2012 Fiat 500 Power Train Manual Transmission Recall

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2012 Fiat 500 Power Train Manual Transmission Recall

 NHTSA Recall #118266
NHTSA Compaign #16V302000
MFG Compaign #S34
 ManufacturerChrysler (FCA US LLC)
 SupplierFIAT
 BrandFIAT
 Model500
 Model Year2012
 ComponentPOWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
 Date of notification10/11/16
 Begin date of manufacuring21/06/10
 End date of manufacturing12/01/16
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received16/05/16
 Report created16/05/16
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units39185
 Defect summaryChrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 fiat 500 vehicles manufactured june 21, 2010, through january 12, 2016, equipped with a manual transmission. The clutch diaphragm spring may fracture and fail, causing an inability to switch gears.
 Consequence summaryIf the clutch diaphragm spring fails, the driver may not be able to shift gears or the vehicle may lose motive power, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionThe remedy for this recall will include the installation of a clutch pedal limiter and a clutch pedal switch. The recall began on november 10, 2016. Owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is s34.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

 

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