Fiat cars are being recalled due to a defect which the company says could cause the loss of “vehicle safety systems” and even a fire. A letter has been sent to owners of some Fiat 500Ls due to what the company has said is a “layout non-conformity” which could cause short-circuiting. It says: “There is a possibility of a loss of some vehicle safety systems in the event of a short-circuit occurrence and, in some cases, a vehicle fire.” The letter says that a repair had been prepared that will take 30 minutes to complete and that owners should “make the earliest possible appointment with a Fiat Dealer” to get their vehicles checked. It says the work be carried out free of charge. Derbyshire Live has seen a letter sent to one of its readers about the defect which is dated November 1. Read More More driving stories The letter comes after 47,000 Vauxhall Zafiras were recalled last month. The models which Vauxhall recalled were Zafira model B cars built between 2005 and 2014 and those fitted with electronic climate control fitted between these dates. We’ve launched our very own app for Android and Apple devices which can be tailored to deliver the news and sport that you’re interested in. To download the IOS app click here . To download the Android app click here .