic 500e models that are currently sitting on dealer lots.

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