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fig. 10

F0M0048m

GROUP 2

Starting from 15 kg to 25 kg in weight, chil-
dren may be restrained directly by the car
belts fig. 10. The only function of the seat
is to position the child correctly in rela-
tion to the belts, so that the diagonal part
adheres to the chest and not to the neck
and that the horizontal part fits over the
child’s hips and not the abdomen. 

The diagram is only an indi-
cation. For assembly, refer to

the instructions supplied with the
child seat. 

WARNING

Some child restraint systems
for weight groups 0 and 1

have a rear attachment and seat belts
for securing the child. Due to their
weight, they may be dangerous if in-
correctly mounted (e.g. if fastened to
the car seat belts with a cushion in
between). Follow the assembly in-
structions carefully.

WARNING

GROUP 3

For children between 22 kg and 36 kg,
there are boosters allowing the seatbelt
to fit correctly.

Fig. 11 shows proper child seat posi-
tioning on the rear seat.

Children over 1.50 m in height can wear
seat belts like adults.

fig. 11

F0M0049m

The diagram is only an indi-
cation. For assembly, refer to

the instructions supplied with the
child seat.

WARNING

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SUITABILITY OF PASSENGER SEATS FOR CHILD SEAT USE

The car complies with the new European Directive 2000/3/EC which governs the
arrangement possibilities for child seats on the various seats of the car as shown in
the following table:

Below is a summary of the safety
rules to be followed when carrying
children:

1) The recommended position for in-
stalling child seats is on the rear seat, as
it is the most protected area in the event
of a crash.

2) When disengaging the passenger
airbag, always check the amber warning
light on the instrument panel is perma-
nently on to make sure that the airbag has
actually been deactivated.

3) Carefully follow the instructions that
came with the child seat, which the man-
ufacturer must supply by law. Keep the in-
structions in the car along with the other
documents and this handbook. Do not use
second hand child seats without instruc-
tions.

4) Always check the seat belt is well fas-
tened by pulling on it.

5) Only one child is to be strapped into
each retaining system; never carry two
children using one child seat.

6) Always check the seat belts do not
rest on the child’s neck.

7) While travelling, do not let the child
sit incorrectly or release the belts.

8) Never carry children on your lap, even
newborns. No one, however strong, can
hold a child in the event of an accident.

9) In the event of an accident, replace the
child seat with a new one.

Front

Rear

Central

Group

Weight range

passenger

passenger

rear

passenger (

)

Groups 0, 0+

up to 13 kg

U (

)

U

*

Groups 1

9-18 kg

U (

)

U

*

Groups 2

15-25 kg

U (

)

U

*

Groups 3

22-36 kg

U (

)

U

*

Key:

U = suitable for child restraint systems in the “Universal” category, according to Eu-
ropean Standard ECE-R44 for the specified “Groups”.

(

) on cars whose passenger seat is not adjustable in height, the backrest must be

perfectly upright.

* Never put any type of child seat on the central rear seat.

(

) For versions/markets, where provided.

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Do not place a child seat
facing backwards on the

front seat if the passenger side airbag
is enabled. Deployment of the airbag
in an accident could cause fatal in-
juries to the baby regardless of the
severity of the collision. It is advisable
to always carry children in a child seat
on the rear seat, which is the most
protected position in the event of a
collision.

WARNING

“UNIVERSAL ISOFIX” 
CHILD RESTRAINT
ASSEMBLY SETUP

(for versions/markets, where provided) 

The car is provisioned for a Universal
Isofix child restraint, a new European stan-
dardised system for carrying children safe-
ly. An example of such a seat is shown in
fig. 12. The Universal Isofix child seat cov-
ers weight group 1. 

Due to its different attachment system,
the Universal Isofix child seat must be an-
chored to the special low metal rings A-
fig. 13
, located between the backrest and
rear cushion. The upper belt (provided
with the child seat) must be then secured
to ring B-fig. 14 located on the back of
the backrest at child seat level. It is pos-
sible to have a mixed assembly of the tra-
ditional child seats and the Universal Isofix
ones.

