10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,000 miles

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problem #4

Aug 082019

500

  • 83,000 miles
Defect in manufacture of the driver side seat belt latch causes the seat belt to fail, (no longer latch), which in turn causes the air bag to disable while the driver is in their seat and the vehicle is in motion. Failure occurs at any speed. Exposes driver and front-seat passenger to danger of serious injury or death in the case of an accident.

- Altadena, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 172019

500

  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns 2013 Fiat 500. While driving 20 mph on a straight away, another vehicle came out from a side street. The other vehicle crashed head on in the contact's front. The air bags did not deploy and the seat belt failed to retract. As a result, of the crash the contact sustained an injury on a cartilage on her sternum, forehead bruise from the sun visor alone with bruises on the arm, chest, ribs, and back. The contact received medical attention at an emergency facility. The person that crashed into the contact was not injured and didn't need medical attention. A police report was filed. The other parties insurance deemed the vehicle totaled. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and they provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 29,000. The VIN was invalid.

- Casper, WY, USA

problem #2

Dec 112015

500

  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Fiat 500. The contact stated that the driver's seat seat belt did not retract. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to mckevitt Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (700 shattuck ave #100, berkeley, ca 94705, (510) 848-2206). The dealer stated that the vehicle could be repaired for $400 and that the seat belt would retract in the event of a crash. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted. Chrysler stated that they would open a ticket and advised the contact to file a vehicle safety complaint. The failure mileage was 44,000.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 202017

500

  • 92,000 miles
The buckling mechanism is jammed on the driver's side causing me not to be able to buckle the seat belt in my car. The car "thinks" there is already a seat belt buckled. I am using the passenger side buckle for the driver's belt at this time. If I have a passenger, both of us cannot be buckled in.

- Lexington, NC, USA