Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Fiat Ulysse MPV?
Fiat doesn't have the best reliability record, with owners consistently criticising their cars in the annual JD Power Customer Satisfaction Survey. It's no surprise, then, that the Ulysse is no more than average in this area.
Claims by Warranty Direct customers show that it can suffer from electrical problems that cause the instruments to misread or fail, and some cars have suffered front suspension failures.
Fiat also issued three recalls on the car, so make sure you check in the service recors that the necessary work has been done. Diesel models built between January 2002 and July 2004 had a problem with the bolts that held their sound deadening guard in place; there was a chance the airbags could go off by mistake on all models built between January 2002 and July 2004 and cars built between August 2003 and July 2004 needed to have their engine management software updated.