Remember that, in the case of Universal
Isofix child seats, you can use all those
seats bearing the marking ECE R44/03
Universal Isofix.

fig. 12

F0M0253m

The Universal Isofix “Duo Plus” child seat
and the special “G 0/1” seat are available
from Lineaccessori Fiat.

For any further details on installation/use,
refer to the instruction instruction for the
child seat.

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fig. 13

F0M0050m

fig. 14

F0M0051m

Fit the child seat when the
car is stationary. The child

seat is correctly anchored to the
brackets when you hear the click. Fol-
low the instructions for assembly, dis-
assembly and positioning that the
child seat manufacturer must supply.

WARNING

E

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B1

A

PASSENGER SEAT COMPLIANCE FOR USING UNIVERSAL ISOFIX
CHILD SEATS

The table below shows the different installation possibilities of Universal Isofix restraint
systems on the seats fitted with Isofix fasteners, in accordance with European stan-
dard ECE 16.

Weight group

Child seat

Isofix size

Rear side

orientation

class

Isofix position

Group 0 up to 10 kg

Group 0+ up to 13 kg

Group I from 9
to 18 kg

IUF: suitable for forward-facing Isofix child restraint systems, universal class (fitted with

third upper fastener), approved for the weight group.

IL: suitable for specific Isofix-type child restraint systems approved for this type of car.

The seat can be installed by moving the front seat forward.

IL

IL

IL

IL

IL

IL

IUF

IUF

IUF

Facing backwards

Facing backwards

Facing backwards

Facing backwards

Facing backwards

Facing backwards

Facing forwards

Facing forwards

Facing forwards

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FRONT AIRBAGS

The car is fitted with front airbags for the
driver and the passenger, and with a knee
bag on the driver’s side (for versions/mar -
kets, where provided). 

The front driver/passenger airbags and the
driver’s knee bag (for versions/markets,
where provided) have been designed to
protect the occupants of the front seats
in the event of head-on crashes of medi-
um/high severity, by placing the bag be-
tween the occupant and the steering
wheel or dashboard.

Non-activation in other types of crash
(side-on collisions, rear shunts, roll-overs,
etc.) is therefore not a sign of system mal-
function.

An electronic control unit causes the bag
to inflate in the event of a head-on crash.
The bag will inflate instantaneously, placing
itself between the front occupant’s body
and the structures which could cause in-
jury. It will deflate immediately afterwards.

The front driver/passenger airbags and the
driver’s knee bag (for versions/markets,
where provided) are not a replacement
for, but rather complement the use of,
seat belts, which should always be worn,
as specified by law in Europe and most
non-European countries.

The volume of the front airbags at maxi-
mum inflation fills most of the space 
between the steering wheel and the dri-
ver and between the dashboard and the
passenger.

In the event of an impact, someone not
wearing a seat belt will move forward and
come into contact with the bag which is
still in the opening stage. The protection
offered by the bag is reduced in such
a case.

Front airbags may not be activated in the
following situations:
❒ in collisions against highly strainable ob-

jects that do not affect the front surface
of the car (e.g. bumper collision against
guard rail, piles of gravel etc.);

❒ jamming of the car underneath other

vehicles or protective barriers (e.g. un-
derneath a truck or a guard rail); in this
case, the bags would offer no addition-
al protection with respect to the seat
belt and their deployment is unneces-
sary. In these cases, non-deployment of
the airbag does not necessarily indicate
a system malfunction. 

Do not apply stickers or oth-
er objects on the steering

wheel, passenger side airbag cover or
upper side upholstery. Do not place
objects (e.g. mobile phones) on the
passenger side dashboard because
these could interfere with the correct
opening of the airbag and cause se-
vere injury to occupants.

