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Fiat Grande Punto Actual (2017 year). Instruction - part 8

 

 

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Roof rack/ski rack

Remove the roof rack or ski rack from the
roof after use. These accessories decrease
aerodynamic penetration and have a neg-
ative effect on fuel consumption. It is bet-
ter to use a trailer to transport particu-
larly bulky objects.

Electrical devices

Use electrical devices only for the amount
of time needed. The heated rear window,
auxiliary headlights, windscreen wipers and
fan heater use up a considerable amount
of current, causing increased fuel con-
sumption (up to +25% in the urban cycle).

Air conditioning

Air conditioning leads to higher fuel con-
sumption (on average up to +20%). If the
temperature outside is not too extreme,
try and use the air vents.

Spoilers

The use of non-certified spoilers may ad-
versely affect aerodynamics and fuel con-
sumption.

DRIVING STYLE

Starting

Do not warm up the engine at low or high
revs when the vehicle is stationary; this
causes the engine to warm up more slow-
ly, thereby increasing fuel consumption
and emissions. It is advisable to set off im-
mediately and slowly, avoiding high revs:
this allows the engine to warm up more
quickly.

Unnecessary actions

Avoid revving up when stationary at traf-
fic lights or before stopping the engine.
The latter action, like double declutching,
is entirely unnecessary and causes in-
creased fuel consumption and pollution.

Gear selection

Use a higher gear as soon as traffic and
road conditions allow. Using a low gear
for faster acceleration will increase fuel
consumption. 

In the same way, improper use of a high
gear increases fuel consumption, emissions
and engine wear.

SAVING FUEL

Here are some suggestions which may
help you to save fuel and reduce the
amount of toxic emissions released into
the atmosphere.

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

Car maintenance

Have checks and adjustments carried out
in accordance with the “Scheduled Service
Plan”.

Tyres

Check the tyre pressure at least once
every 4 weeks: if the pressure is too low,
consumption levels increase as resistance
to rolling is higher.

Unnecessary loads

Do not travel with an overloaded boot.
The weight of the car (especially when dri-
ving in town) and its arrangement greatly
affect fuel consumption and stability.

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CONDITIONS OF USE

Cold starting

Short distances and frequent cold start-
ups will prevent the engine from reach-
ing optimal running temperature. Conse-
quently, both fuel consumption (from +15
to +30% on the urban cycle) and emis-
sions will increase.

Traffic and road 
conditions

Heavy traffic, for instance when travelling
in a queue with frequent use of low gears
or in cities with lots of traffic lights, caus-
es fairly high fuel consumption. Mountain
roads and uneven surfaces also have a neg-
ative effect on consumption.

Traffic hold-ups

During prolonged hold-ups (e.g. at level
crossings) the engine should be switched
off.

TOWING TRAILERS

IMPORTANT NOTES 

The car must be equipped with an ap-
proved tow hook and adequate electrical
system to tow caravans or trailers. Instal-
lation must be performed by specialised
personnel who will issue the required pa-
pers for travelling on roads.

Install any specific and/or additional rear
view mirrors in accordance with the high-
way code of the country in which you are
travelling.

Remember that, when towing a trailer,
steep hills are harder to climb, braking dis-
tances increase and overtaking takes
longer relative to the overall weight of the
trailer.

Engage a low gear when driving downhill,
rather than constantly using the brake.

The weight of the trailer on the car’s tow
hook will reduce the load capacity of the
car by the same amount. Consider the
weight of the trailer fully laden, including
accessories and luggage, to make sure you
do not exceed the maximum towable
weight (shown on the vehicle registration
document). 

Top speed

Fuel consumption considerably increases
as speed increases. Keep your speed as
even as possible, avoiding unnecessary
braking and acceleration, which cause ex-
cessive fuel consumption and increased
emissions. 

Acceleration

Accelerating violently severely affects con-
sumption and emissions: acceleration
should be gradual and should not exceed
the maximum torque.

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INSTALLING THE TOW HOOK

The towing device should be fastened to
the body by specialised personnel in ac-
cordance with any additional information
supplied by the manufacturer of the device.

