Fiat 500e Recalled for Cruise Control Software Update

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Fiat 500e is being recalled yet again.

The Italian automaker has announced that an estimated 3,975 units are affected by this action, which comes as a result of an investigation that discovered certain vehicles were inadvertently equipped with software that may misread torque levels generated by their motors, causing them to unintentionally shift into neutral. The condition may occur while the cruise control function is engaged and the driver attempts to override the feature by using the accelerator pedal or rapidly tapping the accelerate and decelerate buttons. According to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, restarting the vehicle restores normal function.

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The car shifting into neutral is a prescribed fail-safe mode, but it could increase the chances of a crash if it happens unexpectedly. The recall affects certain 2013-2015 Fiat 500e models and FCA is unaware of any injuries, accidents or customer complaints related to this potential issue. New software will be installed on affected vehicles. Owners will receive a notification from FCA.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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