WARNING

The airbags are not deployed in the event
of minor collisions (for which the with-
holding action of the seat belts is suffi-
cient). For this reason, the seat belt must
be worn at all times. In the case of side-
on collisions, the seat belts hold occupants
in the correct position and prevent them
from being thrown out of the car by a very
violent collision.

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WARNING: Do not put child

seats facing backwards on
the front seat if the passen-
ger’s airbag is enabled
(ON). Deployment of the
airbag in an accident could

cause fatal injuries to the baby.
Should it be absolutely necessary to
place a child seat on the front seat,
always deactivate the passenger
airbag. Also, the passenger seat
should be as far back as possible to
avoid contact between the child seat
and the dashboard. Although this is
not mandatory by law, the airbag
should be immediately reactivated
when children are no longer carried
to ensure better protection for adults.

WARNING

FRONT AIRBAG ON
PASSENGER’S SIDE fig. 16

This consists of an instant-inflating bag
contained in a special compartment in the
dashboard: this bag has a larger volume
than that of the driver’s. 

fig. 15

F0M0360m

fig. 16

F0M0053m

FRONT AIRBAG ON DRIVER’S
SIDE fig. 15

This consists of an instant-inflating bag
contained in a special compartment in the
centre of the steering wheel.

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MANUAL DEACTIVATION 
OF FRONT AND SIDE CHEST/
PELVIS PASSENGER AIRBAGS 
(for versions/markets, where provided)

Whenever a child needs to be carried on
the front seat, the passenger’s front and side
chest/pelvis airbags (for versions/ markets,
where provided) must be deactivated.

The warning light 

on the instrument

panel stays on steadily until the passenger’s
front and side chest airbags (for versions/
markets, where provided) are re-activated.

To instructionly deactivate the
passenger’s front and side

chest/pelvis airbags (for versions/mar -
kets, where provided), refer to para-
graphs “Digital display” and “Mul -
tifunction display” in the section
“Dashboard and controls”.

WARNING

SIDE AIRBAGS 

The car is fitted with front side airbags 
for driver and passenger (for versions/
mar kets, where provided) for protecting
the chest and pelvis, and window bags 
(for versions/markets, where provided) 
for protecting the heads of front and rear
passengers.

Side airbags (for versions/markets, where
provided) protect car occupants from
side-on crashes of medium/high severity
by placing the bag between the occupant
and the internal parts of the side structure
of the car.

Non-activation of side bags in other types
of collisions (head-on collisions, rear
shunts, roll-overs, etc…) is not an indi-
cation of system malfunction.

In the event of a side-on crash, an elec-
tronic control unit triggers the inflation of
the bag if required. The cushion immedi-
ately inflates, placing itself between the oc-
cupant’s body and structures that could
cause injuries, the cushion deflates Imme-
diately afterwards.

Side bags (for versions/markets, where
provided) are not a replacement for, but
rather a complement to, the seat belts,
which should be worn at all times as spec-
ified by law in Europe and most non-Eu-
ropean countries.

FRONT SIDE AIRBAGS 
- CHEST AND PELVIS 
ZONE PROTECTION fig. 17 
(for versions/markets, where provided)

Front side airbags are housed in the seat
backrests. They consist of an instant-in-
flation bag designed to increase protection
of the occupants’ chest and pelvis zone in
the event of a side-on crash of medium/
high severity.

fig. 17

F0M0140m

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IMPORTANT The front airbags and/or
side bags may be deployed if the car is sub-
ject to heavy knocks involving the under-
body area, such as violent shocks against
steps, kerbs or low obstacles, the car
falling into big holes or hollows in the road.

IMPORTANT A small amount of dust will
be released when the airbags are de-
ployed. The dust is not harmful and does
not indicate the beginning of a fire. Fur-
thermore, the surface of the deployed bag
and the interior of the car may be covered
in a dusty residue: this may irritate skin
and eyes. Wash with mild soap and wa-
ter in the event of exposure. 