The towing device must meet current reg-
ulations with reference to Directive
94/20/EC and subsequent amendments.

For any version the towing device used
must be right for the towable weight of
the car on which it is to be installed.

For the electric connection a unified con-
nector should be used, which is generally
placed on a special bracket fastened to the
towing device, and a special ECU should
be installed on the car to control the trail-
er’s exterior lights. 

Seven- or 13-pin 12VDC connections
should be used (CUNA/UNI and ISO/DIN
Standards). Follow any instructions pro-
vided by the car manufacturer and/or the
towing device manufacturer.

An electric brake or winch should be pow-
ered directly by the battery through a ca-
ble with a cross-section of no less than
2.5 mm

2

.

IMPORTANT The engine must be running
to use the electric brake or winch.

In addition to the electrical appliances, the
car’s electrical system may be connected
only to the supply cable for an electric
brake and the cable for a light inside the
trailer with a wattage of no more than
15 W.

For connections, use the preset control
unit with a battery cable no less than
2.5 mm

2

.

Respect each country’s specific speed lim-
its for vehicles towing trailers. The top
speed must not exceed 100 km/h at any
time.

You should fit a suitable stabiliser to the
trailer.

The ABS with which the car
may be equipped will not

control the braking system of the
trailer. Particular caution is therefore
required on slippery roads.

WARNING

Never modify the braking
system of the car to control

the trailer brake. The trailer braking
system must be fully independent
from the hydraulic system of the car.

WARNING

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Assembly diagram fig. 3

The tow hook structure must be fastened
at the points marked by 

Ø using a total

of 6 M10 screws.

The internal back plates should be at least
6 mm thick.

The hook should be fastened to the body
avoiding any type of drilling of the rear
bumper that remains visible when the
hook is removed.

IMPORTANT It is compulsory to attach
a label (plainly visible) of suitable size and
material at the same level as the hitch ball,
with the following wording:

MAX LOAD ON BALL 60 kg

After assembly, the screw
holes should be sealed to

prevent exhaust gases getting in.

WARNING

fig. 3

F0M0143m

Existing

hole

Existing

screw

Existing screw

Existing

hole

Existing

hole

Existing hole

Standard ball

Laden

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IMPORTANT When snow tyres are used
with a maximum speed index below the
one that can be reached by the car (in-
creased by 5%), place a notice in the pas-
senger compartment, plainly in view, which
states the maximum permissible speed of
the snow tyres (as per an EC Directive).

All four tyres should be the same (brand
and profile) to ensure greater safety when
driving and braking as well as making the
car more responsive.

Remember that you should not change the
rotation direction of the tyres.

SNOW CHAINS

The use of snow chains should be in com-
pliance with local regulations.

Snow chains may be fitted only to the
front wheel tyres (drive wheels). Use of
Lineaccessori Fiat snow chains is recom-
mended.

Check the tension of the chains after the
first few metres have been driven.

IMPORTANT When the snow chains are
on, use the accelerator with extreme
care to prevent, or to limit as much as
possible, the driving wheels from skid-
ding. This could cause the chains to
break, resulting in damage to the vehicle
body or mechanical components.

IMPORTANT Use compact 9 mm snow
chains.

SNOW TYRES

Use snow tyres of the same size as the
normal tyres provided with the car.

A Fiat Dealership will be happy to provide
advice concerning the most suitable type
of tyre for the customer’s requirements.

For the type, pressures and specifications
of the snow tyre to be used, follow care-
fully the instructions given in the “Wheels”
paragraph of the “Technical specifications”
section.

The performance of these tyres is con-
siderably reduced when the tread depth
is less than 4 mm. If this is the case, replace
them.

Due to their specific features, the perfor-
mance of snow tyres is much lower than
that of standard tyres in normal condi-
tions or on long motorway stretches. You
should therefore use them only in the
conditions for which they were designed.

The maximum speed for
snow tyres marked “Q” is

160 km/h, while it is 190 km/h for “T”
tyres and 210 km/h for “H” tyres. You
should, however, always stick to the
speed limits of the highway code.

