The Fiat 500e models are the subject to a recall recently announced by Chrysler Group because of a faulty power inverter.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 4,141 units of the Fiat 500e will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of the faulty power inverter.
“Chrysler Group is replacing the power inverter module (PIM) in an estimated 4,141 electric cars to prevent coolant seepage that may cause power loss while driving. A PIM alters electric current to accommodate battery-powered propulsion. 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”, says the carmaker in its official press release.
All of the 4,141 units of the Fiat 500e are in the United States and they are from the 2013-2014 model year, being produced between the 24th of September, 2012, and the 4th of April, 2014. The necessary repairs / replacements will be made free of charge. The carmaker isn’t aware of any injuries or accidents related to this issue. The Chrysler Group will be contacting owners directly to schedule the repair. For any extra details you can contact Fiat at 1-888-242-6342 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.