Approximately 51,800 model-year 2012-13 Fiat 500 hatchbacks equipped with six-speed automatic transmissions are being recalled due to issues with the shifter cable. The shifter cable bushing could fail, allowing the cable to detach from the transmission and not shift into a selected gear. Also, the car could roll while in Park mode, increasing the risk of injury or a crash.
Fiat manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will begin notifying owners on Jan. 4. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the shifter cable adjuster.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.