Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced a recall affecting 16,549 Fiat 500e electric cars for Model Years 2013-2016.

The recall is due to a software glitch that may result in the electric car shutting down while in motion (the dreaded loss of power issue that's plagued several electric cars to date).

A shutdown at speed is potentially dangerous, so FCA will rectify the problem by updating the software.

More 500e recall details can be found in the attached NHTSA releases below:

Fiat 500e Recall Notice

Fiat 500e Recall Notice

 

Fiat 500e Recall

Fiat 500e Recall