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Dear Customer,
Thank you for selecting Fiat and congratulations on your choice of a Fiat Bravo.
We have written this handbook to help you get to know all your new Fiat Bravo features and use it in the best possible way.
You should read it right through before taking the road for the first time.
You will find information, tips and important warnings regarding the driving of your car to help you derive the maximum from your
Fiat Bravo technological features.
You are recommended to read carefully the warnings and indications marked with the respective symbols:

personal safety;

the car’s wellbeing;

environmental protection.

The enclosed Warranty Booklet lists the services that Fiat offers to its Customers:
❒ the Warranty Certificate with terms and conditions for maintaining its validity
❒ the range of additional services available to Fiat Customers.
Best regards and good motoring!

This Owner Handbook describes all Fiat Bravo versions.


As a consequence, you should consider only the information which is related to the engine
and bodywork version of the car you purchased.
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MUST BE READ!
REFUELLING
Petrol engines: only refuel with unleaded petrol with octane rating (RON) not less than 95 conforming to the Eu-

K
ropean specification EN 228.
Diesel engines: only refuel with diesel fuel conforming to the European specification EN590. Using other products
or mixtures may damage the engine beyond repair and cause the forfeiture of the warranty cover for caused dam-
ages as a consequence.

ENGINE STARTING
Petrol engines: make sure that the handbrake is engaged; set the gearshift lever to neutral; fully depress the clutch
without pressing the accelerator, then turn the ignition key to AVV and release it as soon as the engine has started.
Diesel engines: turn the ignition key to MAR and wait for the warning lights Y (or symbol on display) and m
to go off; turn the ignition key to AVV and release it as soon as the engine has started.

PARKING ON FLAMMABLE MATERIAL


While working, the catalyst develops a very high temperature. Do not park the car over grass, dry leaves, pine nee-


dles or any other inflammable materials: risk of fire.

RESPECTING THE ENVIRONMENT


The car is fitted with a system that allows continuous diagnosis of the components correlated with emissions to en-
sure better respect for the environment.
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ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES
If, after buying the car, you decide to add electrical accessories (that will gradually drain the battery), visit a Fiat


Dealership. They can calculate the overall electrical requirement and check that the car’s electric system can sup-
port the required load.

CODE card (for version/markets where applicable)


Keep the code card in a safe place, not in the car. The code card shall be used for requesting additional keys.

SCHEDULED SERVICING
Correct maintenance of the car is essential for ensuring it stays in tip-top condition and safeguards its safety fea-
tures, its environmental friendliness and low running costs for a long time to come.

THE OWNER’S MANUAL CONTAINS…


… information, tips and important warnings regarding the safe, correct driving of your car, and its maintenance. Pay
particular attention to the symbols " (personal safety) # (environmental protection) ! (the car’s wellbeing).
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AND CONTROLS DASHBOARD AND CONTROLS


DASHBOARD

DASHBOARD ...................................................................... 5 CRUISE CONTROL ............................................................ 61


INSTRUMENT PANEL ........................................................ 6 CEILING LIGHTS .................................................................. 63
DEVICES
SAFETY

SYMBOLS ............................................................................... 8 CONTROLS........................................................................... 65


THE FIAT CODE SYSTEM.................................................. 8 INTERIOR FITTINGS........................................................... 67
THE KEYS .............................................................................. 10 SUNROOF.............................................................................. 72
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ALARM ................................................................................... 16 DOORS .................................................................................. 75


IGNITION DEVICE .............................................................. 19 POWER WINDOWS ......................................................... 77
INSTRUMENTS ..................................................................... 20 BOOT ...................................................................................... 79
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

MULTIFUNCTION DISPLAY ............................................ 22 BONNET................................................................................. 83


RECONFIGURABLE MULTIFUNCTION DISPLAY ..... 23 ROOF RACK/SKI RACK .................................................... 84
DISPLAY FUNCTIONS........................................................ 28 HEADLIGHTS ........................................................................ 85
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TRIP COMPUTER ................................................................ 35 ABS SYSTEM ......................................................................... 86


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SEATS ...................................................................................... 37 ESP SYSTEM .......................................................................... 88


HEAD RESTRAINTS............................................................. 39 EOBD SYSTEM ..................................................................... 91
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STEERING WHEEL .............................................................. 40 SOUND SYSTEM .................................................................. 92


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REARVIEW MIRRORS ......................................................... 40 INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC /


ELECTRONIC DEVICES...................................................... 93
HEATING/CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM ................... 42
“DUALDRIVE” ELECTRIC POWER
HEATING AND VENTILATION ...................................... 44 STEERING SYSTEM ............................................................. 94
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MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM .................... 46 TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM


AUTOMATIC TWO-ZONE (T.P.M.S.).................................................................................. 96
CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM ........................................ 49 PARKING SENSORS ........................................................... 99
EXTERNAL LIGHTS............................................................. 55 AT THE FILLING STATION ............................................. 102
INDEX

WINDOW WASHING ....................................................... 57 PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT ........................... 103

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DASHBOARD

AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
The presence and the position of the instruments and warning lights may vary according to the versions.

DEVICES
SAFETY
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LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
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F0Q0639m

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fig. 1

1. Side window air vent - 2. Adjustable and swivel air vent - 3. External light stalk - 4. Instrument panel - 5. Windscreen/rear win-
dow wiper/trip computer stalk - 6. Adjustable and swivel air vents - 7. Hazard light switch - 8. Front passenger air bag - 9. Glove-
box - 10. Set of switches for front/rear fog lights and menu opening/setting - 11. Sound system controls - 12. Controls for heat-

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ing/ventilation/climate control - 13. Electric power steering/ASR system on/off switch unit (where fitted)/front parking sensors/boot
opening (where fitted) - 14. Ignition key and ignition device - 15. Driver’s knees air bag (where provided) - 16. Driver’s air bag -
17. Steering wheel locking/release stalk - 18. Fusebox access door - 19. Bonnet opening lever

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AND CONTROLS INSTRUMENT PANEL Versions with multifunction display


DASHBOARD

A Speedometer (speed indicator)


B Fuel level gauge with reserve warning
light
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C Engine coolant temperature gauge and


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excessive temperature warning light


D Rev counter
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E Multifunction display.
m c Warning lights fitted on diesel
versions only
On diesel versions the rev
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

counter end scale value is 6000


F0Q0604m rpm.
fig. 2
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Sport versions with multifunction


display
A Speedometer (speed indicator)
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B Fuel level gauge with reserve warning


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light
C Engine coolant temperature gauge and
excessive temperature warning light
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D Rev counter
E Multifunction display.
m c Warning lights fitted on diesel
versions only
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F0Q0605m On diesel versions the rev


counter end scale value is 6000
fig. 3 rpm.
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AND CONTROLS
Versions with reconfigurable

DASHBOARD
multifunction display
A Speedometer (speed indicator)
B Fuel level gauge with reserve warning
light

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SAFETY
C Engine coolant temperature gauge and
excessive temperature warning light
D Rev counter

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OF THE CAR
E Reconfigurable multifunction display.
m c Warning lights fitted on diesel
versions only F0Q0612m

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
On diesel versions the rev fig. 4
counter end scale value is 6000
rpm.

EMERGENCY
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Sport versions with reconfigurable
multifunction display
A Speedometer (speed indicator)

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B Fuel level gauge with reserve warning

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light
C Engine coolant temperature gauge and
excessive temperature warning light

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D Rev counter
E Reconfigurable multifunction display.
m c Warning lights fitted on diesel
versions only

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On diesel versions the rev F0Q0613m
counter end scale value is 6000
rpm. fig. 5
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AND CONTROLS SYMBOLS THE FIAT CODE SYSTEM


DASHBOARD

Special coloured labels have been attached To further protect you car from theft, it
near or actually on some of the compo- has been fitted with an engine immobilis-
nents of your car. These labels bear sym- ing system. This system is automatically ac-
bols that remind you of the precautions tivated when the ignition key is removed.
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SAFETY

to be taken as regards that particular com-


ponent. An electronic device, in fact, is fitted in
each ignition key grip. The device trans-
The plate summarising the symbols used mits a radio-frequency signal when the en-
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

can be found under the bonnet fig. 6. fig. 6 F0Q0640m gine is started through a special aerial built
into the ignition switch. The modulate sig-
nal, which changes each time the engine is
started, is the “password” by means of
which the control unit recognises the key
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

and enables to start the engine.


EMERGENCY
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Warning light Y (or symbol on

AND CONTROLS
OPERATION IMPORTANT Every key has its own code,

DASHBOARD
which must be memorised by the system display) coming on when driving
Each time the car is started turning the ig- control unit. To memorise new keys, up
nition key to MAR, the Fiat CODE sys- to a maximum of eight, apply solely to Fi- ❒ If the warning light Y (or symbol on
tem control unit sends a recognition code at Dealership taking with you the CODE display) turns on, this means that the
to the engine control unit to deactivate card and the keys, a personal identity doc- system is running a self-test (for exam-
the inhibitor. ple for a voltage drop).

DEVICES
SAFETY
ument and the car’s ownership docu-
The code is sent only if the Fiat CODE ments. The codes of the keys not provid- ❒ If the warning light Y (or symbol on
system control unit has recognised the ed during the new memorising procedure display) continues to stay on, contact
code transmitted from the key. are erased from the memory. This is to a Fiat Dealership.

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OF THE CAR
ensure that any lost or stolen keys can no
Each time the ignition key is turned to longer be used to start the car.
STOP, the Fiat CODE system deactivates
the functions of the engine electronic con-
trol unit. The electronic components in-

LIGHTS AND
side the key may be damaged

MESSAGES
WARNING
If the code has not been recognised cor- if the key is submitted to sharp
rectly, the instrument panel warning light knocks.
Y (or symbol on display) will turn on.
In this case, the key should be moved to

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the STOP position and then back to

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MAR; if the lock continues, possibly try
again with the other key provided with the
car. If it is still not possible to start the car

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contact a Fiat Dealership.

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AND CONTROLS THE KEYS


DASHBOARD

CODE CARD
(for version/markets
where applicable)
DEVICES
SAFETY

Together with the keys you will receive


the CODE card fig. 7 to be presented to
Fiat Dealership when requesting additional
CORRECT USE

keys.
OF THE CAR

F0Q0001m F0Q0034m
fig. 7 fig. 8
IMPORTANT In order to ensure perfect
efficiency of the electronic devices con- All the keys and the CODE KEY WITHOUT REMOTE
tained inside the keys, they should never card must be handed over to CONTROL (where provided)
be exposed to direct sunlight.
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

the new owner when selling The key is fitted with a metal insert
the car. A-fig. 8, operating:
❒ the ignition switch
❒ doors and tailgate locks
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❒ the fuel lid locking/unlocking (on ver-


sions featuring fuel filler cap with lock)
❒ the safe lock device (only disengage-
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ment - where provided)


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Button Ë for remote unlocking of doors

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Opening the doors and the tailgate

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and tailgate.
Briefly press button Ë for remote un-
Button Á for remote locking of doors and locking of doors and tailgate and simulta-
tailgate. neous alarm (where provided) deactiva-
tion, timed switching on of the internal
Button R for remote opening of the tail- ceiling lights and double flashing of direc-

DEVICES
SAFETY
gate. Button B for power-assisted open- tion indicators (for versions/markets
ing of the metal insert A. where applicable).
Press button Ë for more than 2 seconds

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OF THE CAR
F0Q0255m
fig. 9 to open the windows.
If locking button Á is inadver- Doors will be unlocked automatically if the
KEY WITH REMOTE CONTROL tently pressed from the pas- fuel inertial cut-off switch comes into op-
The key is fitted with a metal insert senger compartment, when eration.

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getting out of the car only the doors

MESSAGES
WARNING
A-fig. 9, operating:
being used will unlock; the tailgate will
❒ the ignition switch stay locked. To realign the system,
press again the locking/unlocking but-
❒ doors and tailgate locks tons Á / Ë.

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❒ the fuel lid locking/unlocking

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❒ the safe lock device (only disengage-
ment - where provided) WARNING

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To open/close the metal insert, press but- Button B-fig. 9 should only
ton B

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be pressed when the key is
away from the body, in particular
from the eyes and from objects that
can be spoilt (e.g. clothes). Make sure

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the key can never be touched by oth-
ers, especially children, who may in-
advertently press the button.

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AND CONTROLS Closing the doors and the tailgate Opening the tailgate by the
DASHBOARD

Briefly press button Á for remote lock- remote control


ing of doors and tailgate and simultaneous Press button R to open the tailgate by
alarm (where provided) activation, switch- remote control even if the alarm (where
ing off of the internal ceiling lights and sin- provided) is on.
gle flashing of direction indicators.
DEVICES
SAFETY

Opening the tailgate is accompanied by the


Press button Á for more than 2 seconds direction indicators flashing twice; clos-
to close the windows. If the button is ing is accompanied by a single flash only if
briefly pressed twice, the safe lock device the alarm is on.
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0742m
(where provided) is activated (see next fig. 10
paragraph “Safe lock device”). Opening the tailgate (with alarm on) will
obtain the deactivation of boot volumet- Leds on central panel
If one or more doors are open, locking ric protection and perimetral sensor.
will not be activated and the central pan- When locking the doors, led A-fig. 10
Closing the tailgate will reactivate boot
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

el led A-fig. 10 and direction indicators switches on for about 3 seconds and than
will flash rapidly. If only the tailgate is open volumetric protection and perimetral sen- starts flashing (deterrence function).
the doors will lock. sor.
Once doors are locked, if one or more
doors or the tailgate are not closed cor-
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rectly, the led and direction indicators


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start flashing quickly.


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AND CONTROLS
REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL

DASHBOARD
REMOTE CONTROLS
The system can recognise up to 8 remote
controls. Should a new remote control be
necessary, contact a Fiat Dealership, tak-
ing with you the CODE card, a personal

DEVICES
SAFETY
identity document and the car’s owner-
ship documents.
1 2

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
F0Q0256m
fig. 11

REPLACING THE BATTERY OF Used batteries are harmful to


THE KEY WITH REMOTE the environment. They should

LIGHTS AND
CONTROL fig. 11

MESSAGES
WARNING
be disposed of as specified by
Battery replacement: law in the special containers
provided, or take them to a Fiat Deal-
❒ press button A and open the metal in- ership, which will deal with their dis-
sert B; posal.

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❒ turn the screw C to : using a fine bit

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screwdriver; 3 4
F0Q0257m
fig. 12
❒ take out the battery case D and replace

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the battery E making sure that the bias
is correct; REPLACEMENT OF REMOTE

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❒ re-insert the battery holder D in the CONTROL COVER fig. 12
key and lock it turning the screw C to To replace the remote control cover, fol-
;. low the procedure shown in fig. 12.

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AND CONTROLS WARNING Device activation


DASHBOARD

Once the safe lock device The device is automatically activated on


has been actuated, doors every door by pressing twice button Á on
cannot be opened from inside the car the key with remote control.
in any way whatsoever. For this rea- Device activation is signalled by three
son, make sure there are no persons
DEVICES
SAFETY

flashes of the direction indicators and


left inside the car. flashing of the door-lock button led on the
dashboard (see table on next page).
CORRECT USE

If one of the doors is not perfectly closed,


OF THE CAR

F0Q0641m
fig. 13
the dead lock device will not activate, thus
WARNING preventing that a person getting into the
SAFE LOCK DEVICE car from the open door remains blocked
(where provided) If the battery of the key with
remote control is down, the inside the passenger’s compartment when
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

This safety device enables to inhibit: safe lock device can only be activat- she/he closes the door.
ed through the metal insert of the key
❒ door internal handles; in the revolving plugs of the doors as Device deactivation
❒ button fig. 13 for locking/unlocking the described previously: in this case the
The device is deactivated automatically on
safe lock device is active only on the
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doors, placed on the central panel; every door in the following cases:
rear doors.
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thus hindering doors opening from inside ❒ when unlocking the doors;
the passenger’s compartment in case of
attempt to break-into (e.g. window break- ❒ when turning the ignition key to MAR.
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ing).
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The safe lock device guarantees the best


protection against unwanted access.
Therefore, it should be actuated every
time the car is parked and left unattend-
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ed.
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AND CONTROLS
The main functions that can be activated with the keys (with or without remote control) are the following:

DASHBOARD
Type Door Door Window Window Safe lock
Tailgate
of key opening closing opening closing (where
opening
provided)

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SAFETY
Key turning Key turning
Key without
counterclockwise clockwise
remote
(driver side) or (driver side) or

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control

OF THE CAR
clockwise counterclockwise – – – –
(where
(passenger side) (passenger side)
provided)
(where provided) (where provided)

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
Key turning Key turning
counterclockwise clockwise
(driver side) or (driver side) or – – – –
Key with clockwise counterclockwise
remote

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control

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Pressing briefly Pressing briefly Prolonged pressing Prolonged pressing Double pressing Press
button Ë button Á (> 2 seconds) on (> 2 seconds) on on button Á button R
button Ë button Á

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Direction 2 flashings 1 flashing 2 flashings 1 flashing 3 flashings 2 flashings
indicators
flashing
(only with key

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with remote
control)

Led on Deterrence led Turned on fixed for Turning off Deterrence led Double flashing Deterrent led
central turning off approx. 3 seconds deterrence led flashing and then flashing
deterrence led

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dashboard followed by deter-
rence led flashing flashing

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AND CONTROLS ALARM WHEN THE ALARM Depending on the markets, the cutting in
DASHBOARD
IS TRIGGERED of the alarm causes operation of the siren
(where provided) and direction indicators (for about 26 sec-
The alarm comes into action in the fol- onds). The ways of operating and the num-
The alarm function is provided in addition lowing cases: ber of cycles may vary depending on the
to all remote control functions previous- ❒ unlawful opening of one of the doors, markets.
DEVICES

ly described and it is controlled by the re-


SAFETY

bonnet or boot (perimetral protec- A maximum number of sound/sight cycles


ceiver located under the dashboard, next tion);
to the fuse box. is however envisaged.
❒ attempt to start the engine (turning the The volume sensing and anti-lift protec-
CORRECT USE

ignition key to MAR);


OF THE CAR

tions may be turned off by operating the


❒ battery cable cutting; control on the front courtesy light (see
“Volume-sensing/anti-lift protection” para-
❒ presence of moving bodies in the pas- graph).
senger’s compartment (volumetric pro-
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

tection); IMPORTANT The engine immobiliser


function is guaranteed by the Fiat CODE
❒ abnormal raising/sloping of the car. system, which is automatically activated
when the ignition key is removed.
EMERGENCY
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AND CONTROLS
HOW TO ACTIVATE THE ALARM If the doors, bonnet and boot are shut HOW TO DEACTIVATE

DASHBOARD
correctly and the control signal is repeat- THE ALARM
With the doors, bonnet and boot shut and ed, the system self-diagnostics has de-
the ignition key in the STOP position or tected a system operating fault. It is there- Press button Ë of the key with remote
with the key removed, point the key with fore necessary to contact Fiat Dealership. control.
remote control in the direction of the car,
then press and release the button Á. IMPORTANT When operating the cen- The system will react as follows (with the

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SAFETY
tral door locking with the metal insert of exception of certain markets):
With the exception of certain markets, the key, the alarm is not activated.
the system sounds a “beep” and the doors ❒ two brief flashes of the direction indi-
are locked. IMPORTANT The electronic alarm is built cators;

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in compliance with the law and regulations ❒ two brief “beeps”;
Engagement of the alarm is preceded by of the different countries.
a self-diagnostic test. If a fault is detected ❒ door unlocking.
the system sounds a further warning
“beep” and the display shows the relevant IMPORTANT Operating the central door

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locking with the metal insert of the key

MESSAGES
WARNING
message (see section “Warning lights and
messages”). will not deactivate the alarm.
In this case, switch the alarm system off by
pressing button Ë, check that the doors,

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bonnet and tailgate are properly shut, then

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switch the alarm on again by pressing but-
ton Á.
Otherwise, the door, bonnet or tailgate

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that is not shut properly will be excluded
from the alarm system control.

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AND CONTROLS VOLUME-SENSING/ HOW TO CUT OFF


DASHBOARD
ANTI-LIFT PROTECTION THE ALARM SYSTEM
To ensure correct operation of the pro- To deactivate the alarm system com-
tection, it is advisable to fully close the side pletely (for instance during prolonged in-
windows and sun-roof (where fitted). activity of the car) simply lock the car
turning the metal insert of the key with re-
DEVICES
SAFETY

If necessary, the function may be turned mote control in the lock.


off (e.g. if animals are left in the car) by
pressing key A-fig. 15, located on the IMPORTANT To cut-out the electronic
front courtesy light before activating the alarm if remote control batteries are
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0752m
alarm. fig. 15 down or the system is failing, fit the key
into the ignition switch and turn it to
Function deactivation is indicated by the INDICATIONS OF ATTEMPTS MAR.
led located on the key flashing for a few
seconds. If the volume-sensing/anti-lift TO BREAK IN
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

protection is turned off, this must be re- Any attempt to break in is indicated by
peated whenever the instrument panel is warning light Y (or symbol on display)
turned off. on the instrument panel with the relevant
message on the display (see section
“Warning lights and messages”).
EMERGENCY
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IGNITION SWITCH

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Disengaging

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Rock the steering wheel slightly as you
The key can be turned to 3 different po- turn the ignition key to MAR.
sitions fig. 16:
WARNING In certain parking conditions
❒ STOP: engine off, key can be re- (e.g. wheels steered) the force required

DEVICES
SAFETY
moved, steering column locked. Cer- to move the steering wheel to switch the
tain electrical devices (e.g.: sound sys- function off may be high.
tem, central door locking, electronic
alarm, etc.) can work.

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OF THE CAR
F0Q0642m
fig. 16
❒ MAR: driving position. All electrical
devices are powered. WARNING
WARNING It is absolutely forbidden to
❒ AVV: engine starting. carry out whatever after-
When getting out of the car,

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The ignition switch is fitted with a safety market operation involving steering

MESSAGES
WARNING
always remove the key to
mechanism that, in the event the engine is prevent any occupants from acci- system or steering column modifica-
not started, compels the driver to turn the dentally activating the controls. Re- tions (e.g.: installation of anti-theft
ignition key back to STOP before re- member to engage the handbrake device) that could badly affect per-
peating the starting operation. and if the car is parked on uphill slope formance and safety, cause the lapse

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of warranty and also result in non-

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to engage the first gear. If the car is
facing downhill, engage the reverse compliance of the car with homolo-
gear. Never leave unsupervised chil- gation requirements.
WARNING dren in the car.

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If the ignition device is tam-

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pered with (e.g.: attempted
theft), have it checked over by a Fiat WARNING
Dealership before restarting to drive. STEERING COLUMN LOCK Never remove the ignition

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key while the car is moving.
Engaging The steering wheel would automati-
When the key is at STOP remove the cally lock as soon as you try to turn
key and turn the steering wheel until it it. This also applies when the car is
locks. being towed.

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AND CONTROLS INSTRUMENTS


DASHBOARD

Instrument background color and type


may vary according to the version.

SPEEDOMETER fig. 17
DEVICES
SAFETY

It shows the car speed.

DASHBOARD LIGHTING
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0606m F0Q0607m
ADJUSTMENT (Brightness sensor) fig. 17 fig. 18
(versions Sport with reconfigurable
multifunction display) The brightness level depends on the set- REV. COUNTER fig. 18
tings previously set by means of the Setup
The versions Sport with reconfigurable Menu of the reconfigurable multifunctional Rev counter shows engine rpm.
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

multifunction Display are provided with display (see “Dimmer” at paragraph “Re- On diesel versions the rev counter end
a brightness sensor (located inside the configurable multifunctional display”). scale value is 6000 rpm.
tachometer), able to detect the environ-
ment light conditions and, depending on When travelling, the graphics lighting may IMPORTANT The electronic injection
the measurement, to adjust the operat- turn on if the lighting in the passenger control system gradually shuts off the flow
EMERGENCY

ing mode of the dashboard. compartment changes from “daylight” to of fuel when the engine is “over-revving”
IN AN

“night” condition (e.g. when entering a resulting in a gradual loss of engine pow-
The instrument operates as follows: tunnel). er.
❒ in “daylight” mode, the display can be When the engine is idling, the rev counter
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

set on 8 different levels, the dashboard may indicate a gradual or sudden speed in-
CAR

graphics are turned off and all the in- crease. This is normal as it takes place dur-
dexes are fully lighted and cannot be ing normal operation, for example when
adjusted; activating the climate control system or
❒ in “night” mode, the display, the graph- the fan. In particular a slow change in the
TECHNICAL

ics and the indexes can be set on 8 dif- speed preserves the battery charge.
ferent levels. The brightness of the bi-
zone automatic climate control system
display and of the car radio display is
accordingly adjusted.
INDEX

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AND CONTROLS
FUEL LEVEL GAUGE The turning on of the warning light B-fig.

DASHBOARD
19 (together with the message shown on
This shows the amount of fuel left in the the display) indicates that the coolant flu-
fuel tank. id temperature is too high; in this case,
The reserve warning light A-fig. 19 turns stop the engine and contact a Fiat Deal-
on to indicate that approx. 8-10 litres of ership.

DEVICES
SAFETY
fuel are left in the tank.
E - tank empty.
F - tank full (see contents of “At the filling If the needle reaches the red

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
F0Q0608m
station” paragraph in this chapter). fig. 19 area, stop the engine immedi-
ately and contact a Fiat Deal-
Do not travel with the tank almost emp- ENGINE COOLANT ership.
ty because the catalytic converter could
become damaged. TEMPERATURE GAUGE

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
IMPORTANT The needle sets to E with This shows the temperature of the engine
warning light A flashing to indicate that the coolant fluid and begins working when the
system is failing. In this event contact Fiat fluid temperature exceeds approx. 50°C.
Dealership to have the system checked. Under normal conditions, the needle

EMERGENCY
should move to different positions of the

IN AN
scale according to the conditions of use
of the car.
C - Low engine coolant temperature.

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
H - High engine coolant temperature.

TECHNICAL
INDEX CAR
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AND CONTROLS MULTIFUNCTION


DASHBOARD

DISPLAY
(where provided)
Your car is fitted with the multifunction
DEVICES
SAFETY

display that shows all the useful informa-


tion necessary when driving.
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q3245g F0Q0643m
INFORMATION ON fig. 20 fig. 21
“STANDARD” SCREEN fig. 20
The standard screen shows the following CONTROL BUTTONS fig. 21 Note Buttons Õ and Ô activate different
functions according to the following situ-
indications: Õ To scroll the display and the related ations:
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

A Date options upwards or to increase the


value displayed. – to scroll the menu options upwards and
B Dualdrive electric power steering en- downwards;
gagement, if any MODE Brief press to open the menu
and/or to move to next screen or to con- – to increase or to decrease values during
EMERGENCY

C Sport function indication (where pro- firm the option required. settings.
IN AN

vided)
Long press to go back to the standard Note When opening one of the front
D Clock screen. doors the display will show for a few sec-
onds the clock and covered km or miles.
Ô To scroll the display and the related op-
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

E Odometer (covered km or miles)


tions downwards or to decrease the
CAR

F Warning of ice on road value displayed.


G External temperature
H Scheduled servicing
TECHNICAL

I Headlight aiming position (only with


dipped beam headlights on)
INDEX

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AND CONTROLS
SETUP MENU fig. 22 Selecting an option in the main menu Selecting an option in the main menu with

DASHBOARD
without submenu: submenu:
The menu comprises a series of functions
arranged in a “circular fashion” which can – press briefly button MODE to select – press briefly button MODE to display
be selected through buttons Õ and Ô to the menu option to set; the first submenu option;
access the different select operations and
settings (setup) given below. For certain – press buttons Õ or Ô (by single press- – press buttons Õ or Ô (by single press-

DEVICES
SAFETY
options (Set time and Units) there is a sub- es) to select the new setting; es) to scroll all submenu options;
menu. – press briefly button MODE to store the – press briefly button MODE to select
The setup menu can be activated by press- new setting and to go back to the previ- the displayed submenu option and to en-

CORRECT USE
ously selected menu option. ter the relevant setup menu;

OF THE CAR
ing briefly button MODE.
Single presses on buttons Õ or Ô will – press buttons Õ or Ô (by single press-
scroll the setup menu options. Handling es) to select the new setting;
modes differ with each other according to – press briefly button MODE to store the

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
the characteristic of the option selected. new setting and to go back to the previ-
If the car is equipped with Connect Nav+, ously selected submenu option.
the only functions that can be adjusted/set
through the instrument panel display are

EMERGENCY
the following: “Dimmer”, “Speed Beep”,

IN AN
“Headl. sensor” (where provided), “Belt
buzzer” and “Passenger bag”. The other
functions are displayed by and can be ad-
justed/set through the Connect Nav+ sys-

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
tem display.

TECHNICAL
INDEX CAR
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AND CONTROLS Example:


DASHBOARD
Day
Briefly press button MODE to start surfing from the standard screen.
To surf the menu use buttons Õ or Ô. Note For safety reasons, when Year Month
English the car is running, it is possible to access only the reduced menu (for
Deutsch Español setting “Dimmer” and “Speed Beep”). When the car is stationary access
DEVICES
SAFETY

to the whole menu is enabled. On cars provided with Connect Nav+


Italiano Français many functions are displayed on the navigator display.
MODE
Nederlands Portugês briefly press
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

button

MODE
briefly press EXIT MENU
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES

PASSENGER AIRBAG
WARNING

button DIMMER
SERVICE
SPEED BEEP

BELT BUZZER
EMERGENCY

HEADL. SENSOR
IN AN

BUTTON VOL.
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

TRIP B DATA
CAR

BUZZER VOLUME SET TIME


TECHNICAL

SET DATE
LANGUAGE
SEE RADIO
UNITS
AUTOCLOSE
INDEX

F0Q3253g

fig. 24

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RECONFIGURABLE

AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
MULTIFUNCTION
DISPLAY
(where provided)

DEVICES
SAFETY
The car can be provided with the recon-
figurable multifunction display that shows
useful information, according to the pre-
vious settings made, necessary when dri-

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
F0Q3268g F0Q0041m
ving. fig. 23 fig. 24

INFORMATION ON CONTROL BUTTONS fig. 25


“STANDARD” SCREEN fig. 23
Õ To scroll the display and the related

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
The standard screen shows the following options upwards or to increase the
indications: value displayed.
A Clock MODE Brief press to open the menu
B Date and/or to move to next screen or to con-

EMERGENCY
firm the option required.

