Are issues with the Fiat 500 common?

Have you received any reports of faulty Fiat 500 TwinAir models? My garage says the unit cannot be tested and only replaced at a cost of £611! There's a fault with cylinder two inlet valve sticking open. Other cause of fault could be the ECU. They have spoken to two Fiat dealers, both said they sell at least one of these units per month. I was wondering if it's a design fault. The car is a 2014 model. Not sure how to proceed. Any advice would be appreciated.

Asked on 11 June 2020 by Roger Foster

Answered by Dan Powell
There is an increasing number of problems with Fiat 500 TwinAir petrols. If the car has a full dealer warranty then it's worth asking the dealer to make a case of a goodwill payment from Fiat. But sadly this is the latest in a long list of problems with the 500: www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/fiat/500-2007/good/
Similar questions
My daughter has a 2015 Fiat 500 1.2-litre, which she's had it for two years. The transmission light has come on whilst driving, and the car completely stops and will not restart. We left the car for a...
I've read many times of problems with this Volkswagen DSG auto gearbox. Could you please remind me of the engine/auto combination to avoid?
I'm part-exchanging my car for a new one (to a garage). He turned the car on and back off and said his checks were done, but I think there's an issue with the EGR. However, I'm not a mechanic. Do I need...
Related models
Funky looks and desirable image. Faithful to original. Easy to drive in town. Suspension improved from 2010.
 

Value my car