WARNING

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CAR INACTIVITY

If the car is to be left inactive for longer
than a month, the following precautions
should be observed:
❒ park the car in covered, dry and, if pos-

sible, well-ventilated premises;

❒ engage a gear;
❒ check that the handbrake is engaged;
❒ disconnect the clip for the negative bat-

tery terminal and check battery charge.
Repeat this check once every three
months during storage. Recharge the
battery if the indicator is dark and the
middle area is not green;

❒ clean and protect the painted parts us-

ing protective wax;

❒ clean and protect the shiny metal parts

using special compounds readily avail-
able;

❒ sprinkle talcum powder on the rubber

windscreen and rear window wiper
blades and lift them off the glass;

❒ open the windows slightly;

❒ cover the car with a fabric or perfo-

rated plastic sheet. Do not use compact
plastic sheets which do not allow hu-
midity to evaporate from the surface of
the car;

❒ inflate tyres to a pressure of +0.5 bar

above the normal specified pressure
and check regularly;

❒ if you don’t disconnect the battery from

the electrical system, check its charge
every month and recharge it if the in-
dicator shows a dark colour without
the central green area;

❒ do not drain the engine cooling system.
IMPORTANT Where relevant, switch off
the car alarm with the remote control.

Keep your speed down when

snow chains are fitted – do
not exceed 50 km/h. Avoid
potholes, steps and pave-
ments and also avoid driving
for long distances on roads

not covered with snow to avoid dam-
aging the car and the road surface.

WARNING

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GENERAL WARNINGS .....................................................

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LOW BRAKE FLUID LEVEL ..............................................

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HANDBRAKE ON ..............................................................

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AIRBAG FAULT  ...................................................................

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OVERHEATED ENGINE COOLANT ............................

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LOW BATTERY CHARGE ................................................

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LOW ENGINE OIL PRESSURE - 
EXHAUSTED ENGINE OIL ...............................................

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“DUALDRIVE” ELECTRIC POWER 
STEERING FAULT ...............................................................

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DOOR OPEN  .......................................................................

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LOW ENGINE OIL LEVEL  ................................................

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EBD FAULT ...........................................................................

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INJECTION SYSTEM FAULT 
(Multijet versions) .................................................................

128

ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEM FAULT (EOBD) 
(petrol versions)  ...................................................................

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FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG DEACTIVATED ..........

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ABS FAULT ...........................................................................

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FUEL RESERVE ......................................................................

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SEAT BELT NOT FASTENED ...........................................

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GLOW PLUG HEATING ...................................................

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GLOW PLUG HEATING FAULT  ....................................

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WATER IN DIESEL FILTER  ...............................................

130

FIAT CODE CAR PROTECTION SYSTEM FAULT  ....

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EXTERIOR LIGHTS FAULT ..............................................

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REAR FOG LAMPS  ..............................................................

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GENERIC WARNING ........................................................

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DPF CLEANING IN PROGRESS
(Multijet versions) .................................................................

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ESP SYSTEM FAULT ............................................................

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WORN BRAKE PADS ........................................................

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HILL HOLDER FAULT  .......................................................

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SIDELIGHTS AND DIPPED BEAM HEADLIGHTS  ......

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FOLLOW ME HOME ..........................................................

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FOG LIGHTS  ........................................................................

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LEFT-HAND DIRECTION INDICATOR .......................

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RIGHT-HAND DIRECTION INDICATOR ...................

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“DUALDRIVE” ELECTRIC POWER STEERING ON ...

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MAIN BEAM HEADLIGHTS ..............................................

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POSSIBLE ICE ON ROAD .................................................

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LIMITED RANGE .................................................................

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ASR SYSTEM  .........................................................................

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SPEED LIMIT EXCEEDED ..................................................

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WARNING LIGHTS
AND MESSAGES

GENERAL WARNINGS
Warning lights are accompanied by a spe-
cific message and/or sound when applica-
ble. These indications are synthetic and
precautionary 
and, as such, must not be
considered as exhaustive and/or alterna-
tive to the information contained in this
Owner Handbook, which you are rec-
ommended to read carefully in all cases.
Refer to the information in this section if
a fault is signalled
.
IMPORTANT The fault indications ap-
pearing on the display are divided into two
categories: very serious and less seri-
ous 
failures.
Very serious failures are indicated by
a repeated and prolonged warning “cycle”.

