The Italian based automaker Fiat has recently announced a recall for the 500e electric vehicle, because of a problem with the bolts securing the half shafts.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, owners of the Fiat 500e electric cars in the United States will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a problem with the bolts securing the vehicles’ half shafts. The NHTSA says that this problem will not affect all units of the Fiat 500e but Chrysler didn’t announce the official number of cars which will have to be driven back to the dealers and it seems that most vehicles haven’t been sold yet and are currently sitting on dealer lots.
Rumors are saying that more than 270 units of the Fiat 500e units are affected by the recall and Chrysler says that this isn’t related to the electric powertrain, just to the half shafts. The investigation has been launched after a customer’s vehicle experienced power loss. No injuries or accidents have been related to this problem yet. Owners of the affected vehicles will be announced by Chrysler by mail and the repair / replacement will be made free of charge.