IN AN
C Sport function indication (where pro-
vided) Long press to go back to the standard
D Odometer (covered km or miles) screen. fig. 25 F0Q0643m

Ô To scroll the display and the related op-

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
E Indications about car conditions (e.g.: Note Buttons Õ and Ô activate different
doors open, or possible presence of ice tions downwards or to decrease the

CAR
on road, etc. ...) value displayed. functions according to the following situ-
ations:
F Headlight aiming position (only with
dipped beam headlights on) – to scroll the menu options upwards and

TECHNICAL
downwards;
G External temperature
– to increase or to decrease values during
Rotating the starter’s key into MAR po- settings.
sition, the main page will be displayed al-
so showing the date fig. 23 or the boost- Note When opening one of the front
ing pressure of the turbocharger fig. 24

INDEX
doors the display will show for a few sec-
depending on the set-up selected from the onds the clock and covered km or miles.
menu, caption “Homepage” (“Date” of
“Engine Info”).
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AND CONTROLS SETUP MENU fig. 25a Selecting an option in the main menu Selecting an option in the main menu with
DASHBOARD
without submenu: submenu:
The menu comprises a series of functions
arranged in a “circular fashion” which can – press briefly button MODE to select – press briefly button MODE to display
be selected through buttons Õ and Ô to the menu option to set; the first submenu option;
access the different select operations and
settings (setup) given below. For certain – press buttons Õ or Ô (by single press- – press buttons Õ or Ô (by single press-
DEVICES
SAFETY

options (Set time and Units) there is a sub- es) to select the new setting; es) to scroll all submenu options;
menu. – press briefly button MODE to store the – press briefly button MODE to select
The setup menu can be activated by press- new setting and to go back to the previ- the displayed submenu option and to en-
CORRECT USE

ously selected menu option. ter the relevant setup menu;


OF THE CAR

ing briefly button MODE.


Single presses on buttons Õ or Ô will – press buttons Õ or Ô (by single press-
scroll the setup menu options. Handling es) to select the new setting;
modes differ with each other according to – press briefly button MODE to store the
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

the characteristic of the option selected. new setting and to go back to the previ-
If the car is equipped with Connect Nav+, ously selected submenu option.
the only functions that can be adjusted/set
through the instrument panel display are
EMERGENCY

the following: “Dimmer”, “Speed Beep”,


IN AN

“Headl. sensor” (where provided), “Belt


buzzer” and “Passenger bag”. The other
functions are displayed by and can be ad-
justed/set through the Connect Nav+ sys-
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

tem display.
TECHNICAL CAR
INDEX

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Example:

AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
Day
Briefly press button MODE to start surfing from the standard screen.
To surf the menu use buttons Õ or Ô. Note For safety reasons, when Year Month
English the car is running, it is possible to access only the reduced menu (for
Deutsch Español setting “Dimmer” and “Speed Beep”). When the car is stationary access

DEVICES
SAFETY
to the whole menu is enabled. On cars provided with Connect Nav+
Italiano Français many functions are displayed on the navigator display.
MODE
Nederlands Portugês briefly press

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
button
DIMMER
EXIT MENU SPEED BEEP
MODE
briefly press

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
button HEADL. SENSOR
PASSENGER AIRBAG

TRIP B DATA

EMERGENCY
IN AN
SERVICE

SET TIME

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
BELT BUZZER

CAR
SET DATE
BUTTON VOL.

TECHNICAL
FIRST PAGE
BUZZER VOLUME

SEE RADIO
LANGUAGE

INDEX
F0Q3280g
AUTOCLOSE
UNITS
fig. 25a

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AND CONTROLS DISPLAY FUNCTIONS


DASHBOARD

(see Multifunctional Display or Reconfigurable Multifunctional Display)

Dimmer (Passenger compartment Speed Beep (Speed limit) – briefly press button MODE to go back
control light rheostat) to the menu screen or press the button
DEVICES
SAFETY

With this function it is possible to set the for long to go back to the standard screen
(only with side/taillights on) car speed limit (km/h or mph); when this without storing settings.
With this function it is possible to adjust limit is exceeded the driver is immediate-
brightness of the instrument panel and of ly alerted (see section “Warning lights and To cancel the setting, proceed as follows:
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

buttons and controls of sound system and messages”).


– briefly press button MODE: (On) will
automatic climate control system (where To set the speed limit, proceed as follows: flash on the display;
provided) according to 8 levels (with
side/taillights on). – briefly press button MODE, the display – press button Ô: (Off) will flash on the
will show wording (Speed Beep); display;
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

To adjust brightness proceed as follows:


– press button Õ or Ô to select activa- – briefly press button MODE to go back
– briefly press button MODE, the previ- tion (On) or deactivation (Off) of the to the menu screen or press the button
ously set level will flash on the display; speed limit; for long to go back to the standard screen
– press button Õ or Ô to adjust the without storing settings.
– if selecting (On), press button Õ or Ô
EMERGENCY

brightness level;
IN AN

to select the required speed limit and then


– briefly press button MODE to go back press MODE to confirm.
to the menu screen or press the button Note The possible setting is between 30
for long to go back to the standard screen
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

and 200 km/h, or between 20 and 125


without storing settings. mph depending on the unit set previous-
CAR

ly (see “Distance unit (Dist. Unit)” para-


graph described later. Every press on but-
ton Õ/Ô increases/decreases by 5 units.
TECHNICAL

Keeping the button Õ/Ô pressed obtains


the automatic fast increase or decrease.
When you are near the required setting
complete adjustment by single presses.
INDEX

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AND CONTROLS
Headl. sensor Trip B data (Trip On/Off) Set time (Setting the clock)

DASHBOARD
(Automatic headlight sensor Through this option it is possible to acti- This function enables to set the clock
sensitivity adjustment) vate (On) or deactivate (Off) the Trip B through two sub-menus: “Time” and
(where provided) (partial trip). “Mode”.
With this function it is possible to adjust For further information see “Trip com- Proceed as follows:

DEVICES
SAFETY
the light sensor sensitivity according to 3 puter”.
levels (level 1 = min. level, level 2 = av- – briefly press button MODE, the display
erage level, level 3 = max. level); the high- For activation / deactivation, proceed as will show the two submenus “Time” and
er the sensitivity is, the lower is the ex- follows: “Mode”;

CORRECT USE
– press button Õ or Ô to scroll the two

OF THE CAR
ternal light intensity required to switch on – briefly press button MODE: On or Off
the lights. will flash on the display according to pre- submenus;
To set the light level required, proceed as vious setting; – select the required submenu and then
follows: press briefly MODE;
– press button Õ or Ô to select the re-

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
– briefly press button MODE, the previ- quired level; – if selecting “Time”: briefly press button
ously set level will flash on the display; MODE, “hours” will flash on the display;
– briefly press button MODE to go back
– press button Õ or Ô to select the re- to the menu screen or press the button – press button Õ or Ô for setting;
quired level; for long to go back to the standard screen – press button MODE, “minutes” will

EMERGENCY
without storing settings. flash on the display;

IN AN
– briefly press button MODE to go back
to the menu screen or press the button – press button Õ or Ô for setting.
for long to go back to the standard screen
without storing settings.

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
TECHNICAL
INDEX CAR
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AND CONTROLS Note Every press on button Õ or Ô in- Set date (Setting the date) First page (information displayed
DASHBOARD
creases/decreases by 1 unit. Keeping the in the main screen)
button pressed obtains automatic fast in- This function enables to update the date
crease or decrease. When you are near (day – month – year). This function enables to select the type of
the required setting complete adjustment To correct the date proceed as follows: information displayed in the main screen.
by single presses. It is possible to display the date or the
pressure of the turbo-compressor.
DEVICES

– briefly press button MODE: “year” will


SAFETY

– if selecting “Mode”: briefly press but- flash on the display;


ton MODE, “24h” or “12h mode will To select one of the two items, proceed
flash on the display; – press button Õ or Ô for setting; as follows:
CORRECT USE

– press button Õ or Ô to select “24h” or – push the button MODE for a short
OF THE CAR

– briefly press button MODE: “month”


“12h”. will flash on the display; time, “First page” is displayed;
After setting, briefly press button MODE – press button Õ or Ô for setting; – press again the button MODE for a
to go back to the submenu screen or short time to display the “Date” and “En-
– briefly press button MODE: “day” will gine Info” options;
LIGHTS AND

press the button for long to go back to the


MESSAGES
WARNING

main menu screen without storing set- flash on the display;


– press Õ or Ô to select the type of in-
tings. – press button Õ or Ô for setting. formation to be displayed in the main
– press again button MODE for long to Note Every press on button Õ or Ô in- screen;
go back to the standard screen or to the
EMERGENCY

creases/decreases by 1 unit. Keeping the – press MODE for a short time to store
IN AN

main menu according to the current menu button pressed obtains automatic fast in-
level. the selection and return to the previous
crease or decrease. When you are near screen or press the button for a longer
the required setting complete adjustment time to return to the standard screen
by single presses.
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

without storing the selection.


– briefly press button MODE to go back
CAR

Rotating the ignition key on MAR, the re-


to the menu screen or press the button configurable multifunctional display, after
for long to go back to the standard screen the start-up check, displays the previous-
without storing settings. ly set information using the “First page”
TECHNICAL

function of the menu.


INDEX

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AND CONTROLS
See radio (Audio repetition) Autoclose (Automatic central Units (Setting units)

DASHBOARD
With this function the display repeats in- door locking when travelling) With this function it is possible to set the
formation relevant to the sound system. When activated (On), this function locks units through three submenus: “Dis-
automatically the doors when the car tances”, “Consumption” and “Tempera-
– Radio: selected radio station frequency ture”.
or RDS message, automatic tuning acti- speed exceeds 20 km/h.

DEVICES
SAFETY
vation or AutoSTore; To activate or to deactivate this function To set the required unit proceed as fol-
proceed as follows: lows:
– audio CD, MP3 CD: track number;
– briefly press button MODE to display – briefly press button MODE, the display
– CD Changer: CD number and track

CORRECT USE
the submenu; will show the three submenus;

OF THE CAR
number;
– briefly press button MODE: On or Off – press button Õ or Ô to scroll the three
To activate (On) or to deactivate (Off) submenus;
sound system info displaying proceed as will flash on the display according to pre-
follows: vious setting; – select the required submenu and then

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
– briefly press button MODE: On or Off – press button Õ or Ô to select the re- press briefly button MODE;
will flash on the display according to pre- quired level; – if selecting “Distances”: pressing button
vious setting; – briefly press button MODE to go back MODE briefly, the display will show “km”
to the menu screen or press the button or “mi” according to previous setting;
– press button Õ or Ô to select the re-

EMERGENCY
for long to go back to the standard screen – press button Õ or Ô to select the re-

IN AN
quired level;
without storing settings; quired level;
– briefly press button MODE to go back
to the menu screen or press the button – Press again button MODE for long to – if selecting “Consumption”: briefly press
go back to the standard screen or to the

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
for long to go back to the standard screen button MODE the display will show
without storing settings. main menu according to the current menu “km/l”, “l/100km” or “mpg” according to

CAR
level. previous setting;

TECHNICAL
INDEX
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AND CONTROLS If the distance unit set is “km” the fuel con- Language (Selecting the language) Buzzer volume
DASHBOARD
sumption unit will be displayed in km/l or (Setting the buzzer volume)
l/100km. Display messages can be shown (after set-
ting) in different languages: Italian, German, With this function the volume of the
If set unit is “mi” the display will show fu- English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and buzzer accompanying any failure/warning
el consumption in “mpg”. Dutch. indication can be adjusted according to 8
levels.
DEVICES
SAFETY

– press button Õ or Ô to select the re- To set the required language proceed as
quired level; follows: To adjust the volume proceed as follows:
– if selecting “Temperature”: pressing but- – briefly press button MODE: the previ- – briefly press button MODE: the previ-
CORRECT USE

ton MODE briefly, the display will show ously set “language” will flash on the dis- ously set volume “level” will flash on the
OF THE CAR

“°C” or “°F” according to previous set- play; display;


ting;
– press button Õ or Ô to select the re- – press button Õ or Ô for setting;
– press button Õ or Ô to select the re- quired level;
quired level; – briefly press button MODE to go back
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

– briefly press button MODE to go back to the menu screen or press the button
After setting, briefly press button MODE to the menu screen or press the button for long to go back to the standard screen
to go back to the submenu screen or for long to go back to the standard screen without storing settings.
press the button for long to go back to the without storing settings.
main menu screen without storing set-
EMERGENCY

tings.
IN AN

– press again button MODE for long to


go back to the standard screen or to the
main menu according to the current menu
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

level.
TECHNICAL CAR
INDEX

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AND CONTROLS
Button vol. Service (Scheduled Servicing) Note The “Service schedule” includes car

DASHBOARD
(Adjusting the button volume) maintenance every 30,000 km (or 18,000
Through this function it is possible to dis- miles) or every year; this is shown auto-
With this function the volume of the play information connected to proper car matically, with the ignition key at MAR,
roger-beep accompanying the activation servicing. starting from 2,000 km (or equivalent val-
of buttons MODE, Õ and Ô can be ad- Proceed as follows: ue in miles) or 30 days from this deadline
justed according to 8 levels.

DEVICES
SAFETY
and it is shown again every 200 km (or
– briefly press button MODE: service in equivalent value in miles). Below 200 km
To adjust the volume proceed as follows: km or mi, according to previous setting, servicing indications are displayed more
– briefly press button MODE: the previ- will be displayed (see paragraph “Distance frequently. Servicing indication will be dis-

CORRECT USE
ously set volume “level” will flash on the unit”);

OF THE CAR
played in km or mi according to previous
display; – briefly press button MODE to go back setting. When a programmed maintenance
– press button Õ or Ô for setting; to the menu screen or press the button interval (coupon) is near to come, turning
for long to go back to the standard screen the ignition key to MAR, the display will
– briefly press button MODE to go back without storing settings. show the message “Service” followed by

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
to the menu screen or press the button the number of km/mi or days to go before
for long to go back to the standard screen car servicing. Contact a Fiat Dealership to
without storing settings. carry out any service operation provided
by the “Service schedule” and to reset the
display.

EMERGENCY
Belt Buzzer

IN AN
(S.B.R. buzzer reactivation)
This function can be only displayed after
Fiat Dealership has deactivated the S.B.R.

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
system (see paragraph “S.B.R. system” in
section “Safety devices”).

TECHNICAL
INDEX CAR
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F0Q3281g

F0Q3250g
AND CONTROLS Passenger’s Bag
DASHBOARD
(Front passenger’s air bag
and side bag, where provided,
activation/deactivation)
This function shall be used to activate/de-
DEVICES
SAFETY

activate the front passenger’s air bag. Õ Õ


MODE MODE
Proceed as follows: Ô Ô
– press button MODE and, after display-

F0Q3282g

F0Q3248g
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

ing of messages (Bag pass: Off) (to deac-


tivate) or (Bag pass: On) (to activate) by
pressing buttons Õ and Ô, press again
button MODE;
LIGHTS AND

– display will show the confirmation mes-


MESSAGES
WARNING

sage; Õ Õ
MODE MODE
– press buttons Õ or Ô to select (Yes) Ô Ô
(to confirm activation/deactivation) or

F0Q3249g
F0Q3283g
EMERGENCY

(No) (to abort);


IN AN

– briefly press button MODE, to display


the confirmation message and to go back
to the menu screen or press the button
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

for long to go back to the standard screen


without storing settings.
TECHNICAL CAR
INDEX

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TRIP COMPUTER

AND CONTROLS
Cornerning light “Trip B” displays the figures relating to:

DASHBOARD
(activation/deactivation of – Trip distance B
“Cornering lights”) General features – Average consumption B
This function makes it possible to acti- The “Trip computer” displays information
vate/deactivate the “Cornering lights” (see – Average speed B
(with ignition key at MAR), relating to the

DEVICES
SAFETY
the description in the “Exterior lights” operating status of the car. This function – Travel time B (driving time).
paragraph). comprises two separate and independent
trips: “Trip A” and “Trip B” concerning Note “Trip B” function can be excluded
Proceed as follows to activate/deactivate (see paragraph “Trip B On/Off”). “Range”
the “complete mission” of the car (jour-

CORRECT USE
the lights (ON/OFF):

OF THE CAR
ney). and “Instant consumption” cannot be re-
– press the MODE button briefly, the dis- set.
play will show On or Off flashing depend- Both functions are resettable (reset - start
of new mission). Values displayed
ing on the previous setting;
“Trip A” shall be used to display the fig- Range

LIGHTS AND
– press the Õ or Ô button to make the

MESSAGES
WARNING
selection; ures relating to: This value shows the distance in km (or
– Range mi) that the car can still cover before
– press the MODE button briefly to re- needing fuel, assuming that driving condi-
turn to the menu screen or press the but- – Trip distance tions are kept unvaried. The display will

EMERGENCY
ton for longer to return to the standard show “----” in the following cases:

IN AN
screen without memorizing. – Average consumption
– value lower than 50 km (or 30 mi)
– Instant consumption
Exit Menu – car left parked with engine running for
– Average speed

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
This is the last function that closes the cir- long.
– Travel time (driving time).

CAR
cular setting cycle listed in the initial menu IMPORTANT The variation of the auton-
screen. omy value can be influenced by different
Briefly press button MODE to go back to factors: driving style (see what is described
in paragraph “Driving style” in the chap-

TECHNICAL
the standard screen without storing set-
tings. ter “Start-up and driving”), type of route
(highways, urban, mountain, etc…), use
Press button Ô to return to the first menu conditions of the car (load transported,
option (Speed Beep). tire pressure, etc…). What was described
previously must be taken in consideration

INDEX
when planning a trip.

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AND CONTROLS Trip distance IMPORTANT The reset operation in the


DASHBOARD
presence of the screens concerning the
This value shows the distance covered “Trip A” makes it possible to reset only
from the start of the new mission. the information associated with this func-
Average consumption tion.
IMPORTANT The reset operation in the
DEVICES

This value shows the average consump-


SAFETY

tion from the start of the new mission. presence of the screens concerning the
“Trip B” makes it possible to reset only
Instant consumption the information associated with this func-
tion.
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0647m
fig. 26
Represents the indicative average of con-
sumptions from the beginning of the new Start of journey procedure
mission. TRIP button fig. 26 With ignition key at MAR, press and keep
The TRIP button, set on right steering button TRIP pressed for over 2 seconds
LIGHTS AND

Average speed
MESSAGES
WARNING

column stalk, shall be used (with ignition to reset.


This value shows the car average speed as key at MAR), to display and to reset the
a function of the overall time elapsed since previously described values to start a new Exit Trip
the start of the new mission. mission:
The TRIP function is quitted automati-
EMERGENCY

– short push to display the different val- cally after all values have been displayed or
IN AN

Travel time ues; by keeping button MODE pressed for


This value shows the time elapsed since – long push to reset and then start a new over 1 second.
the start of the new mission. mission.
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

New mission
CAR

Reset can be:


– “manual” resetting by the user, by press-
TECHNICAL

ing the relevant button;


– “automatic” resetting, when the “trip
distance” reaches 9999,9 km or when the
“trip time” reaches 99.59 (99 hours and
59 minutes);
INDEX

– after disconnecting/reconnecting the


battery.

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SEATS

AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
Fabric upholstery of your car
is purpose-made to withstand
MANUALLY ADJUSTABLE common wear resulting from
normal use of the car. It is
FRONT SEATS fig. 27 however absolutely necessary to pre-
vent hard and/or prolonged scratch-

DEVICES
SAFETY
Moving the seat backwards ing/scraping caused by clothing acces-
or forwards sories like metallic buckles, studs, “Vel-
Lift the lever A (on the internal side of the cro” fixings, etc. that stressing locally
the fabric could break yarns and dam-

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
seat) and push the seat forwards or back-
wards: in driving position the arms should age the upholstery as a consequence.
rest on the rim of the steering wheel.

Seat height adjustment

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
Once you have released the
Move repeatedly lever B upwards or lever, check that the seat is
downwards to achieve the required firmly locked in the runners by
height. trying to move it back and
forth. Failure to lock the seat in place

EMERGENCY
IMPORTANT Adjustment must be car- could result in the seat moving sud-

IN AN
ried out only seated in the seat. F0Q0654m denly and the driver losing control of
fig. 27
the car.
Back rest angle adjustment

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
Turn the knob C. Only make adjustments when

CAR
the car is stationary.
Lumbar adjustment
(where provided)

TECHNICAL
To adjust, turn the knob D.

INDEX
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AND CONTROLS Seat adjustment controls are the


DASHBOARD
following:
Multifunction control A:
❒ to adjust height;
❒ to move seat backwards or forwards.
DEVICES
SAFETY

Multifunction control B:
❒ back rest angle adjustment;
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0601m F0Q0013m
fig. 28 fig. 29
❒ lumbar adjustment.
ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE Seat warming (where provided)
FRONT SEATS (where provided) fig. 29
LIGHTS AND

fig. 28
MESSAGES
WARNING

With ignition key at MAR, press buttons


Adjustment is possible when the ignition C to switch the seat warming on/off.
key is at MAR or within 1 minute with ig- The led on the button will light up when
nition key at STOP or removed. the function is on.
EMERGENCY

When opening one of the front doors, it


IN AN

is possible to adjust the seat on the side


of the door opened for about 3 minutes
or until closing the door.
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
TECHNICAL CAR
INDEX

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HEAD RESTRAINTS

AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
FRONT
Head restraints are adjustable in height
and they lock automatically in the required

DEVICES
SAFETY
position.
❒ to raise: raise the head restraint until
hearing the locking click.

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
F0Q0655m F0Q0656m
fig. 30 fig. 31
❒ to lower: press button A-fig. 30 and
lower the head restraint.
WARNING REAR
On some versions, the front head re-
straints are equipped with an anti-whiplash Remember that the head re- Car is can be equipped with two head

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
device, which is able to reduce the dis- straints should be adjusted restraints for side seats and, according to
tance between the head and head restraint to support the back of your head and versions, also with a third head restraint
in the case of rear impact, limiting damage not your neck. Only in this position for the central seat.
caused by whiplash. do they exert their protective action. To lift out head restraint: take it com-

EMERGENCY
If the front head restraint is anti-whiplash pletely out from the seat back (position of

IN AN
type, the head restraint may move if pres- use) until hearing a click.
sure is exercised on the back-rest through To bring it back to the original position
the torso or hand. This behaviour is typ- WARNING (non-use position): press button

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
ical of the system and should not treated To optimise head restraint A-fig. 31 and lower the head restraint
as a malfunction.

CAR
protective action, adjust the down into its seat.
seat back upright and keep your head IMPORTANT Rear seat passengers shall
as close as possible to the head re- always set the head restraints in the po-
straint.

TECHNICAL
sition of use.

INDEX
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AND CONTROLS STEERING WHEEL REARVIEW MIRRORS


DASHBOARD

The steering wheel can be adjusted both DRIVING MIRROR


axially and in height.
The mirror is fitted with a safety device
Release the lever A-fig. 32 pulling it to- that causes it to be released in the event
DEVICES
SAFETY

wards the steering wheel, then adjust it in of a violent crash.


the most suitable position and lock it push-
ing the lever A fully forwards. Using lever A-fig. 33 the mirror can be
adjusted to two different positions: nor-
mal or antiglare.
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0657m
fig. 32

WARNING
It is absolutely forbidden to
carry out whatever after-
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

market operation involving steering


system or steering column modifica-
tions (e.g.: installation of anti-theft
device) that could badly affect per-
EMERGENCY

formance and safety, cause the lapse


IN AN

of warranty and also result in non-


compliance of the car with homolo-
gation requirements. fig. 33 F0Q0659m
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
CAR

WARNING
TECHNICAL

Any adjustment of the steer-


ing wheel position must be
carried out only with the car station-
ary and the engine turned off.
INDEX

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AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
DEVICES
SAFETY
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
F0Q00658m F0Q0623m F0Q0425m
fig. 34 fig. 35 fig. 36

DOOR MIRRORS Electrical adjustment Electric folding (where provided)


Manual folding This operation is only possible with igni- This operation is only possible with igni-

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
tion key at MAR. tion key at MAR.
When required (for example when the
mirror causes difficulty in narrow spaces) Proceed as follows: Proceed as follows:
it is possible to fold the mirror moving it ❒ use switch A-fig. 35 to select the mir- ❒ set selector A-fig. 36 to home position
from position A-fig. 34 to position B. ror required (left or right); (no mirror selected);

EMERGENCY
❒ to fold the mirror move the joystick

IN AN
❒ to adjust the mirror move the joystick
B in the four directions. B-fig. 36 in side directions;
❒ to bring mirrors back to driving posi-

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
When driving the mirrors shall tion press the joystick B again.
always be in position A-fig. 34.

TECHNICAL CAR
As the driver’s door mirror is
curved, it may slightly alter the
perception of distance.

INDEX
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AND CONTROLS HEATING/CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM


DASHBOARD

F0Q0668m
DEVICES
SAFETY
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

EMERGENCY
IN AN
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
TECHNICAL CAR

fig. 37
INDEX

1. Upper fixed vent for defrosting or demisting windscreen - 2. Centre adjustable vent -3. Fixed vents for defrosting or demisting
side windows - 4. Side adjustable and swivel vents - 5. Lower vents - 6. Rear adjustable and swivel outlet - 7. Rear feet area fixed
vents.
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AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
DEVICES
SAFETY
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
F0Q0626m F0Q0627m F0Q0750m
fig. 38 fig. 40 fig. 41

CENTRAL VENTS fig. 40 REAR VENT (where provided)


A - Controls for directing air flow fig. 41

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
(up/down, right/left). A - Controls for directing air flow
B - Air flow adjusting controls: (up/down, right/left).
B - Air flow adjusting control:
ç = completely closed
ç = completely closed

EMERGENCY
O = completely open.

IN AN
O = completely open.
F0Q0625m
fig. 39 Certain versions feature an oddment com-
partment instead of the rear vent.

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
SIDE SWIVEL OUTLETS AND

CAR
VENTS fig. 38-39
A - Fixed vent for side windows.

TECHNICAL
B - Air flow adjusting control:
ç = completely closed
O = completely open.
C - Control for directing air flow

INDEX
(up/down, right/left).

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AND CONTROLS HEATING AND


DASHBOARD

VENTILATION

CONTROLS fig. 42
DEVICES
SAFETY

A: Air temperature knob (mixing hot and


cold air)
B: Heated rear window on/off button
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

C: Fan knob
D: Air recirculation on/off button
E: Air distribution knob.
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

WARMING THE PASSENGER


COMPARTMENT
Proceed as follows:
EMERGENCY
IN AN

❒ knob pointer A in the red section; F0Q0609m


fig. 42
❒ knob pointer C on required speed;
❒ turn the knob E to:
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

FRONT WINDOW After demisting/defrosting use common


≤to warm the feet and at the same controls to maintain the optimum condi-
CAR

FAST DEMISTING/DEFROSTING
time demist the windscreen tions of visibility and comfort.
Proceed as follows:
μ to warm the feet and keep the face ❒ rotate completely knob A to the right;
TECHNICAL

cool (“bilevel” function)


❒ turn knob C to -;
w to warm the feet of the passengers
in the front and rear seats ❒ turn knob E to -;
❒ air recirculation off (button led T ❒ air recirculation off (button led T
off). off).
INDEX

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AND CONTROLS
Preventive demisting procedure FAN SPEED ADJUSTMENT SUPPLEMENTARY HEATER

DASHBOARD
In the event of considerable outside mois- To ventilate the passenger’s compartment (where provided)
ture and/or rain and/or considerable dif- properly, proceed as follows: This device heats up the passenger com-
ferences in temperature inside and out- partment more rapidly in cold weather
side the passenger compartment, perform ❒ Central and side vents: completely
open; conditions with the engine coolant tem-
the following preventive demisting proce- perature very low.

DEVICES
SAFETY
dure: ❒ Knob pointer A on blue section;
The additional heater is activated auto-
❒ air recirculation off (button led T ❒ knob pointer C on required speed; matically by starting the engine, turning
off); knob A to the last red sector and oper-
❒ Knob pointer E to ¥;

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
❒ knob A turned to red section; ating the fan (knob C) on at least first
❒ air recirculation off (button led T speed.
❒ turn knob C to 2nd speed; off). The radiator is turned off automatically
❒ turn knob E to - or to ≤ if the win- when conditions of comfort are achieved.

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
AIR RECIRCULATION

WARNING
dows do not demist.
IMPORTANT heater activation is pre-
Pressing button T turns on this func- vented if the battery voltage is too low.
HEATED REAR WINDOW tion which is shown by the turning on of
AND DOOR MIRROR the led on the button. This function is par-

EMERGENCY
DEMISTING/DEFROSTING ticularly useful when the outside air is

IN AN
heavily polluted (in a traffic jam, tunnel,
Pressing button ( turns on this function etc.). However, it is better not to use it
which is shown by the turning on of the for long periods, especially if there are sev-
led on the button (. eral people in the car.

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
This function is timed and switches off au- IMPORTANT The inside air recirculation

CAR
tomatically after 20 minutes. To cut out system makes it possible to reach the re-
this function press again button (. quired “heating” or “cooling” conditions
IMPORTANT Do not apply stickers on faster. Do not use the air recirculation

TECHNICAL
the inside of the rear window over the function on rainy/cold days as it would
heating filaments to avoid damage that considerably increase the possibility of the
might cause it to stop working properly. windows misting inside.

INDEX
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AND CONTROLS MANUAL CLIMATE


DASHBOARD

CONTROL SYSTEM
(where provided)
DEVICES
SAFETY

CONTROLS fig. 43
A: Air temperature knob (mixing hot and
cold air)
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

B: Heated rear window on/off button


C: Fan knob
D: Compressor on/off switch
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

E: Air recirculation on/off button


F: Air distribution knob.
EMERGENCY

WARMING THE PASSENGER


IN AN

COMPARTMENT F0Q0610m
fig. 43
Proceed as follows:
❒ knob pointer A in the red section;
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

❒ turn knob F to: ❒ air recirculation off (button led T


❒ knob pointer C on required speed; off).
CAR

≤to warm the feet and at the same time


demist the windscreen
μto warm the feet and keep the face cool
TECHNICAL

(“bilevel” function)
w to warm the feet of the front and rear
passengers.
INDEX

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AND CONTROLS
FRONT WINDOW Climate control system is very useful to FAN SPEED ADJUSTMENT

DASHBOARD
FAST DEMISTING/DEFROSTING speed up demisting since it dehumidifies
the air. Set controls to demisting function To ventilate the passenger’s compartment
Proceed as follows: and switch on the climate control system properly, proceed as follows:
❒ press button ❄; by pressing button ❄. ❒ Central and side vents: completely
open;
❒ rotate completely knob A to the right;

DEVICES
SAFETY
HEATED REAR WINDOW ❒ Knob pointer A on blue section;
❒ turn knob C to -; AND DOOR MIRROR
DEMISTING/DEFROSTING ❒ knob pointer C on required speed;
❒ turn knob F to -;
❒ Knob pointer F to ¥;

CORRECT USE
Pressing button ( turns on this function

OF THE CAR
❒ air recirculation off (button led T which is shown by the turning on of the
off). ❒ air recirculation off (button led T
led on the button (. off).
After demisting/defrosting use common This function is timed and switches off au-
controls to maintain the optimum condi-

LIGHTS AND
tomatically after 20 minutes. To cut out

MESSAGES
WARNING
tions of visibility and comfort. this function press again button (.
Preventive demisting procedure IMPORTANT Do not apply stickers on
the inside of the rear window over the
In the event of considerable outside mois-

EMERGENCY
heating filaments to avoid damage that
ture and/or rain and/or considerable dif-

IN AN
might cause it to stop working properly.
ferences in temperature inside and out-
side the passenger compartment, perform
the following preventive demisting proce-

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
dure:

CAR
❒ press button ❄;
❒ air recirculation off (button led T
off);

TECHNICAL
❒ knob A turned to red section;
❒ turn knob C to 2nd speed;
❒ turn knob F to - or to ≤ if the win-
dows do not demist.

INDEX
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AND CONTROLS AIR RECIRCULATION CLIMATE CONTROL (cooling) SUPPLEMENTARY HEATER


DASHBOARD

Pressing button T turns on this func- Proceed as follows: (where provided)


tion which is shown by the turning on of This device heats up the passenger com-
the led on the button. ❒ Knob pointer A on blue section;
partment more rapidly in cold weather
This function is particularly useful when ❒ knob pointer C on required speed; conditions with the engine coolant tem-
perature very low.
DEVICES
SAFETY

the outside air is heavily polluted (in a traf- ❒ Knob pointer F to ¥;


fic jam, tunnel, etc.) However, it is better The additional heater is activated auto-
not to use it for long periods, especially ❒ Press buttons ❄ and T (button leds matically by starting the engine, turning
if there are several people in the car. on). knob A to the last red sector and oper-
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

IMPORTANT The inside air recirculation ating the fan (knob C) on at least first
Cooling adjustment speed.
system makes it possible to reach the re-
quired “heating” or “cooling” conditions Proceed as follows: The radiator is turned off automatically
faster. Do not use the air recirculation when conditions of comfort are achieved.
❒ Turn off button T (button led off);
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

function on rainy/cold days as it would


considerably increase the possibility of the ❒ turn knob A to the right to raise tem- IMPORTANT heater activation is pre-
windows misting inside. perature; vented if the battery voltage is too low.
❒ Turn knob C to the left to reduce the LOOKING AFTER THE SYSTEM
EMERGENCY

fan speed.
IN AN

During winter, the climate control system


must be turned on at least once a month
for about 10 minutes. Before summer,
have the system checked at a Fiat Deal-
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

ership.
TECHNICAL CAR
INDEX

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AUTOMATIC

AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
TWO-ZONE CLIMATE
CONTROL SYSTEM
(where provided)

DEVICES
SAFETY
DESCRIPTION
The car is fitted with a two-zone climate

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
control system which makes it possible to
separately adjust the air temperature on
the driver’s side and on the passenger’s
side.

LIGHTS AND
The system is fitted with the AQS func-

MESSAGES
WARNING
tion (Air Quality System) that turns on in-
side air recirculation automatically when
the antipollution sensor detects the pres-
ence of outside polluted air (for example

EMERGENCY
when driving in the city, queues and tun-

IN AN
nels). fig. 44
F0Q0611m

CONTROLS fig. 44

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
E: Button for aligning the temperature H: MAX-DEF function button (front win-
A: Button for selecting the system auto- set on the passenger’s side with that dow fast defrosting/demisting)

CAR
matic mode (AUTO) and knob to ad- on the driver’s side (MONO) and
just temperature on driver side knob to adjust temperature on pas- I: Passenger compartment temperature
senger side sensor
B: Air distribution selection button

TECHNICAL
F: Two-zone climate control on/off but- L: Inside air recirculation and AQS func-
C: Display showing climate control sys- tion on/off button
tem data ton
G: Rear window heating on/off button M: Climate control compressor on/off
D: Knob for adjusting fan speed button

INDEX
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AND CONTROLS SWITCHING THE CLIMATE HOW TO USE THE It is possible to personalise the choices
DASHBOARD
CONTROL SYSTEM ON AUTOMATIC FUNCTION made automatically by the system inter-
(AUTO) vening manually on the following controls:
The system can be started by pressing any
button, but it is advisable to set the tem- Press button AUTO; the system will au- ❒ fan speed adjustment knob;
peratures required on the display; tomatically adjust: ❒ air distribution selection button;
then press button AUTO.
DEVICES
SAFETY

❒ air inlet in the passenger’s compart- ❒ inside air recirculation and AQS func-
It is possible to personalise required tem- ment; tion on/off button;
peratures (driver and passenger) with a
maximum difference of 7°C. ❒ air distribution in the passenger’s com- ❒ climate control compressor button.
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

partment;
The climate control system compressor
works only with the engine running and thus cancelling all the previous manual ad-
outside temperature over 4°C. justments.
WARNING
When the climate control system is work-
LIGHTS AND

It is inadvisable to use air re-


MESSAGES
WARNING

ing automatically, FULL AUTO is dis-


played. circulation on rainy/cold
days as it would considerably increase
the possibility of windows misting up
inside.
EMERGENCY
IN AN
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
TECHNICAL CAR
INDEX

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AND CONTROLS
FAN SPEED ADJUSTMENT FAST FRONT WINDOW HEATED REAR WINDOW

DASHBOARD
To adjust the fan speed, press button p. DEMISTING/DEFROSTING AND DOOR MIRROR
(MAX-DEF function) DEMISTING/DEFROSTING
The 12 selectable speeds are shown by the
lighting up of the bars on the climate con- Pressing button - the climate control Pressing button ( activates this function.
trol system display: automatically activates timed operation of When this function is on, the button led

DEVICES
all the functions required to quicken is on.

SAFETY
❒ max fan speed = all bars lit demisting/defrosting of the windscreen
and front side windows, i.e.: This function is timed and switches off au-
❒ min fan speed = one bar lit. tomatically after 20 minutes. To cut out
❒ switches on climate control compres- this function press again button (.

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
The fan can be cut off (all bars off) only if sor (if outside temperature exceeds
the climate control compressor has been 4°C); IMPORTANT Do not apply stickers on
switched off pressing button ❄. the inside of the rear window over the
❒ switches off inside air recirculation, if heating filaments to avoid damage that
To restore automatic fan speed control, on (button led T off); might cause it to stop working properly.

LIGHTS AND
after a manual adjustment, press button

MESSAGES
WARNING
AUTO. ❒ switches on heated rear window (but- IMPORTANT Press button T to ob-
ton led - on) and door mirror coils; tain outside air inlet into passenger com-
partment (in this event the button led is
❒ sets max air temperature; off).

EMERGENCY
❒ activates proper air flow.

IN AN
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
TECHNICAL
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AND CONTROLS INSIDE AIR RECIRCULATION Pressing button OFF, the climate control AQS (Air Quality System)
DASHBOARD
ON/OFF AND AQS FUNCTION system turns on automatically the inside function activation
(Air Quality System) BUTTON air recirculation function (button led
T on). In these conditions it is how- The AQS function, (message AQS on the
Press button T. ever possible to take air from the outside display), turns on air recirculation auto-
(and vice versa) pressing button T matically when it detects the presence of
Inside air recirculation is controlled by outside polluted air (for example when
DEVICES
SAFETY

three operating logics: (button led off).


driving in queues and tunnels).
❒ automatic control, indicated by message With button OFF pressed (button led on),
the AQS (Air Quality System) function IMPORTANT When the AQS function is
AQS on the display and button led active, after 15 minutes of consecutive in-
cannot be activated.
CORRECT USE

T off;
OF THE CAR

ternal air recirculation, the climate con-


❒ forced switching off (inside air recircu- IMPORTANT The inside air recirculation trol system enables outside air inlet (re-
lation always off with air inlet from out- system makes it possible to reach the re- gardless of air pollution level) for approx.
side), button led T off; quired “heating” or “cooling” conditions 1 minute to change air inside the passen-
faster. It is however inadvisable to use it ger compartment.
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

❒ forced switching on (inside air recircu- on rainy/cold days as it would consider-


lation always on with air inlet from out- ably increase the possibility of the win-
side), button led T on. dows misting inside, especially if the cli-
mate control system is off. It is advisable
EMERGENCY

to turn on the inside air recirculation sys-


IN AN

tem in queues or tunnels to avoid admit-


ting polluted air from outside. The pro-
longed use of this function should how-
ever be avoided, especially with several
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

persons on board, to avoid the possibili-


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ty of the windows misting inside.


TECHNICAL
INDEX

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AND CONTROLS
ALIGNMENT OF SET CLIMATE CONTROL AIR DISTRIBUTION SELECTION

DASHBOARD
TEMPERATURES COMPRESSOR ON/OFF Pressing one or more buttons Q/E/Z it
(MONO function) Press button ❄ to switch on the climate is possible to choose manually 7 of the
Pressing button MONO automatically control compressor. possible air distributions to the passenger
aligns the temperature on the passenger’s compartment:

DEVICES
side with that on the driver’s side.

SAFETY
Compressor on Q Air flow to the windscreen and
Turn the knob AUTO or MONO to ❒ button led ❄ on; front side window vents to demist
raise/reduce the temperature between the or defrost them.
two zones by the same value. ❒ symbol ❄ on the display, lit.

CORRECT USE
Z

OF THE CAR
Air flow towards the front and
Press again MONO to disable the func- Compressor off rear lower parts of the passenger
tion. compartment. This type of distri-
❒ button led ❄ off;
bution allows heating of the pas-
❒ symbol ❄ on the display, off;

LIGHTS AND
senger compartment in the short-

MESSAGES
WARNING
❒ inside air recirculation off; est time.
❒ AQS function disabled. Q Splitting of the air flow between
E
Z front and rear vents, centre and

EMERGENCY
With the climate control compressor off, side dashboard outlets, rear out-

IN AN
it is not possible to admit air to the pas- let, windscreen and front side win-
senger compartment with a temperature
below the outside temperature; in this dow demisting vents.
case symbol ò flashes on the display. E Air flow to the dashboard centre

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
The switching off of the climate control and side outlets (passenger’s

CAR
compressor remains in storage even when body).
the engine has been stopped. To restore
automatic control for switching on the cli-
mate control compressor, press button ❄

TECHNICAL
or AUTO, in which case, the other man-
ual settings set will be cancelled.

INDEX
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AND CONTROLS Q Splitting of the air flow between IMPORTANT For operation of the cli- SWITCHING THE CLIMATE
DASHBOARD

Z feet vents and windscreen and mate control system, at least one of but- CONTROL SYSTEM OFF
front side window demisting/de- tons Q/E/Z shall be activated. Deacti-
vation of all buttons Q/E/Z is therefore Press button OFF.
frosting vents. This type of air dis-
tribution allows satisfactory heat- not enabled by the system. The following information is displayed:
ing of the passenger compartment IMPORTANT To switch the system on ❒ writing OFF;
DEVICES
SAFETY

while preventing possible misting again, press button OFF; this operation re-
of the windows. sets all operating conditions stored before ❒ outside temperature;
switching off. ❒ inside air recirculation on (button led
CORRECT USE

E Splitting of the air flow between T on).


OF THE CAR

To restore automatic air distribution con-


Z feet vents (warmest air) and the trol after a manual selection, press button
dashboard centre and side outlets AUTO.
and the rear outlet (coolest air).
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

SUPPLEMENTARY HEATER
E Splitting of the air flow between (where provided)
centre and side dashboard outlets, This device heats up the passenger com-
rear outlet and windscreen and partment more rapidly in cold weather
EMERGENCY

side window demisting/defrosting conditions with the engine coolant tem-


IN AN

vents. This type of air distribution perature very low.


allows satisfactory ventilation of In the above climate conditions, the de-
the passenger compartment while vice comes on automatically when the en-
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

preventing possible misting of the gine is started with at least one bar of the
CAR

windows. fan speed indicator lit up.


The radiator is turned off automatically
when conditions of comfort are achieved.
TECHNICAL

IMPORTANT heater activation is pre-


vented if the battery voltage is too low.
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EXTERNAL LIGHTS

AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
The left-hand stalk fig. 45 controls the ex-
ternal lights.
The external lights can only be switched

DEVICES
SAFETY
on when the ignition key is at MAR.

LIGHTS SWITCHED OFF

CORRECT USE
Knurled ring turned to O.

OF THE CAR
F0Q0649m F0Q0650m
fig. 45 fig. 46

SIDELIGHTS PARKING LIGHTS DIRECTION INDICATORS


Turn the knurled ring to 6. fig. 46

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
The warning light 3 on the instrument These lights can only be turned on with ig- Push the stalk to (stable) position:
panel will turn on. nition key at STOP or removed, by mov-
ing the left stalk knurled ring first to O and ❒ up (position 1): right-hand direction in-
then to 6 or 2. dicator on
DIPPED BEAM HEADLIGHTS
Warning light 3 on the instrument pan- ❒ down (position 2): left-hand direction

EMERGENCY
Turn the knurled ring to 2.

IN AN
el will turn on. To select the right or left indicator on
The warning light 3 on the instrument lights use the direction indicator stalk.
Warning light Î or ¥ will come on flash-
panel will turn on. ing on the instrument cluster at the same
FLASHING THE HEADLIGHTS

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
time.
MAIN BEAM HEADLIGHTS Pull the stalk towards the steering wheel

CAR
(unstable position) regardless of the po- Indicators are switched off automatically
When the knurled ring is at 2 push the sition of the knurled ring. when the steering wheel is straightened.
lever towards the dashboard (stable posi-
tion). The warning light 1 on the instrument “Lane change” function

TECHNICAL
panel will turn on.
The warning light 1 on the instrument If you want the indicator to flash briefly to
panel will turn on. show that you are about to change lane,
To turn the main beams off, pull the stalk move the left stalk to unstable position for
towards the steering wheel (dipped beams less than one second. The direction indi-

INDEX
will turn on again). cator of the side selected will flash 5 times
and then it will turn off automatically.

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AND CONTROLS AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHTS


DASHBOARD
SENSOR (daylight sensor) fig. 48
(where provided)
It detects the changes of the external light
intensity of the car according to the light
DEVICES

sensitivity set: greater is the sensitivity,


SAFETY

smaller is the amount of external light nec-


essary to control the switching-on of the
exterior headlights. The daylight sensor
CORRECT USE

sensitivity can be adjusted with the “Set-


OF THE CAR

F0Q0651m F0Q0652m
fig. 47 fig. 48
up Menu” of the instrument panel.
“Cornering lights” Activation
Activation
With low beams on at a speed of less than With the ignition key at STOP or re-
Turn the knurled ring to 2
LIGHTS AND

A : in this way,
MESSAGES
WARNING

40 km/h, when the steering wheel is moved, pull the stalk towards the steering
turned through a large angle or upon ac- wheel and operate it within 2 minutes the automatic activation of the side/tail-
tivation of the direction indicator, a light from when the engine is turned off. lights and dipped beam headlights are si-
(incorporated in the fog lamp) will come multaneously enabled according to the ex-
on to expand the angle of night-time visi- At each single movement of the stalk, the ternal luminosity.
EMERGENCY

bility on the side to which the vehicle is staying on of the lights is extended by 30
IN AN

seconds up to a maximum of 210 seconds; During the sensor operation lights can on-
turned. ly be made flashing.
then the lights are switched off automati-
cally.
“FOLLOW ME HOME” Deactivation
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

DEVICE fig. 47 Each time the lever is operated, the in-


strument panel warning light 3 turns
CAR

As a result of the sensor deactivation, the


This function allows the illumination of the on (together with the message on the dis- main beam headlights will switch off and,
space in front of the car for a preset pe- play) (see section “Warning lights and after about 10 seconds, sidelights will
riod of time. messages”). switch off too.
TECHNICAL

The light sensor is not able to detect the


Deactivation fog presence, lights shall therefore be
Keep the stalk pulled towards the steer- switched on manually.
ing wheel for more than 2 seconds.
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WINDOW WASHING

AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
Never use the window wiper
to remove ice or snow from
WINDSCREEN WASHER/ the windscreen. In these con-
ditions, the wiper is submitted
WIPER fig. 49 to excessive effort that results in mo-
The device can only work when the igni- tor protection cutting in and wiper op-

DEVICES
SAFETY
tion key is at MAR. eration inhibition for few seconds as a
consequence. If operation is not re-
The stalk can be moved to five different stored contact Fiat Dealership.
positions:

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
A: windscreen wiper off.
B: flick wipe.
With the stalk in position B, turning the

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
knurled ring F four possible intermittent
speeds are obtained:
, = very slow intermittent

EMERGENCY
■ = slow intermittent.

IN AN
■■ = intermittent medium.
F0Q0645m
■■■ = fast intermittent. fig. 49

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
C: continuous slow; Operation in position E is limited to the

CAR
D: continuous fast; time the lever is held in this position.
When the lever is released, it returns to
E: fast temporary (unstable position). position A automatically stopping the
wiper.

TECHNICAL
IMPORTANT When the wiper is on, en-
gaging reverse gear automatically turns on
the rear window wiper.

INDEX
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AND CONTROLS Keeping the stalk pulled, with just one


DASHBOARD
movement it is possible to operate the
washer jet and the wiper at the same time;
indeed, the latter comes into action au-
tomatically if the stalk is pulled for more
than half a second.
DEVICES
SAFETY

The wiper stops working a few strokes af-


ter releasing the stalk; a further “cleaning
stroke”, after a few seconds, completes
the wiping operation.
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0646m F0Q0014m
fig. 50 fig. 51

“Smart washing” function fig. 50 RAIN SENSOR (where provided)


Pulling the lever towards the steering The rain sensor A-fig. 51 is behind the
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

wheel (unstable position) operates the driving mirror in contact with the wind-
windscreen washer. screen and has the purpose of automati-
cally adjust, during the intermittent oper-
ation, the frequency of the windscreen
wiper strokes as to the rain intensity.
EMERGENCY
IN AN

The sensor has a range of adjustment that


gradually varies between wiper stationary
(no wiping) when the windscreen is dry,
to wiper at first continuous speed (con-
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

tinuous slow) with heavy rain.


TECHNICAL CAR
INDEX

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AND CONTROLS
Activation Deactivation

DASHBOARD
Do not activate the rain sen-
Move the right-hand stalk downwards by Turn the ignition key to STOP. sor when washing the car in
one position. an automatic washing station.
At next engine starting (key at MAR), the
The activation of the rain sensor is sig- sensor will not be reactivated even is the
nalled by a control acquisition “stroke”. stalk is on B-fig. 49. In this event, to ac-

DEVICES
SAFETY
tivate the rain sensor, you have to move
IMPORTANT Keep clean the glass in the the stalk to A or C and then again to B. In the event of ice on the
sensor area. windscreen, make sure to have
When the rain sensor is again activated in disconnected the device.
Turning the knurled ring F-fig. 49 it is

CORRECT USE
this way, at least one windscreen wiper

OF THE CAR
possible to increase the sensitivity of the stroke occurs, even if the windscreen is
rain sensor, obtaining a quicker change dry.
from stationary (no wiping) when the
windscreen is dry, to first continuous
speed (continuous slow). WARNING

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
Make sure to have discon-
The increase of the sensitivity of the rain nected the device when
sensor is signalled by a control and acqui- cleaning the windscreen.
sition “stroke”.

EMERGENCY
Operating the windscreen washer with

IN AN
the rain sensor activated the normal wash-
ing cycle is performed at the end of which
the rain sensor resumes its normal auto-
matic function.

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
TECHNICAL
INDEX CAR
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AND CONTROLS HEADLIGHT WASHER


DASHBOARD
(where provided) fig. 53
Car headlight washers are “retractable”,
i.e.: they are located inside the front
bumpers and they are activated (with
dipped beam headlights and/or main beam
DEVICES
SAFETY

headlights on) when the windscreen wash-


er is operated.
IMPORTANT Check at regular intervals
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0653m F0Q0018m
fig. 52 fig. 53 correct operation and cleanness of noz-
zles.
REAR SCREEN WIPER/ With the windscreen wiper in operation
REAR SCREEN WASHER fig. 52 and reverse engaged, continuous opera-
tion of the rear screen wiper is also acti-
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

This operates only with the ignition turned vated. When the lever is pushed toward
to MAR. Operation ceases when the Never use the rear window
the dashboard (unstable position), the rear wiper to remove ice or snow
lever is released. washer jet is also activated. When the from the rear window. In these
When the wheel on the lever is turned lever is held in this position for longer than conditions, the wiper is sub-
EMERGENCY

from position O to position ', the rear half a second, the rear wiper is also op- mitted to excessive effort that results
IN AN

wiper operates as follows: erated. When the lever is released, smart in motor protection cutting in and
washing is activated, as for the windscreen wiper operation inhibition for few sec-
❒ in intermittent mode when the rear wiper.
wiper is not in operation; onds as a consequence. If operation is
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

not restored contact Fiat Dealership.


❒ in synchronous mode (at half the rate
CAR

of the windscreen wiper) when the


windscreen wiper is working;
❒ in continuous mode, with reverse en-
TECHNICAL

gaged and the control active.


INDEX

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CRUISE CONTROL

AND CONTROLS
TO MEMORISE SPEED

DASHBOARD
(constant speed Proceed as follows:
regulator) ❒ turn the knurled ring A-fig. 54 to ON
and press the accelerator pedal to the
(where provided) required speed;

DEVICES
SAFETY
It is a device able to support the driver, ❒ turn the knurled ring B to (+) for at
with electronic control, which allows dri- least three seconds, then release it. The
ving at speed over 30 km/h on long and car speed is memorised and it is there-

CORRECT USE
straight dry roads (e.g.: motorways), at a fore possible to release the accelerator

OF THE CAR
F0Q0648m
fig. 54
desired speed, without pressing the ac- pedal.
celerator pedal. DEVICE ENGAGEMENT In the case of need (when overtaking for
Therefore it is not suggested to use this instance) acceleration is possible simply
Turn knurled ring A-fig. 54 to ON. pressing the accelerator pedal: releasing
device on extra-urban roads with traffic.

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
Do not use it in town. The device may only be engaged in the 4th the accelerator pedal, the car will return
or 5th gear. Travelling downhill with the to the speed memorised previously.
device engaged, the car speed may in-
crease more than the memorised one.

EMERGENCY
IN AN
When the device is activated, the warning
light Ü on the instrument panel turns on
(together with the message on the display)
(see section “Warning lights and mes-

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
sages”).

TECHNICAL
INDEX CAR
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AND CONTROLS TO RESET THE TO REDUCE DEVICE DISENGAGEMENT


DASHBOARD
MEMORISED SPEED MEMORISED SPEED Turn the knurled ring A-fig. 54 to OFF
If the device has been disengaged for ex- The speed memorised can be increased in or the ignition key to STOP. The device
ample pressing the brake or clutch pedal, two ways: is automatically deactivated also in one of
the memorised speed can be reset as fol- the following cases:
lows: ❒ disengaging the device and then mem-
DEVICES
SAFETY

orising the new speed; ❒ pressing the brake or clutch pedal;


❒ accelerate gradually until reaching a ❒ ASR or ESP cut-in (where provided);
speed approaching the one memorised; or
❒ keeping the knurled ring B-fig. 54 to ❒ changing gear on versions with a Dua-
❒ engage the gear selected at the time of
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

(–) until reaching the new speed which logic gearbox (where fitted), if in Man-
speed memorising (4th or 5th gear); ual mode
will be memorised automatically.
❒ press button C-fig. 54. ❒ inadvertently moving the Dualogic gear
Each turn of the knurled ring will corre-
spond to a slight reduction in speed (about lever (where fitted) to position N or R.
LIGHTS AND

TO INCREASE THE
MESSAGES
WARNING

1 km/h), while keeping the knurled ring


MEMORISED SPEED turned will correspond to a continuous
The speed memorised can be increased in speed reduction.
two ways: WARNING
EMERGENCY

Whilst driving with the de-


❒ pressing the accelerator and then mem-
IN AN

vice on, do not place the


orising the new speed reached; gear lever in neutral and do not move
or the Dualogic gear lever into position
N or R.
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

❒ turning the knurled ring B-fig. 54 tem-


CAR

porarily to (+).
Each turn of the knurled ring will corre-
spond to a slight increase in speed (about WARNING
1 km/h), while keeping the knurled ring
TECHNICAL

turned will correspond to a continuous In the event of device mal-


speed increase. function or failure, turn the
knurled ring A-fig. 54 to OFF and con-
tact a Fiat Dealership after checking
the protection fuse integrity.
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CEILING LIGHTS

AND CONTROLS
Ceiling light timing

DASHBOARD
To facilitate getting in/out of the car at
FRONT CEILING LIGHT night or with poor lighting, 2 different
WITH SPOT LIGHTS fig. 55 timed switching on modes have been
provided.
Switch A turns on/off the ceiling lights.

DEVICES
SAFETY
With switch A in central position, lights Light timing when getting into the car
C and D turn on/off when opening/clos- Lights will turn on as follows:
ing the front doors.

CORRECT USE
❒ for about 10 seconds when opening

OF THE CAR
F0Q0669m
fig. 55
With switch A pressed on the left side, front doors;
lights C and D will always stay off. With
switch A pressed on the right side, lights IMPORTANT Before getting out of the ❒ for about 3 minutes when opening one
C and D will always stay on. car, make sure the switch is at central po- of the side doors;
sition: lights off with doors closed in or-

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
Light turning on/off is gradual. der to avoid draining the battery. In any ❒ for about 10 seconds when closing the
case, if the switch is left inadvertently to doors.
Switch B performs the spot function; with the On position, the lights will turn off au- Timing will stop when turning the ignition
ceiling light off, it will turn on: tomatically 15 minutes after turning the key to MAR.

EMERGENCY
engine off.
❒ light C if pressed on the left side;

IN AN
❒ light D if pressed on the right side.

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
TECHNICAL
INDEX CAR
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AND CONTROLS Light timing when getting out of the car


DASHBOARD

After removing the key from the ignition


switch, the ceiling lights will turn on as fol-
lows:
❒ within 2 minutes from turning the en-
DEVICES
SAFETY

gine off for about 10 seconds;


❒ when opening one of the side doors for
about 3 minutes;
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0670m F0Q0740m
❒ when closing one of the doors for fig. 56 fig. 57
about 10 seconds.
REAR CEILING LIGHT Versions with sunroof fig. 57
❒ when fuel cut-off switch is activated,
they stay on for about 15 minutes, and These versions are equipped with only
LIGHTS AND

Versions without sunroof fig. 56


MESSAGES
WARNING

then go off automatically. one ceiling light.


Timing will stop automatically when lock- These versions are equipped with two To turn this light on/off press at the point
ing the doors (unless the fuel cut-off rear ceiling lights. shown by the arrow (mark + on the ceil-
switch has been activated). To turn these lights on/off press at the ing light lens).
EMERGENCY

point shown by the arrow (mark + on the


IN AN

When the front ceiling light is on, also the


ceiling light lens). rear ceiling light will come on.
When the front ceiling light is on, also the
rear ceiling lights will come on.
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
TECHNICAL CAR
INDEX

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CONTROLS

AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
HAZARD LIGHTS
They turn on by pressing switch
A-fig. 58, regardless of the position of the

DEVICES
SAFETY
ignition key.
When the function is active, warning lights
Î and ¥ on the panel blink.

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
F0Q0637m F0Q0636m
fig. 58 fig. 59
To switch off, press again the button A.
The use of hazard lights is governed by the FRONT FOG LIGHTS REAR FOG LIGHTS
Highway Code of the country you are in.
Keep to the rules. (where provided) To turn rear fog lights on, press button

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
To turn front fog lights on, press button C-fig. 59, to activate these lights it is nec-
Emergency braking B-fig. 59 to activate these lights it is nec- essary to have the dipped beams or front
essary to have the side/taillights switched fog lights switched on.
In the event of emergency braking the on.
emergency lights automatically turn on and Press the button again to turn the lights

EMERGENCY
at the same time the lights Î and ¥ turn Press the button again to turn the lights off.

IN AN
on on the dashboard. off.
The function automatically turns off when
the emergency braking stops.

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
This function complies with the current ap-

CAR
plicable laws.

TECHNICAL
INDEX
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AND CONTROLS When the switch comes into operation, WARNING


DASHBOARD
the instrument panel warning light è or
symbol ° will turn on (together with the If, after a crash, you smell fu-
message on the display) (see section el or see leaks from the fuel
“Warning lights and messages”). system, do not reset the switch to
avoid fire risk.
Carefully inspect the car to find fuel leaks,
DEVICES
SAFETY

e.g. in the engine compartment, under the


car or near the tank.
If no fuel leaks are found and the car can
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0638m
fig. 60 be started again, press button A to reset
the fuel system and the lights.
FUEL CUT-OFF SWITCH fig. 60 After a crash, remember to turn the igni-
It is located next to the passenger’s door tion key to STOP to prevent battery run-
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

post, at the bottom, and comes into op- down.


eration in the case of a crash:
❒ cutting off fuel and switching off the en-
gine;
EMERGENCY

❒ automatically unlocking the doors;


IN AN

❒ switching on interior lights (for about


15 minutes).
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
TECHNICAL CAR
INDEX

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INTERIOR FITTINGS

AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
FRONT ARMREST WITH
ODDMENT COMPARTMENT
(where provided)

DEVICES
SAFETY
It is located between the front seats. An
oddment compartment and a conditioned
food box (where provided) are fitted in-

CORRECT USE
side the armrest (see next paragraphs).

OF THE CAR
F0Q0631m F0Q0634m
fig. 61 fig. 63
The armrest can be adjusted longitudinal-
ly by operating the cover A-fig. 61.

LIGHTS AND
Oddment compartment

MESSAGES
WARNING
Opening the cover A-fig. 61 of the tray
is allowed only if the armrest is fully low-
ered and fastened. To access the tray B-

EMERGENCY
fig. 62 lift cover A.

IN AN
F0Q0632m F0Q0633m
fig. 62 fig. 64

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
Pay attention not to spill the
drinks: the food box bottom Conditioned food box IMPORTANT The food box function is to

CAR
however is provided with a hole keep the temperature of drinks, that must
Press button A-fig. 63 and raise the arm- be warmed or cooled before being fitted
to drain spilled liquids, if any. rest B to reach the conditioned food box inside the food box
fig. 64.

TECHNICAL
INDEX
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AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
DEVICES
SAFETY
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0635m F0Q0012m
fig. 66 fig. 67

ODDMENT COMPARTMENTS Oddment compartment under


driver’s seat (where provided)
Oddment compartment on
LIGHTS AND

fig. 67
MESSAGES
WARNING

passenger’s side
Certain versions are fitted with an odd-
Open the oddment compartment moving ment compartment under the passenger’s
the handle A-fig. 66 as shown by the ar- seat: only stow objects weighing less than
row.
EMERGENCY

F0Q0010m
1.5 kg.
fig. 65
IN AN

When the oddment compartment is Operate handle A-fig. 67 to open the


opened, an interior courtesy light comes compartment.
REAR ARMREST on. Such light stays on for about 15 min-
(where provided) utes after having turned the key to STOP.
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

To use the rear armrest A-fig. 65, low- If during this time a door or the boot are
CAR

er it as shown in the figure. opened, the light will come on again for
about 15 minutes.
The armrest houses two recesses
B for holding glasses and/or cans. To use
TECHNICAL

them pull the tab C in arrow direction. WARNING


Inside the armrest, after lifting the cover, Never travel with the odd-
there is an oddment compartment. ment compartments open to
prevent risk of injuries in the event of
a crash.
INDEX

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AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
DEVICES
SAFETY
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
F0Q0016m F0Q0629m F0Q0630m
fig. 68 fig. 68/a fig. 69

CURRENT OUTLET (12V) CIGAR LIGHTER (where provided) ASHTRAY (where provided)
The current outlet is located on the cen- It is located on the central console, near It consists of a spring-release removable

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
tral console and it only works with igni- the handbrake lever. plastic container fig. 69, that can be lo-
tion key at MAR. If the smokers’ kit is re- cated in the glass/can holder recesses on
quested, the current outlet will be re- Press button A-fig. 68/a to switch on the the central console.
placed by the cigar lighter (see next para- cigar lighter with ignition key at MAR.
graph). IMPORTANT Do not use the ashtray as
After few seconds the button will return

EMERGENCY
waste paper basket: it might set on fire in

IN AN
Some versions may also be fitted with a to its initial position and is ready for use. contact with cigarette stubs.
power point A-fig. 68 located in the lug- IMPORTANT Always check that the cig-
gage compartment. ar lighter has turned off.

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
IMPORTANT The cigar lighter gets very

CAR
hot. Handle it with care and make sure
that it is not used by children: danger of
fire and/or burns.

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AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
DEVICES
SAFETY
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0671m F0Q0672m F0Q0674m


fig. 70 fig. 71 fig. 73

GLASS HOLDERS fig. 70


The central console houses two recess-
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

es for glasses, cups or cans.


EMERGENCY
IN AN

F0Q0673m F0Q0676m
fig. 72 fig. 74
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

ODDMENT COMPARTMENTS
CAR

They are set near the cigar lighter


fig. 71, near the handbrake fig. 72, and
front and rear doors fig. 73 and fig. 74.
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INDEX

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AND CONTROLS
SUN VISORS fig. 75 The passenger’s sun visor also carries the

DASHBOARD
symbols and the message concerning the
Driver’s side correct use of the child restraint system
with passenger’s air bag (for further in-
On certain versions, the driver’s sun visor formation see paragraph “Passenger’s
is fitted with a courtesy mirror and a light. front Air bag” in section “Safety devices”).

DEVICES
SAFETY
Passenger’s side
The passenger’s sun visor is fitted with a

CORRECT USE
courtesy mirror (on certain versions the

OF THE CAR
F0Q0675m
fig. 75
mirror is fitted with a light).
Driver and passenger’s sun visors can be Lift the lid A to use the mirror.
adjusted forwards and sidewards.
When the ignition key is at STOP, the

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
On certain versions, the passenger’s sun light stays on for about 15 minutes: if in
visor is fitted, on the back, with a courtesy this period a door or the tailgate is
mirror with a light that enables to use the opened, the light will stay on for another
mirror also with poor sunlight. 15 minutes.

EMERGENCY
IN AN
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
TECHNICAL
INDEX CAR
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AND CONTROLS SUNROOF


DASHBOARD

(where provided)
The sunroof consists of two wide panes
(a fixed one and a moving one), fitted with
DEVICES

two manually-operated sun curtains (front


SAFETY

and rear).
Sun curtains can be used in “wide close”
and “wide open” positions (no fix inter-
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0737m F0Q0678m
mediate positions). fig. 76 fig. 77

To open sun curtains: take handgrip A-fig. To open To close


76, release it and guide it in the direction
of the arrow to the “wide open” position. Press button B-fig. 77 and hold down to When in fully opened position, press but-
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

move the front glass panel to spoiler po- ton A-fig. 77 and if the button is operat-
To close them reverse the above proce- sition. Press button B again and hold down ed for longer than half a second, the roof
dure. Sunroof only works with ignition key the control for longer than half a second front glass will automatically move to in-
at MAR. Controls A and B-fig. 77 set on to start the movement of the sun-roof termediate position (“Comfort” position).
the special panel near the ceiling light shall glass, which will continue automatically
EMERGENCY

be used to open/close the sunroof. to an intermediate position (“Comfort” Operate the button again for longer than
IN AN

position). half a second and the roof will move to


spoiler position. When the closure button
Press the opening control again for longer is closed again, the sun-roof will move to
than half a second and the sun-roof will fully closed position.
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

automatically to the end of its travel. The


CAR

sun-roof glass may be halted in an inter-


mediate position by operating the button
again.
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AND CONTROLS
WARNING ANTI-CRUSHING SAFETY

DASHBOARD
Use the sunroof only in “spoil-
er” position if cross roof rack SYSTEM
When leaving the car, the ig-
is fitted. nition key should be removed Sunroof is fitted with anti-crushing safety
to prevent the sunroof from being op- system that detects the presence of an ob-
erated inadvertently and harming any- stacle during sunroof closing stroke and
one remaining in the car. Improper use that cuts in by stopping and reversing the

DEVICES
SAFETY
of the sunroof can be dangerous. Be- sunroof stroke.
Do not open the sunroof if fore and during its operation ensure
there is snow or ice on it: it that any passengers are not at risk

CORRECT USE
from the moving roof either by per-

OF THE CAR
could be damaged.
sonal objects getting caught in the
mechanism or by being injured by it di-
rectly.

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
EMERGENCY
IN AN
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
TECHNICAL
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AND CONTROLS INITIALISATION PROCEDURE EMERGENCY OPERATION


DASHBOARD

Sunroof shall be re-initialised after dis- If the switch does not work, the sunroof
connecting the battery or if the relevant can be operated manually as follows:
protection fuse is blown.
❒ remove the protection cap A-fig. 78
Proceed as follows: set on the rear part of the internal cov-
DEVICES
SAFETY

ering;
❒ Press button A-fig. 77 until the roof
is fully closed. Release the button; ❒ take the setscrew wrench provided in
the container of the car documents or
❒ press button A and hold down for at
CORRECT USE

in the boot (versions with Fix&Go au-


OF THE CAR

F0Q0738m
least 10 seconds and/or until the glass fig. 78
tomatic);
panel is heard to click forward. Now
release the button; ❒ fit the wrench into slot B and turn it:
❒ within 5 seconds of carrying out the – clockwise to open the sunroof;
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

previous operation, press button A and – counterclockwise to close the sun-


hold down: the glass panel will perform roof.
a full opening and closure cycle. Do not
release the button until the end of this
cycle.
EMERGENCY
IN AN
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
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INDEX

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DOORS

AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
CENTRAL DOOR LOCKING
SYSTEM

DEVICES
From outside

SAFETY
With the doors closed, fit and turn the key
in one of the front door locks.

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
F0Q0641m F0Q0677m
fig. 79 fig. 80
From inside
From inside the car (with doors closed) CHILD LOCK fig. 80
press the door lock/unlock button fig. 79 Always use this device when
set on the dashboard. To prevent opening the rear doors from transporting children.

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
the inside.
Doors can however be closed manually
if the electric system is failing. This device can be engaged only with
doors open:
IMPORTANT The rear doors cannot be
❒ position 1 - engaged (door locked);

EMERGENCY
opened from inside when the child lock WARNING

IN AN
is engaged. ❒ position 2 - disengaged (door can be After engaging the lock on
opened from the passenger’s compart- both rear doors, check by
ment). trying to open a rear door with the in-
ternal handle.

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
The device stays on even if the doors are

CAR
unlocked by the centralised system.

TECHNICAL
INDEX
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AND CONTROLS To realign the lock knobs (only if battery IMPORTANT Door locking/unlocking sys-
DASHBOARD
charge is restored) proceed as follows: tem shall be re-initialised after discon-
necting the battery or if the relevant pro-
❒ press the key button Ë; tection fuse is blown:
❒ press door lock/unlock button ≈ ❒ close all the doors;
on the instrument panel;
DEVICES
SAFETY

❒ press the key button Á or door


❒ opening with the key in front door lock/unlock button ≈ on the
revolving plug; instrument panel;
❒ pulling internal door handle. ❒ press the key button Ë or door
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0679m
fig. 81
IMPORTANT If the child lock and the rear lock/unlock button ≈ on the
door emergency lock are active, operat- instrument panel.
REAR DOORS EMERGENCY
ing the internal door handle will not open
LOCK DEVICE fig. 81 the door but only realign the lock knobs;
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

Rear doors are fitted with a device to open the door: pull the external han-
enabling to close them also when cur- dle. Door central locking/unlocking but- WARNING
rent is lacking. ton ≈ will not be disabled when acti-
vating the emergency lock. Do not activate the child
In this event proceed as follows: lock device and the rear
EMERGENCY

doors emergency lock device at the


❒ fit the metal insert of the ignition key
IN AN

same time. If both devices are on, to


into slot A; open the door: operate the internal
❒ turn the key clockwise and then handle to deactivate the rear doors
emergency lock device and then open
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

remove it from slot A.


the door using the external handle.
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INDEX

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POWER WINDOWS

AND CONTROLS
CONTROLS

DASHBOARD
A safety system is provided that is able to Front driver side door fig. 82
detect the present of an obstacle when the
window is closing. When this event oc- On the driver’s door panel are set the but-
curs, the system interrupts and immedi- tons for controlling, with ignition key at

DEVICES
MAR:

SAFETY
ately reverses the window travel.
IMPORTANT In the event that the anti- A: front left window opening/closing;
crushing function is activated 5 times in window opening or closing in “auto-
matic continuous” mode;

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
only 1 minute, the system will automati- fig. 82 F0Q0622m

cally enter the “recovery” mode (self-pro- B: front right window opening/closing;
tection). This conditions is pointed out by window opening or closing in “auto-
the fact that, in the closing phase, the win- WARNING matic continuous” mode;
dow goes up in jerks. The system conforms to the

LIGHTS AND
C: rear power window enabling/disabling

MESSAGES
WARNING
So, it is necessary to carry out the sys- forthcoming standard 2000/ controls;
tem restore procedure, acting as follows: 4/EC concerning the safety of pas-
sengers leaning out of the passenger D: opening/closure of left front door
❒ open the windows; compartment. (where fitted). Continuous automatic

EMERGENCY
or operation during window open and

IN AN
closure;
❒ turn the ignition key to STOP and then E: opening/closure of right front door
to MAR. (where fitted). Continuous automatic
IMPORTANT On some versions, when
button Ë on the key with remote control

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
If no malfunction is present, the window operation during window open and
returns to its normal operation automat- is pressed for longer than 2 seconds, the closure;

CAR
ically. windows open, while when button Á is
pressed for longer than 2 seconds, the
IMPORTANT With ignition key at STOP windows are closed.
or removed, the power windows remain

TECHNICAL
activated for about 2 minutes and are de-
activated immediately the moment a door
is opened.

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AND CONTROLS Press buttons A or B to open/close the MANUAL REAR WINDOWS


DASHBOARD
required window. (where provided)
Pressing briefly one of the buttons the Operate the handle to open and close the
window “jerks” whereas a prolonged window.
pressing makes the window opening or
closing in “automatic continuous” mode.
DEVICES
SAFETY

Window safety system initialisation


Pressing button A or B again will stop the Safety system shall be re-initialised after
window in the required position. disconnecting the battery or if the rele-
vant protection fuse is blown.
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0743m
fig. 83
Initialisation procedure:
WARNING Passenger side front door/ ❒ fully close manually the window to ini-
rear doors tialise;
Improper use of the power
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

windows can be dangerous. On the passenger side front door panel and ❒ after window stopping, keep on press-
Before and during its operation en- on some versions of the rear door, buttons ing the closing control for at least 1 sec-
sure that any passengers are not at A-fig. 83 are present to control the win- ond.
risk from the moving glass either by dow.
personal objects getting caught in the
EMERGENCY
IN AN

mechanism or by being injured by it


directly. Always remove the ignition
key when getting out of the car to
prevent the power windows being op-
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

erated accidentally and constituting


CAR

a danger to the passengers in the car.


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INDEX

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BOOT

AND CONTROLS
Opening with the key

DASHBOARD
with remote control
OPENING THE TAILGATE Press button R, even when the elec-
From the vehicle interior tronic alarm (where provided) is activat-
(where provided) ed.

DEVICES
SAFETY
On some versions, to open the luggage Tailgate opening is indicated by double
compartment from inside the vehicle, flashing of direction indicators; closing is
press the button R fig. 84. indicated by one flashing (only if alarm is
on).

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
F0Q0036m
fig. 84
From outside the vehicle Opening the tailgate with the alarm on will
obtain:
When release, the luggage compartment
may be opened from outside the car by ❒ volumetric protection deactivation;

LIGHTS AND
operating the electric logo fig. 85.

MESSAGES
WARNING
❒ anti-raising protection deactivation;
To open the tailgate use the key with re- ❒ tailgate monitoring sensor deactivation.
mote control.
Such control functions are reset when
If the boot is not shut properly the in-

EMERGENCY
closing the tailgate.
strument panel warning light ´ or symbol

IN AN
R will turn on together with the mes-
sage on the display (see section “Warning fig. 85 F0Q0680m CLOSING THE TAILGATE
lights and messages”).
To close, lower the tailgate until the lock

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
Opening the boot tailgate, the interior clicks.

CAR
boot ceiling light will come on: the bulb Such light will stay on for about 15 min-
will automatically switch off when closing utes after turning the key to STOP: if dur-
the boot tailgate. ing this time a door or the boot are
opened, the light will turn on again for oth- The addition of objects

TECHNICAL
er 15 minutes. (speakers, spoilers, etc.) on the
rear shelf or boot lid, except
those envisaged by the man-
ufacturer, may prevent the gas filled
struts at the sides of the boot from

INDEX
working properly.

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AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
DEVICES
SAFETY
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0681m F0Q0682m F0Q0684m


fig. 86 fig. 87 fig. 88

WARNING EXTENDING THE BOOT


When using the boot, make The boot can be partially (1/3 or 2/3) or
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

sure the loads you are carry- totally extended splitting the rear seat.
ing do not exceed the permitted
weight (see section “Technical spec- Partial extension
ifications”). Also make sure the items (1/3 or 2/3) fig. 86-87
in the boot are arranged properly to
EMERGENCY

The boot extension to the right makes it


IN AN

prevent them being thrown forwards


and injuring passengers should you possible to carry two passengers on the
brake sharply. rear seat left-hand side. fig. 89 F0Q0683m

The boot extension to the left makes it


SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

possible to carry one passenger on the ❒ fold the required cushion fig. 88 for-
CAR

rear seat right-hand side. ward as shown by the arrow;


WARNING
Never travel with objects on Proceed as follows: ❒ lift seat back retaining lever A-fig. 89
the rear shelf to prevent ❒ lower completely the rear seat head re- and tilt the seat back forward. Lever lift-
TECHNICAL

them being thrown forwards and in- straints; ing is shown by a “red band” B.
juring passengers in case of accident
or sharp braking. ❒ move the seat belt sideways and check
that the belt is not twisted;
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AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
DEVICES
SAFETY
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
F0Q0686m F0Q0687m F0Q0683m
fig. 90 fig. 91 fig. 92

Total extension TO RETURN THE REAR SEAT WARNING


Tilt the rear seat completely to obtain BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL
Make sure the seat back is

LIGHTS AND
POSITION

MESSAGES
WARNING
maximum boot extension. correctly hooked on both
Proceed as follows: Move aside the seat belts, check that they sides (“red bands” B-fig. 92 not visi-
are not twisted. ble) to prevent seat back being
❒ lower completely the rear seat head re- thrown forwards and injuring pas-
straints; Lift the seat backs and push them back- sengers should you brake sharply.

EMERGENCY
ward until both coupling mechanisms click

IN AN
❒ move the seat belt sideways and check in place, check that the “red band” B-fig.
that the belt is not twisted; 92 at the side of levers A is no longer vis-
ible.
❒ fold cushions forward as described pre-

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
viously; The “red band” B indicates missing seat

CAR
back coupling.
❒ remove the rear parcel shelf fig. 90 and
release the upper ends A-fig. 91 of the Reposition the cushions in horizontal po-
two tie rods by removing eyelets from sition keeping the centre seat belt tongue

TECHNICAL
the pins and pushing them in arrow di- raised.
rection;
❒ after tilting the cushion, fold complete-
ly rear seat backs (as described previ-
ously) to have one single surface.

INDEX
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AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
DEVICES
SAFETY
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0685m F0Q0688m F0Q0002m


fig. 93 fig. 94 fig. 95

ANCHORING THE LOAD WARNING CARGO BOX


Two attachments fig. 93 located inside A heavy load that has not This consists of a moulded part fig. 95, lo-
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

the luggage compartment are used to an- been secured may cause se- cated in the luggage compartment that
chor cables that insure transported loads rious harm to passengers. may be used to support objects and pro-
are firmly secured and two attachments vide a uniform load compartment level.
on the rear crossmember fig. 94.
EMERGENCY

IMPORTANT Never anchor to single


IN AN

hooks a load exceeding 100 kg.


WARNING
If you want to carry reserve
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

fuel in a can, follow law reg-


CAR

ulations, only using a certified can,


suitably fastened to the load securing
eyelets. Even in this way the risk of
fire is increased in the case of an ac-
TECHNICAL

cident.
INDEX

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BONNET

AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
B

TO OPEN THE BONNET


Proceed as follows:

DEVICES
SAFETY
❒ pull lever A-fig. 96 in the direction of
the arrow;
❒ pull lever B-fig. 97 and raise the bon-

CORRECT USE
net.

OF THE CAR
F0Q0689m F0Q0690m
fig. 96 fig. 97
❒ lift the bonnet and at the same time re-
lease the rod C-fig. 98 from the catch, TO CLOSE THE BONNET
then fit the rod end into the bonnet re-
cess D. Proceed as follows:

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
❒ hold the bonnet up with one hand and
IMPORTANT Before opening the bonnet, with the other remove rod C-fig. 98
check that windscreen wiper arms are not from recess D and fit it back into its
lifted from the windscreen. catch;

EMERGENCY
❒ lower the bonnet at approx. 20 cen-

IN AN
timetres from the engine compartment
and then let it drop, ensuring that it is fig. 98 F0Q0748m

fully closed and not just held in position

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
by the safety catch. If the bonnet does

CAR
not close properly, do not push it down
but open it again and repeat the above
procedure. If the bonnet is not shut
properly, the instrument panel warning

TECHNICAL
light ´ or symbol S will turn on to-
gether with the message on the display
(see section “Warning lights and mes-
sages”).

INDEX
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AND CONTROLS WARNING ROOF RACK/SKI RACK


DASHBOARD

For safety reasons the bon-


net must be closed properly The attachments are located in the areas
to avoid its opening while the car is illustrated in fig. 99 and can only be
travelling. Therefore, always check it reached with the doors open.
is properly closed and the catch en-
DEVICES
SAFETY

A roof rack/ski rack specially designed for


gaged. Should you notice that the the car is available at Lineaccessori Fiat.
catch is not perfectly engaged when
A
travelling, stop the car immediately
CORRECT USE

and close the bonnet.


OF THE CAR

F0Q0785m
fig. 99
WARNING
After few kilometres, check
that the fastening screws are WARNING
firmly tightened. Distribute the load evenly
LIGHTS AND

WARNING
MESSAGES
WARNING

and when driving, bear in


Carry out operations only mind the increased sensitivity of the
when the car is stationary. car to side wind.
Strictly comply with current
EMERGENCY

law regulations concerning


IN AN

max. overall dimensions.


WARNING Never exceed the max. per-
If the supporting rod is not missible loads (see section
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

positioned correctly the bon- “Technical specifications”).


CAR

net may fall violently.


TECHNICAL
INDEX

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HEADLIGHTS

AND CONTROLS
Correct positions as a function

DASHBOARD
of the load
ADJUSTING THE Position 0 - one or two passengers on
HEADLIGHT BEAM front seats.
Proper adjustment of the headlight beams Position 1 - five passengers.

DEVICES
SAFETY
is of vital importance for your safety and Position 2 - five passengers + load in the
comfort and also for the other road users. boot.
To ensure you and other drivers have the
Position 3 - driver + maximum admitted

CORRECT USE
best visibility conditions when travelling

OF THE CAR
F0Q0644m
fig. 100 load in the boot.
with the headlights on, the headlights must
be set properly. Contact Fiat Dealership IMPORTANT Check beam aiming every
to have the headlights properly adjusted. To adjust the headlight slant
time the load carried changes.
IMPORTANT When turning on gas dis- Press buttons A and B-fig. 100 set on the

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
charge headlight lamps (where provided), central panel; if the car is fitted with FOG LIGHT ADJUSTMENT
it is normal that there should be a vertical (Xenon) gas discharge headlights, slant ad-
movement of lenses, and consequently the justment is electronic and therefore but- Contact Fiat Dealership to have the head-
same will also happen to the light beam, tons A and B are not present. lights properly adjusted.

EMERGENCY
for the time required to achieve the cor- Press button A this will increase headlight

IN AN
rect headlight trim stabilisation, equal to aiming by one position. Press button B to HEADLIGHT BEAM
approx. 2 seconds. decrease headlight aiming by one position. ADJUSTMENT ABROAD
Displays C, located on the instrument The dipped beam headlights are adjusted
HEADLIGHT AIMING DEVICE

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
panel, provides the visual indication of the for circulation in the country in which the
car is marketed. In countries with oppo-

CAR
This device can be operated with the ig- positions during the adjustment operation.
nition key at MAR and dipped beams on. site circulation, to avoid glaring oncom-
When the car is loaded, it slopes back- ing vehicles, it is necessary to cover the
wards. This means that the headlight beam areas of the headlight using a special stick-

TECHNICAL
rises. In this case, it is necessary to return er tape provided for the purpose and avail-
it to the correct position. able at Lineaccessori Fiat. Contact Fiat
Dealership.

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AND CONTROLS ABS SYSTEM ABS SYSTEM INTERVENTION WARNING


DASHBOARD

The driver can tell the ABS system has The ABS exploits the tyre-
The car is fitted with ABS braking system, come into action because the brake ped- road grip at the best, but it
which prevents the wheels from locking al pulsates slightly and the system gets cannot improve it; you should there-
when braking, makes the most of road grip noisier: it means that the car speed should fore take every care when driving on
and gives the best control when emer- be altered to fit the type of road surface. slippery surfaces without taking un-
DEVICES
SAFETY

gency braking under difficult road condi- necessary risks.


tions.
System is completed by EBD (Electronic
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

Braking Force Distribution), which dis-


tributes the braking action between front
and rear wheels. WARNING WARNING
If the ABS system cuts in it When the ABS cuts in, and
IMPORTANT To have the maximum ef- is a sign that the grip be- you feel the brake pedal pul-
LIGHTS AND

ficiency of the braking system, it is neces-


MESSAGES
WARNING

tween the tyre and the road surface sating, do not remove your foot, but
sary a setting period of about 500 km: dur- has reached the limit you must slow keep it pressed; in doing so you will
ing this period, it is better to avoid sharp, down to match the speed to the road stop in the shortest amount of space
repeated and prolonged brakes. grip available. possible under the current road con-
ditions.
EMERGENCY
IN AN
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
TECHNICAL CAR
INDEX

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AND CONTROLS
FAILURE INDICATIONS EBD failure BRAKE ASSIST

DASHBOARD
EBD failure is indicated by the turning on (emergency braking assistance)
ABS failure of warning lights > and x on the in- (where provided)
ABS failure is indicated by the turning on strument panel (together with the mes- The system, which cannot be cut out, rec-
of warning light > on the instrument pan- sage on the display) (see section “Warn- ognizes emergency braking (on the ground
ing lights and messages”).

DEVICES
el (together with the dedicated message of the brake pedal operation speed) and

SAFETY
on the display) (see section “Warning In this case with sharp braking the rear considerably increases the pressure in the
lights and messages”). In this case the wheels might lock too early, with the pos- braking circuit.
braking system is still efficient, though sibility of skidding. Drive extremely care- Brake Assist is deactivated on versions

CORRECT USE
without the aid of the ABS system. Drive

OF THE CAR
fully to the nearest Fiat Dealership to have equipped with ESP, in the event of ESP sys-
carefully to the closest Fiat Dealership to
have the system checked.
the system checked. tem failure (indicated by warning light á
turning on together with the message on
the display).

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
WARNING
If the instrument panel
warning light x turns on

EMERGENCY
(together with the message on the dis-

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play), stop the car immediately and
contact the nearest Fiat Dealership.
Fluid leaks from the hydraulic system,

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
in fact, can compromise the braking

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system, both traditional systems and
systems with ABS.

TECHNICAL
INDEX
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AND CONTROLS ESP SYSTEM ESP SYSTEM ACTIVATION HILL HOLDER SYSTEM
DASHBOARD

(Electronic Stability The ESP system is automatically activat- This system is an integral part of the ESP
ed when the car is started and cannot be system and it is provided to facilitate start-
Program) de-activated. ing on slopes.
(where provided) It will activate automatically with the fol-
DEVICES
SAFETY

lowing conditions:
The ESP system is an electronic system
controlling the car stability in the event of WARNING ❒ Uphill: car at a standstill on a road with
tyre grip loss. Performance of the ESP sys- a gradient higher than 5%, engine run-
CORRECT USE

ning, clutch and brake pedal pressed,


OF THE CAR

The ESP system is therefore particularly tem, in terms of active safe-


ty should not induce the driver to take gearbox to neutral or engaged gear oth-
useful when grip conditions of the road er than reverse.
surfaces changes. pointless and unnecessary risks. The
style of driving must in any case al- ❒ Downhill: car at a standstill on a road
With ESP, ASR and Hill Holder systems ways be adapted to the conditions of with a gradient higher than 5%, engine
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

is also installed (where provided) the MSR the road surface, visibility an traffic. running, clutch and brake pedal pressed
system (engine brake torque control sys- Road safety is always the driver’s re- and reverse gear engaged.
tem). sponsibility.
At pickup the ESP system control unit will
keep brake force on wheels until reaching
EMERGENCY

ESP SYSTEM INTERVENTION


the torque suitable for starting, or in any
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It is signalled by the blinking of the warn- case for max. 2 seconds in order to pass
ing light á on the instrument panel, to in- FAILURE INDICATIONS easily from the brake pedal to the accel-
form the driver that the car is in critical In the event of failure, the ESP system is erator pedal.
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stability and grip conditions. automatically disconnected and the warn- After two seconds without starting, the
ing light á comes on with fixed light on
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system will deactivate automatically by re-


the instrument panel (on certain versions leasing gradually the brake force.
together with the message on the display)
(see section “Warning lights and mes- At releasing, the typical brake disengage-
TECHNICAL

sages”). In this case contact a Fiat Deal- ment noise indicating that the car is go-
ership as soon as possible. ing to move will be heard.
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AND CONTROLS
FAILURE INDICATIONS ASR SYSTEM Switching the ASR system on/off

DASHBOARD
System failure is indicated by the turning (Antislip Regulation) The ASR system switches on automatically
on of warning light á on the instrument It is an integral part of the ESP system, it each time the engine is started.
panel (together with the message on the controls car drive and cuts in automati-
display) (see section “Warning lights and Switching on/off is indicated by the rele-
cally every time one or both driving vant message on the display (see section
messages”). wheels slip.

DEVICES
SAFETY
“Warning lights and messages”).
IMPORTANT The Hill Holder system is According to slipping conditions, two dif-
not a parking brake. Never get out of the ferent control systems are activated:
car without engaging the handbrake,
❒ if the slipping involves both the driving

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OF THE CAR
switching the engine off and engaging the WARNING
first gear. wheels, the ASR function intervenes re-
ducing the power transmitted by the The performance of the sys-
engine; tem, in terms of active safe-
ty should not induce the driver to take
❒ if the slipping involves only one driving pointless and unnecessary risks. The

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
WARNING wheel, the ASR system cuts in auto- style of driving must in any case al-
For correct operation of the matically braking the wheel that is slip- ways be adapted to the conditions of
ESP and ASR systems, the ping. the road surface, visibility and traffic.
tyres must absolutely be of the same Road safety is always the driver’s re-

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brand and type on all wheels, in per- The action of the ASR is particularly help- sponsibility.

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fect conditions and, above all, of ful in the following circumstances:
type, brand and size specified.
❒ slipping of the inner wheel due to the
effect of dynamic load changes or ex-

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cessive acceleration;

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❒ too much power transmitted to the
WARNING wheels also in relation to the conditions
During the use of the space- of the road surface;

TECHNICAL
saver spare wheel, the ESP ❒ acceleration on slippery, snowy or
system carries on working. However, frozen surfaces;
you must remind that the space-saver
spare wheel has dimensions smaller ❒ in the case of loss of grip on a wet sur-
than the standard tyre and therefore face (aquaplaning).

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its grip is reduced as to the other car
tyres.

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AND CONTROLS FAILURE INDICATIONS WARNING


DASHBOARD

In the event of malfunctioning, the ASR For correct operation of the


system is automatically disconnected and ESP and ASR systems, the
the warning light á will turn on with fixed tyres must absolutely be of the same
light on the instrument panel (together brand and type on all wheels, in per-
with the message on the display) (see sec- fect conditions and, above all, of
DEVICES
SAFETY

tion “Warning lights and messages”). In type, brand and size specified.
this case contact Fiat Dealership as soon
as possible.
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0694m
fig. 101
MSR system (engine braking
When travelling ASR can be switched off WARNING torque control)
and on again by pressing switch ASR OFF
set on the dashboard next to the steer- When using the spare wheel, The car is fitted with a special system, in-
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

ing wheel fig. 101. the ASR system is excluded tegral with the ASR system, that in case of
and the warning light á on the in- sudden gear shifting, cuts in providing
When the ASR is switched off this is strument panel turns on glowing torque to the engine thus preventing ex-
shown by the lighting up of the led on the steadily (together with the message cessive driving wheel drive that, specially
switch (and by the relevant message on on the display) (see section “Warn- in poor grip conditions, can lead to loss of
EMERGENCY

the display) (see section “Warning lights


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ing lights and messages”). stability.


and messages”).
If the ASR is switched off when travelling,
it will turn on again automatically the next
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

time the engine is started.


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When travelling on snowy roads with


snow chains, it may be helpful to turn the
ASR off: in fact, in these conditions, slip-
TECHNICAL

ping of the driving wheels when moving off


makes it possible to obtain better drive.
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EOBD SYSTEM

AND CONTROLS
This diagnostic system indicates the pres- IMPORTANT: After a servicing operation

DASHBOARD
ence of deteriorated components or sys- at Fiat Dealership aimed to eliminate mal-
The European On Board Diagnostic sys- tem malfunctioning (see section “Warn- functioning connected to the EOBD sys-
tem (EOBD), fitted to engine electronic ing lights and messages”) by the turning on tem, in order to check the system thor-
control units, allows monitoring and warn- of the instrument panel warning light U oughly it could be required to run a bench
ing of any malfunction to the electronic (together with the message on the dis- test and, if necessary, road tests which

DEVICES
SAFETY
systems that could increase exhaust emis- play). may also call for a long journey.
sions. NOTE The car is provided with a diag-
The objective is: nostic connector that can be interfaced
with appropriate tools, which makes it

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
❒ To keep system efficiency under con- possible to read the error codes stored in
trol; the control units, together with a series of
❒ Warn when a fault causes emission lev- specific parameters for engine operation
els to increase; and diagnosis. This test can also be per-

LIGHTS AND
formed by traffic controller agents.

MESSAGES
WARNING
❒ Warn of the need to replace deterio-
rated components.

EMERGENCY
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SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
TECHNICAL
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AND CONTROLS SOUND SYSTEM WARNING


DASHBOARD

(where provided) For connection to existing


car presetting system, con-
For the operation of the radio with CD/ tact Fiat Dealership to prevent any
MP3 CD player (where provided), read trouble that could impair car safety.
DEVICES

the instructions for use given in the Sup-


SAFETY

plement attached to this Owner Hand-


book.
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0691m
fig. 102

Sound system installation


The sound system shall be installed in the
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

proper space occupied by the central odd-


ment compartment A-fig. 102, here you
will find the preset cables.
To remove the oddment compartment
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press the retaining devices in the points


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shown in the figure.


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TECHNICAL CAR
INDEX

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INSTALLATION OF

AND CONTROLS
IMPORTANT The installation of devices RADIO TRANSMITTERS AND

DASHBOARD
involving modifications of car character- CELLULAR TELEPHONES
ELECTRIC/ELECTRONIC istics may determine the withdrawal of the
DEVICES driving licence by the appointed public au- Radio transceiver equipment (e.g.: e-tacs
thorities and the forfeiture of the warranty mobile phones, HAM radio systems and
as concerns defects/failures due to said the like) shall not be used inside the car
Electric/electronic devices installed after unless a separate aerial is mounted on the

DEVICES
SAFETY
buying the car and in after-market shall modification or leading directly or indi-
rectly to it. roof.
bear the following marking:
Fiat Auto S.p.A. declines all responsibility IMPORTANT The use of similar devices
due to damages connected with the in- inside the passenger compartment (with-

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
stallation of accessories/devices not sup- out separated aerial) produces radio-fre-
plied by or recommended by Fiat Auto quency electromagnetic fields which, am-
S.p.A. and installed not in compliance with plified by the resonance effects inside the
the specified prescriptions. passenger compartment, may cause elec-
trical systems equipping the car to mal-

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
function. This could compromise safety in
addition to constituting a potential hazard
Fiat Auto S.p.A. authorizes the installation for the passengers.
of transceivers, provided that installation In addition, transmission and reception of

EMERGENCY
is workmanlike performed in compliance these devices may be affected by the

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with Manufacturer’s specifications at a spe- shielding effect of the car body.
cialised service centre.
As concerns -approved mobile phones

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
(GSM, GPRS, UMTS), strictly comply with
the instructions for use provided by the

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mobile phone’s manufacturer.

TECHNICAL
INDEX
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AND CONTROLS “DUALDRIVE” ELECTRIC


DASHBOARD

POWER STEERING
SYSTEM
The car is provided with the electrically
DEVICES
SAFETY

controlled power steering system called


“Dualdrive” working only with ignition key
at MAR and engine running, that can be
customised by the driver according to the
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0693m F0Q0499m
driving conditions. fig. 103 fig. 104

IMPORTANT When turning quickly the FAILURE INDICATIONS SPORT FUNCTION


ignition key, power steering full operation
is obtained after 1-2 seconds. Any failure is indicated by the turning on (where provided)
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES

of warning light g , together with the


WARNING

The vehicle may be equipped with a sys-


message on the display (on certain ver- tem that allows a choice between two dri-
ACTIVATION/DEACTIVATION sions a symbol is displayed) (see section ving modes: normal and sports.
(CITY function) (where provided) “Warning lights and messages”).
Press the SPORT button fig. 104 to set
EMERGENCY

To connect/disconnect the CITY func- In the event of electric power steering sys- the system for a sporty drive with
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tion, press button A-fig. 103 set on the tem failure, the car can be driven with me- prompter acceleration response and stiffer
dashboard next to the steering wheel. chanical steering. steering wheel movements for a sportier
Activation of this function is indicated by feel.
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the word CITY on the instrument panel Pressing SPORT button enables the over-
CAR

display (on certain versions it is also indi- boost function.


cated by the turning on of the CITY warn-
ing light). This function enables the engine control
unit to reach maximum pressure levels in-
When the CITY function is on the steer-
TECHNICAL

side the turbocharger, depending on the


ing wheel effort is lighter and thus parking position of the accelerator pedal and for
operations are easier: therefore this func- a limited time. This enables to achieve an
tion is particularly useful for driving in city increased engine torque.
centres.
This function is quite useful if maximum
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performance is required for a short time


(e.g. overcoming other vehicles).

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AND CONTROLS
When the function is on, the S symbol is Acceleration WARNING

DASHBOARD
lit on the instrument panel. Press the but-
ton again to turn off the function and re- Accelerating violently increasing the revs It is absolutely forbidden to
store normal steering settings. will greatly affect consumption and emis- carry out whatever after-
sions: to contain fuel consumption accel- market operation involving steering
IMPORTANT when the SPORT button is eration should be gradual. system or steering column modifica-
pressed, the function activates after about tions (e.g.: installation of anti-theft

DEVICES
SAFETY
5 seconds. Using the SPORT function, fuel consump-
tion will be slightly higher than the values device) that could badly affect per-
IMPORTANT during acceleration, when stated in paragraph “Fuel consumption” in formance and safety, cause the lapse
the SPORT function is in use, it is possible this Supplement. of warranty and also result in non-

CORRECT USE
compliance of the car with homolo-

OF THE CAR
to feel steering judder, which is typical of
this sporty setting. gation requirements.

IMPORTANT The steering may become


slightly stiff following parking manoeuvres

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
including a great deal of steering. This is
normal and caused by a system to prevent WARNING
motor overheating. No servicing is re- Always switch the engine off,
quired. The electric power steering sys- remove the key from the
tem will return to normal operation the starting device and actuate the steer-

EMERGENCY
next time the car is used. ing lock before carrying out any main-

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tenance operation, especially when
the wheels are raised from the
ground. In case this is not possible

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
(e.g. when the key must be in MAR
position or the engine running), re-

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move the electric power steering
main fuse before carrying out any
maintenance operation.

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INDEX
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AND CONTROLS TYRE PRESSURE WARNING IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT


DASHBOARD
THE T.P.M.S. SYSTEM
MONITORING SYSTEM Tyre pressure should be
checked with tyres rested Failure indications will not be stored and
T.P.M.S. and cold. Should it become necessary therefore will not be displayed when turn-
(where provided) for whatever reason to check pressure ing the engine off and on again. If failure
with hot tyres, do not reduce pressure persists, the control unit will send warn-
DEVICES
SAFETY

The car can be equipped with the T.P.M.S. although it is higher than the pre- ing indications to the instrument panel on-
(Tyre Pressure Monitoring System). This scribed value but repeat the check ly after a few seconds when the car is
system consists of a radio-frequency sen- when tyres are cold. moving.
CORRECT USE

sor, installed on each wheel (on the rim


OF THE CAR

inside the tyre) that sends pressure infor-


mation to the control unit.
WARNING
T.P.M.S. system cannot in-
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

WARNING WARNING dicate sudden tyre pressure


drops (e.g.: tyre burst). In this event,
Pay the utmost attention The T.P.M.S. system does not brake the car cautiously and avoid
when checking or inflating exempt the driver to check sudden steering.
tyres. Excessive pressure impairs road tyre and spare wheel pressure at reg-
EMERGENCY

holding, increases suspension and ular intervals (see paragraph “Wheels”


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wheel stress and causes abnormal in section “Car maintenance”).


tyre wear.
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
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INDEX

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AND CONTROLS
WARNING WARNING WARNING

DASHBOARD
Replacing standard tyres Tyre pressure could change If the car is fitted with
with winter tyres and vice according to outside tem- T.P.M.S. system, tyre and/or
versa involves T.P.M.S. system set-up perature. For this reason the T.P.M.S. rim removal and refitting operations
that shall be performed at Fiat Deal- system could temporarily indicate low involve special precautions; to pre-
erships only. tyre pressure. In this event check pres- vent damages or wrong sensor refit-

DEVICES
SAFETY
sure with cold tyres and restore prop- ting, contact Fiat Dealership to have
er inflation values if required. tyre and/or rim changed.

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
WARNING
The T.P.M.S. system re-
quires special equipment. WARNING WARNING
Consult Fiat Dealership to know If the car is fitted with Strong radio-frequency nois-

LIGHTS AND
what type of accessories are com-

MESSAGES
es could inhibit the regular

WARNING
T.P.M.S. system, when
patible with the system (wheels, changing a tyre, change also the rub- operation of the T.P.M.S. system.
wheel caps, etc.). Using other acces- ber seal of the valve. Contact a Fiat This condition will be indicated by the
sories could cause system malfunc- Dealership. turning on of warning light nor sym-
tioning. bol on the instrument panel, togeth-

EMERGENCY
er with the message on the display.

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Such indication will disappear auto-
matically as soon as radio-frequency
noises will stop to disturb the system.

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TECHNICAL
INDEX CAR
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AND CONTROLS In order to use the system properly, refer to the following table when you have to change wheels/tyres:
DASHBOARD

Operation Sensor presence Failure indication Fiat Dealership


service operation
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SAFETY

– – YES Contact Fiat


Dealership
Wheel change NO YES Repair damaged
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wheel
OF THE CAR

with spare wheel


Wheel change NO YES Contact Fiat
with snow tyres Dealership
LIGHTS AND

Wheel change –
MESSAGES

YES NO
WARNING

with snow tyres


Wheel change YES NO Contact Fiat
with others of different Dealership
EMERGENCY

size (*)
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Wheel cross switching YES NO –


(front/rear) (**)
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CAR

(*) Given as an alternative on the Owner Handbook and available at Lineaccessori Fiat.
(**) Not cross switched (tyres shall stay on the same side).
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PARKING SENSORS

AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
(where provided)
Parking sensors inform the driver about
the presence of obstacles behind the car

DEVICES
(versions fitted with 4 rear sensors) or be-

SAFETY
hind and in front of the car (versions fit-
ted with 4 rear sensors and 4 front sen-
sors).

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
F0Q0745m F0Q0035m
This system is therefore an aid for the dri- fig. 105 fig. 107
ver when parking the car since it detects
obstacles out of the driver’s sight range. The system may be activated by pressing
the button t fig. 107 located on the
The driver is warned of the presence and centre panel: a warning light on the but-

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
distance from the obstacle by an inter- ton comes on when the system is active.
mittent buzzer (the sound of the buzzer
becomes more frequent as the reduction The sensors are deactivated by pressing
of distance between the car and the ob- the t fig. 107 again or exceeding a
stacle decreases). speed of 15 km/h: the warning light on the

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button is off when the system is inactive.

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SENSORS When the sensors are activated, the sys-
F0Q0603m
fig. 106 tem begins to emit acoustic signals from
To detect obstacles the system used 4
the front or rear indicators as soon as an

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
sensors located on the front bumper
(where provided) fig. 105 and 4 sensors Version with 8 sensors obstacle is detected. The frequency aris-

CAR
located on the rear bumper fig. 106. In the version with 4 rear sensors and 4 es as soon as the car approaches the ob-
front sensors, the system activates when stacle.
ACTIVATION reverse is engaged or when the button is

TECHNICAL
pressed t fig. 107.
Version with 4 sensors When reverse is released, the rear sen-
In the version with 4 rear sensors, the sys- sors and front sensors remain active un-
tem turns on automatically when reverse til a speed of approximately 15 km/h is ex-
is engaged. ceeded to allow the parking manoeuvre

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to be completed.

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AND CONTROLS When the obstacle is located at a distance BUZZER WARNINGS


DASHBOARD
For proper operation, the
of less than 30 cm, the device emits a con- parking sensors set on the
tinuous sound. Depending on the position The driver is warned of the presence and
distance from the obstacle by the buzzers bumpers shall be clean from
of the obstacle (in front or behind) the mud, dirt, snow or ice. When
sound is emitted by the corresponding installed in the passenger compartment:
❒ in versions with 4 rear sensors, a cleaning the sensors, take the utmost
acoustic indicators (front or rear). The ob- care to prevent their damaging; do not
DEVICES
SAFETY

stacle closest to the vehicle is indicated buzzer located in the front dashboard
area warns of the presence of rear ob- use therefore dry or rough clothes. Sen-
in all cases. sors shall be washed with clean water
stacles;
The beep will stop immediately if the dis- and car detergent, if required. In wash-
tance raises. Beep tone is constant if the ❒ In versions with 8 rear sensors (4 front ing stations, clean sensors quickly keep-
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

distance detected by central sensors is un- and 4 rear) a front buzzer warns of the ing the vapour jet/high pressure wash-
varied. If this situation takes place for side presence of front obstacles and a ing nozzles at 10 cm at least from the
sensors, the signal is stopped after about buzzer at the rear warns of the pres- sensors.
3 seconds to prevent sound indications ence of rear obstacles. This feature
gives the driver a sense of directional-
LIGHTS AND

when performing manoeuvres near walls.


MESSAGES
WARNING

ity (front/rear) about the presence of


obstacles.
Any repainting of bumpers or
When the reverse gear is engaged an in- touch/up in sensor areas shall
WARNING termittent acoustic signal is automatically be carried out at Fiat Dealer-
EMERGENCY

activated. ship only. Improper painting


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Parking manoeuvres howev-


er are always under the dri- could impair the regular operation of
The acoustic signal: parking sensors.
ver’s responsibility that shall always
check the absence of people (special- ❒ becomes louder as the reduction of
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

ly children) or animals in the ma- distance between the car and the ob-
stacle decreases;
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noeuvre space. This system is just a


help for the driver but she/he shall nev- ❒ becomes continuous when the distance
er reduce attention during dangerous between the car and the obstacle is less
manoeuvres even if performed at low that 30 cm and stops immediately if the
TECHNICAL

speed. distance raises;


❒ is constant if the distance is unvaried. If
this situation takes place for side sen-
sors, the signal is stopped after about
3 seconds to prevent sound indications
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when performing manoeuvres near


walls.

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❒ Parking sensors performance can also

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SENSOR DETECTION RANGE FAILURE INDICATIONS

DASHBOARD
be affected by sensor position; for ex-
Sensors enable the system to monitor the In the event of sensor failures, when en- ample changes to the car set-up due to
front part (versions with 8 sensors) and gaging the reverse gear the driver is shock-absorber wear, suspensions,
the rear part of the car. warned by the turning on of warning light changing tyres, loading the car too
è on the instrument panel or by symbol much, implementing special tuning to
Actually their position covers the central t, together with the message on the dis-

DEVICES
SAFETY
and side areas of the front and rear part lower the car.
play (see section “Warning lights and mes-
of the car. sages”). ❒ Presence of obstacles at the upper side
An obstacle positioned at central area is of the car not be detected since the sys-
tem detects obstacles that could knock

CORRECT USE
detected at a distance less than 0.9 m GENERAL WARNINGS

OF THE CAR
(front) and 1.40 m (rear). into the lower side of the car.
When parking, take the utmost care to
An obstacle positioned at side area is de- obstacles set above or under the sensors.
tected at a distance less than 0.6 m.
Objects set close to the car front or rear

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
part, under certain circumstances are not
OPERATION WITH TRAILER detected and could therefore cause dam-
Parking sensor operation is deactivated ages to the car.
automatically when the trailer electric ca- Parking sensors regular operation could

EMERGENCY
ble plug is fitted into the car tow hook be affected by the following conditions:

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socket.
❒ Indications sent by the sensors can be
Sensors are reactivated when removing altered by dirt, snow or ice deposited
the trailer cable plug. on the sensors or by multiple painting.

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
IMPORTANT If you wish to leave the ❒ Sensors detect non-existing objects,

CAR
tow-hook fitted without a trailer attached, “echo disturbances” due to: car washing,
contact your Fiat Dealership to update the rain (with very strong wind), hail, etc.
system because the tow-hook will be de-
tected as an obstacle by the central sen- ❒ Indications sent by the sensors can al-

TECHNICAL
sors. so be altered by ultrasound systems
(e.g.: truck pneumatic brakes or pneu-
matic hammers) set nearby the car.

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AND CONTROLS AT THE FILLING DIESEL ENGINES


DASHBOARD
The car must only be filled
STATION If the outside temperature is very low, the with diesel fuel for motor ve-
diesel thickens due to the formation of hicles, in compliance with Eu-
paraffins and could clog the diesel fuel fil- ropean Specification EN590.
PETROL ENGINES ter. The use of other products or mixtures
may irreparably damage the engine
DEVICES
SAFETY

Use only unleaded petrol. In order to avoid these problems, differ- with invalidation of the warranty due
To prevent errors, the diameter of the fu- ent types of diesel are distributed ac- to the damage caused. In the event of
el tank filler is too small to introduce a lead cording to the season: summer type, win- accidentally filling with another type
ter type arctic type (mountains/cold ar- of fuel, do not start the engine and
CORRECT USE

petrol pump filler.


OF THE CAR

eas). empty the tank. If the engine has been


Use petrol with a rated octane number run even for only a very short time, in
(R.O.N.) not lower than 95. If refuelling with diesel fuel not suitable for
the current temperature, mix diesel fuel addition to the tank, it is also necessary
IMPORTANT An inefficient catalyst leads with TUTELA DIESEL ART additive in the to drain out the whole fuel circuit.
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

to harmful exhaust emissions, thus con- proportions stated on the can, putting first
tributing to air pollution. the antifreeze in the tank and then the
diesel fuel.
IMPORTANT Never use leaded petrol, REFUELLING
even in small amount or in an emergency, Refuel with local diesel fuel if the car is
To ensure full tank refuelling, carry out
EMERGENCY

as this would damage the catalyst beyond used/parked in the mountains or in cold
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repair. areas for a long period. In this event you two top-up operations once the delivery
are recommended to keep an amount of gun has turned off twice. Avoid further
fuel higher than 50% in the tank. top-up operations which could cause faults
in the fuel system.
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PROTECTING THE

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IMPORTANT The sealing of the tank may

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cause light pressurising in the tank. A lit-
tle breathing off, while slackening the cap, ENVIRONMENT
is absolutely normal.
The devices for curtailing petrol engine
After refuelling, turn the cap clockwise un- emissions are the following:
til it clicks, then turn the key clockwise,

DEVICES
SAFETY
remove it and close the flap. ❒ three-way catalytic converter;
❒ Lambda sensor;
❒ fuel evaporation system.

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OF THE CAR
F0Q0695m
fig. 108
WARNING In addition, do not let the engine run, even
FUEL FILLER CAP fig. 108 Keep naked flames or light- for a test, with one or more spark plugs
ed cigarettes away from the disconnected.
To carry out fuelling, open flap A and un- fuel filler hole as there is a danger of

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MESSAGES
WARNING
screw cap B: the cap is fitted with an an- fire. Do not bend too close to the hole The devices for curtailing diesel fuel en-
tiloss device C which fastens it to the flap either so as not to breathe in harmful gine emissions are the following:
so it cannot be mislaid. vapours.
❒ oxidising catalytic converter;
The cap B is fitted with key-lock: open the

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lid A, then, turn the ignition key in the lock ❒ exhaust gas recirculation system

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and open the cap. (E.G.R.);
When refuelling, secure the cap to the de- ❒ Lambda sensors;
vice inside the lid as shown in the figure. ❒ diesel particulate filter (DPF) (where

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provided it is fitted instead of the Lamb-

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da sensor).

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(DPF) (where provided) it shall be cleaned (reclaimed) at regular
intervals by burning carbon particles. Re- If the warning light h on the instru-
The Diesel Particulate Filter is a mechan- claiming procedure is controlled auto- ment panel turns on (together with the
ical filter, integral with the exhaust system, matically by the engine control unit ac- message on the display) refer to section
that physically traps particulate present cording to the filter conditions and the “Warning lights and messages”.
in the exhaust gases of Diesel engines.
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SAFETY

conditions of use of the car.


The diesel particular filter has been adopt- During reclaiming the following phenom-
ed to eliminate almost totally particulates ena could take place: idling slight increase, WARNING
in compliance with current / future law fan activation, slight smoke increase, high
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OF THE CAR

regulations. During normal service the


exhaust temperatures. These situations catalyst and the diesel par-
During normal use of the car, the engine shall not be considered as faults and they ticulate filter (DPF) reach high tem-
control unit records a set of data (e.g.: do not affect car performance and envi- peratures. Do not therefore park the
travel time, type of route, temperatures, ronment. car over inflammable materials (grass,
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

etc.) and it will then calculate how much dry leaves, pine needles, etc.): fire
particulates has been trapped by the filter. hazard.
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SEAT BELTS ........................................................................... 106
S.B.R. SYSTEM ....................................................................... 108

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PRETENSIONERS.................................................................. 109
CARRYING CHILDREN SAFELY...................................... 112
PRESETTING FOR MOUNTING THE

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ISOFIX CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM .............................. 117
FRONT AIR BAGS................................................................ 120
SIDE AIR BAGS (Side bag - Window bag) ...................... 123

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MESSAGES
WARNING
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SEAT BELTS

USING THE SEAT BELTS


The belt should be worn keeping the chest
straight and rested against the seat back.
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To fasten seat belts, take the tongue


A-fig. 1 and insert it into the buckle B,
until hearing the locking click.
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F0Q0696m F0Q0267m
fig. 1 fig. 2
At removal, if it jams, let it rewind for a
short stretch, then pull it out again with-
out jerking. When the car is parked on a steep slope Rear seat belts shall be worn as shown in
the reel mechanism may block; this is nor- fig. 2.
To unfasten the seat belts, press button mal. The reel mechanism prevents the
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MESSAGES
WARNING

C. Guide the seat belt with your hand webbing coming out when it is jerked or
while it is rewinding, to prevent it from if the car brakes sharply, in a collision or
twisting. when cornering at high speed. WARNING
Through the reel, the belt automatically The rear seat is fitted with inertial seat Never press button C-fig. 1
EMERGENCY

adapts to the body of the passenger wear- belts with three anchor points and reel for when travelling.
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ing it, allowing freedom of movement. side and central seats.


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IMPORTANT After putting the seats back

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to their travelling position, restore the
seat belt position to make them ready for
use.

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SAFETY
WARNING
Make sure the seat back is
correctly hooked on both

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OF THE CAR
F0Q0683m F0Q0697m
fig. 3 sides (“red bands” B-fig. 3 not visible) fig. 4
to prevent seat back being thrown
IMPORTANT When the seat back is cou- forwards and injuring passengers ADJUSTING THE FRONT SEAT
pled properly, the “red band” B-fig. 3 pre- should you brake sharply. BELT HEIGHT
sent aside lever A disappears. The “red

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MESSAGES
WARNING
band” actually indicates improper seat Four different adjustments in height are
back coupling. provided.
IMPORTANT Remember that in the To adjust, press button A-fig. 4 and low-
event of a violent collision, back seat pas- er or raise the grip B.

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sengers not wearing seat belts also rep-

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Always adjust the height of the seat belt
resent a serious danger for the front seat to fit the person wearing it. This precau-
passengers. tion could greatly reduce the risk of injury
in case of collision.

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Correct adjustment is obtained when the

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belt passes half way between the end of
the shoulder and the neck.

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WARNING S.B.R. SYSTEM With multifunction display, the S.B.R. sys-
tem can only be reset at Fiat Dealership.
Make the height adjustment
when the car is stationary. The vehicle is equipped with an S.B.R. sys- With reconfigurable multifunction display,
tem (Seat Belt Reminder) made up of a the S.B.R. system can also be reset through
buzzer which, together with the seat belt the set-up menu.
not fastened warning light < in the in-
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SAFETY

strument panel flashing, warns the driver


WARNING and, on some versions, the front passen-
ger that their seat belt is not fastened.
After adjustment, always
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OF THE CAR

check that the slider is an- For permanent deactivation, contact Fiat
chored in one of the positions pro- Dealership.
vided. To do this, with the button A-
fig. 4 released, exert a further pres-
sure to allow the anchor device to
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

catch if release did not take place at


one of the preset position.
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PRETENSIONERS The pretensioner does not require any

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maintenance or greasing. Anything that Operations which lead to
modifies its original conditions invalidates knocks, vibrations or localised
To increase the efficiency of the front and heating (over 100°C for a
rear (where provided) seat belts, the car its efficiency. If due to unusual natural
events (floods, seas storm, etc.) the device maximum of 6 hours) in the
is fitted with pretensioners. These devices, area around the pretensioners may
in the event of violent front and side crash, has been affected by water and mud, it
cause damage or trigger them. These

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SAFETY
rewind the seat belts a few centimetres. must necessarily be replaced.
devices are not affected by vibrations
In this way they ensure that the seat belt caused by irregularities of the road sur-
adheres perfectly to the wearer before the face or low obstacles such as kerbs, etc.
restraining action begins. The seat belt Contact a Fiat Dealership for any as-

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locks to indicate that the device has in- WARNING sistance.
tervened; the seat belt cannot be drawn The pretensioner can only
back up even when guiding it manually. be used once. After a colli-
sion that has triggered it, have it re-
IMPORTANT To obtain the highest de- placed at a Fiat Dealership. Preten-

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MESSAGES
WARNING
gree of protection from the action of the sioner validity is written on the label
pretensioning device, wear the seat belt LOAD LIMITERS
located inside the lower oddment
keeping it firmly close to the chest and compartment. Pretensioners should To increase passenger’s safety, the front
pelvis. be replaced at Fiat Dealership as this and rear (where provided) seat belt reels

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Pretensioner activation may produce a date approaches. contain a load limiter which allows con-

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small amount of smoke. This smoke is in trolled sag in such a way as to dose the
no way toxic and presents no fire hazard. force acting on the shoulders during the
belt restraining action in case of front
crash.

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F0Q0015m F0Q0038m F0Q0039m


fig. 5 fig. 6 fig. 7

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR IMPORTANT The belt should not be twist- IMPORTANT Never travel with a child
USING THE SEAT BELTS ed. The upper part should pass over the sitting on the passenger’s lap with a sin-
gle belt to protect them both fig. 7. Do
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shoulder and cross the chest diagonally. The


MESSAGES
WARNING

The driver must comply with (and have not fasten other objects to the body.
the car occupants follow) all the local le- lower part should adhere to the pelvis (as
gal regulations concerning the use of seat shown in fig. 6) and not the abdomen of the
belts. Always fasten the seat belts before passenger. Do not use any objects (pegs,
starting. stoppers, etc.) to keep the belts away from
EMERGENCY

the body.
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Seat belts are also to be worn by expec-


tant mothers: the risk of injury in the case
of accident is greatly reduced for them and
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the unborn child if they are wearing a seat WARNING


belt. Of course they must position the For maximum safety, keep
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lower part of the belt very low down so the back of your seat up-
that it passes under the abdomen (as il- right, lean back into it and make sure
lustrated in fig. 5). the seat belt fits closely across your
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chest and hips. Make sure that the


seat belts of the front and rear pas-
sengers are fastened at all times! You
increase the risk of serious injury or
death in a collision if you travel with
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HOW TO KEEP THE SEAT ❒ prevent the reels from getting wet:

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WARNING

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BELTS ALWAYS IN EFFICIENT their correct operation is only guaran-
Under no circumstances teed if water does not get inside;
should the components of the CONDITIONS
seat belts and pretensioners be tam- Observe the following: ❒ replace the seat belt when showing sig-
pered with or removed. Any operation nificant wear or cut signs.
should be carried out by qualified and ❒ always use the belt with the tap taut and

DEVICES
SAFETY
authorised personnel. Always contact never twisted; make sure that it is free
a Fiat Dealership. to run without impediments;
❒ after a serious accident, replace the belt

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being worn at that time, even if it does
not appear damaged. Always replace
the seat belts if pretensioners have
WARNING been activated;
If the belt has been subject- ❒ to clean the belts, wash by hand with

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MESSAGES
WARNING
ed to heavy stress, for ex- neutral soap, rinse and leave to dry in
ample after an accident, it should be the shade. Never use strong deter-
changed completely together with gents, bleach or dyes or other chemi-
the anchors, anchor fastening screws cal substance that might weaken the fi-

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and the pretensioners. In fact, even if bres;

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the belt has no visible defects, it could
have lost its resilience.

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CARRYING CHILDREN As it may be noted, the groups overlap WARNING
partly and in fact, in commerce it is pos-
SAFELY sible to find devices that cover more than With front passenger’s air
one weight group. bag active do not place cra-
For optimal protection in the event of a dle child’s seats facing backwards on
crash, all passengers must be seated and All restraint devices must bear the certi- the front passenger seat since the air
fication data, together with the control bag activation could cause serious in-
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wearing adequate restraint systems.


SAFETY

brand, on a solidly fixed label which must juries, even mortal regardless of the
This is even more important for children. absolutely never be removed. seriousness of the crash. You are ad-
This prescription is compulsory in all EC Over 1.50 m in height, from the point of vised to carry children always on the
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rear seat, as this is the most protect-


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countries according to EC Directive view of restraint systems, children are


2003/20/EC. considered as adults and wear the seat ed position in the case of a crash.
Compared with adults, their head is pro- belts normally.
portionally larger and heavier than the rest Lineaccessori Fiat offers seats for each
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of the body, while the muscles and bone WARNING


MESSAGES
WARNING

weight group, which are the recommend-


structure are not completely developed. ed choice, as they have been designed and SERIOUS DANGER Should it
Therefore, correct restraint systems are experimented specifically for Fiat cars. be absolutely necessary to
necessary, other than adult seat belts. carry a child on the front pas-
senger’s seat with the cradle
EMERGENCY

The results of research on the best child


seat facing backwards, passen-
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restraint systems are contained in the Eu-


ropean Standard EEC-R44. This Standard ger’s air bags (front and side
enforces the use of restraint systems clas- bags, where provided), shall be deacti-
sified in five groups: vated through the setup menu. Deacti-
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vation shall be checked through the in-


Group 0 0-10 kg in weight strument panel warning light “. The
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Group 0+ 0-13 kg in weight front passenger’s seat shall also be ad-


justed in the most backward position to
Group 1 9-18 kg in weight prevent any contact between child’s
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seat and dashboard.


Group 2 15-25 kg in weight
Group 3 22-36 kg in weight
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WARNING

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Seats exist which are suit-
able for covering weight
groups 0 and 1 with a rear connection
to the car belts and their own belts to
restrain the child. Due to their size,

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SAFETY
they can be dangerous if installed in-
correctly fastened to the car belts
with a cushion. Carefully follow the

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instructions for installation provided

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F0Q0429m F0Q0430m
fig. 8 fig. 9
with the seat.
GROUP 0 and 0+ GROUP 1
Babies up to 13 kg must be carried facing Starting from 9 kg to 18 kg in weight, chil-

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MESSAGES
WARNING
backwards on a cradle seat, which, sup- dren may be carried facing forwards, with
porting the head, does not induce stress seat fitted with front cushion, through
on the neck in the event of sharp decel- which the car seat belt restrains both child
eration. and seat fig. 9.

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The cradle is restrained by the car seat

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belts, as shown in fig. 8 and in turn it must
restrain the child with its own belts.
WARNING
The figure is only an exam-

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ple for mounting. Attain to

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the instructions for fastening which
must be enclosed with the specific
child restraining system you are using.

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DASHBOARD

The illustrations are indica-


tive only for assembly. As-
semble the seat according to the com-
pulsory instructions provided with it.
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SAFETY
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F0Q0431m F0Q0432m
fig. 10 fig. 11

GROUP 2 GROUP 3
Starting from 15 kg to 25 kg in weight, chil- For children from 22 kg to 36 kg the size
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

dren may be restrained directly by the car of the child’s chest no longer requires a
belts fig. 10. The only function of the seat support to space the child’s back from the
is to position the child correctly in rela- seat back.
tion to the belts, so that the diagonal part
adheres to the chest and not to the neck Fig. 11 shows proper child seat posi-
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and that the horizontal part clings to the tioning on the rear seat.
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child’s pelvis and not the abdomen. Children taller than 1.50 m can wear seat
belts like adults.
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PASSENGER SEAT COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS ON CHILD’S SEAT USE

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Your car complies with the new European Directive 2000/3/EC regulating child’s seat assembling on the different car seats accord-
ing to the following table:

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SAFETY
Group Range of weight Front Rear Central rear
passenger passenger passenger

Group 0, 0+ up to 13 kg U U U

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Group 1 9-18 kg U U U

Group 2 15-25 kg U U U

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MESSAGES
WARNING
Gruppo 3 22-36 kg U U U

Key:

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U = suitable for child restraint systems of the “Universal” category, according to European Standard EEC-R44 for the specified “Groups”.

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DASHBOARD Below is a summary of the rules of 4) Always check the seat belt is well fas- WARNING
safety to be followed for carrying tened by pulling the webbing.
With passenger’s air bag ac-
children: 5) Only one child is to be strapped to tive, never place child’s seats
1) The recommended position for in- each retaining system. with the cradle facing backwards
stalling child’s seat is on the rear seat, as 6) Always check the seat belts do not fit since the air bag activation could
cause to the child serious injuries,
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it is the most protected in the case of a


SAFETY

around the child’s throat.


crash. even mortal, regardless of the seri-
7) While travelling, do not let the child ousness of the crash that triggered it.
2) If the passenger airbag is deactivated, sit incorrectly or release the belts. You are advised to carry children al-
always check that it is properly deactivat-
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ways with proper restraint systems on


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ed by ensuring the warning light “ is on 8) Passengers should never carry children the rear seats, as this is the most pro-
with a fixed light on the instrument pan- on their laps. No-one, however strong tected position in the case of a crash.
el. they are, can hold a child in the event of
a crash.
3) Attain to the instructions for fastening
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

the specific child restraint system which 9) In case of an accident, replace the
you are using. These instructions must be child’s seat with a new one.
provided by the manufacturer. Keep the
child restraint system installation instruc-
tions with the car documents and this
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Handbook. Never use a child restraint sys-


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tem without installation instructions.


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PRESETTING FOR

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MOUNTING THE
ISOFIX CHILD
RESTRAINT SYSTEM

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SAFETY
This car is preset for mounting the Uni-
versal Isofix child restraint system, a new
European standardised system for carry-

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ing children safely.

OF THE CAR
F0Q0698m
fig. 13
It is possible to mount at the same time
both the traditional restraint system and Remember that in case of Universal Isofix
the Isofix one. child’s seat, you can only use all those
seats approved with the marking ECE

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MESSAGES
WARNING
Fig. 12 shows a child’s seat by way of ex- R44/03 Isofix.
ample. The Universal Isofix child’s seat
covers weight group: 1.
Other weight groups are covered by a

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specific Isofix child seat that can be used

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only if specifically designed, tested and ap-
proved for his vehicle (see the list of ve- F0Q0614m
hicles accompanying the child seat). fig. 12

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Due to its different anchoring system, the

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Universal Isofix child’s seat shall be an-
chored to the proper lower metal rings
A-fig. 13, set between rear seat back and
cushion. The upper belt (provided with

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the child’s seat) shall be then secured to
ring B-fig. 14 set at the back of the seat
backrest at child’s seat height.

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DASHBOARD At Lineaccessori Fiat is available the “Duo WARNING
Plus” Universal Isofix child’s seat .
Mount the child restraint
For any further installation/use detail, re- system only with the car sta-
fer to the “Instructions Manual” that must tionary. The Isofix child restraint sys-
be provided by the child’s restraints sys- tem is properly anchored to the
tem Manufacturer. mounting brackets when clicks are
DEVICES
SAFETY

heard. In any case, keep to the in-


stallation instructions that must be
provided by the child restraint system
CORRECT USE

Manufacturer.
OF THE CAR

F0Q0699m
fig. 14
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

EMERGENCY
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DASHBOARD
The table below, according to ECE 16 European Directive, shows the different installation possibilities of Universal Isofix restraint
systems on seats fitted with Isofix fasteners.

DEVICES
SAFETY
Range of weight Child’s seat Isofix class Isofix position
orientation side rear

Group 0 to 10 kg Facing backwards E IL

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Facing backwards E IL
Group 0+ to 13 kg Facing backwards D IL
Facing backwards

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C IL (*)

MESSAGES
WARNING
Facing backwards D IL
Facing backwards C IL (*)

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Group I - 9 to 18 kg

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Facing forwards B IUF
Facing forwards B1 IUF

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Facing forwards A IUF

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IUF: suitable for Isofix child restraint systems to be set facing forwards, universal class (fitted with third upper fastener), ap-
proved for the weight group.

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IL: suitable for Isofix TYPE child restraint systems, specific and approved for this type of car. The child’s seat can be installed by
moving forward the front seat.
(*) The Isofix child seat can be mounted by positioning the front seat at its full height.

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FRONT AIR BAGS In case of front crash, an electronic con- Front air bag may not be activated in the
trol unit, when required, triggers the in- following situations:
The car is fitted with front air bags for the flation of the cushion according to the
severity of the collision. The cushion im- ❒ front collisions against highly de-
driver, for the passenger and with driver’s formable objects not affecting the car
knees air bag (where provided). mediately inflates, placing itself as a pro-
tection between the body of the front oc- front surface (e.g. bumper collision
against guard rail, etc.);
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SAFETY

The front air bags (driver and passenger) cupants and the structure that could cause
and driver’s knees air bag (where provid- injuries. Immediately after, the cushion de- ❒ in case of wedging under other vehicles
ed) have been designed to protect the oc- flates. or protective barriers (for example un-
cupants in the event of head-on crashes of der a truck or guard rail);
The front driver / passenger air bags and
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OF THE CAR

medium-high severity, by placing the cush-


ion between the occupant and the steer- the driver’s knees air bag (where provid- as it offers no additional protection com-
ing wheel or dashboard. ed) are not a replacement of but comple- pared with the seat belts, consequently,
mentary to the use of belts, which should it would be pointless. Therefore, failure to
Front air bags are designed to protect always be worn, as specified by law in Eu- come into action in the above circum-
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car’s occupants in front crashes and there- rope and most non European countries.
MESSAGES
WARNING

stances does not mean that the system is


fore non-activation in other types of col- not working properly.
lisions (side collisions, rear shunts, roll- In case of crash, a person not wearing the
overs, etc.) is not a system malfunction. seat belt moves forward and may come in-
to contact with the cushion while it is still
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inflating. Under this circumstance the pro-


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tection offered by the air bag is reduced.


WARNING
Do not apply stickers or oth-
er objects to the steering
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wheel or to the air bag cover on the


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passenger’s side or on the side roof


lining. Do not put objects on the
dashboard on passenger side since
they could interfere with proper pas-
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senger air bag inflation and cause in-


juries to the car’s passengers.
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WARNING

DASHBOARD
SERIOUS DANGER: With
passenger’s air bag active,
never place child’s seats with
the cradle facing backwards
since the air bag activation

DEVICES
SAFETY
could cause to the child serious in-
juries, even mortal. In the case of
need, always deactivate the passen-

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ger’s air bag when a child’s seat is

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F0Q0624m F0Q0700m
fig. 15 fig. 16
placed on the front seat. The front
passenger’s seat shall be adjusted in
DRIVER’S FRONT AIR BAG fig. 15 PASSENGER’S FRONT AIR BAG the most backward position to pre-
It consists of an instant-inflating cushion fig. 16 vent any contact between child’s seat

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and dashboard. Even if not compul-

WARNING
contained in a special recess in the cen- It consists of an instant-inflating cushion
tre of the steering wheel. contained into a special recess in the sory by law, you are recommended to
dashboard, this cushion has a volume big- reactivate the air bag immediately as
ger than that of the driver. soon as child transport is no longer
necessary.

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WARNING The driver’s and passenger’s front Air bags

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have been designed and calibrated to im-
Always keep your hands on prove the protection of a person wear-
the steering wheel rim when ing seat belts.
driving, so that if the air bag is trig-

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gered, it can inflate without meeting At their maximum inflation, their volume

CAR
any obstacles which could cause seri- fills most of the space between the dash-
ous harm to you. Do not drive with board and the passenger.
the body bent forwards, keep the seat
back rest in the erect position and

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lean your back well against it.

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DASHBOARD MANUAL DEACTIVATION OF WARNING
PASSENGER’S FRONT AIR BAG
To deactivate the passen-
AUTO
AND SIDE BAG (where provided) ger’s front air bag and the
Should it be absolutely necessary to car- side bag (where provided), refer to
ry a child on the front seat, the passenger’s paragraphs “Multifunction display”
and “Reconfigurable multifunction
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front air bag and the side bag (where pro-


SAFETY

vided) can be deactivated. display” in section “Dashboard and


controls”.
The instrument panel warning light “ will
stay on glowing steadily until reactivating
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F0Q0702m
fig. 17 passenger’s air bag.
DRIVER’S KNEES AIR BAG fig. 17
(where provided)
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MESSAGES
WARNING

Knees air bag consists of an instant-inflat-


ing cushion housed into a special com-
partment provided for the purpose under
the steering wheel at driver’s knees level,
designed to give further protection in the
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event of frontal crash.


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SIDE AIR BAGS In case of side crash, an electronic control

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unit, when required triggers the inflation
(Side bag - of the cushion. The cushion immediately
Window bag) inflates, placing itself as a protection, be-
tween the occupant’s body and the struc-
The car is fitted with front side bags for ture that could cause injuries. Immediate-

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driver and passenger (where provided) for ly after, the cushion deflates.
protecting the chest and window bags Side bags are not a replacement of but
(where provided) for protecting front and complementary to the belts, which you
rear passengers’ head. are recommended to always wear, as

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F0Q0701m
fig. 18
Side bags protect car occupants from side specified by law in Europe and most non-
crashes of medium-high severity, by plac- European countries.
SIDE BAGS (where provided)
ing the cushion between the occupant and
the internal parts of the side structure of They consist of two types of instant infla-

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MESSAGES
WARNING
the car. tion cushions and are housed in the back
rests of the front seats fig. 18. The task
Non-activation of side bags in other types of the side air bags is to increase protec-
of collisions (front collisions, rear shunts, tion of the occupants’ chest in the event
roll-overs, etc...) is not a system malfunc- of a side crash of medium-high severity.

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tion.

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wear the seat belts since in case of side
crash they guarantee proper positioning Do not hook rigid objects to
of the occupant and prevent the occupants the coat hooks and to the
to be pitched out of the car in case of vi- support handles.
olent crashes.
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Therefore the front side bags (where pro-


vided) are not a replacement of but com-
plementary to the belts, which you are WARNING
recommended to always wear, as speci-
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fig. 19 F0Q0703m Do not cover the backrest of


fied by law in Europe and most non-Eu- front seats with trims or cov-
ropean countries. ers that are not suitable to be used
WINDOW BAGS
with side bags.
(where provided) fig. 19 IMPORTANT In the event of side crash,
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MESSAGES
WARNING

They are “curtain” cushions located be- you can obtain the best protection by the
hind the side coverings of the roof and system keeping a correct position on the
covered by proper finishings, studied for seat, allowing thus a correct window bag
the head protection to offer the best pro- unfolding. WARNING
tection to the front and rear occupants Never rest head, arms and
EMERGENCY

IMPORTANT Do not wash seats with elbows on the door, on the


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in the event of side crash, thanks to the


wide cushion inflation surface. pressurised water or steam (by hand or at windows and in the window bag area
automatic seat washing stations). to prevent possible injuries during in-
In minor side crashes (for which the re- flation phase.
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straining action of the seat belts is suffi-


cient), the air bags are not deployed.
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WARNING
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Never lean head, arms and


elbows out of the window.
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GENERAL WARNINGS 3) Should an accident occur in which any 4) The triggering of pretensioners, front

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of the safety devices is activated, take the air bags and front side bags is decided in
1) The front air bags and/or front and car to a Fiat Dealership to have the de- a differentiated manner, depending on the
front side bags (where provided) may be vices activated replaced and to have the type of crash. The failure to deploy one or
deployed if the car is subject to heavy system checked. more of them does not mean that the sys-
knocks or accidents involving the under- tem is not working properly.
body area, such as for example violent Every control, repair and replacement op-

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shocks, against steps, kerbs or low obsta- erations concerning the air bags must on-
cles, falling of the car in big holes or sags ly be carried out c/o Fiat Dealership.
in the road.
If you are having the car scrapped, have

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2) When the airbag inflates it emits a small the air bag system deactivated at a Fiat
amount of dusts. These dusts are harm- Dealership first. If the car changes own-
less and is not the beginning of a fire; then ership, the new owner must be informed
the unfold cushion surface and the car in- of the method of use of air bags and the
teriors can be covered by a dusty remains: above warnings and also be given this

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
this dust can irritate skin and eyes. In case “Owner Handbook”.
of contact, wash yourself using neutral
soap and water.

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If when turning the ignition Life and validity of pyrotech- If the car has been stolen or
key to MAR, the warning nic charge and coil contact an attempt to steal it has
light ¬ does not turn on or if it stays are indicated on the label located in- been made, if it has been subjected to
on when travelling (together with the side the lower oddment compart- vandals or floods, have the air bag
message on the display) there could ment. As this date approaches, con- system checked by Fiat Dealership.
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be a failure in safety systems; in this tact Fiat Dealership to have them re-
event air bags or pretensioners could placed.
not trigger in case of impact or, in a
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minor number of cases, they could


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trigger accidentally. Contact Fiat


Dealership immediately to have the
system checked.
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

Never travel with objects on


your lap, in front of your
chest or with a pipe, pencil, etc. be-
tween your lips; injury may result in
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the event of the air bag being trig-


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gered.
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WARNING WARNING WARNING

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Remember that with the key When the ignition key is The front air bag is triggered
engaged and at MAR, even turned to MAR, the warning for shocks greater in magni-
with the engine not running, the air light “ (with passenger’s front Air tude than the pretensioners. For im-
bags may be triggered on a stationary bag on) turns on and flashes for few pacts between these two thresholds,
car if it is bumped by another moving seconds to remind that the passen- it is therefore normal that only the

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SAFETY
car. Therefore, never seat children on ger’s air bag will be deployed in a pretensioners are triggered.
the front seat even when the car is crash, after which it should go off.
stationary. On the other hand, re-

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member that with the key at STOP

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no safety system (air bags or preten-
sioners) is triggered in the event of an
impact; in this case, failure to come
into action cannot be considered as a

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MESSAGES
sign that the system is not working

WARNING
properly.

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The air bag does not substi-


tute the seat belts, but only
increases their effectiveness. More-
over, since the front air bags do not
come into operation in the event of
DEVICES
SAFETY

front impact at low speed, side colli-


sions, bumps from behind or over-
turning, in these circumstances the
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occupants would only be protected


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by the seat belts which must therefore


always be fastened.
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MESSAGES
WARNING

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ENGINE STARTING ........................................................... 130
PARKING................................................................................ 133

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USING THE GEARBOX...................................................... 134
CONTAINING RUNNING COSTS................................. 135
TOWING TRAILERS............................................................ 137

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SNOW TYRES ....................................................................... 139
SNOW CHAINS ................................................................... 139
CAR INACTIVITY ............................................................... 140

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MESSAGES
WARNING
EMERGENCY
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ENGINE STARTING STARTING PROCEDURE FOR WARNING
PETROL VERSIONS
Running the engine in con-
The car is fitted with an electronic engine Proceed as follows: fined areas is extremely dan-
lock device: if the engine fails to start, see gerous. The engine consumes oxygen
the paragraph “The Fiat CODE system” in ❒ pull up the handbrake; and produces carbon monoxide
section “Dashboard and controls”. ❒ set the gear lever to neutral; which is a highly toxic and lethal gas.
DEVICES
SAFETY

The engine may be noisier than usual dur- ❒ press the clutch pedal down to the
ing the first seconds of operation, espe- floor without touching the accelerator;
cially after it has not been used for a while.
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❒ turn the ignition key to AVV and let


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This characteristic feature of the hydraulic


tappet system does not compromise func- it go the moment the engine starts. When the engine is switched
tionality or reliability. This timing system off never leave the ignition key
for petrol engines was adopted to limit If the engine does not start at the first at- at MAR to prevent pointless
servicing. tempt, return the ignition key to STOP current absorption from drain-
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before repeating starting.


MESSAGES
WARNING

ing the battery.


Engine starting is guaranteed up to a min-
imum temperature of –18°C (Italy and If, when the ignition key is at MAR, warn-
Middle Europe) and –20°C (North Eu- ing light Y remains (or the symbol on dis-
rope). play) lit together with warning light U,
If you are still unable to start the engine,
EMERGENCY

turn the key to STOP and then back to


perform the emergency start-up proce-
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MAR; if the warning light remains on, try


with the other keys provided with the car. dure (see “Emergency start-up” in section
“In an emergency”) and contact Fiat Deal-
ership.
SPECIFICATION MAINTENANCE

IMPORTANT Never leave the ignition key


CAR

We recommend that during at MAR when the engine is off.


the initial period you do not
drive to full car performance
(e.g.: excessive acceleration,
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long journeys at top speed, sharp brak-


ing, etc.).
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STARTING PROCEDURE FOR IMPORTANT With cold engine, the ac- IMPORTANT Never leave the ignition key

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DIESEL VERSIONS celerator pedal shall be completely re- at MAR when the engine is off.
leased while turning the ignition key to
Proceed as follows: AVV.
❒ Ensure that the handbrake is up; If the engine does not start at the first at-
❒ set the gear lever to neutral; tempt, return the ignition key to STOP The warning light m will

DEVICES
SAFETY
before repeating starting. flash for 60 seconds at start-
❒ turn the ignition key to MAR. The up or during prolonged crank-
warning lights m and Y (or the sym- If, when the ignition key is at MAR, warn- ing to signal a fault in the glow
bol on display) on the instrument pan- ing light Y on the instrument panel (or plug heating system. You can use the

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el will turn on; the symbol on display) stays on, turn the car as usual if the engine starts but you
key to STOP and then back to MAR; if should contact a Fiat Dealership as
❒ wait for the warning lights Y (or the the warning light remains on, try with the soon as possible.
symbol on display) and m to turn off. other keys provided with the car.
The hotter the engine is, the quicker

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MESSAGES
WARNING
this will happen; If you still cannot start the engine, contact
Fiat Dealership.
❒ press the clutch pedal down to the
floor without touching the accelerator;
❒ turn the ignition key to AVV as soon

EMERGENCY
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as warning light m turns off. If you
wait too long you will lose the benefit
of the work done by the glow plugs. Re-
lease the key as soon as the engine

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starts.

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DASHBOARD HOW TO WARM UP THE STOPPING THE ENGINE WARNING
ENGINE AFTER IT HAS Turn the ignition to STOP while the en- Remember that the servo-
JUST STARTED gine is idling. brake and power steering
(petrol and diesel engines) are not operational until the engine
IMPORTANT After a taxing drive, you
Proceed as follows: should allow the engine to “catch its has been started, therefore much ef-
fort than usual is required on the
DEVICES
SAFETY

❒ Drive off slowly, letting the engine turn breath” before turning it off by letting it
idle to allow the temperature in the en- brake pedal and steering wheel.
at medium revs. Do not accelerate
abruptly; gine compartment to fall.
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❒ Do not drive at full performance for the


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initial kilometres. Wait until the coolant


temperature gauge starts moving.
Never bump start the engine A quick burst on the acceler-
EMERGENCY START-UP
LIGHTS AND

by pushing, towing or coasting ator before turning off the en-


MESSAGES
WARNING

If the instrument panel warning light Y downhill as this could cause gine serves absolutely no prac-
(or the symbol on display) stays on with fuel to flow into the catalytic tical purpose, it wastes fuel
fixed light, contact Fiat Dealership. exhaust system and damage it beyond and is damaging especially to tur-
repair. bocharged engines.
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PARKING HANDBRAKE

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The handbrake lever is located between
Proceed as follows: the two front seats.
❒ Stop the engine and engage the hand- Pull the handbrake lever upwards until the
brake; car cannot be moved.

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SAFETY
❒ Engage a gear (first if the car is faced up- Four or five clicks are generally enough
hill or reverse if it is faced downhill) and when the car is on level ground while nine
leave the wheels steered. or ten may be required if the car is on a

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steep slope or laden.

OF THE CAR
F0Q0628m
Block the wheels with a wedge or a stone fig. 1
if the car is parked on a steep slope. Do IMPORTANT If this is not the case, con-
not leave the ignition key at MAR to pre- tact Fiat Dealership to have the handbrake When the handbrake lever is pulled up
vent draining the battery. Always remove adjusted. and the ignition key is at MAR, the in-
the key when you leave the car. strument panel warning light x will turn

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
In cars fitted with front armrest, lift the on.
latter so that it does not hinder the hand-
brake engaging procedure. To release the handbrake:
❒ slightly lift the handbrake and press re-

EMERGENCY
lease button A-fig. 1;

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WARNING ❒ keep button A pressed and lower the
Never leave children unat- lever. Warning light x will turn off.
tended in the car. Always re-

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Press the brake pedal when carrying out
move the ignition key when leaving this operation to prevent the car from

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the car and take it out with you. moving accidentally.

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USING THE GEARBOX
To engage the gears, press the clutch ped-
al fully and shift the gear lever into the re-
quired position (the diagram of gear po-
sition is shown on the knob fig. 2 and
DEVICES
SAFETY

fig. 3.
To engage 6th gear (1.416V, 1.4 T-JET,
1.6 Multijet, 1.9 Multijet 16V version,
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OF THE CAR

2.0 Multijet) press the lever to the right to fig. 2 F0Q0734m


fig. 3 F0Q0602m

prevent engaging 4th gear by mistake. A


similar action is required to shift down
from 6th to 5th. WARNING Do not drive with your hand
To change gears properly resting on the gear lever as the
LIGHTS AND

IMPORTANT The car can only be put in-


MESSAGES
WARNING

you must push the clutch force exerted, even if slight,


to reverse gear when it has stopped mov- could lead over time to pre-
ing completely. With the engine running, pedal fully down. It is therefore es-
sential that there is nothing under the mature wear on the gearbox internal
before engaging the reverse, wait at least components.
2 seconds with the clutch pedal fully down pedals: make sure the mats are lying
flat and do not get in the way of the
EMERGENCY

to prevent damage and grating of the


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gears. pedals.

To engage reverse R from neutral, lift the


sliding ring A-fig. 2 or A-fig. 3 under the
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knob and shift the lever to the right and


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back.
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CONTAINING Carichi inutili Climate control

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RUNNING COSTS Do not travel with too much luggage The air conditioner is an additional load
stowed in the boot. The weight of the car which greatly affects the engine leading to
Here are some useful tips to save fuel and (especially when driving in town) and its higher consumption (on average up to
minimize polluting emissions of CO2 and trim greatly affects consumption and sta- +20%). When the temperature outside
bility. the car permits it, use the air vents where

DEVICES
other pollutants (nitric oxide, unburnt hy-

SAFETY
drocarbons, fine dusts etc…). possible.
Roof rack/ski rack
GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS Spoilers
Remove the roof rack or the ski rack from

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
the roof as soon as they are no longer The use of non-certified aerodynamic
Car maintenance used. These accessories lower air pene- items may adversely affect air drag and
Have checks and adjustments carried out tration and adversely affect consumption consumption levels.
in accordance with the “Service schedule”. levels. When needing to carry particular-
ly voluminous objects, preferably use a

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
trailer.
Tyres
Check the pressure of the tyres routine- Electric devices
ly at an interval of no more than 4 weeks:

EMERGENCY
if the pressure is too low, consumption Use electric devices only for the amount

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levels increase as resistance to rolling is of time needed. Rear heated window, ad-
higher. ditional headlights, windscreen wipers and
heater fan need a considerable amount of
energy, therefore increasing the require-

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ment of current increases fuel consump-

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tion (up to +25% in the urban cycle).

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DASHBOARD DRIVING STYLE Top speed CONDITIONS OF USE
Fuel consumption considerably increases
Starting with speed. Avoid superfluous braking and Cold starting
Do not warm the engine with the car at accelerating, which cost in terms of both Short journeys and frequent cold starts do
a standstill or at idle or high speed: under fuel and emissions. not allow the engine to reach optimum
DEVICES

these conditions the engine warms up operating temperature. This results in a


SAFETY

much more slowly, increasing electrical Acceleration significant increase in consumption levels
consumption and emissions. It is therefore (from +15 to +30% on the urban cycle)
advisable to move off immediately, slow- Accelerating violently increasing the revs and emission of harmful substances.
will greatly affect consumption and emis-
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ly, avoiding high speeds. This way the en-


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gine will warm faster. sions: acceleration should be gradual and


should not exceed the maximum torque. Traffic situations and road
conditions
Unnecessary actions
Rather high consumption levels are tied to
LIGHTS AND

Avoid accelerating when waiting at traffic


MESSAGES
WARNING

situations with heavy traffic, for example


lights or before switching off the engine. in queues with frequent use of the lower
This and also double declutching is ab- gears or in cities with many traffic lights.
solutely pointless on modern cars and al- Also winding mountain roads and rough
so increase consumption and pollution. road surfaces adversely affect consump-
EMERGENCY

tion.
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Gear selection
As soon as the conditions of the traffic and Traffic hold-ups
road allow, use a higher gear. Using a low
SPECIFICATION MAINTENANCE

During prolonged hold-ups (traffic lights,


gear to obtain brilliant performance in- level crossings) the engine should be
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creases consumption. switched off.


In the same way improper use of a high
gear increases consumption, emissions an
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engine wear.
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TOWING TRAILERS INSTALLING THE Any electric brake (or electric winch, etc.)

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TOW HOOK should be supplied directly by the battery
through a cable with a cross section of no
IMPORTANT NOTES The towing device should be fastened to less than 2.5 mm2.
the body by specialised personnel accord-
For towing caravans or trailers the car ing to any additional and/or integrative in- IMPORTANT Electric brake or other de-
must be fitted with a certified tow hook formation supplied by the Manufacturer of vice shall be used with running engine.

DEVICES
SAFETY
and an adequate electric system. Installa- the device. The towing device must meet
tion should be carried out by specialised In addition to the electrical branches, the
current regulations with reference to car electric system can only be connect-
personnel who release a special document 94/20/EC Directive and subsequent
for circulation on the road. ed to the supply cable for an electric brake

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amendments. For any version the towing

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and to the cable for an internal light,
Install any specific and/or additional rear- device used must match the towable though not above 15W. For connections
view mirrors as specified by law. weight of the car on which it is to be in- use the preset control unit with battery
stalled. cable no less than 2.5 mm2.
Remember that when towing a trailer,
steep hills are harder to climb, the brak- IMPORTANT Supplementary electric

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
ing spaces increase and overtaking takes loads other than external lights (e.g. elec-
longer depending on the overall weight. tric brake, electric winch, etc.) shall be
Engage a low gear when driving downhill, used with running engine.
WARNING
rather than constantly using the brake. For the electric connection a unified con-

EMERGENCY
The ABS system with which
nector should be used which is generally

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The weight the trailer exerts on the car tow the car may be fitted does
hook reduces by the same amount the ac- placed on a special bracket normally fas- not control the trailer braking system.
tual car loading capacity. To make sure the tened to the towing device, and a special Drive with extreme care on slippery
maximum towable weight is not exceeded ECU for external trailer light control shall roadbeds.

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(given in the log book) account should be be installed on the car.

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taken of the fully laden trailer, including ac- For the electrical connection, 7 or 13 pin
cessories and personal belongings. 12VDC connection is to be used (CU-
Do not exceed the speed limits of the NA/UNI and ISO/DIN Standards). Follow
country you are driving in. In any case do the instructions provided by the car man- WARNING

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not exceed 80 km/h. ufacturer and/or the tow hitch manufac- Under no circumstances
turer. should the car brake system
be altered to control the trailer brake.
The trailer braking system must be
fully independent of the car’s hy-

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DASHBOARD Assembly diagram fig. 4
The tow-hook structure must be secured
at the points indicated with Ø with a to-
tal of 2 M8 bolts, 4 M10 bolts and 2 M12
bolts.
DEVICES
SAFETY

The hook should be fastened to the body

REAR AXLE
avoiding any type of drilling and trimming Existing hole

Full load
of the rear bumpers that remains visible Existing holes
when the hook is removed.
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After fitting, screw holes shall be sealed to


prevent exhaust gas inlet.
Existing holes
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

Ball to 94/20 EC standard


EMERGENCY
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Existing
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holes

Existing holes
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F0Q0249m
fig. 4
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SNOW TYRES Due to the snow tyre features, under nor- SNOW CHAINS

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mal conditions of use or on long motor-
Use snow tyres of the same size as the way journeys, the performance of these Use of snow chains should be in compli-
normal tyres provided with the car. tyres is lower than that of normal tyres. It ance with local regulations.
is therefore necessary to limit their use to
Fiat Dealership will be happy to provide the purposes for which they are certified. Snow chains should only be applied to the

DEVICES
SAFETY
advice concerning the most suitable type driving wheels (front wheels).
of tyre for the customer’s requirements. IMPORTANT When snow tyres are used
with a max speed index below the one Check the tension of the chains after the
For the type of tyre to be used, inflation that can be reached by the car (increased first few metres have been driven. Use
pressures and the specifications of snow by 5%), place a notice in the passenger’s snow chains with reduced size:

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
tyres, follow the instructions given in para- compartment, plainly in the driver’s view
graph “Wheels” in section “Technical - for 195/65 R15” and 205/55 R16” tyres
which states the max permissible speed of use snow chains with reduced size with
specifications”. the snow tyres (as per EC Directive). max protrusion beyond the tyre profile of
The winter features of these tyres are re- All four tyres should be the same (brand 9 mm:

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
duced considerably when the tread depth and track) to ensure greater safety when
is below 4 mm. In this case, they should - for 225/45 R17” tyres use snow chains
driving and braking and better driveability. with reduced size with max protrusion be-
be replaced.
Remember that it is inappropriate to yond the tyre profile of 7 mm.
change the direction of rotation of tyres.

EMERGENCY
IMPORTANT Snow chains cannot be fit-

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ted to the space-saver spare wheel. So, if
a front wheel is punctured and chains are
needed, a rear wheel should be fitted to
WARNING the front of the car and the spare wheel

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
The max speed for snow should be fitted to the rear.

CAR
tyres with “Q” marking is
160 km/h; 190 km/h for tyres with “T”
marking and 210 km/h for tyres with
H marking. The Road Traffic Code

TECHNICAL
speed limits must however be always
strictly observed.