The expiration dates of the explosive
charge and the clock wire are shown on a
specific label contained in the glove box.
Go to a Fiat Dealership to have the de-
vices replaced when the expiration date
approaches.

IMPORTANT Should an accident occur in
which any of the safety devices are acti-
vated, take the vehicle to a Fiat Dealership
to have the activated devices replaced and
to have the whole system checked. 

Every control, repair and replacement op-
eration concerning the airbags must be
carried out only at Fiat Dealerships.

If you are having the car scrapped, have
the airbag system deactivated at a Fiat
Dealership first. If the car changes own-
ership, the new owner must be informed
of the method of use of the airbags and
the above warnings, and also be given this
“Owner’s Handbook”.

IMPORTANT Pretensioners, front airbags
and front side bags are deployed differ-
ently according to the type of collision.
Non-deployment of one of these devices
does not therefore indicate a system fault.

SIDE WINDOW BAGS - HEAD
PROTECTION fig. 18 
(for versions/markets, were provided)

These consist of two “curtain” cushions,
one on the right and the other on the left
side of the car, located behind the side
coverings of the roof and covered by ap-
propriate finishings. 

Window bags have been designed for pro-
tecting the head of front and rear occu-
pants in the event of a side-on collision,
thanks to the wide cushion inflation surface.

IMPORTANT In the event of a side-on
crash, the system offers the best protec-
tion if you have a correct position on the
seat because this allows the side bags to
inflate correctly.

fig. 18

F0M0141m

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Never rest your head, arms
or elbows on the doors, on

the windows or in the window bag
area as this could cause injuries dur-
ing the inflation phase.

WARNING

Never lean your head, arms
or elbows out of the window.

WARNING

GENERAL WARNINGS

If when turning the key to
MAR the warning light 

¬

does not turn on or if it stays on when
travelling (together with the message
on the multifunction display, for ver-
sions/markets, where provided), there
could be a failure in the safety sys-
tems; in this event, airbags or pre-
tensioners may not trigger in case of
impact or, in a minor number of cas-
es, they could trigger accidentally.
Contact a Fiat Dealership immedi-
ately to have the system checked.

WARNING

Do not cover the backrest of
front and rear seats with

trims or covers that are not suitable
to be used with side bags. 

WARNING

Never travel with objects on
your lap, in front of your

chest or with a pipe, pencil, etc. be-
tween your lips; serious injury may re-
sult in the event of the airbag being
triggered.

WARNING

If the key is turned to MAR,
even if the engine is switched

off, airbags may be deployed when
the car is stationary and hit by an-
other vehicle. For this reason, children
must never occupy the front seat,
even if the car is not moving. Con-
versely, remember that when the key
is inserted in the STOP position, no
safety device (air bag or pretension-
ers) will activate following an impact;
non-activation of these devices in such
cases cannot therefore be considered
an indicator of system malfunction.

WARNING

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Do not wash the seats with
water or steam under pres-

sure (by hand or in automatic wash-
ing stations for seats). 

WARNING

Front airbag deployment
takes place at a higher level

of impact than the pretensioners. For
collisions in the range between the
two thresholds, it is normal for only
the pretensioners to be activated.

WARNING

Do not hang rigid objects on
the coat hooks and the sup-

port handles.

WARNING

Airbags do not replace seat
belts, but increase their effi-

ciency. Furthermore, since front
airbags are not deployed in low
speed collisions, side-on collisions,
rear-end shunts or roll-overs, the pas-
sengers are protected only by the
seat belts which must therefore be
fastened at all times.

WARNING

When the ignition key is
turned to MAR, the warning

light (with passenger’s front airbag
activated) turns on and flashes for
a few seconds to remind you that the
passenger’s air bag will be deployed
in a crash, after which it should go off.

WARNING

Always drive with your hands
on the steering wheel rim so

that the airbag can inflate freely if
needed. Do not drive with your body
bent forward. Keep your back straight
against the backrest.

