Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 Fiat 500e electric vehicles manufactured December 16, 2012, through August 13, 2013. The half shaft joints may loosen and separate causing noise and a loss of driving capability.
Chrysler's recall number: N51
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V358000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 491
A loss of driving capability increases the risk of a crash.
Chrysler will notify owners and Fiat dealers will replace the fasteners attaching the half shaft inboard joints, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013. Owners may contact Fiat at 1-888-242-6342.
Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to Safercar.
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