Less serious failures are indicated by
a shorter warning “cycle”.

Press MENU ESC to stop the warning
cycle in both cases. Warning lights on the
instrument panel will stay on until the
cause of the failure is eliminated.

For messages relevant to the versions
equipped with a Dualogic gearbox, see the
attached Supplement.

LOW BRAKE FLUID

LEVEL (red)

HANDBRAKE ON (red)

When the ignition key is moved to MAR,
the warning light turns on but should go
off after a few seconds.

Low brake fluid level 

The warning light comes on when the lev-
el of the brake fluid in the reservoir falls
below the minimum level due to possible
leaks in the circuit.

A specific message is displayed on certain
versions.

x

If the warning light 

turns

on when travelling (togeth-

er with the message on the display on
certain versions), stop the car imme-
diately and contact a Fiat Dealership.

WARNING

Handbrake on

The warning light turns on when the hand-
brake is engaged.

If the car is moving, an audible warning will
also sound on certain versions.

IMPORTANT If the warning light comes
on with the vehicle in motion, check that
the handbrake is not engaged.

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AIRBAG FAULT 

(red)

When the ignition key is moved to MAR,
the warning light turns on but should go
off after a few seconds.

The warning light stays on constantly if
there is a failure in the airbag system.

A specific message is displayed on certain
versions.

¬

If the warning light 

¬

does

not turn on when turning the

key to MAR or stays on during car
travel, there may be a failure in the
restraint systems. If this is the case,
the airbags or pretensioners may not
be deployed in an accident or, in a
minor number of cases, they may be
deployed incorrectly. Contact a Fiat
Dealership immediately to have the
system checked before driving off. 

WARNING

A problem with the warning
light 

¬

(light off) is indicat-

ed by the warning light 

, which in-

dicates the front passenger airbag is
deactivated, flashing for more than
the usual four seconds.

WARNING

OVERHEATED ENGINE
COOLANT (red)

When the ignition key is moved to MAR,
the warning light turns on but should go
off after a few seconds.

The warning light turns on when the en-
gine is overheated. 

If the warning light comes on, proceed as
follows:
❒ when driving normally: stop the car,

switch off the engine and check that the
water level in the reservoir is not be-
low the MIN mark. If it is not, wait for
a few minutes for the engine to cool
down then slowly and carefully open
the cap, top-up with coolant and check
that the level is between the MIN and
MAX marks. Also visually check for
leaks. Should the warning light turn on
again at the next start-up, contact a Fiat
Dealership. 

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LOW ENGINE OIL

PRESSURE (red)

EXHAUSTED ENGINE

OIL 
(only Multijet versions with
DPF - red)

When the ignition key is turned to MAR
(ON), the warning light switches on and
should go out as soon as the engine is
started. 

Low engine oil pressure

The warning light turns on and stays on
constantly (for versions/markets, where
provided) along with the message on the
display when the system detects that en-
gine oil pressure is low.

v

If the warning light 

v

turns on when the vehicle is

travelling (on certain versions to-
gether with the message on the dis-
play) stop the engine immediately
and contact a Fiat Dealership.

WARNING

❒ if the vehicle is used under de-

manding conditions (e.g. towing
trailers uphill or fully loaded): slow
down and, if the light stays on, stop the
car. Stop for 2 or 3 minutes with the
engine running and slightly accelerated
to assist better coolant circulation.
Then switch the engine off. Check cor-
rect fluid level as described above.

IMPORTANT On particularly demanding
journeys, it is advisable to keep the engine
on and slightly accelerated for a few min-
utes before switching it off.

A specific message is displayed on certain
versions.

LOW BATTERY
CHARGE (red)

When the ignition key is moved to MAR,
the warning light turns on but should go
out as soon as the engine is started (with
the engine idling, a brief delay can be ex-
pected).

