That had also crossed my mind, briefly but decided no because when I had my 88 Honda Accord, it too had a broken AC unit and my Dad when he had the car was told the compressor was bad but knowing his condition at the time (not good, sick and would pass on later in the year), I suspected he took them at their word and tried to verify but didn't know how (now I do) but in the process, could not find any fuses for the AC system anywhere so never did get to verify if the compressor was OK or not.
I say this as the Fiat's AC system may or may not be on a fuse or relay, although it may well be on one so if not on either, then something like a bad compressor or something else is indeed the culprit.
I wouldn't worry about whats wrong with it;
Take it back to the dealer and let them worry about it.
Get a loaner and have a nice weekend.
Hi Sal, welcome to the forum!
I think you're right, just let the warranty take care of it why stress out and ruin your experiance.
Yeah its disapointing. But what can you do. Let them work the bugs out while you drive a loaner.
Let your contact at Fiat know . I've had a car that needed warranty stuff in the begining, it was a pain but
I got 10 or 12 years out of it no problems after the first few months. Good luck!
My wifes 2012 Fiat 500 made it to 2556, that's less than 3000 miles, when her AC went out. The put in a new relay. The tech said it was located under the hood in the relay box (one screw holding the box closed). He swapped it with the headlight relay to see if that was the problem. It was.