WARNING

If the vehicle has been sub-
ject to theft or a theft at-

tempt, or if it has been affected by
vandalism or flooding, have the airbag
system checked at a Fiat Dealership.

WARNING

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STARTING THE ENGINE  ................................................. 112

PARKING THE VEHICLE ................................................... 115

USING THE MANUAL GEARBOX ................................. 116

SAVING FUEL ....................................................................... 117

SNOW TYRES ...................................................................... 121

SNOW CHAINS .................................................................. 121

CAR INACTIVITY ............................................................... 122

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STARTING THE ENGINE

The car is fitted with an electronic engine
lock device: if the engine fails to start, see
the paragraph on “The Fiat CODE sys-
tem” in the “Dashboard and controls”
section.

The engine may be noisier during the first
few seconds of operation, particularly af-
ter a long period of inactivity. This is a fea-
ture of hydraulic tappets, the timing sys-
tem chosen to reduce the number of
servicing interventions, and effects neither
functionality nor reliability.

We recommend that during
the initial period you do not
drive to full car performance
(e.g. excessive acceleration,

long journeys at top speed, sharp brak-
ing etc.).

When the engine is switched
off, never leave the key in
the ignition switch to prevent
draining the battery.

It is dangerous to have the
engine running indoors. The

engine consumes oxygen and pro-
duces carbon dioxide, carbon monox-
ide and other toxic gases. 

WARNING

Remember that the brake
booster and power steering

are not operational until the engine
has been started, therefore you need
to apply much more force than usu-
al to the brake pedal and steering
wheel.

WARNING

STARTING PROCEDURE 
FOR PETROL VERSIONS

Proceed as follows:
❒ ensure that the handbrake is on;
❒ put the gear lever into neutral;
❒ press the clutch pedal all the way down

without touching the accelerator;

❒ turn the ignition key to AVV and re-

lease it the moment the engine starts.

If the engine does not start at the first at-
tempt, return the ignition key to STOP
before repeating the starting procedure.

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If, when the ignition key is at MAR, the in-
strument panel warning light 

Y

remains

lit together with warning light 

U

, turn the

key to STOP and then back to MAR; if
the warning lights remain on, try using the
other keys provided with the car.

IMPORTANT If the instrument panel
warning light 

Y

stays on permanently,

contact a Fiat Dealership immediately.

IMPORTANT Never leave the ignition key
at MAR when the engine is off.

STARTING PROCEDURE 
FOR DIESEL VERSIONS

Proceed as follows:
❒ ensure that the handbrake is on;
❒ put the gear lever into neutral;
❒ turn the ignition key to MAR: the

warning lights 

m

and 

Y

on the in-

strument panel will turn on;

❒ wait for the warning lights 

Y

and 

m

to turn off. The hotter the engine is, the
quicker this will happen;

❒ press the clutch pedal all the way down

without touching the accelerator;

❒ turn the ignition key to AVV as soon

as the warning light 

m

turns off. Wait-

ing too long will waste the work done
by the heater plugs. Release the key as
soon as the engine starts.

If the engine does not start at the first at-
tempt, return the ignition key to STOP
before repeating the starting procedure.

If, when the ignition key is at MAR, the in-
strument panel warning light 

Y

remains

lit together with warning light 

m

, turn

the key to STOP and then back to MAR;
if the warning lights remain on, try using
the other keys provided with the car.

IMPORTANT If the instrument panel
warning light 

Y

stays on permanently,

contact a Fiat Dealership immediately.

IMPORTANT Never leave the ignition key
at MAR when the engine is off.

Warning light 

m

will blink

for 60 seconds after starting
or during prolonged cranking
to indicate a fault with the

glow plug system. Use the car as nor-
mal if the engine starts, but go to a Fiat
Dealership as soon as possible.

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STOPPING THE ENGINE

Turn the ignition to STOP while the 
engine is idling.

