Recall roundup: Fiat 500e for software updates image

Owners of the Fiat 500e will have to take their rides back to the dealers for a software update, which has been recently announced by the car manufacturer.

The newest recall announced is affecting the Fiat 500e. According Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, several units of the model will have to be taken back to the dealers for a software update. This has been announced after an investigation discovered that some vehicles have been equipped, inadvertently, with a software which might misread the torque levels generated by the electric motors.

If this happens the unintentional shift into neutral will take place and the condition may occur while cruise control is being engaged and the driver attempts to override the feature using the throttle or even tapping the accelerate and decelerate buttons rapidly. This is a fail-safe mode but it can increase the chances of a crash if this will happen unexpectedly. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is not aware of any injuries, accidents or even customer complaints related to this issue which is affecting approximately 3,975 units of the cars. The affected models are from the 2013 to 2015 model years. The new software will be installed on these cars free of charge. FCA did not provide an exact date for when the recall will begin but for any extra details on the topic, owners of the Fiat 500e should contact their local representative.