When I went to a Fiat studio, the handle on the passenger seat of a pre-owned 500 was broken. It felt like the cable that the handle pulls is loose. It was still taught to some degree. Maybe some adjuster or whatever holds it just loosened up from a hard pull.I don't like the handle thingy on the top of the seats to fold the seat forward, it's stiff and every time it feels like its going to break. As well as lack of seat height adjustment, the cheesy one they have barely seems to make a difference, also wish you could adjust the steering wheel more.