IMPORTANT After a long drive, you
should allow the engine to “catch its
breath” before turning it off by letting it
idle to allow the temperature in the en-
gine compartment to fall. 

A quick burst on the acceler-
ator before turning off the en-
gine serves absolutely no
practical purpose; it wastes

fuel and is especially damaging to tur-
bocharged engines.

WARMING UP THE ENGINE
AFTER IT HAS JUST STARTED
(petrol and diesel versions)

Proceed as follows:
❒ drive off slowly at medium revs, and ac-

celerate smoothly;

❒ do not demand maximum performance

for the first few kilometres. Wait until
the engine coolant gauge starts moving.

Remember that the brake
booster and power steering
are not operational until the
engine has been started, so

you need to apply much more force
than usual to the brake pedal and
steering wheel.

Never jump start the engine
by pushing, towing or driving
downhill. This could cause fu-
el to flow into the catalytic

converter and damage it beyond repair.

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EMERGENCY

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VICE 

AND CARE

TECHNICAL

SPECIFICA

TIONS

INDEX

CONTROLS  AND DEVICES

ST

AR

TING 

AND DRIVING

HANDBRAKE fig. 1

The handbrake is located between the
two front seats.

Pull the lever upwards to operate the
handbrake. Four or five notches are nor-
mally sufficient to secure the car on flat
terrain, while nine or ten may be neces-
sary on a steep slope with the car loaded. 

IMPORTANT If this is not the case, con-
tact a Fiat Dealership to have the hand-
brake adjusted.

When the handbrake is on and the igni-
tion key is at MAR, the instrument panel
warning light 

x will come on.

PARKING THE VEHICLE

Proceed as follows:
❒ stop the engine and engage the hand-

brake;

❒ engage a gear (first gear if the vehicle

is parked uphill or reverse if it is facing
downhill) and leave the wheels turned. 

If the car is parked on a steep slope, it is
also advisable to block the wheels with
a wedge or stone. Do not leave the key in
the ignition switch as this drains the bat-
tery. Always remove the key when you
leave the car.

Never leave children unat-
tended in the car. Always re-

move the ignition key when leaving
the car and take it with you.

WARNING

fig. 1

F0M0115m

To release the handbrake, proceed as 
follows:
❒ pull up slightly on the lever and press

release button A;

❒ hold button down and lower the

lever. The 

x warning light on the in-

strument panel will go out.

Press the brake pedal when carrying out
this operation to prevent the car from
moving accidentally.

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SAFETY

W

ARNING

LIGHTS AND MESSAGES

IN AN

EMERGENCY

SER

VICE 

AND CARE

TECHNICAL

SPECIFICA

TIONS

INDEX

CONTROLS  AND DEVICES

ST

AR

TING 

AND DRIVING

USING THE MANUAL
GEARBOX

To engage the gears, press the clutch ped-
al down fully and shift the gear lever into
one of the required positions (a diagram
is shown on the knob fig. 2). 

IMPORTANT Reverse may be engaged
only when the car is at a standstill. With
the engine running, wait for at least 2 sec-
onds with the clutch pedal fully depressed
before engaging reverse to prevent dam-
age to the gears and grating.

fig. 2

F0M0503m

Depress the clutch pedal ful-
ly to change gear correctly.

There should be no obstacles on the
floor underneath the pedals; make
sure that mats are always flat and do
not interfere with the pedals.

WARNING

Do not drive with your hand
resting on the gear lever as
the force exerted, even if
slight, could lead over time to

premature wear of the gearbox inter-
nal components.

To engage reverse from neutral, lift ring
under the knob and at the same time
move the gearshift lever to the right and
then backwards fig. 2.

IMPORTANT The clutch pedal should be
used only to change gear. Do not drive
with your foot resting on the clutch ped-
al, however slightly. For versions/markets,
where provided, the electronic clutch
control can intervene if it interprets the 
incorrect driving style as a fault.

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