If the warning light comes on, either per-
manently or intermittently, contact a Fiat
Dealership immediately.

w

Exhausted engine oil 
(only Multijet versions with DPF)

The warning light will flash and a specific
message will appear on the display (for
versions/markets, where provided). The
warning light may flash in the following
ways, depending on the version:

– for 1 minute every two hours;

– for 3 minute cycles with the warning
light off for intervals of 5 seconds until oil
is changed.

After the initial warning, each time the en-
gine is started up, the warning light will
continue to flash in the above mentioned
modes, until the oil is changed. A specific
message will appear on the display (for
versions/markets, where provided) in ad-
dition to the warning light.

If the warning light flashes, this does not
mean that the car is defective but simply
informs the driver that it is now necessary
to change the oil as a result of regular ve-
hicle use.

Note that engine oil is exhausted faster
under the following circumstances:

– use of the vehicle prevalently for city dri-
ving, requiring more frequent regenera-
tion of DPF

– use of the vehicle for short drives, in
which the engine does not have time to
reach its regular operating temperature  

– repeated interruption of the regenera-
tion process, signalled by the DPF warn-
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DOOR OPEN (red)

On certain versions, the warning light
turns on when one or more doors or the
boot are not properly closed.

A specific message is displayed on certain
versions.

You will hear a warning sound if a door
is open and the car is moving.

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“DUALDRIVE”

ELECTRIC POWER

STEERING FAILURE
(red)

This warning light comes on when the ig-
nition key is turned to MAR, but it should
go off after a few seconds.

If the warning light stays on, you will not
get the benefit from the electric power
steering and the effort needed to turn the
wheel will be greatly increased, although
it will still be possible to steer the car.
Contact a Fiat Dealership.

A specific message is displayed on certain
versions.

g

EBD FAULT
(red) 
(amber)

Warning lights 

x and > lit at the same

time with the engine running indicates an
EBD system failure or that the system is
not available. This may cause premature
locking of the rear wheels in the event of
violent braking, causing the car to swerve.
Drive very carefully to a Fiat Dealership to
have the system inspected immediately.

A specific message is displayed on certain
versions.

x >

LOW ENGINE OIL
LEVEL (red) 

(for versions/markets, where
provided)

When turning the ignition key to MAR,
the warning light turns on but it should go
off after a few seconds.

This warning light where provided comes
on when the engine oil level falls below the
minimum recommended value. Restore
the correct engine oil level (see “Check-
ing fluid levels” in the “Servicing and care”
section).

A specific message is displayed on certain
versions.

k

Exhausted engine oil should
be replaced as soon as pos-

sible after the warning light comes on,
never more than 500 km after the
warning light first comes on. Failure
to change the oil within the first 500
km may result in severe damage to
the engine and will result in forfeiture
of the warranty. Remember 

that

when the warning light flashes, it does
not mean that the level of engine oil
is low, so if the light flashes you must
not top up.

WARNING

For versions/markets, where
provided:

the 

v

warning light turns on and flash-

es along with the message on the display
(if applied) when the system detects that
the engine oil is exhausted. The flashing of
the warning light should not be considered
as a fault, rather simply informs the driver
that oil needs to be changed after a stan-
dard period of car utilisation. If the oil is
not changed, when reaching a second de-
terioration threshold, also the warning
light 

U

switches on in the instrument

panel and the engine operation is limited
at 3000 rpm. 

If the oil is still not changed, when reach-
ing a third deterioration threshold, the en-
gine is limited at 1500 rpm to avoid dam-
age.

WARNING! To avoid dam-
aging the engine it is recom-
mended to change the en-

gine oil when the warning light 

v

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Go to a Fiat Dealership as
soon as possible if warning
light 

U

does not light up

when the key is turned to

MAR or if, while travelling, it either
comes on permanently or flashes
(along with a message on the display
on some versions). The operation of the

U

warning light may be checked by

traffic police using appropriate equip-
ment. Respect the regulations in force
in the country where you are driving.

If the light flashes, come off the accelera-
tor pedal to reduce engine revs until the
warning light stops flashing; continue the
journey at moderate speed, trying to avoid
driving conditions that may cause further
flashing, and get to a Fiat Dealership as
soon as possible.

