Chrysler is recalling 4,141 Fiat 500e models from the 2013 and 2014
model years because they could lose power.
STATEMENT: POWER INVERTER MODULE
May 9, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group is replacing the
power inverter module (PIM) in an estimated 4,141 electric cars to
prevent coolant seepage that may cause power loss while driving.
A PIM alters electric current to accommodate battery-powered
propulsion. A routine warranty data review prompted an investigation,
during which Chrysler Group engineers discovered a PIM defect that
may, over time, seep coolant onto electrical components, causing a
short-circuit leading to power loss.
Chrysler Group is aware of five such incidents. The Company is unaware
of any related injuries or accidents.
Chrysler Group is replacing PIMs in model-year 2013-14 Fiat 500e
vehicles assembled between Sept. 24, 2012 and April 4, 2014. Affected
customers, all of whom are in the U.S., will be contacted directly and
advised when they may schedule service. Associated costs will be borne
by the Company.
Customers who are concerned may call the Fiat Customer Assistance
Center at 1-888-242-6342.
Chrysler Group takes seriously its commitment to safety and is
conducting this campaign voluntarily. The U.S. National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration has been advised.
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