Fiat has officially announced a recall for the 500 city cars in Australia because of a problem with the vehicles’ wiring.
According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), there are a total of approximately 4, 000 vehicles of the Fiat 500 which will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of the problem with the wiring. The ACCC says that the defect can lead to a potential interference of the wiring under the dashboard with the steering column and this might wear out in time, increasing the risk of a crash.
The Australian division of the Fiat Chrysler Group isn’t aware of any reports related to this defect which is affecting the Fiat 500 produced between 2010 and 2014. The company’s dealership network will be making the necessary repairs / replacements free of charge for the affected vehicles. The recall is expected to begin soon and the owners of the model mentioned above will be notified by a letter. For any extra details on the subject, owners of the 2010-2014 Fiat 500 living in Australia should contact their local Fiat dealership.