really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,300 miles

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problem #5

Aug 112018

124 Spider

  • miles
Alarm keeps randomly going off, doesn't matter how fast you are going, what gear, what type of road, went off 15 times one day, 5 times the next day

- Owasso, OK, USA

problem #4

May 012017

124 Spider

  • 4,500 miles
While driving between 30 and 70 mph in second to sixth gear, the car's alarm system randomly activates without apparent reason. The horn sounds and emergency flashers illuminate without cutting off. The alarm is deactivated by stopping the car and shutting off the ignition. Switching it on again results in the alarm not active. The alarm activation occurs randomly and sporaticaly when driving on hard surfaces including county roads, city streets, and interstate highways, usually driving straight, during dry weather conditions, at various speeds, and in different gears. This random alarm activation happens at irregular intervals perhaps a day or a month apart. It started before May 2017 and continues July 2018.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #3

Jun 172018

124 Spider

  • 2,600 miles
While driving my 2017 Fiat spider 124 abarth on regular paved roads, the alarm activates. Just driving normally down the road. The first time it happened was while slowing down to make a left turn. The second time was after turning right onto another road and speeding up. The horn starts blowing and all the lights start flashing. Scares me and everyone around me. This appears to be a problem on the abarth model and has been known to be a problem for over a year, with no fix in sight. Mine has done this twice but others have reported it happening many times. Fca is aware of the problem.

- Spotsylvania, VA, USA

problem #2

Nov 132017

124 Spider

  • 3,500 miles
Our 2017 Fiat 124 spider abarth alarm goes off randomly sometimes 4 or 5 times a day while driving. My wife has been on the freeway and lights flash and horn constantly goes off until she has to pull off in traffic and stop the car and restart. Pushing panic button does nothing. This is an ongoing problem with many Fiat spiders and also miatas that are both built in the same plant. The dealer spent days but couldn't fix and now is going to order new BCM and fobs but from the forums on both cars I'm not hopeful. Thinking we may have to go the lemon law route but dealers are sneaky with not call backs and avoiding tripping the lemon law requirements. My wife is stressing out so badly with worry every day she commutes. This should be a recall in my opinion.

- Los Gatos, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 132017

124 Spider

  • 900 miles
The contact owns a 2017 Fiat 124 spider. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, the car alarm system randomly activated. When the alarm activated, the horn and the emergency lights turned on. The contact pulled over to the side of the road. After the contact turned off and turned on the vehicle, the alarm system deactivated. The contact also stated that after driving for 10 minutes the alarm system activated again. While the vehicle was driven to the contact's residence the failure occurred 19 times and every time the failure occurred the contact had to pull over to the side of the road. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted at 888-242-6342 and was made aware of the failure. The manufacturer asked the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer. A case number 32632158 was provided. The approximate failure mileage was 900.

- Burke, VA, USA