FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 39,217 cars in the U.S. to upgrade their clutch release systems.
An FCA US investigation determined certain vehicles equipped with manual transmissions are subject to clutch travel that may exceed design parameters. Over time, this may cause component damage capable of restricting gear shifts and propulsion.
The Company is unaware of any related injuries or accidents. The investigation discovered a small number of cases involving damage, accounting for 0.01% of the entire vehicle population affected by this recall.
The campaign is limited to certain model-year 2012-2016 Fiat 500 mini-compact cars. Vehicles equipped with turbocharged engines are not affected.
An estimated 7,834 cars in Canada are also subject to recall, as are an estimated 7,155 in Mexico and 26,268 outside the NAFTA region.
Customers will be advised when they may schedule service. FCA US urges customers to heed the instructions on their recall notices.