The Fiat 500e has been hit by another major recall.
Nearly one year ago, 4,151 500es were recalled for a possible power loss condition.
Just weeks ago, a similar recall was announced again for the 500e. This time, the recall affects 5,660 of the electric Fiats:
Report Receipt Date: MAR 27, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V179000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
SUMMARY: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Fiat 500 EV vehicles manufactured March 27, 2012, to November 1, 2014. If the vehicle goes in to limp home mode, incompatible software between Electric Vehicle Control Unit (EVCU) and Battery Pack Control Module (BPCM) may cause the electric propulsion system to fully shut down.
CONSEQUENCE: An electric propulsion system shut down will cause a stall-like condition, increasing the risk of a crash.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle software to ensure compatibility between components, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 15, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R15.
Additional details in recall report below: