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  • Page 4: Welcome From Fiat

    - all essentials that are traditional to our vehicles. Your new FIAT vehicle has characteristics to enhance the driver's control under some driv- ing conditions.These are to assist the driver and are never a substitute for attentive driving.

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    If your symptoms persist, please see an authorized studio. FIAT is a registered trademark of FIAT Group Marketing & Corporate Communication SpA, used under license by Chrysler Group LLC.

  • Page 6: Driver Cockpit

    CONTROLS AT A GLANCE DRIVER COCKPIT 1. Power Mirrors 2. Uconnect® Phone (Bluetooth® Hands Free Calling) pg. 32 3. Turn Signals/Lights/High Beam Lever pg. 21 4. Instrument Cluster pg. 6 5. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Display pg. 59 6. Speed Control pg. 23 7.

  • Page 7: Controls At A Glance

    CONTROLS AT A GLANCE 11. Upper Glove Box 12. Dash Storage 13. Lower Glove Box 14. Climate Controls pg. 24 15. Power Outlet pg. 64 16. Shift Lever 17. Tilt Telescoping Steering Column pg. 19 18. Power Door Locks pg. 9 19.

  • Page 8: Instrument Cluster

    CONTROLS AT A GLANCE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER Warning Lights - Low Fuel Warning Light - Charging System Light - Oil Pressure Warning Light - Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light - Air Bag Warning Light - Engine Temperature Warning Light - Seat Belt Reminder Light - Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) - Power Steering System Warning Light - Generic Warning Light...

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    CONTROLS AT A GLANCE Indicators - Turn Signal Indicators - High Beam Indicator - Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped - Park/Headlight ON Indicator - Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator - Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/Malfunction Indicator (See page 66 for more information.)

  • Page 10: Getting Started, Locking And Unlocking The Doors, Opening The Liftgate

    GETTING STARTED KEY FOB Locking and Unlocking the Doors and Liftgate • Press the LOCK button once to lock all the doors and the liftgate. • Press the UNLOCK button once to un- lock the driver’ s door only and twice within five seconds to unlock all the doors and liftgate.

  • Page 11: Theft Alarm, Power Door Locks

    GETTING STARTED THEFT ALARM To Arm: • Press the Key Fob LOCK button. To Disarm The System: • Press the Key Fob UNLOCK button or cycle the ignition to the ON/START position. NOTE: The driver's door key cylinder button on the RKE transmitter cannot arm or disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.

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    GETTING STARTED WARNING! • Do not leave children or animals inside parked vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may cause serious injury or death. • For personal security and safety in the event of an collision, lock the vehicle doors as you drive as well as when you park and leave the vehicle.

  • Page 13: Seat Belt

    GETTING STARTED SEAT BELT • Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly. • Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your abdomen.To remove slack in the lap portion, pull up a bit on the shoulder belt.To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt.A snug belt reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in a collision.

  • Page 14: Supplemental Restraint System (srs) - Air Bags

    GETTING STARTED SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) - AIR BAGS • This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the driver and right front passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint system.The Advanced Front Air Bags will not deploy in every type of collision.

  • Page 15: Child Restraints

    GETTING STARTED CHILD RESTRAINTS • Children 12 years or younger should ride properly buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seats rather than in the front. •...

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    GETTING STARTED • In addition, there are tether strap anchors located behind the seatback, near to the floor. • Do not install a child restraint in the cen- ter position using the LATCH system. Use the seat belt and tether anchor to install a child seat in the center seating position.

  • Page 17: Seat Belt

    GETTING STARTED To Install A Child Seat Using An ALR: 1. Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor to pass it through the belt path of the child restraint. Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt path. 2.

  • Page 18: Front Seats

    GETTING STARTED WARNING! • In a collision, an unrestrained child, even a tiny baby, can become a projectile inside the vehicle.The force required to hold even an infant on your lap could become so great that you could not hold the child, no matter how strong you are.The child and others could be severely injured or killed.Any child riding in your vehicle should be in a proper restraint for the child's size.

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    GETTING STARTED Recliner • To recline the seatback, lift up the recline lever, located on the outboard side of the seat, lean back until the desired position has been reached, and release the lever. Seat Height • The seat height can be raised or lowered by using a lever, located on the outboard side of the seat.

  • Page 20: Rear Seats

    GETTING STARTED REAR SEATS Manual Rear Seat Adjustment Forward/Rearward • Lift up on the adjusting handle, located at the front of the seat near the floor, and release at the desired position.Then, using body pressure, move forward and backward on the seat to be sure that the seat adjusters have latched.

  • Page 21: Heated Seats, Tilt/telescoping Steering Column

    GETTING STARTED HEATED SEATS Front Heated Seats • The controls for the front heated seats are located on the outboard side of the seat. • Press the switch once to turn on the heated seat. Press the switch a second time to turn off the heated seat.

  • Page 22: Engine Break-in Recommendations

    OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS • A long break-in period is not required for the engine and drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle. • Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km).After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or 55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.

  • Page 23: Turn Signal/lights/high Beam Lever

    OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE TURN SIGNAL/LIGHTS/HIGH BEAM LEVER Turn Signal/Lane Change Assist • Tap the lever up or down once and the turn signal (right or left) will flash briefly to indicate a lane change and automati- cally turn off. Headlights/Parking Lights •...

  • Page 24: Wiper/washer Lever

    OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE WIPER/WASHER LEVER Front Wipers Intermittent, Low and High Operation • Move the lever downward to the first detent for intermittent wiper operation, the second detent for low wiper opera- tion and to the third detent for high wiper operation.

  • Page 25: Speed Control

    OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL • The speed control switches are located on the steering wheel. Cruise ON/OFF • Push the ON/OFF button to activate the Speed Control. • CRUISE READY will appear on the instru- ment cluster to indicate the Speed Con- trol is on.

  • Page 26: Manual Climate Controls

    OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROLS Air Recirculation • Use Recirculation for maximum A/C operation. • For window defogging, turn the recirculation off. • Recirculation is not allowed in defrost, floor, defrost/floor (mix) modes. Heated Mirrors • The mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice.This feature is activated whenever you turn on the rear window defroster.

  • Page 27: Automatic Temperature Controls (atc), Rear Park Assist

    OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROLS (ATC) Automatic Operation • Push the AUTO button. • Select the desired temperature by rotating temperature control knobs. • The system will maintain the set temperature automatically. Air Recirculation • Use Recirculation for maximum A/C operation. •...

  • Page 28: Power Sunroof

    OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE POWER SUNROOF • The power sunroof roof switch is located in the overhead console. To Open • Press and hold the power sunroof switch rearward for approximately two seconds and the sunroof will stop at the vented position. Press the switch a second time and hold for approximately one second and release, the sunroof will open fully, then stop automatically.

  • Page 29: Euro Twin Clutch Six-speed Transmission

    OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE EURO TWIN CLUTCH SIX-SPEED TRANSMISSION • This vehicle may be equipped with a fuel efficient Euro Twin Clutch Six Speed Transmis- sion.This transmission offers a sportier driving experience with faster AutoStick® shifting. • During low-speed driving conditions in first gear, vehicle momentum changes may feel exaggerated in response to changes in accelerator pedal position.This behavior is normal and is similar to vehicles equipped with a manual transmission.

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    OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE Instrument Cluster Messages • Messages will be displayed in the instrument cluster (if equipped with an EVIC) to alert the driver when certain conditions occur.These messages are described below. MESSAGE DESCRIPTION GEAR NOT AVAILABLE In AutoStick® mode, the gear selected by the driver is not available due to a fault condition.

  • Page 31: Operating Your Vehicle

    OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE MESSAGE DESCRIPTION TRANS. GETTING HOT PRESS BRAKE The transmission driving clutch is overheating, usually due to repeated launches in stop- and-go traffic. Pull over and allow the trans- mission to cool in NEUTRAL until “TRANS. COOL READY TO DRIVE” is displayed. TRANS.

  • Page 32: Adding Fuel

    OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE ADDING FUEL • Your vehicle is equipped with a cap-less fuel system. • Most fuel cans will not open the flapper door so a funnel is provided to open the flapper door to allow emergency refuel- ing with a fuel can. Emergency Fuel Can Refueling 1.

  • Page 33: Electronic Stability Control (esc)

    OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) • This system enhances directional control and stability of the vehicle under various driving conditions. • ESC uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the vehicle path intended by the driver and compares it to the actual path of the vehicle.When the actual path does not match the intended path, ESC applies the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting the oversteer or understeer condition.

  • Page 34: Your Vehicle's Sound System

    ELECTRONICS YOUR VEHICLE'S SOUND SYSTEM 1. Uconnect® Phone Button pg. 38 2. Uconnect® Voice Command Button pg. 56 3. Steering Wheel Audio Controls (Right) pg. 59 4. Steering Wheel Audio Controls (Left) pg. 59 5. Phone Hang Up Button 6. Volume Knob / Audio Mute Button 7.

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    ELECTRONICS 8. Disc Eject Button 9. Uconnect® 5.0 Radio pg. 35 10. Display On / Off Button 11. Back Button 12. Browse / Enter Button 13. Front Power Outlet pg. 64...

  • Page 36: Identifying Your Radio

    ELECTRONICS IDENTIFYING YOUR RADIO Uconnect® 5.0 • 5” Touch-Screen • Five buttons below the display • Disc slot above the display Uconnect® 6.5N • 6.5” Touch-Screen • NAV button below the display...

  • Page 37: Uconnect® 5.0

    ELECTRONICS Uconnect® 5.0 Clock Setting 1. To start the clock setting procedure, perform either of the following: • Press the More hard-key below the display, next press the Time soft-key and then press the Set soft-key, or • Press the More hard key on the right side of the display, next press the Settings soft key, then Clock and Date soft key, and then Set Time and Date soft key.

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    ELECTRONICS Balance/Fade • Touch the Balance/Fade soft-key to adjust the sound from the speakers. Use the arrow soft-keys to adjust the sound level from the front and rear or right and left side speakers. Touch the Center “C” soft-key to reset the balance and fade to the factory setting. Speed Adjusted Volume •...

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    ELECTRONICS • SiriusXM services require subscriptions, sold separately after the 12-month trial included with the new vehicle purchase. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then- current rates until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 for U.S.

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    ELECTRONICS Audio Jack (AUX) • The AUX jack allows a portable device, such as an MP3 player or an iPod®, to be plugged into the radio and utilize the vehicle’ s audio system, using a 3.5 mm audio cable, to amplify the source and play through the vehicle speakers.

  • Page 41: Making A Phone Call

    ELECTRONICS Pairing a Phone • To use the Uconnect® Phone feature, you must first pair your Bluetooth® phone with the Uconnect® system. Start pairing procedure on mobile phone • Search for available devices on your Bluetooth® enabled mobile phone.This is usually within Settings or Options under “Bluetooth.

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    ELECTRONICS Transfer Ongoing Call Between Handset And Vehicle • During an on-going call, touch the Transfer soft-key on the Phone main screen to transfer an on-going call between handset and vehicle. Common Phone Commands (Examples) • “Call John Smith” • “Call John Smith mobile”...

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    ELECTRONICS NOTE: To access help, press the Uconnect® Phone button on the steering wheel and say "help." Touch the display or push either button and say "cancel" to cancel the help session. Voice Text Reply • Uconnect® Phone can read or send new text messages on your mobile phone. •...

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    ELECTRONICS NOTE: All phone oriented voice commands are accessible by first pressing the Phone Pick Up but- ton, not the Voice Command button.To end a call, simply press the Phone Hang Up button. In some vehicles, the Phone Pickup button serves the dual purpose of ending calls as well. Voice Command (VR) User TIPs •...

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    ELECTRONICS Voice Command Examples – Uconnect® 5.0 While In: Voice Command Example: GENERAL “Cancel” “Help” (to listen to suggested commands Anytime specific to current need) “Repeat” RADIO “Tune to AM950, ” “Tune to 95.5FM (preset 5) AM/FM “Tune to Satellite Channel 80's on 8, ” Satellite Band Control Tune to Satellite Channel 32 (preset 4) MEDIA...

  • Page 46: Uconnect® 6.5n

    ELECTRONICS Uconnect® 6.5N Uconnect® 6.5N AT A GLANCE Displaying the Time • If the time is not currently displayed on the radio or player main page press the Settings button. In the Settings list, touch the Clock soft-key then touch On or Off for Show Time in Status Bar.

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    ELECTRONICS Balance/Fade • Touch the Balance/Fade soft-key to Balance audio between the front speakers or fade the audio between the rear and front speakers. • Touching the Front, Rear, Left, or Right soft-keys or touch and drag the Speaker Icon to adjust the Balance/Fade.

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    ELECTRONICS Selecting Radio Stations • Touch the desired radio band (AM, FM or SXM) soft-key. Seek Up/Seek Down • Touch the Seek arrow soft-keys for less than two seconds to seek through radio stations. • Touch and hold either arrow soft-key for more than two seconds to bypass stations with- out stopping.The radio will stop at the next listenable station once the arrow soft-key is released.

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    ELECTRONICS • Activates the favorites menu.You can add up to 50 favorite artists or songs. Just touch Add Fav Artist or Add Fav Song while the song is playing.You will then be alerted any time one of these songs, or works by these artists, is playing on other SiriusXM channels. SiriusXM Parental Controls •...

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    ELECTRONICS Replay • Lets you replay up to 44 minutes of the content of the current SiriusXM channel. Replay Option Description Option Touch to Pause content playback.Touch Pause/Play again to resume play- Play/Pause back. Rewinds the channel content in steps of five seconds.Touch and hold to Rewind/RW rewind continuously, then release to begin playing content at that point.

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    ELECTRONICS USB Port • Connect your iPod® or compatible device using a USB cable into the USB Port. USB Memory sticks with audio files can also be used.Then, audio from the device can be played on the vehicles sound system while providing metadata (artist, track title, album, etc.) information on the radio display.

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    ELECTRONICS iPod®/CD/AUX CONTROLS • The iPod®/CD/AUX controls are accessed by touching the desired soft-key displayed on the side of the screen and choose between AUX, iPod®, Bluetooth® or SD Card. NOTE: Uconnect® will usually automatically switch to the appropriate mode when something is first connected or inserted into the system.

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    ELECTRONICS Finding Points of Interest • From the main Navigation menu, touch the Where To? soft-key, then touch the Points of Interest soft-key. • Select a Category and then a subcategory, if necessary. • Select your destination and touch the Yes soft-key. Finding a Place by Spelling the Name •...

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    ELECTRONICS Setting Your Home Location • Press the NAV button to access the Navigation system and the Main Navigation menu. • Touch the Where To? soft-key, then touch the Go Home soft-key. • You may enter your address directly, use your current location as your home address, or choose from recently found locations.

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    ELECTRONICS Taking a Detour • To take a detour you must be navigating a route. • Touch the Detour soft-key. NOTE: If the route you are currently taking is the only reasonable option, the device might not calculate a detour. •...

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    ELECTRONICS Complete the pairing procedure • When prompted on the phone, verify with radio password shown on the Uconnect® Screen. • If your phone asks you to accept a connection request from Uconnect, select “Yes”. If available, check the box telling it not to ask again – that way your phone will automati- cally connect each time you start the vehicle.

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    ELECTRONICS Phonebook • Uconnect® radios automatically downloads your phonebook from your paired phone, if this feature is supported by your phone. Entries are updated each time that the phone is connected. If your phone book entries do not appear, check the settings on your phone. Some phones require you to enable this feature manually.

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    ELECTRONICS WARNING! • Any voice commanded system should be used only in safe driving conditions follow- ing applicable laws regarding phone use.Your attention should be focused on safely operating the vehicle. Failure to do so may result in a collision causing you and others to be severely injured or killed.

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    ELECTRONICS Steering Wheel Buttons You can control many of your radio features using your voice. Press either the VR Phone Pick Up button on your steering wheel. Available Radio Soft-Key Voice Commands Steering Wheel But- Radio Mode Media Mode Navigation Phone Mode tons to Press: Uconnect®...

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    ELECTRONICS While In: Voice Command Example: NAVIGATION “Navigate to” (provide location inputs sequentially, via audible radio prompts) “Go Home” – destination previously defined by driver Destination Selection & View “Repeat guidance” – hear the last navigation prompt “Cancel Route” “View Map” PHONE “Dial 123-456-7890”...

  • Page 61: Steering Wheel Audio Controls, Electronic Vehicle Information Center (evic)

    ELECTRONICS STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS • The steering wheel audio controls are located on the rear surface of the steer- ing wheel. Right Switch • Press the switch up or down to increase or decrease the volume. • Press the button in the center to change modes AM/FM/CD/SXM/AUX or USB port.

  • Page 62: Programmable Features

    ELECTRONICS EVIC Control Buttons The EVIC control buttons are located on the instrument panel below the radio. Press the MENU button briefly to access the menu and/or go to next screen or to confirm the required menu option. Press and hold the MENU button (approximately one second) to return to the main screen.

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    ELECTRONICS UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER (HomeLink®) • HomeLink® replaces up to three hand-held transmitters that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security systems.The HomeLink® unit is powered by your vehicles 12 Volt battery. • The HomeLink®...

  • Page 64: Using Homelink

    ELECTRONICS NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next step after the LEARN button has been pressed. 6. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed HomeLink® button twice (holding the button for two seconds each time). If the device is plugged in and activates, programming is complete.

  • Page 65: Power Inverter

    ELECTRONICS WARNING! • Your motorized door or gate will open and close while you are programming the universal transceiver. Do not program the transceiver if people or pets are in the path of the door or gate. • Do not run your vehicle in a closed garage or confined area while programming the transceiver.

  • Page 66: Power Outlets

    ELECTRONICS POWER OUTLETS • The front power outlet is located in front of the shift lever, between the two cup- holders. • The rear power outlet is located in the left rear cargo area. NOTE: • Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts (13 Amps) at 12 Volts.

  • Page 67: Trailer Towing

    UTILITY TRAILER TOWING • Trailer towing with this vehicle is not recommended. RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.) Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle Wheels OFF the Euro Twin Clutch Towing Condition Manual Transmission Ground Transmission Transmission in Flat Tow NONE NOT ALLOWED NEUTRAL Front...

  • Page 68: Hour Roadside Assistance, Instrument Cluster Warning Lights

    24-HOUR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE • If your FIAT 500 requires jump start assistance, out of gas/fuel delivery, tire service, lock- out service or towing due to a defect covered under the Basic Limited Warranty, dial toll-free 1-888-242-6342. See your Warranty booklet for further details.

  • Page 69: Indicator Light

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! A hot engine cooling system is dangerous.You or others could be badly burned by steam or boiling coolant. - Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Indicator Light • This light informs you of a problem with the system. •...

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    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES • As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitor- ing System (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illumi- nates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure.

  • Page 71: What To Do In Emergencies

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES CAUTION! The TPMS has been optimized for the original equipment tires and wheels.TPMS pres- sures and warning have been established for the tire size equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or style.Aftermarket wheels can cause sensor damage.

  • Page 72: Oil Pressure Warning Light

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES - Oil Pressure Warning Light • This light indicates low engine oil pressure. If the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible.A chime will sound when this light turns on.

  • Page 73: If Your Engine Overheats

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS • In any of the following situations, you can reduce the potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action. • On the highways — slow down. • In city traffic — while stopped, shift transmission into NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed.

  • Page 74: Jacking And Tire Changing

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING Jack Location • Your vehicle may be equipped with a tem- porary spare tire.The jack and jack-handle are stowed in rear cargo area behind the rear seat. Spare Tire Removal • The spare tire is stowed to the underbody below the cargo area.

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    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 2. Pull the spare tire out from under the vehicle. 3. When the spare is clear, remove the knob or plastic molded nut by rotating it counter-clockwise. 4. Tilt the retainer at the end of the cable and pull it through the center of the wheel.

  • Page 76: Jacking Instructions

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 6. Block both the front and rear of the wheel diagonally opposite the jacking position. For example, if changing the right front tire, block the left rear wheel. NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle while the vehicle is being jacked.

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    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure the jack is securely engaged. 3. Turn the jack screw to the left until the jack can be placed under the jacking location. Once the jack is positioned, turn the jack screw to the right until the jack head is properly engaged with the lift area closest to the wheel to be changed.

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    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Spare Tire Stowage • Reverse instructions of the spare removal section. • Rotate the jack wrench tool on the winch drive nut clockwise until effort becomes heavy and an audible click is heard indicating the spare is properly stowed. CAUTION! •...

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    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! • Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off the road to avoid the danger of being hit when operating the jack or changing the wheel.

  • Page 80: Tirefit Kit

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES TIREFIT KIT • Your vehicle may be equipped with a TIREFIT kit.The TIREFIT kit is located in the rear storage area behind the rear passenger seat. • Small punctures up to 1/4 in (6 mm) in the tire tread can be sealed with TIREFIT. Foreign objects (e.g., screws or nails) should not be removed from the tire.TIREFIT can be used in outside temperatures down to approximately -4°F (-20°C).

  • Page 81: Tirefit Usage Precautions, Sealing A Tire With Tirefit

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES TIREFIT Usage Precautions • Replace the TIREFIT Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6) prior to the expiration date (printed on the bottle label) to assure optimum operation of the system. Refer to “Seal- ing a Tire with TIREFIT” section (F) “Sealant Bottle and Hose Replacement”. •...

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    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES (C) Injecting TIREFIT Sealant Into The Deflated Tire: • Always start the engine before turning ON the TIREFIT kit. NOTE: Manual transmission vehicles must have the parking brake engaged and the shift lever in NEUTRAL. •...

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    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES NOTE: If the tire becomes over-inflated, press the Deflation Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recommended inflation pressure before continuing. • If the tire inflates to the recommended pressure or is at least 26 psi (1.8 Bar) pres- sure within 15 minutes: 1.

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    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES NOTE: • If the tire becomes over-inflated, press the Deflation Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recommended inflation pressure before continuing. • When having the tire serviced, advise the authorized studio or service center that the tire has been sealed using the TIREFIT service kit.

  • Page 85: Jump-starting Procedure

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! • Do not attempt to seal a tire on the side of the vehicle closest to traffic. Pull far enough off the road to avoid the danger of being hit when using the TIREFIT kit. •...

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    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Preparations For Jump-Start • The battery in your vehicle is located on the left side of the engine compartment. 1. Set the parking brake, shift the Euro Twin Clutch Transmission into PARK and turn the ignition to OFF/LOCK. 2.

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    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES CAUTION! • Accessories that can be plugged into the vehicle power outlets draw power from the vehicle’ s battery, even when not in use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if plugged in long enough, the vehicle’ s battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or prevent the engine from starting.

  • Page 88: Shift Lever Override, Towing A Disabled Vehicle

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE • If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be moved out of the PARK position, you can use the following procedure to temporarily move the shift lever: • Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position. •...

  • Page 89: Freeing A Stuck Vehicle

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Without The Ignition Key • Special care must be taken when the vehicle is towed with the ignition in the OFF/LOCK position.A dolly should be used under the front wheels if the rear wheels are raised. Proper towing equipment is necessary to prevent damage to the vehicle.

  • Page 90: Cap-less Fuel Fill Funnel

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES CAUTION! • Racing the engine or spinning the wheels may lead to transmission overheating and failure.Allow the engine to idle with the shift lever in NEUTRAL for at least one minute after every five rocking-motion cycles.This will minimize overheating and reduce the risk of transmission failure during prolonged efforts to free a stuck vehicle.

  • Page 91: Opening The Hood

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE OPENING THE HOOD • Pull the red release lever located below the instrument panel and in front of the driver’ s door. • Raise the hood and locate the safety latch in the middle of the hood opening. •...

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  • Page 93: Fluids And Capacities

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES Component Fluid, Lubricant, or Capacities Genuine Part Engine Coolant 1.4L Turbo We recommend you use 6.1 Quarts (5.8 Liters) Engine MOPAR® Antifreeze/Engine Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive Technology). Engine Oil with Filter We recommend you use API 4 Quarts (4.0 Liters) 1.4L Turbo Engine...

  • Page 94: Maintenance Schedule

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! • Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than specified Organic Additive Technol- ogy (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze), may result in engine damage and may de- crease corrosion protection. Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant is different and should not be mixed with Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant (antifreeze) or any “globally compatible”...

  • Page 95: Maintaining Your Vehicle

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Once A Month Or Before A Long Trip: • Check engine oil level • Check windshield washer fluid level • Check the tire inflation pressures and look for unusual wear or damage • Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake master cylinder reservoir, and trans- mission as needed •...

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    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 150,000 240,000 140,000 224,000 130,000 208,000 120,000 192,000 110,000 176,000 100,000 160,000 90,000 144,000 80,000 128,000 70,000 112,000 60,000 96,000 50,000 80,000 40,000 64,000 30,000 48,000 20,000 32,000...

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  • Page 98: Engine Compartment, Fuses

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE FUSES Underhood Fuses • The Front Distribution Unit is located on the drivers side of the engine compartment, next to the battery.To access the fuses, press the release tabs and remove the cover. • The ID number of the electrical component corresponding to each fuse can be found on the back of the cover.

  • Page 99: Interior Fuses

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Cavity Maxi Fuse Mini Fuse Description 15 Amp Blue Fuel Pump 20 Amp Yellow Anti-Lock Brake Valves 7.5 Amp Brown Stability Control System 5 Amp Tan After Run Pump 70 Amp Tan PTC (Secondary) 40 Amp Orange Transmission 40 Amp Orange PTC (Primary)

  • Page 100

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Vehicle Fuse Cavity Mini Fuse Description Number 7.5 Amp Brown Left Low Beam, Headlamp Leveling 7.5 Amp Brown Airbag Car Radio Switch, Climate Control Sys- 5 Amp Tan tem, Stop Light, Clutch, Reverse Gear, Sunroof, Parking Sensor, Rear Camera Stop Light Switch, Instrument Panel 7.5 Amp Brown Node...

  • Page 101: Tire Pressures

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE TIRE PRESSURES • Check the inflation pressure of each tire, at least monthly and inflate to the recom- mended pressure for your vehicle. • The tire pressures recommended for your vehicle are found on the “Tire and Loading Information”...

  • Page 102: Wheel And Wheel Trim Care, Exterior Bulbs

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE WHEEL AND WHEEL TRIM CARE • All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and chrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion. • To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use a wheel cleaner or equivalent or select a non-abrasive, non-acidic cleaner.

  • Page 103: Fiat Customer Center, Fiat Canada Customer Center, Assistance For The Hearing Impaired, Publications Ordering

    CONSUMER ASSISTANCE FIAT CUSTOMER CENTER P.O. Box 21–8004 Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004 Phone: 1–800–423–6343 FIAT CANADA CUSTOMER CENTER P.O. Box 1621 Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6 Phone: 1–800–465–2001 (English) Phone: 1–800–387–9983 (French) ASSISTANCE FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED • To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its customer center.

  • Page 104: Reporting Safety Defects In The United States

    CONSUMER ASSISTANCE REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS IN THE UNITED STATES • If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could cause a collision or cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the manufacturer. •...

  • Page 105: Authentic Accessories By Mopar

    • For the full line of Authentic FIAT Accessories by Mopar®, visit your local FIAT studio or online at mopar.com. EXTERIOR: •...

  • Page 106: Index

    INDEX Adding Fuel ....27 Heated Mirrors ....23 Alarm (Security Alarm) ... .8 Heated Seats.

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    INDEX Schedule, Maintenance ... .89 Tires Seat Belts ....10 Air Pressure ....95 Seats Changing .

  • Page 108: Frequently Asked Questions

    • How much can I tow with my FIAT 500L? pg. 65 • How do I tow my FIAT 500L behind another vehicle? pg. 65 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES • What do I do if my TPMS warning light is blinking? pg. 67 •...

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    This guide has been prepared to help you get quickly acquainted with your new FIAT and to provide a convenient reference source for common questions. However, it is not a substitute for your Owner’s Manual. For complete operational instructions, maintenance procedures and important safety messages, please consult your Owner’s Manual,...

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    User Guide Download a free Vehicle Information App by visiting your application store, Keyword (My FIAT), or scanning the Microsoft Tag. To put Microsoft Tags to work for you, use your mobile phone’s browser or App store to download a Microsoft Tag reader, like the free one at www.gettag.mobi.

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