What should I know about 2016 Fiat 500e battery degradation?

My wife wants an electric car and I’m thinking of surprising her with one. I found a great deal on Craigslist for a 2016 Fiat 500 Electric, but I read in an online forum that the car may have battery issues. Is there anything I should know about battery degradation before I buy a 2016 Fiat 500e?

Eric Schad · Answered on Dec 13, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
That’s quite a sweet gesture—you’ll earn some brownie points for sure! Fortunately, the 2016 Fiat 500e isn’t known to have any particular battery degradation issues, or at least none that would warrant concern.
However, the 2016 Fiat 500e may have issues with the battery gauge. Many users report that the gauge is inaccurate, which can pose problems when you’re trying to determine how much range you have left.
One of the remedies for this problem is to use the Fiat Access App on your phone, which can more accurately measure the range left on the vehicle. And just like any time you buy a used car, take it to a mechanic to ensure that the battery and other components are working correctly.
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