Chrysler recalls 2013 Fiat electric vehicles

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 Fiat 500e electric vehicles manufactured Dec. 16, 2012, through Aug. 13, 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The half shaft joints may loosen and separate causing noise and a loss of driving capability.

A loss of driving capability increases the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners and Fiat dealers will replace the fasteners attaching the half shaft inboard joints, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013. Owners may contact Fiat at 1-888-242-6342. Chrysler's recall number is N51.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to