Fiat 500 keeps failing to start. Will this be a costly fix?

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 couple of hours and it started again but a few days later the same thing happened. I've been told this is a common problem for this car and to repair it can be very expensive, in the region of £3000+. It appears that some garages are unwilling to take a look as they've said it's a very awkward part to get to so my daughter is very concerned. Can you please advise? Thanks.

Asked on 16 June 2020 by Gina B

Answered by Dan Powell
Lots of reported problems with the Fiat 500. Might be an issue with the fuel pump (which will cost around £500 to fix) or it might be something more serious with the transmission or clutch. My advice would be to find an independent Fiat specialist to have the fault identified. Our Good Garage Guide should be able to help with this: good-garage-guide.honestjohn.co.uk
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