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AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD This way with two normal drive wheels, CAR INACTIVITY ❒ sprinkle talcum powder on the rubber
snow chains can be fitted to them to solve windscreen and rear window wiper
an emergency. If the car is to be left inactive for longer blades and lift them off the glass;
IMPORTANT Snow chains may not be than a month, the following precautions ❒ slightly open the windows;
used on tyres type 225/40 R18 92V since should be noted:
interference can be generated with the ❒ cover the car with a cloth or perforat-
❒ park the car in covered, dry and if pos-
DEVICES
SAFETY

surrounding components. ed plastic sheet. Do not use sheets of


sible well-ventilated premises; non-perforated plastic as they do not
❒ engage a gear; allow moisture on the car body to
evaporate;
CORRECT USE

❒ check that the handbrake is not en-


OF THE CAR

gaged; ❒ inflate tyres to +0,5 bar above the nor-


Keep your speed down mal specified pressure and check it at
when snow chains are ❒ disconnect the battery negative termi- intervals;
fitted. Do not exceed nal;
❒ do not drain the engine cooling system.
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

50 Km/h. Avoid potholes, steps ❒ clean and protect the painted parts us-
and pavements and avoid also to drive ing protective wax; IMPORTANT Where relevant, switch off
for long distances on roads not covered the car alarm with the remote control.
with snow to prevent damaging the car ❒ clean and protect the shiny metal parts
and the roadbed. using special compounds readily avail-
EMERGENCY

able.
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SPECIFICATION MAINTENANCE
TECHNICAL CAR
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WA R N I N G L I G H T S A N D M E S S A G E S

AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
GENERAL WARNINGS ..................................................... 142 GLOW PLUG WARMING FAILURE ............................... 149
LOW BRAKE FLUID ............................................................ 142 WATER IN DIESEL FUEL FILTER ..................................... 150

DEVICES
SAFETY
HANDBRAKE ON................................................................ 142 ABS SYSTEM FAILURE......................................................... 150
BRAKE PAD WEAR ............................................................ 142 EBD SYSTEM FAILURE ........................................................ 150
AIR BAG FAILURE................................................................ 143 CAR PROTECTION SYSTEM

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FAILURE FIAT CODE .......................................................... 151

OF THE CAR
FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG/
SIDE BAGS DEACTIVATED ....................................................... 143 ALARM FAILURE .................................................................. 151
SEAT BELTS NOT FASTENED.......................................... 144 THEFT ATTEMPT ................................................................. 151
LOW BATTERY CHARGE ................................................. 144 LOW TYRE PRESSURE ...................................................... 151

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
LOW ENGINE OIL PRESSURE.......................................... 144 CHECK TYRE PRESSURE .................................................. 151
EXHAUSTED OIL ................................................................ 144 TYRE PRESSURE UNSUITABLE FOR SPEED................. 151
“DUALDRIVE” ELECTRIC POWER EXTERNAL LIGHTS FAILURE........................................... 153

EMERGENCY
STEERING FAILURE.............................................................. 145 BRAKE LIGHTS FAILURE ................................................... 153

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“DUALDRIVE” ELECTRIC POWER STEERING REAR FOGLIGHTS............................................................... 153
ACTIVATION ....................................................................... 145 FRONT FOG LIGHTS.......................................................... 153
ENGINE COOLANT HIGH TEMPERATURE ................ 146

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
LEFT-HAND DIRECTION INDICATOR........................ 153
INCOMPLETE DOOR LOCKING.................................... 146

CAR
RIGHT-HAND DIRECTION INDICATOR.................... 153
BOOT OPEN ......................................................................... 146 SIDE/TAILLIGHTS AND LOW BEAMS ........................... 154
BONNET OPEN ................................................................... 146 FOLLOW ME HOME ........................................................... 154

TECHNICAL
GENERIC FAILURE INDICATION ................................. 147 MAIN BEAMS ......................................................................... 154
DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER CLOGGED ................. 147 CRUISE CONTROL ............................................................ 154
FUEL RESERVE....................................................................... 148 POSSIBLE PRESENCE OF ICE ON THE ROAD ........... 154
EOBD/INJECTION SYSTEM FAILURE............................. 148 LIMITED RANGE ................................................................. 154

INDEX
ESP SYSTEM .......................................................................... 149 ASR SYSTEM ......................................................................... 154
HILL HOLDER FAILURE .................................................... 149 SPEED LIMIT EXCEEDED .................................................. 154
GLOW PLUG WARMING ................................................ 149 SPORT FUNCTION ACTIVATION................................. 154 141
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AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
WARNING LIGHTS LOW BRAKE FLUID Handbrake on
AND MESSAGES x LEVEL (red)
HANDBRAKE ON (red)
The warning light turns on when the hand-
brake is on.
GENERAL WARNINGS Turning the ignition key to MAR the If the car is moving, a buzzer will also
warning light turns on, but it should go off sound.
DEVICES
SAFETY

Turning on of warning light and/or symbol after few seconds.


is accompanied by specific message and/or IMPORTANT If the warning light turns on
by buzzer sound where provided by in- when travelling, check that the handbrake
strument panel. These indications are Low brake fluid level is not engaged.
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

concise and cautionary and shall not be The warning light turns on when the lev-
considered as exhaustive and/or as an al- el of the brake fluid in the reservoir falls
ternative to the specifications contained below the minimum level, due to possi- BRAKE PAD
d
in this Owner Handbook which shall al- ble leak in the circuit.
ways be read through carefully and thor- WEAR (amber)
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

oughly. In case of failure indication always The display will show the dedicated mes-
refer to the specifications contained sage.
in this section. The warning light (or the symbol on the
display) turns on if the front brake pads
IMPORTANT Failure indications displayed are worn; in this case have them changed
EMERGENCY

are divided into two categories: very se- WARNING as soon as possible.
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rious and less serious failures. If the x warning light turns The display will show the dedicated mes-
Very serious failures are indicated by a on when travelling (together sage.
repeated and prolonged warning “cycle”. with the message on the display) stop
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

the car immediately and contact Fiat IMPORTANT Since the car is fitted with
Less serious failures are indicated by a Dealership. wear sensors for the front brake pads,
CAR

limited warning “cycle”. when changing them, check also the rear
brake pads.
The warning cycle of both failure classes
can be stopped by pressing button
TECHNICAL

MODE. The warning light (or symbol on


the display) will stay on until eliminating
the fault.
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FRONT PASSENGER

AND CONTROLS
AIR BAG FAILURE

WARNING

DASHBOARD
¬ (red) The failure of the ¬warning
light is also indicated by the
AIR BAG /SIDE BAGS
DEACTIVATED
Turning the ignition key to MAR flashing for more than the normal 4 (amber)
the warning light turns on, but it should go seconds of the passenger’s front air Warning light “ will come on when de-
bag deactivated warning light “ . In

DEVICES
off after few seconds.

SAFETY
activating the passenger front air bag and
addition the air bag system will de- side bag (where provided). With passen-
The warning light stays on glowing steadi- activate automatically the passen-
ly if there is a failure in the air bag system. ger front air bag active, turning the igni-
ger’s air bags (front and side where tion key to MAR, warning light “ will

CORRECT USE
provided). In this event, warning light

OF THE CAR
The display will show the dedicated mes- turn on with fixed light for about 4 sec-
sage. ¬ could not indicate safety systems onds and then it will flash for other 4 sec-
failures. Contact Fiat Dealership im- onds. It shall then go off.
mediately to have the system
checked.

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
WARNING
If when turning the ignition WARNING
key to MAR, the warning The failure of the warning
light ¬ does not turn on or stays on light “ is indicated by the

EMERGENCY
when travelling there could be a fail- turning on of warning light ¬. In ad-

IN AN
ure in safety systems; in this event air dition the air bag system will deacti-
bags or pretensioners could not trig- vate automatically the passenger’s air
ger in case of impact or, in a minor bags (front and side where provided).
number of cases, they could trigger Contact Fiat Dealership immediately

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accidentally. Contact Fiat Dealership to have the system checked.

CAR
immediately to have the system
checked.

TECHNICAL
INDEX
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AND CONTROLS
SEAT BELTS LOW BATTERY LOW ENGINE OIL

<
DASHBOARD
NOT FASTENED
(red) w CHARGE (red)
Turning the ignition key to
v PRESSURE (red)

The warning light comes on con- MAR the warning light (where EXHAUSTED OIL
stantly with the vehicle stationary if the provided) turns on, but it should go out (red) (Multijet versions
as soon as the engine is started (with the with DPF)
DEVICES

driver’s seat belt is not properly fastened.


SAFETY

The warning light will flash, together with engine running at idle speed a brief delay
a buzzer, when the driver’s seat belt and, in going out is allowed). Low engine oil pressure
on some versions, the passenger seat belt, If the warning light (or the symbol on the Turning the ignition key to MAR the
CORRECT USE

is not correctly fastened when the vehicle


OF THE CAR

display) stays on glowing steadily or flash- warning light turns on, but it should go out
is in motion. ing, contact immediately Fiat Dealership. as soon as the engine is started.
The S.B.R. (Seat Belt Reminder) buzzer
can only be excluded by Fiat Dealership. The display will show the dedicated mes-
sage.
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

The system can be reactivated through the


set-up menu.

If the warning light v turns


on when the car is travelling
EMERGENCY

(together with the message on


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the display), stop the engine


immediately and contact a Fiat Deal-
ership.
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
TECHNICAL CAR
INDEX

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Exhausted oil “DUALDRIVE”

AND CONTROLS
“DUALDRIVE”
g

DASHBOARD
(Multijet versions with DPF) ELECTRIC POWER CITY ELECTRIC POWER
The warning light with turn on flashing STEERING FAILURE (red) STEERING
when the system detects that the engine Turning the ignition key to MAR ACTIVATION
oil is exhaust. the warning light turns on, but it should go (green or symbol
on the display)

DEVICES
off after few seconds.

SAFETY
After the first indication, at each engine
starting the warning light v will go on If the warning light (or the symbol on the The warning light (or the word CITY on
flashing for about 1 minute and then every display) stays on, you will not have steer- the display) turns on when the “Du-
2 hours until oil is changed. ing assistance and the effort on the steer- aldrive” electric power steering is activat-

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OF THE CAR
ing wheel will be increased, steering is ed by pressing the relevant control but-
The display will show the dedicated mes- ton. Pressing the button again will turn off
sage. however possible. Contact Fiat Dealer-
ship. the word CITY.
The display will show the dedicated mes-

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
sage.
If warning light v flashes,
contact Fiat Dealership as
soon as possible to have oil

EMERGENCY
changed and instrument pan-

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el warning light turned off.

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
TECHNICAL
INDEX CAR
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AND CONTROLS ENGINE COOLANT ❒ Car heavy duty (e.g.: towing trailer INCOMPLETE DOOR
DASHBOARD

ç HIGH TEMPERATURE
(red)
uphill of fully laden car): decrease speed,
if the warning light stays on, stop the
car. Wait for 2 or 3 minutes leaving the
´ LOCKING (red)
The warning light (or the sym-
Turning the ignition key to MAR engine on and slightly accelerated to bol on the display) turns on when
the warning light turns on, but it should go further activate the circulation of the one or more doors are not properly shut.
DEVICES
SAFETY

off after few seconds. coolant fluid, then switch the engine off. The buzzer will sound when one or more
The warning light turns on when the en- Check proper coolant level as de- doors are open and the car is moving.
gine is overheated. scribed previously.
CORRECT USE

IMPORTANT Under severe use of the


OF THE CAR

If the warning light comes on, proceed as


follows: car, keep the engine on and slightly accel-
erated for few minutes before switching it BOOT OPEN
❒ normal driving conditions: stop the off.
car, switch off the engine and check
The display will show the dedicated mes-
R The symbol (where provided)
LIGHTS AND

whether the water level in the reser-


MESSAGES
WARNING

on the display turns on when


voir is not below the MIN mark. Oth- sage. the boot is not properly shut.
erwise wait for few seconds to allow
engine cooling, then open slowly and On certain versions the warning light ´
carefully the cap, top up coolant and turns on instead.
EMERGENCY

check whether its level is falling be-


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tween MIN and MAX marks in the


reservoir. Check visually any leak and if
when restarting the warning light
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

comes on again, contact a Fiat Dealer-


ship. BONNET OPEN
CAR

S The symbol (where provided)


on the display turns on when
the bonnet is not properly shut.
TECHNICAL

On certain versions the warning light ´


turns on instead.
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AND CONTROLS
GENERIC FAILURE Rain sensor failure DIESEL PARTICULATE

DASHBOARD
INDICATION The warning light (or the symbol on the h FILTER CLOGGED
(amber) display) on the dial turns on when the rain (amber)
sensor is faulty. Contact Fiat Dealership. (Multijet versions)
Inertial fuel cut-off switch Turning the ignition key to MAR the
The display will show the dedicated mes-

DEVICES
intervened

SAFETY
sage. warning light turns on, but it should go off
The warning light (or the symbol on dis- after few seconds.
play) comes on when the inertial fuel cut- Parking sensors failure The warning light turns on when the diesel
off switch is triggered. (where provided) particulate filter is clogged and the driving

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
The display will show the dedicated mes- conditions do not enable to activate au-
The warning light (or the symbol on the tomatically the reclaiming procedure.
sage. display) when a fault is detected to park-
ing sensors. To enable the cleaning procedure, keep
Engine oil pressure sensor failure the car running until the warning light

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
Tyre pressure monitoring turns off.
The warning light (or the symbol on the
display) turns on when a fault is detected system failure (where provided) The display will show the dedicated mes-
to engine oil pressure sensor. The warning light (or the symbol on the sage.

EMERGENCY
display) turns on when a failure is detect-
Twilight sensor failure

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ed in the T.P.M.S. system (where provid-
The warning light (or the symbol on dis- ed).
play) turns on when a fault is detected to Should one or more wheels without sen-
the twilight sensor.

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
sor be fitted, the instrument panel warn-
ing light will come on and stay on until

CAR
The display will show the dedicated mes-
sage. restoring initial conditions.
The display will show the dedicated mes-
Speed limit exceeded sage.

TECHNICAL
(only for Arabic countries) NOTE When one of the above faults oc-
The warning light (amber), or symbol on curs, contact your Fiat Dealership as soon
the display (red), comes on when a speed as possible.
of 120 km/h is exceeded.

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AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD FUEL RESERVE EOBD/INJECTION Petrol engines only
ç (amber)
Turning the ignition key to
U SYSTEM FAILURE
(amber)
Warning light turning on flashing indicates
the possibility of damage to the catalyst.
MAR the warning light turns on, Under normal conditions, turning If the light flashes, it is necessary to release
but it should go off after few seconds. the ignition key to MAR, the warning light the accelerator pedal to lower the speed
DEVICES

turns on, but it should go off when the en-


SAFETY

The warning light turns on when about 8 of the engine until the warning light stops
litres fuel are left in the tank. gine has started. flashing; continue the journey at moder-
If the warning light stays on or turns on ate speed, trying to avoid driving condi-
IMPORTANT The warning light flashes to tions that may cause further flashing and
when travelling, means a fault in the sup-
CORRECT USE

indicate a failure, contact Fiat Dealership


OF THE CAR

ply/ignition system which could cause high contact Fiat Dealership as soon as possi-
as soon as possible to have the system ble.
checked. emissions at the exhaust, possible lack of
performance, poor handling and high con-
sumption levels.
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

The display will show the dedicated mes-


sage. If, turning the ignition key to
MAR, the warning light U
In these conditions it is possible to con- does not turn on or if it turns
tinue driving without however requiring on glowing steadily or flashing
EMERGENCY

heavy effort or high speed from the en- when travelling (on certain versions to-
IN AN

gine. Prolonged use of the car with the gether with the message on the dis-
warning light on may cause damages. Con- play), contact Fiat Dealership as soon
tact Fiat Dealership as soon as possible. as possible. Warning light U operation
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

The warning light turns off if the fault dis- can be checked by traffic agents by
proper equipment. Comply with laws
CAR

appears, but it is still stored by the system.


and regulations of the country where
you are driving.
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INDEX

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ESP SYSTEM HILL HOLDER FAILURE GLOW PLUG

AND CONTROLS
á á

DASHBOARD
(amber) (amber)
m WARMING
(Multijet versions)
Turning the ignition key to The symbol * will turn on
MAR the warning light turns on, when the Hill Holder system is (amber)

*
but it should go off after few seconds. faulty. Contact Fiat Dealership
as soon as possible. GLOW PLUG

DEVICES
SAFETY
If the warning light does not turn off or WARMING FAILURE
stays on when travelling together with the On certain versions warning (Multijet versions)
button led ASR, contact Fiat Dealership. light á turns on as an alternative. (amber)

CORRECT USE
On certain versions the dedicated mes- The display will show the dedicated mes-

OF THE CAR
sage is displayed. sage. Glow plug warming
Warning light flashing when driving indi- Turning the ignition key to MAR the
cates that the ESP system is active. warning light turns on and it will go off
when glow plugs reach the preset tem-

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
perature. Start the engine immediately af-
ter warning light turning off.
IMPORTANT With high ambient tem-
perature, warning light stays on for very

EMERGENCY
short time.

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Glow plug warming failure

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
The warning light turns on when there is
a failure in the glow plug warming system.

CAR
Contact Fiat Dealership as soon as possi-
ble.
The display will show the dedicated mes-

TECHNICAL
sage.

INDEX
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AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD WATER IN DIESEL ABS SYSTEM FAILURE EBD SYSTEM
c FUEL FILTER
(Multijet versions) > (amber)
Turning the ignition key to
x > FAILURE
(red)
(amber) MAR the warning light turns on, (amber)
Turning the ignition key to MAR the but it should go off after few seconds.
The turning on at the same time of warn-
DEVICES
SAFETY

warning light turns on, but it should go off


after few seconds.
The warning light turns on when the sys- ing lights x and > with the engine run-
tem is inefficient or unavailable. In this case ning indicates an EBD system failure or
The warning light turns on when there is the braking system keeps its effectiveness that the system is unavailable; in this case
water in the diesel fuel filter. unchanged, but without the potential of- heavy braking may cause the rear wheels
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

fered by the ABS system. to lock before time, with the possibility of
The display will show the dedicated mes- skidding.
sage. Caution is advisable and it is necessary to
contact Fiat Dealership. Drive with the utmost care to the near-
The display will show the dedicated mes- est Fiat Dealership to have the system
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

The presence of water in the sage. checked.


fuel circuit may cause serious The display will show the dedicated mes-
damage to the entire injection sage.
system and cause irregular en-
gine operation. If the warning light c
EMERGENCY
IN AN

turns on (together with the message on


the display), contact Fiat Dealership as
soon as possible to have the system re-
lieved. If the above indications come on
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

immediately after refuelling, water has


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probably been poured into the tank:


turn the engine off immediately and
contact Fiat Dealership.
TECHNICAL
INDEX

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CAR PROTECTION Alarm failure (where provided) LOW TYRE PRESSURE

AND CONTROLS
Y n

DASHBOARD
SYSTEM FAILURE - The turning on of the warning light (or (where provided)
FIAT CODE symbol on display) indicates a failure in the (amber-red)
(amber) alarm system. Contact Fiat Dealership as CHECK TYRE
ALARM FAILURE soon as possible. PRESSURE

DEVICES
SAFETY
(where provided) The display will show the dedicated mes- (where provided)
(amber) sage. (amber)
THEFT ATTEMPT TYRE PRESSURE
Theft attempt

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
(amber) UNSUITABLE FOR
The turning on of the warning light (or SPEED
Car protection system failure - symbol on display) indicates an attempt of (where provided)
Fiat Code break-in. Contact Fiat Dealership as soon (amber)
as possible.

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
Turning the key to MAR the warning light Turning the ignition key to MAR the
shall flash only once and then go off. The display will show the dedicated mes-
sage. warning light (where provided) will turn
The turning on of the warning light (or the on, but it should go off after a few seconds.
symbol on the display) glowing steadily,

EMERGENCY
with the ignition key at MAR, indicates a Low tyre pressure

IN AN
probable failure (see “Fiat Code system”
in section “Dashboard and controls”). The warning light (amber) or symbol on
the display (red) come on if the pressure
The display will show the dedicated mes- of one or more tyres drops below a pre-

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
sage. set threshold. In this way, the TPMS sys-

CAR
IMPORTANT The turning on at the same tem notifies the driver by indicating that
time of warning lights U and Y (or sym- the tyre/s is dangerously deflated and is
bol on display) indicates a failure of the Fi- therefore probably punctured.
at CODE system. IMPORTANT Stop immediately with one

TECHNICAL
If with the engine running the warning light or more tyres flat, avoid braking sharply
Y flashes, this means that the car is not and abrupt turns. Replace immediately the
protected by the engine immobilising de- punctured tyre with the space-saver spare
vice (see “Fiat Code system” in section wheel (where provided) or repair the
puncture tyre using the proper kit (see

INDEX
“Dashboard and controls”).
paragraph “If a tyre is punctured” in sec-
Contact Fiat Dealership to have all the tion “In an emergency”) and then contact
keys memorised. Fiat Dealership as soon as possible.
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AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD Check tyre pressure Tyre pressure unsuitable for speed WARNING
The warning light (or the symbol on the Should it be required to journey at a speed Strong radio-frequency nois-
display) turns on to indicate the flat tyre. higher than 160 km/h, inflate tyres at pres- es could inhibit the regular
Should two or more tyre be flat, the dis- sures values specified in paragraph “Infla- operation of the T.P.M.S. system.
play will show the indications corre- tion pressures”. This condition will be indicated by a
message (where provided). The warn-
DEVICES
SAFETY

sponding to each tyre in sequence. If the T.P.M.S. system (where provided) ing message will go off automatical-
Restore proper inflation pressure values detects that the pressure of one or more ly as soon as the radio-frequency
as soon as possible (see paragraph “Cold tyres is unsuitable for the current speed, noise will stop to disturb the system.
inflation pressures” in section “Technical the warning light will turn on (together
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

Specifications”). with the message on the display) (see para-


graph “Low tyre pressure” in this section)
and it will stay on until the car speed slow
downs below the preset threshold.
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

IMPORTANT In this case slow down im-


mediately since tyre overheating could im-
pair tyre performance and life beyond re-
pair, and even make the tyre to blow-out.
EMERGENCY
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SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
TECHNICAL CAR
INDEX

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BRAKE LIGHTS LEFT-HAND

AND CONTROLS
EXTERNAL LIGHTS

W F

DASHBOARD
FAILURE (amber) T FAILURE (amber) DIRECTION
INDICATOR
The warning light (or the The symbol on the display
symbol on the display) turns on turns on when a failure at brake (green - intermittent)
when one of the following lights is failing: lights (stop) is detected. The warning light turns on when the di-

DEVICES
SAFETY
❒ side/taillights The failure could be due to: blown bulb, rection indicator stalk is moved down-
blown protection fuse or electric con- wards or, together with the right indica-
❒ brake lights or relevant fuse (see what nection cut-off. tor, when the hazard warning light button
described for symbol T). is pressed.

CORRECT USE
On certain versions warning light W turns

OF THE CAR
❒ rear fog lights on as an alternative.
❒ direction indicators RIGHT-HAND
❒ number plate lights.
REAR FOG LIGHTS D DIRECTION

LIGHTS AND
INDICATOR

MESSAGES
WARNING
The failure referring to these lights could
be: one or more blown bulbs, a blown
protection fuse or an electric connec-
4 (amber)
The warning light turns on
(green - intermittent)
The warning light turns on when the di-
tion cut-off. when the rear fog lights are rection indicator stalk is moved upwards

EMERGENCY
turned on. or, together with the left indicator, when
The display will show the dedicated mes-

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sage. the hazard warning light button is pressed.

FRONT FOG LIGHTS


5

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(green)

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The warning light turns on
when the front fog lights are
turned on.

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SIDE/TAILLIGHTS AND CRUISE CONTROL ASR SYSTEM
Ü
DASHBOARD

3 LOW BEAMS (green) (where provided) (green) The ASR system can be turned off by
FOLLOW ME HOME Turning the ignition key to pressing the ASR OFF button. The display
MAR the warning light turns on, will show the dedicated message to warn
but it should go off after few seconds. the driver that the system is off; at the
Side/taillights and low beams same time the button led will turn on.
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SAFETY

The warning light turns on when turning


The warning light turns on when side/tail- the Cruise Control knurled ring to ON. Pressing again the ASR OFF button will
lights, parking lights or low beams are turn off the button led and the display will
turned on. The display will show the dedicated mes- show the dedicated message to warn the
CORRECT USE

sage.
OF THE CAR

driver that the system is active again.


Follow me home
The warning light will turn when this de- POSSIBLE PRESENCE OF ICE SPEED LIMIT EXCEEDED
vice is active (see “Follow me home” in ON THE ROAD
The display will show the dedicated mes-
LIGHTS AND

This indication starts flashing and symbol ❄


MESSAGES

section “Dashboard and controls”).


WARNING

sage when the car exceeds the speed lim-


The display will show the dedicated mes- is displayed when the outside temperature it set on setup menu.
sage. reaches or falls below 3°C to warn the dri-
ver of the possible presence of ice on the
road. SPORT FUNCTION
EMERGENCY

ACTIVATION
IN AN

MAIN BEAMS (blue) The display will show the dedicated mes-
1 The warning light turns on
when the main beams are
sage. The S symbol lights up on the instrument
panel when the same function is activat-
ed by pressing the relevant control but-
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turned on. LIMITED RANGE ton. The S symbol goes off when the but-
CAR

The display will show the dedicated mes- ton is pressed again.
sage to warn the driver that the cruising
range is less than 50 km.
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IN AN EMERGENCY

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DASHBOARD
In an emergency we recommend that you call the toll-free number found on the
Warranty Booklet. You can also connect to the site www.fiat.com

DEVICES
SAFETY
to search for the nearest Fiat Dealership point

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
ENGINE STARTING ........................................................... 156
IF A TYRE IS PUNCTURED ............................................... 157
QUICK TYRE REPAIR KIT

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
FIX & GO automatic ........................................................... 163
WHEN NEEDING TO CHANGE A BULB ................... 167
IF AN EXTERIOR LIGHT BURNS OUT.......................... 170

EMERGENCY
IF AN INTERIOR LIGHT BURNS OUT .......................... 175

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IF A FUSE BLOWS................................................................ 178
IF THE BATTERY IS FLAT .................................................. 188

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JACKING THE CAR............................................................. 189

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TOWING THE CAR ........................................................... 189

TECHNICAL
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ENGINE STARTING WARNING
Do not carry out this proce-
EMERGENCY START-UP dure if you lack experience;
If the instrument panel warning light Y if it is not done correctly it can cause
turns on glowing steadily, contact im- very intense electrical discharges. In
addition, the fluid contained in the
DEVICES
SAFETY

mediately Fiat Dealership.


battery is poisonous and corrosive.
JUMP STARTING Avoid contact with skin and eyes. You
If the battery is flat, it is possible to start are also advised not to put naked
CORRECT USE

flames or lighted cigarettes near the


OF THE CAR

F0Q0733m
the engine using an auxiliary battery with fig. 1
the same capacity or a little higher than battery and not to cause sparks.
the flat one. If after a few attempts the engine does not
Proceed as follows fig. 1: start, do not insist but contact the near-
est Fiat Dealership.
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

❒ Connect positive terminals (+ near the BUMP STARTING


terminal) of the two batteries with a IMPORTANT Do not directly connect the
jump lead; negative terminals of the two batteries: Never bump start the engine (by pushing,
sparks could ignite the flammable gas from towing, or coasting downhill) as this could
❒ With a second lead, connect the nega- the battery. If the other battery is fitted in cause fuel to flow into the catalytic ex-
EMERGENCY

tive terminal (–) of the auxiliary battery another car, prevent accidental contacts haust system and damage it beyond repair.
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and to an earthing point E on the en- between the metal parts of the two cars.
gine or the gearbox of the car to be IMPORTANT Remember that the servo-
started; brake and electrical power steering sys-
tem are not operating until the engine is
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

❒ Start the engine; started, a greater effort will therefore be


CAR

Under no circumstances required to press the brake pedal or turn


❒ When the engine has been started, re- should a battery charger be the steering wheel.
move the leads reversing the order used to start the engine: it
above. could damage the electronic
TECHNICAL

systems and in particular the ignition


and injection control units.
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IF A TYRE IS

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WARNING WARNING

DASHBOARD
PUNCTURED Alert other drivers that the The space-saver spare wheel
car is stationary in compli- (where provided) is specific
The car is provided with the “Quick tyre ance with local regulations: hazard to your car, do not use it on other
repair kit Fix&Go automatic“: see the rel- warning lights, warning triangle, etc. models, or use the spare wheel of oth-
Any passengers on board should leave er models on your car. The space-

DEVICES
evant instructions for use in next chapter.

SAFETY
the car, especially if it is heavily laden. saver spare wheel shall only be used
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS Passengers should stay away from on- in an emergency. It shall only be used
coming traffic while the wheel is be- for the distance necessary to reach a

CORRECT USE
As an alternative to the Fix&Go kit, the ing changed. If parked on a slope or service point and the car speed shall

OF THE CAR
car can be provided (upon request) with rough surface, chock the wheels with not exceed 80 Km/h. The spare wheel
space-saver spare wheel or standard size wedges or other suitable devices to has an orange sticker that summaris-
spare wheel; wheel changing and correct prevent the car from rolling. es the main cautions for use and lim-
use of the jack and space-saver spare itations. The sticker should never be

LIGHTS AND
wheel call for some precautions as listed

MESSAGES
removed or covered. Never fit a wheel

WARNING
below. cap on a space-saver spare wheel.
The sticker gives the following infor-
mation in four languages: caution! For
temporary use only! 80 km/h max!

EMERGENCY
Replace by normal wheel as soon as

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possible. Do not cover this label.

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
TECHNICAL
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DASHBOARD

When driving with a space- The jack shall only be used Fasten the wheel cap cor-
saver spare wheel fitted, the for changing wheels on the rectly to prevent the wheel
driving performance of the car car with which it is provided or on from coming free in motion. Never
changes. Avoid accelerating or brak- cars of the same model. It must not tamper with the inflation valve. Nev-
ing sharply, abrupt turns or fast cor- be used for other purposes such as for er place tools between the rim and
DEVICES
SAFETY

nerings. The life of the spare wheel instance raising cars of other models. tyre. Check and restore, if required,
is approx. 3000 Km, after this dis- In no case should it be used for repairs the pressure of tyres and spare wheel
tance it should be replaced with an- under the car. Incorrect positioning to the values given in section “Tech-
CORRECT USE

other of the same type. Never at- of the jack may cause the jacked car nical specifications”.
OF THE CAR

tempt to fit a conventional tyre on a to fall. Do not use the jack for high-
rim designed for use as a space-saver er capacities than stated on its label.
spare wheel. Have the punctured Snow chains cannot be fitted to the
wheel repaired and refitted as soon space-saver spare wheel. So, if a front
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES

as possible. Two or more space-saver (drive) wheel is punctured and chains


WARNING

spare wheels should never be used to- are needed, a rear wheel should be
gether. Do not grease the threads of fitted to the front of the car and the
bolts before installing them: they spare wheel should be fitted to the
might slip out. rear. This way with two normal dri-
EMERGENCY

ve wheels, snow chains can be fitted


IN AN

to them to solve an emergency.


SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
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B

DEVICES
SAFETY
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
F0Q0732m F0Q0393m
fig. 2 fig. 4

Please note: ❒ for versions with Fix&Go automatic or


take the tool kid from the luggage com-
❒ the jack weight is 1,76 kg; partment;

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
❒ the jack requires no adjustment;
❒ for versions with small spare wheel, un-
❒ the jack cannot be repaired: if it breaks screw the retaining device E-fig. 3, take
it must be replaced with a new genuine the tool kit F, place near to the wheel
jack;

EMERGENCY
to be replaced and then take the small

IN AN
❒ no tool other than its cranking device spare wheel G;
may be fitted on the jack.
fig. 3 F0Q0392m
❒ remove wheel hubcap H-fig. 4 (ver-
sions with steel rims) or remove the

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
To change a wheel proceed as follows: hub cap (versions with alloy rims);

CAR
❒ Stop the car is a position that is not
dangerous for oncoming traffic where
you can change the wheel safely. The

TECHNICAL
ground should be flat and adequately
firm;
❒ turn the engine off and pull up the hand-
brake; engage first gear or reverse;

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❒ use the handle A-fig. 2 to remove the
piece of stiff cover B; loosen the clamp-
ing device E-fig. 3;
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SAFETY
CORRECT USE
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F0Q0394m
fig. 5

❒ using the wrench provided L-fig. 5


loosen the fastening bolts by about one
turn; if the car is fitted with alloy rims,
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

shake the car to facilitate removing this fig. 6 F0M0395m

rim from the wheel hub;


❒ work the jack crank M-fig. 6 to extend ❒ warn anybody nearby that the car is ❒ undo the wheel bolts and remove the
it until the groove N on the upper part about to be lifted. They must stay clear wheel.
EMERGENCY

of the jack is correctly inserted on the and not touch the car until it is back on
IN AN

lower profile P of the body in point Q the ground; ❒ make sure the contact surfaces be-
(at approx. 72 cm from the front wheel tween spare wheel and hub are clean
centre or 75 cm from rear wheel cen- ❒ fit the handle R-fig. 6 to operate the so that the fastening bolts will not come
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

tre); jack and raise the car until the wheel loose;
is a few centimetres from the ground;
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❒ Using the wrench provided, tighten the

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fastening bolts;
❒ Lower the car and remove the jack;
❒ Using the wrench provided, fully tight-
en the bolts in the sequence shown in

DEVICES
SAFETY
fig. 8;
❒ Place the cap near the wheel so that the
inflation valve can come through the

CORRECT USE
slot provided on the cap;

OF THE CAR
F0Q0396m F0Q0397m
fig. 7 fig. 8
❒ Press the circumference of the cap,
❒ install the space-saver spare wheel REFITTING THE STANDARD starting from the parts nearest the in-
matching the holes S-fig. 7 with the WHEEL flation valve until it is inserted com-
corresponding pins T; pletely.

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
Following the procedure described previ-
❒ using the wrench provided, fully tight- ously, raise the car and remove the spare IMPORTANT Incorrect fitting may cause
en the four fastening bolts; wheel. the wheel cap to come off when the car is
travelling.
❒ work the jack handle R-fig.6 to lower

EMERGENCY
the car and remove the jack; For versions with steel rim

IN AN
❒ using the wrench provided, tighten up Proceed as follows:
the wheel bolts in a criss-cross fashion ❒ Make sure the contact surfaces be-
following the sequence shown in fig. 8. tween standard wheel and hub are

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
clean so that the fastening bolts will not

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come loose;
❒ Fit the normal wheel matching the
holes S-fig. 7 with the corresponding

TECHNICAL
pins T;

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DASHBOARD When you have finished
❒ Stow the space-saver spare wheel
G-fig. 10 in the space provided in the
boot;
❒ Insert the partially open jack into the
DEVICES
SAFETY

container F and force it slightly into its


seat so that it does not vibrate when
the car is moving;
❒ Put the tools back into their places in
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0217m
fig. 9
the container;
Versions with alloy rims ❒ Stow the container complete with tools
on the spare wheel and secure every-
Proceed as follows: thing with the clamping device E;
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

❒ tighten pin A-fig. 9 in one of the holes ❒ Correctly reposition the boot stiff cov-
of the wheel hub fastening bolts; er.
❒ Insert the wheel on the pin and, using
the wrench provided, tighten the bolts
EMERGENCY
IN AN

available. This is facilitated by the ex-


tension provided B;
F0Q0392m
❒ Loosen the pin A and tighten the last fig. 10
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

fastening bolt;
CAR

❒ Lower the car and remove the jack;


❒ Using the wrench provided, fully tight-
en the bolts in the sequence shown
TECHNICAL

previously for the space-saver spare


wheel (see fig. 8).
❒ refit the hubcap.
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QUICK TYRE REPAIR

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DASHBOARD
KIT FIX & GO
automatic
The quick tyre repair kit Fix & Go auto-

DEVICES
SAFETY
matic is located in the appropriate con-
tainer in the boot .
The quick tyre repair kit includes fig. 11:

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
F0Q0510m F0Q0511m
fig. 11 fig. 12
❒ bottle A containing sealer and fitted
with:
– filler hose B WARNING WARNING
Hand the instruction Holes and damages on the

LIGHTS AND
– sticker C with caution “max. 80

MESSAGES
WARNING
brochure to the personnel tyre side walls cannot be re-
km/h”, to be affixed in a visible posi- charged with treating the tyre re- paired. Do not use the quick tyre re-
tion for the driver (instrument panel) paired with the kit. pair kit if damaging is due to running
after repairing the tyre with flat tyre.
❒ instruction brochure (see fig. 12), to

EMERGENCY
IN AN
be used for prompt and proper use of
the quick repair kit and to be then
handed to the personnel charged with In the event of a puncture
handling the treated tyre caused by foreign bodies, it is

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
possible to repair tyres show- WARNING
❒ compressor D including gauge and con-

CAR
ing damages on the track or Repairs are not possible in
nections shoulder up to max 4 mm diameter. case of damages on the
❒ a pair of protection gloves located in wheel rim (bad groove distortion
the side space of the compressor causing air loss). Do not remove for-

TECHNICAL
eign bodies (screws or nails) from the
❒ adapters for inflating different elements. tyre.

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DASHBOARD IT SHOULD BE NOTICED THAT: WARNING
The sealing fluid of the quick tyre repair The cylinder contains ethyl-
kit is effective with external temperatures ene glycol. The cylinder con-
between –20 °C and +50 °C. tains latex: it can cause allergic re-
actions. It is harmful if ingested or in-
haled and irritant for the eyes and in
DEVICES
SAFETY

case of contact. In case of contact


WARNING rinse immediately with water and
The compressor shall not be take off contaminated clothes. If
CORRECT USE

swallowed, do not induce vomit, rinse


OF THE CAR

operated for more than 20 fig. 13 F0Q0513m

minutes. Risk of overheating!. Tyres out the mouth, drink a lot of water
repaired with the quick tyre repair kit and call the doctor immediately.
Keep away from children. This prod- INFLATING PROCEDURE
shall be used temporarily only.
uct must not be used by asthmatics.
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES

Do not inhale vapours. Call the doc-


WARNING

tor immediately in case of allergic re-


actions. Keep the cylinder in the WARNING
space provided for the purpose and Put on the protection gloves
far from heat. The sealing fluid has provided together with quick
EMERGENCY

limited life. Replace the cylinder if tyre repair kit.


IN AN

sealer has run out.


Do not throw away the cylin-
der and the sealing fluid.
Have the sealing fluid and the
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

cylinder disposed of in com- ❒ Pull up the handbrake. Loosen tyre


CAR

pliance with national and local regu- inflation valve cap, take out the filler
lations. hose A-fig. 13 and screw the ring nut
B on the tyre valve;
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DEVICES
SAFETY
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
F0Q0515m F0Q0516m F0Q0017m
fig. 14 fig. 15 fig. 15a

❒ make sure the compressor switch ❒ If after 5 minutes it is still impossible WARNING
E-fig. 15 is set to 0 (off), start the en- to reach at least 1.5 bar, disengage com-
gine and fit plug D-fig. 14 into the cig- pressor from valve and current outlet, Apply the sticker in a visible

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
ar lighter outlet and then turn on the then move the car forth for approx. ten position for the driver to in-
compressor by setting switch E-fig. 15 metres in order to distribute the seal- dicate that the tyre has been treat-
to I (on). Inflate the tyre to the pres- ing fluid inside the tyre evenly, then re- ed with the quick tyre repair kit. Dri-
sure specified in paragraph “Cold tyre peat the inflation operation; ve carefully especially when corner-
ing. Do not exceed 80 km/h. Avoid

EMERGENCY
inflation pressure” in section “Techni-
❒ If after this operation it is still impossi-

IN AN
cal specifications”. Check tyre pressure heavy braking and accelerating.
on gauge F-fig. 15 with compressor off ble after 5 minutes to reach at least 1.8
to obtain precise reading; bar, do not start driving since the tyre
is excessively damaged and the quick

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
tyre repair kit cannot guarantee suit-
❒ after driving for about 10 minutes stop

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able sealing, contact Fiat Dealership;
❒ If reaching the tyre pressure specified and check again the tyre pressure; pull
in paragraph “Cold tyre inflation pres- up the handbrake;
sure” in section “Technical specifica-

TECHNICAL
tions”, start driving immediately;

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DASHBOARD

If the pressure falls below 1.8


bars, do not drive any fur-
ther: the quick tyre repair kit Fix & Go
automatic cannot guarantee proper
hold because the tyre is too much
DEVICES
SAFETY

damaged. Contact Fiat Dealership.


CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0517m F0Q0512m
fig. 16 fig. 17
❒ if at least 1.8 bar pressure is read, re-
store proper pressure (with engine FOR CHECKING AND CYLINDER REPLACEMENT
running and handbrake on) and restart; RESTORING PRESSURE ONLY PROCEDURE
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES

❒ drive with the utmost care to the near-


WARNING

The compressor can be also used just for To replace the cylinder proceed as fol-
est Fiat Dealership. restoring pressure. Disconnect the quick lows:
connection and connect it directly to the
tyre valve fig. 16; in this way the cylinder ❒ disconnect connection B-fig. 17;
is not connected to compressor and the ❒ turn counter-clockwise the cylinder to
EMERGENCY
IN AN

WARNING sealing fluid will not flow into the tyre. replace and raise it;
It is of vital importance to ❒ fit the new cylinder and turn it clock-
communicate that the tyre wise;
has been repaired using the quick tyre
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

repair kit. Hand the instruction ❒ connect connection B to the cylinder


CAR

brochure to the personnel charged and fit the transparent tube A into the
with treating the tyre repaired with proper space.
the kit.
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WHEN NEEDING TO

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WARNING

DASHBOARD
Halogen bulbs must be han-
CHANGE A BULB dled touching only the metal- Halogen bulbs contain pres-
lic part. If the transparent bulb surised gas which, if broken,
is touched with the fingers, its may cause small fragments of glass to
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS lighting intensity is reduced and life of be projected outwards.
the bulb may be compromised. If

DEVICES
❒ When a light is not working, check that

SAFETY
touched accidentally, rub the bulb with
the corresponding fuse is intact before a cloth moistened with alcohol and al-
changing a bulb. For the location of fus- low to dry.
es, refer to the paragraph “If a fuse

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
blows” in this section; WARNING
❒ Before changing a bulb check the con- Due to high voltage, the bulb
tacts for oxidation; of (Bi-Xenon) gas-discharge
WARNING headlights must only be replaced by
❒ Burnt bulbs must be replaced by oth- experts: danger of death! Contact Fi-

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
ers of the same type and power; Modifications or repairs to at Dealership.
the electrical system (elec-
❒ Always check the height of the head- tronic control units) carried out in-
light beam after changing a bulb. correctly and without bearing the fea-
tures of the system in mind can cause

EMERGENCY
IN AN
malfunctions with the risk of fire.

IMPORTANT The headlight inner surface


may be lightly misted over: this is not a

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
fault but a natural fact due to low tem-

CAR
perature and the level of air humidity. It
will disappear as soon the headlights are
turned on. The presence of drops inside
the headlights means water infiltration,

TECHNICAL
therefore contact Fiat Dealership.

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DASHBOARD TYPES OF BULBS fig. 18 C Tubular bulbs: free them from their
contacts to remove.
Various types of bulbs are fitted to your
car: D-E Halogen bulbs: to remove the bulb,
release the clip holding the bulb in
A All glass bulbs: these are pressed on. place.
Pull to remove.
DEVICES
SAFETY

F Gas-discharge bulbs (Bi-Xenon).


B Bayonet type bulbs: press the bulb,
turn counterclockwise to remove this
type of bulb from its holder.
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
EMERGENCY
IN AN
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
TECHNICAL CAR

F0Q0391m
fig. 18
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Bulbs Figure 18 Type Power

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Main beam headlights E H1 55W
Longlife dipped beam headlights D H1 55W
Gas-discharge low beam headlights (where provided) F D2R 35W

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SAFETY
Front sidelights longlife A W5W 5W
Front fog lights (where provided) E H11 55W

CORRECT USE
Front direction indicators B PY24W 24W

OF THE CAR
Side direction indicators A WY5W 5W
Rear direction indicators B R10W 10W
Taillights/rear fog lights B P5/21W 5W/21W

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
Rear/stop positions B P5/21W 5W/21W
Third brake light (additional brake light) A W2.3W 2.3W

EMERGENCY
Reversing light B P21W 21W

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Number plate light A W5W 5W
Front roof light C C10W 2x10W

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
Rear roof light (where provided) C C10W 10W

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Glovebox light C C5W 5W
Boot light A W5W 5W
Courtesy mirror light (where provided) C C5W 5W

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DASHBOARD
IF AN EXTERIOR LIGHT
BURNS OUT
For the type of bulb and power rating, see
“When needing to change a bulb”.
DEVICES
SAFETY

FRONT LIGHT UNITS fig. 19


The front light units contain the side/tail-
CORRECT USE

lights, dipped beam, main beam and di-


OF THE CAR

F0Q0704m F0Q0705m
fig. 19 fig. 20
rection indicator bulbs.
The bulbs are arranged inside the light unit DIPPED BEAM HEADLIGHTS Gas-discharge lamps (Bi-Xenon)
as follows: (where provided)
LIGHTS AND

Gas-filled filament lamps


MESSAGES
WARNING

A Sidelights / main beam headlights;


B Dipped beam headlights; To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
WARNING
C Direction indicators. ❒ remove the protective cover B-fig. 19;
Due to high voltage, the bulb
❒ release the bulb holder catch A-fig. 20;
EMERGENCY

of (Bi-Xenon) gas-discharge
IN AN

headlights must only be replaced by


❒ disconnect the electric connector B; experts: danger of death! Contact Fi-
❒ remove the bulb C and replace it; at Dealership.
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

❒ fit the new bulb, making the tabs of the


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metallic part coincide with the grooves


on the reflector, reconnect the electri-
cal connector B then hook the bulb
holder catch A;
TECHNICAL

❒ refit the protective cover A-fig. 19


correctly.
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DEVICES
SAFETY
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
F0Q0706m F0Q0707m F0Q0708m
fig. 21 fig. 22 fig. 23

SIDELIGHTS MAIN BEAM HEADLIGHTS DIRECTION INDICATORS


To change the bulb, proceed as follows: To change the bulb, proceed as follows: Front

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
❒ remove the protective cover A-fig. 19; ❒ remove the protective cover A-fig. 19; To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
❒ turn the bulb holder A-fig. 21 coun- ❒ release the bulb holder catch A-fig. 22; ❒ turn the protective cover C-fig. 19
terclockwise and then withdraw it; counterclockwise;
❒ remove the bulb C and replace it;

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❒ remove the bulb B and replace it; ❒ remove the bulb B-fig. 23 and replace
❒ fit the new bulb, making the tabs of the

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❒ fit the new bulb, refit the bulb holder metallic part coincide with the grooves it;
A-fig. 21 and then refit the protective on the reflector, reconnect the electri- ❒ refit the protective cover A correctly.
cover B-fig. 19 correctly. cal connector B then hook the bulb

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holder catch A;

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❒ refit the protective cover B-fig. 19 cor-
rectly.

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SAFETY
CORRECT USE
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F0Q0709m F0Q0710m F0Q0714m


fig. 24 fig. 25 fig. 26

Side FRONT FOG LIGHTS fig. 25 REAR LIGHT UNITS fig. 26


To change the bulb, proceed as follows: (where provided) Rear light units contain taillights, direction
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

Contact Fiat Dealership to have front fog indicators and brake light (stop) bulbs.
❒ push the transparent cover A-fig. 24
to compress the internal catch B, then lights replaced. The bulbs are arranged inside the light unit
remove the unit; fig. 26 as follows:
❒ turn the bulb holder C counterclock- B taillights/brake light (double light);
EMERGENCY
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wise, remove the snap-fitted bulb D


and replace it; C direction indicators.

❒ refit the bulb holder C in the lens by


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turning it clockwise;
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❒ refit the unit making sure the catch


clicks into place B.
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DEVICES
SAFETY
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
F0Q0715m F0Q0713m F0Q0711m
fig. 27 fig. 29 fig. 30

REVERSING LIGHTS fig. 30


Contact Fiat Dealership to have reversing

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
light bulbs replaced.

EMERGENCY
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F0Q0739m F0Q0712m
fig. 28 fig. 31

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
To change the bulb proceed as follows: REAR FOG LIGHTS fig. 31

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❒ open the tailgate then, slacken the two Contact Fiat Dealership to have rear fog
fastening screws A-fig. 27; light bulbs replaced.
❒ remove the light unit with both hands

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as shown by the arrows in fig. 28;
❒ disconnect the electric connector and
remove the protective cover A-fig. 29
pressing the three catches and replace

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the burnt out bulb.

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DASHBOARD
DEVICES
SAFETY
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0751m F0Q0718m
fig. 33 fig. 34

❒ press the tabs C-fig. 33 and remove


the bulb holder;
LIGHTS AND

❒ remove the snap-fitted bulb and replace


MESSAGES
WARNING

it.
❒ refit cover A-fig. 32 and then close the
tailgate.
EMERGENCY

F0Q0716m
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fig. 32

THIRD BRAKE LIGHT fig. 35 F0Q0719m


SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

To change the bulb proceed as follows:


NUMBER PLATE LIGHTS
CAR

❒ open the tailgate;


To change the bulb proceed as follows:
❒ remove cover A-fig. 32;
❒ work in the point shown by the arrow
❒ remove the lens unit B-fig. 33 and dis- and remove lens unit A-fig. 34;
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connect the electric connector;


❒ turn the bulb holder B-fig. 35 clock-
wise;
❒ remove the bulb C and replace it.
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IF AN INTERIOR LIGHT

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BURNS OUT
For the type of bulb and power rating, see
“When needing to change a bulb”.

DEVICES
SAFETY
FRONT CEILING LIGHT
To replace the bulbs proceed as follows:

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
F0Q0720m F0Q0723m
fig. 36 fig. 38
❒ work in the points shown by the ar-
rows and remove light A-fig. 36;
❒ open the protection lid B-fig. 37;

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
❒ replace bulbs C releasing them from

WARNING
the side contacts; make sure that new
bulbs are correctly clamped between
contacts;

EMERGENCY
❒ re-close the lid B-fig. 37 and secure

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light A-fig. 36 into its housing locking
it properly. F0Q0721m F0Q0722m
fig. 37 fig. 39

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
REAR CEILING LIGHT ❒ replace the bulb B-fig. 39 releasing it

CAR
from the side contacts making sure that
Versions without sunroof the new bulb is correctly clamped be-
To replace the bulbs proceed as follows: tween the contacts.

TECHNICAL
❒ remove the light unit A-fig. 38 lever-
ing in the point shown by the arrow;

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DASHBOARD
DEVICES
SAFETY
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0741m F0Q0724m F0Q0725m


fig. 40 fig. 42 fig. 43

BOOT LIGHT ❒ re-close the protective cover B on the


lens;
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
LIGHTS AND

❒ refit the light A inserting it in its cor-


MESSAGES
WARNING

❒ open the tailgate; rect position firstly on one end and


❒ remove the light unit A-fig. 42 lever- then on the other until it clicks into
ing in the point shown by the arrow; place.
EMERGENCY

❒ open the protection cover B-fig. 43


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and replace the snap-fitted bulb;


F0Q0722m
fig. 41
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

Versions with sunroof


CAR

To replace the bulbs proceed as follows:


❒ remove the light unit A-fig. 40 lever-
ing in the point shown by the arrow;
TECHNICAL

❒ replace the bulb B-fig. 41 releasing it


from the side contacts making sure that
the new bulb is correctly clamped be-
tween the contacts.
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DASHBOARD
DEVICES
SAFETY
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
F0Q0726m F0Q0423m F0Q0424m
fig. 44 fig. 45 fig. 46

GLOVEBOX LIGHT COURTESY MIRROR ❒ replace the bulb C-fig. 46 releasing it


LIGHT (where provided) from the side contacts making sure
To change the bulb, proceed as follows: that the new bulb is correctly clamped

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
❒ open the glovebox, then remove the To change the bulb, proceed as follows: between the contacts.
light unit A-fig. 44; ❒ open the mirror cover A-fig. 45;
❒ replace the bulb B releasing it from the ❒ remove the bulb B levering in the
side contacts making sure that the new

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points shown by the arrows;

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bulb is correctly clamped between the
contacts.

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TECHNICAL
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DASHBOARD
IF A FUSE BLOWS WARNING
If a general fuse (MEGA-
GENERAL FUSE, MIDI-FUSE, MAXI-
FUSE) cuts in, do not attempt any re-
The fuse is a protective device for the pair and contact a Fiat Dealership.
electric system: it comes into action (i.e.
DEVICES
SAFETY

it cuts off) mainly due to a fault or im-


proper action on the system.
When a device does not work, check the
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0220m
efficiency of its fuse: the conductor ele- fig. 47 Before replacing a fuse, make
ment A-fig. 47 must be intact. If not, re- sure the ignition key has been
place the fuse with one of the same amp removed and that all the oth-
rating (same colour). er services are switched off
Never replace a fuse with and/or disengaged.
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES

B: undamaged fuse
WARNING

metal wires or anything else.


C: fuse with damaged filament.
To replace a fuse, use the pliers D hooked
to the fusebox on the dashboard.
EMERGENCY
IN AN

WARNING
Never replace a fuse with
WARNING another with a higher amp
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

If a fuse blows again, contact rating, DANGER OF FIRE.


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a Fiat Dealership.
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FUSE LOCATION Fuse box on the dashboard fig. 49

AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
The vehicle fuses are grouped in three To gain access to the fuses in the fuse box
control units: on the dashboard, loosen the three fas-
tening screw A-fig. 48 and remove the
❒ instrument dashboard fuse control cover B.
unit;

DEVICES
SAFETY
❒ fuse control unit in engine compart-
ment;
❒ fuse control unit in luggage compart-

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
F0Q0727m
ment; fig. 48

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
EMERGENCY
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SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
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F0Q0266m
fig. 49

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AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD Fuse box next to the battery fig. 51
To gain access to the fuse box next to the
battery, press the retainers A-fig. 50 and
remove the protection cover B.
DEVICES
SAFETY

If you need to wash the en-


gine compartment, take care
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0498m
not to directly hit the engine fig. 50
compartment control unit
with the water jet.
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
EMERGENCY
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SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
TECHNICAL CAR

F0Q0026m
fig. 51
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Fuse box in the boot

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(where provided) fig. 52
To gain access to the fuses in the fuse box
on the left side of the boot, open lid
A-fig. 53.

DEVICES
SAFETY
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
F0Q0747m
fig. 52

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
EMERGENCY
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SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
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F0Q0744m
fig. 53

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AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD FUSE SUMMARY TABLE

LIGHTS FUSE AMPERE FIGURE

Right dipped beam (quartz-iodine headlights) F12 7.5 49


DEVICES
SAFETY

Right dipped beam (Bi-Xenon headlights) F12 15 49


CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

Left dipped beam (quartz-iodine headlights) F13 7.5 49

Left dipped beam (Bi-Xenon headlights) F13 15 49


LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

Reversing light F35 7.5 49


EMERGENCY
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Third stop light F37 7.5 49

Rear fog light (driver’s side) F53 7.5 49


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Front fog light/Cornering light, RH F09 7.5 51


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Right main beam headlight F14 7.5 51

Left main beam headlight F15 10 51


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Front fog light/Cornering light, LH F30 7.5 51

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COMPONENTS FUSE AMPERE FIGURE

AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
Single-tone horn F10 10 51

DEVICES
SAFETY
Engine diagnosis system secondary loads
(lambda sensor, canister solenoid valve, PDA system solenoid valve,
EGR solenoid valve, throttle solenoid valve, VGT solenoid valve,
glow plug warming control unit) F11 15 51

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
Headlamp alignment correction system
(versions with gas discharge headlights) F13 15 49

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
Headlight alignment correction system
(versions with halogen headlights) F13 7.5 49

EMERGENCY
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Engine control unit (NCM) F16 7.5 51

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
Engine control unit (NCM) F17 10 51

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Engine control unit (NCM) F18 10 51

TECHNICAL
Conditioner compressor F19 7.5 51

Headlight washer motor pump F20 20 51

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AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD COMPONENTS FUSE AMPERE FIGURE

Fuel motor pump on tank F21 15 51


DEVICES
SAFETY

Engine diagnosis system primary loads (injectors, ignition coils) F22 15 51

Engine diagnosis system primary loads


CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

(injectors, ignition coils, engine control unit for diesel versions) F22 20 51

Braking system control unit (NFR) (electronic control unit, solenoid valves) F23 30 51
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

Electric steering control unit (NGE) F24 7.5 51


EMERGENCY

Remote switch coils on fuse box in engine compartment (CVM)/


IN AN

Body Computer control unit (NBC) F31 5 49


SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

Hi-Fi system subwoofer F32 15 49


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Rear left power window F33 20 49


TECHNICAL

Rear right power window F34 20 49

Brake pedal control (normally closed contact NC)/


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water in diesel fuel sensor/flow meter F35 5 49

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AND CONTROLS
COMPONENTS FUSE AMPERE FIGURE

DASHBOARD
Door opening system control unit (CGP)
(door opening/closing, safe lock, tailgate release) F36 20 49

DEVICES
SAFETY
Brake pedal control (normally closed contact NA)/
Instrument panel (NQS)/gas-discharge lamp control units
on front headlights F37 7.5 49

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
Sound system/Sound system presetting/Connect Nav +/Blu&Me System/
Alarm siren (CSA)/Alarm system on ceiling light/Internal cooling unit

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
system/Tyre pressure monitoring control unit
(CPP)/Diagnostic socket connector/Rear ceiling lights F39 10 49

EMERGENCY
Heated rear window F40 30 49

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Electric door mirror defrosters/Defrosters on front nozzles F41 7.5 49

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
CAR
Braking system control unit (NFR)/Yaw sensor (YRS) F42 5 49

Windscreen wiper/Windscreen/rear window washer bidirectional

TECHNICAL
motor pump system on steering column stalk F43 30 49

Current outlet/Cigar lighter F44 15 49

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AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD COMPONENTS FUSE AMPERE FIGURE

Power sunroof motor F46 20 49


DEVICES
SAFETY

Front power window (left side) F47 20 49

Front power window (right side) F48 20 49


CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

Emergency control panel (illumination)/Central right and left branch


control panel (illumination, ASR switch)/
LIGHTS AND

Controls on steering wheel (illumination)/Control panel on front


MESSAGES
WARNING

ceiling light (illumination)/Volumetric protection alarm system control


unit (deactivation)/Power sunroof (control unit,
control illumination)/rain sensor/daylight sensor on
driving mirror/Front seat warming activation controls F49 5 49
EMERGENCY
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Air bag control unit (NAB) F50 7.5 49


SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
CAR

Internal cooling unit system/Sound system presetting/


Connect Nav +/Blu&Me system control unit/Parking sensor
control unit (NSP)/Air quality sensor (AQS)/Automatic
air-conditioner/Electric door mirrors (moving, folding)/
TECHNICAL

Tyre pressure monitoring control unit (CPP) F51 5 49

Rear window wiper F52 15 49


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COMPONENTS FUSE AMPERE FIGURE

AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
Instrument panel (NQS) F53 7.5 49

DEVICES
SAFETY
Left front seat heating/movement F56 30 53

Right front seat heating/movement F60 30 53

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
Left front seat heating/movement F67 10 53

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
Right front seat heating/movement F68 10 53

Free F38 – 49

EMERGENCY
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Free F45 – 49

SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
TECHNICAL
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AND CONTROLS IF THE BATTERY IS FLAT Charge the battery as follows:


DASHBOARD
WARNING
❒ disconnect battery negative terminal; The liquid contained in the
IMPORTANT The battery charging pro- battery is poisonous and cor-
cedure is described only for information ❒ connect the charger cables to the bat-
tery terminals, observing the poles; rosive. Avoid contact with the skin or
purposes. This operation should be car- eyes. The battery should be charged
ried out by Fiat Dealership. ❒ turn on the charger;
DEVICES

in a well ventilated place, away from


SAFETY

Charging should be slow at a low amp rat- naked flames or possible sources of
❒ when you have finished, turn the charg- sparks: danger of explosion and fire.
ing for 24 hours. Charging for a longer er off before disconnecting the battery;
time may damage the battery.
CORRECT USE

❒ reconnect battery negative terminal.


OF THE CAR

IMPORTANT Where relevant, switch the


electronic car alarm off with remote con-
trol (see “Alarm” in section “Dashboard
LIGHTS AND

and controls”). WARNING


MESSAGES
WARNING

Do not attempt to charge a


frozen battery: it must first-
ly be thawed, otherwise it may burst.
If freezing has occurred, the battery
EMERGENCY

should be checked by skilled person-


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nel to make sure that the internal el-


ements are not damaged and that the
body is not cracked, with the risk of
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE

leaking poisonous and corrosive acid.


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JACKING THE CAR TOWING THE CAR

AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
If the car is to be lifted, go to a Fiat Deal- The tow ring provided with the car is
ership which is equipped with the arm housed in the tool box under the boot
hoist or workshop lift. mat.

DEVICES
SAFETY
The car can only be jacked at the sides,
jack arms or workshop lift shall be placed TOW RING HOOKING
as shown in fig. 54. Proceed as follows:
IMPORTANT For Sport versions, in case ❒ release the cap operating the tab A-fig.

CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
F0Q0729m
fig. 54
of side lifting with workshop lifter, take 55-56;
care to avoid damages to the spoilers.
❒ take the tow hook B from its support;
❒ tighten the ring on the rear or front

LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING
threaded pin.

EMERGENCY
IN AN
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AND CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
WARNING WARNING
Before starting to tow, turn Do not start the engine
the ignition key to MAR and when towing the car.
then to STOP. Do not remove the
key. If the key is removed, the steer-
DEVICES

ing lock engages automatically re-


SAFETY

sulting in the impossibility to steer the


wheels. WARNING
B
Before fitting the hook,
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR

F0Q0730m
fig. 55 clean accurately its thread-
ed seat. Before starting to tow, make
sure to have tighten the hook.
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WARNING

When towing, remember


that without the help of the
servobrake and power steering, a
greater effort is required on the ped- The front and rear tow hooks
must only be used for emer-
EMERGENCY