EOBD engine control 
system failure

Under normal conditions, turning the ig-
nition key to MAR, the warning light turns
on but it should go off after the engine
starts. This indicates that the warning light
is working correctly. If the warning light ei-
ther stays on or comes on while travelling:
❒ on permanently: this means there is

a fault in the supply/ignition system
which could cause high exhaust emis-
sions, loss of performance, poor han-
dling and high fuel consumption levels. 

A specific message is displayed on certain
versions. 

Under these conditions, the vehicle can
continue travelling at moderate speed
without demanding excessive effort from
the engine. Prolonged use of the car with
the warning light on may cause damage.
Go to a Fiat Dealership as soon as possi-
ble. The warning light goes out after the
fault disappears, but the indication is
stored in the system.
❒ flashing: this indicates possible damage

to the catalytic converter (see “EOBD
system” in the “Dashboard and con-
trols” section). 

INJECTION SYSTEM 

FAULT 

(Multijet versions 
– amber)

EOBD SYSTEM FAULT
(petrol versions – amber)

Injection system failure

Under normal conditions, turning the ig-
nition key to MAR, the warning light turns
on but it should go off after the engine
starts.

If the warning light stays on or comes on
when travelling, it means there is a fault in
the injection system which could cause
loss of performance, poor handling and
high fuel consumption levels.

A specific message is displayed on certain
versions.

Under these conditions, the vehicle can
continue travelling at moderate speed
without demanding excessive effort from
the engine. In any case, you should go to
a Fiat Dealership as soon as possible.

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FUEL RESERVE 
(amber)

When the ignition key is moved to MAR,
the warning light turns on but should go
off after a few seconds. 

The warning light turns on when about
7 litres of fuel are left in the tank.

IMPORTANT The warning light will blink
to indicate a system failure. If this is the
case, go to a Fiat Dealership to have the
system checked.

ABS SYSTEM FAULT

(amber)

When the ignition key is moved to MAR,
the warning light turns on but should go
off after a few seconds.

The warning light comes on when the sys-
tem is either not working properly or not
available. Under these circumstances, the
braking system will work as normal but
without the extra performance offered by
the ABS system. Drive carefully and go to
a Fiat Dealership as soon as possible.

A specific message is displayed on certain
versions.

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FRONT PASSENGER
AIRBAG
DEACTIVATED 
(amber)

The warning light 

comes on when the

front passenger airbag is disabled. 

With the front passenger airbag enabled
and when turning the key to MAR, warn-
ing light 

comes on for about 4 seconds,

flashes for the next 4 seconds and then
goes out.

Warning light 

indicates

a failure of warning light 

¬

.

This condition is indicated by inter-
mittent blinking of warning light 

for longer than 4 seconds. In this case,
warning light 

¬

may not be indicat-

ing that there is a fault in the restraint
systems. Before driving off, contact
a Fiat Dealership to have the system
checked immediately.

WARNING

SEAT BELT NOT

FASTENED 
(red)

The warning light on the instrument pan-
el will light up permanently when the car
is not moving and the driver’s seat belt is
not correctly fastened. This light will flash
if the driver’s seat belt is not correctly fas-
tened and the car is moving. The audible
alert of the SBR (Seat Belt Reminder) sys-
tem can be removed only by a Fiat Deal-
ership.

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GLOW PLUG HEATING 

(Multijet versions 
– amber)

GLOW PLUG 
HEATING FAULT 
(Multijet versions 
– amber)

Glow plug heating

The warning light comes on when the key
is turned to MAR. It goes out as soon as
the glow plugs have reached the preset
temperature. Start the engine as soon as
the warning light goes out.

IMPORTANT In hot outside tempera-
tures, the warning light may stay on for
only a very short time.

Glow plug heating failure

The warning light flashes if there is a fault
in the preheating system. Go to a Fiat
Dealership as soon as possible.

A specific message is displayed on certain
versions.

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WATER IN DIESEL
FILTER 
(Multijet versions 
– amber)

When the ignition key is moved to MAR,
the warning light turns on but should go
off after a few seconds. 

The warning light turns on when there is
water in the diesel filter. 

A specific message is displayed on certain
versions.

