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Recall 17V192000

Vehicle Does Not Accelerate As Expected

Recall Details

The engine's software may limit acceleration of the vehicle, even when the accelerator pedal is fully pressed. Dealers will update the software for the engine's processor free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The vehicle may not accelerate as desired due to a problem with the engine's software. This could cause an accident if the vehicle will not move as expected and commanded.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Fiat must be performed by a Fiat dealership. Chrysler will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in May, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Fiat dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Chrysler recall number is T19.

Affected Cars

Engine, March 21, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 21, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
25,593
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V192000
Component
POWER TRAIN

Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2014 Fiat 500L vehicles. The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software calibration maybe incorrect, limiting the engine to idle speed and torque even when accelerator pedal is fully pressed.
Consequence
If the vehicle does not accelerate as expected, there may be an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the PCM software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 5, 2017. Owners may the Fiat Information Center at 1-888-242-6342. Chrysler's number for this recall is T19.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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