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Fiat Recalls 500e

Latest in a series of recalls plug-based vehicles.

Fiat several key assembly steps skipped in early versions of the battery-car.

Fiat’s little has had its first short-circuit, so to speak, the partner of U.S. automaker announcing the battery-electric vehicle as to be due to a problem that could an unexpected loss of power.

the relatively small size, the campaign could prove for Fiat whose executives acknowledged they’re losing amounts of money on every they sell. But they hoping that the 500e be an image booster, especially in California, currently the only where the battery-electric vehicle, or is sold.

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The problem out to be unrelated to the electric portion of the 500e powertrain. Instead, it half shafts that torque from the vehicle’s to its wheels. An investigation was launched Chrysler Group learned a vehicle unexpectedly lost engineers discovering two assembly had not been properly completed, a condition that could to half shaft separation.

Group is unaware of any related or injuries. And it says only a small number of vehicles be impacted, about 270 owners of 2013 Fiat 500e vehicles likely to receive notices in the coming weeks. of the affected vehicles have not been delivered to buyers and be repaired on dealer lots.

Repairs will be performed at no to customers. Chrysler did not disclose the of the recall but it clearly won’t an already money-losing proposition.

spring, Sergio Marchionne, executive officer for both and Chrysler, revealed that the expects to lose $10,000 on Fiat 500e it sells. like other automakers it had no but to bring the battery-car to market to a strict zero-emission vehicle, or mandate set by California regulators.  The would be having to pull out of the State.

(Marchionne warns the Fiat will be a big money-loser. For more, Here .)

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A number of other have also acknowledged expect to lose money on critics have dubbed cars,” vehicles developed to meet California’s mandate.

the situation, slow sales forced manufacturers to sharply costs on their plug-based Last week, General took a $5,000 price on the 2014 version of its Chevrolet plug-in hybrid, while trimmed the monthly lease of the newly update Smart Drive to $139, down $400 for the old model.

Fiat has fired its own shot, the monthly lease on the 500e to  The maker had hoped the well-equipped battery microcar help enhance its image not for design and features but by improving its poor reputation for quality. It to be seen if that will be by the new 500e recall.

(Chrysler getting charged up battery-cars. Click Here for the story.)


Fiat isn’t the battery-car maker to have a recall, however. Nissan has had to a service campaign on its Leaf, on its new Model S. Most impact small numbers of vehicles, a recall of the Volt covering four plug-in hybrids due to a glitch.

(Paul A. Eisenstein to this story.)

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