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The presence of water in the
fuel circuit may cause severe
damage to the injection sys-
tem and irregular engine op-

eration. If warning light 

comes on

(with a message on the display on some
versions), go to a Fiat Dealership as
soon as possible to have the system
bled. Water may have entered the tank
if this appears immediately after refu-
elling: if this happens, switch the engine
off immediately and contact a Fiat
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GENERIC WARNING 
(amber)

The warning light turns on in the follow-
ing circumstances:

Engine oil pressure sensor fault
The warning light turns on when a failure
is detected in the engine oil pressure sen-
sor. Go to a Fiat Dealership to have the
fault fixed as soon as possible.

Start&Stop fault 
(for versions/markets where provided)

The warning light comes on when a
Start&Stop failure is detected.

A specific message is displayed on certain
versions.

Exterior lights fault

See the section on warning light 

6

.

Fuel cut-off switch tripped
The warning light comes on when the 
fuel cut-off switch is triggered.

The display will show a specific message.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTS

FAULT (amber)

The warning light comes on (on some ver-
sions) when a failure is detected in one
of the following lights: 

– sidelights

– brake lights

– rear fog lights

– direction indicators

– number plate lights

– daytime running lights (DRL) (for ver-

sions/markets, where provided) 

The failure relating to these lights could
be: one or more blown bulbs, a blown
protection fuse or a break in the electri-
cal connection. 

On certain versions warning light 

è turns

on as an alternative.

A specific message is displayed on certain
versions.

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REAR FOG LIGHTS
(amber)

The light comes on when the rear fog
lights are turned on.

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CAR PROTECTION

SYSTEM FAULT 

– FIAT CODE

(amber)

The warning light switching on (on some
versions, with the displaying of a message)
signals the failure of the Fiat Code system
or, if installed, of the alarm system: in this
case, contact a Fiat Dealership as soon as
possible.

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ESP SYSTEM FAULT 

(amber)

When the ignition key is moved to MAR,
the warning light turns on but should go
off after a few seconds.

If the warning light does not go off or stays
on when travelling together with the but-
ton LED ASR OFF, contact a Fiat Deal-
ership.

A specific message is displayed on certain
versions.

Note The warning light flashing when dri-
ving indicates that the ESP system is active.

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HILL HOLDER FAULT 
(amber)

When the ignition key is moved to MAR,
the warning light turns on but should go
off after a few seconds.

The warning light turns on to indicate a Hill
Holder system fault. In this case, contact
a Fiat Dealership as soon as possible.

On certain versions, warning light 

á turns

on as an alternative.

A specific message is displayed on certain
versions.

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WORN BRAKE PADS
(amber)

The warning light comes on if the front
brake pads are worn; in this case, have
them changed as soon as possible.

A specific message is displayed on certain
versions.

d

DPF (Particulate Filter)

CLEANING IN

PROGRESS 
(only Multijet versions
with DPF – amber)

When the ignition key is moved to MAR
position, the warnintg light turns on but
should go off after a few seconds. The
warning light stays on constantly to noti-
fy the driver that the DPF system needs
to eliminate captured pollutants (particu-
late) by the regeneration process. The
warning light does not come on during
every DPF regeneration, but only when
driving conditions require notification to
the driver. The warning light will go off if
the vehicle stays in motion until regener-
ation has been completed. The process
normally takes about 15 minutes. The op-
timum conditions to end the process are
achieved by keeping the car in motion at
up to 60 km/h with an engine speed high-
er than 2000 rpm. This light coming on is
not a defect and therefore the car does
not need to go to the workshop. A spe-
cific message will appear on the display
when the warning light comes on (for ver-
sions/markets, where provided).

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Always drive at a speed ap-
propriate to the traffic con-

ditions, the weather and speed limits.
The engine may be turned off while
the DPF light is on; however, repeat-
ed interruption of the regeneration
process may result in premature
degradation of engine oil. For this
reason it is always advisable to wait
for the light to go off before turning
off the engine, following the instruc-
tions appearing above. It is not
a good idea to complete DPF regen-
eration with the vehicle stationary.

WARNING

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