Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car stopped in middle of highway - 2016 Fiat 500

asked by on

Right in the middle of the highway, my car stopped. Error messages started appearing: engine service, transmission, and parking brakes lights. Then a few seconds later it read ‘drive mode unavailable’ and the car quit. This was very dangerous, being in the middle of the highway and my family was very frightened. We were fortunate nothing happened to us. What caused this to happen?

Hello. This is a new problem and there seems to be no information on this issue yet for your vehicle. I suggest having the computer tested to see if codes were set and have them diagnosed. Contact your local dealer to see if there is a known solution for this. Your vehicle is likely under warranty. Have the vehicle towed to the dealer and have the problem looked at. You may need a software update.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: some times my 94 silverado accelerate and turn on service engine soon ligth, and turn off key a fey seconds run normaly. thanks fo

Hello. There are countless potential reasons for your Check Engine Light being on. Older GM vehicles such as yours, seem to have a habit of extinguishing the Check Engine Light as soon as the condition that triggered it is no...

Q: Engine tries to start, but then makes a grinding sound instead of starting.

From your description it sounds like your starter and/or flexplate (flyhwheel if you have a manual transmission) may be damaged. A professional technician, such as the ones at YourMechanic, will be able to give you a definitive answer when they...

Q: Random noise from passenger wheel well

Random noises may be hard to find the cause. You should have the complete front end checked to see if there is something loose on the under cover or a suspension component that may be causing the noise. Without hearing...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.