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rewelsh14
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Shift Cradle

I have a bumper to bumper warranty and have only 20,000 miles my fiat was pulling right went in paid up front for the alignment then was told it's a cradle shift and is not covered under warranty. ...

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2012 Fiat 500 Sport - Hatchback Will Not Stay Open By Itself

After getting a car wash, a couple of days later I realized the hatchback will no longer stay open by itself. I almost got my head crushed. Is there a way to reset it? Why would this happen?

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ystephen
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Fiat 124 Spider Electrical Problems

Need help trouble-shooting a short that is blowing a the "I" fuse in my '77 Fiat Spider. Is there a way to test the reverse switch? I've heard broken wires there is a common problem. The back up li...

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kelleyt
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Engine Light

engine light went off and before i could take it in it went off. I just had an oil and filter change about 6 week ago- the car has 46 K on it. Should i take it in anyway?

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prestoi
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Brakes Dragging

Haven't driven the car in a while. Store it with the emergency brake on. Took it for a spin recently and the brakes were grabbing. I tried to cycle the brakes and the emergency brakes. Brakes sti...

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Fiat History

Fiat was founded in 1899 as the "Societa Anonima Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino" ("Italian Automobile Factory of Torino, Incoporated" in English).  The company has been known since its very early years by its acronym, FIAT (which is also the Latin word for "Let it be done").
Through the years, Fiat has made its name and its fortunes by targeting two disparate markets: sports and performance enthusiasts, and buyers looking for economical family transportation.  More than a century later, Fiat still makes its mark in both arenas.
One of the company's original founders was the innovative entrepreneur Giovanni Agnelli, who became Managing Director by 1902.  The Agnelli family has been part of the Fiat management ever since; the original Giovanni Agnelli's grandson (also named Giovanni but called Gianni) headed the company from 1966 to 1996, and his grandson, John Elkann, now serves as vice-chairman of the Fiat board of directors.
Some of Fiat's best-selling and most innovative models through the years have included the sporty Spyder, the econobox Panda, and the sturdy hatchback Punto.  Fiat's design team is currently led by the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro, whose trademark curvilinear style has inspired many imitators in the European and North American markets.