FIAT to Recall Select 500x SUVs

Recall of FIAT 500x

In August 2018, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced two different recalls involving the Fiat 500x. Recall U87 includes the 2018 Fiat 500x, among other models sold in the US, and recall 6199 involves Fiat 500x models sold in Australia between 2015 and 2018. Both recalls are expected to commence towards the end of September.

Powertrain Recall in the US

The 2018 Fiat 500x models are a part of a Chrysler recall that includes nearly 12,800 vehicles. Some of the other vehicles identified for the recall include select versions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Compass and Renegade, the 300x models, the Dodge Charger, Challenger and Durango, among others. The defect requiring the recall is a part of the powertrain system. FCA claimed to be unaware of any injuries or crashes associated with the defective powertrain.

Recall of FIAT 500x

A defective voltage regulator chip on the circuit board used the powertrain control module can stop the vehicle from starting, cause it to stall after starting or stall while driving. According to FCA, the defect is more likely to prevent the vehicle from starting than causing it to stall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration determined that the defective voltage regulator chip could prevent the vehicle from starting or lead it to stall.

This defect is likely to increase the risk of an accident occurring. To fix the defect, Chrysler is going to notify owners so dealers can replace the powertrain control modules on affected vehicles, free-of-cost. The recall is expected to start on September 28.

Rear Seat Latch Recall in Australia

According to FCA, a faulty latch could cause the rear seat to fold forward during an accident if the seat belts are not already engaged. During an accident, this defect can compromise a child seat relying on Isofix anchor points. More than 1800 Fiat 500x vehicles spanning from 2015 through 2018 are included in this recall. Owners will be contacted towards the end of September, once the parts are available, to schedule a repair appointment with a local dealer.

To find out more about the 2018 Fiat 500x, come down to Fiat USA of Scottsdale and take one for a test drive.

Categories: Performance, 500X
Tags: Fiat, Recall, SUVs
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