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Fiat Grande Punto Actual (2017 year). Instruction - part 11

 

 

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F0M0366m

IMPORTANT For the Sport versions, take
care not to damage the side skirts when
raising the car side-on with the workshop
lifting device.

TOWING THE CAR

The tow ring provided with the car is
housed in the tool box under the carpet
in the boot.

FASTENING THE TOW RING 
fig. 44-45
Proceed as follows:
❒ release the cap A;

❒ take the tow ring from its support;
❒ screw the ring onto the rear or front

threaded pin.

The brake booster and pow-
er steering will not work

while the vehicle is being towed. You
will therefore need to apply more
force to the brake pedal and steering
wheel. Do not use bendy cables for
towing and avoid jerking. Make sure
not to damage parts in contact with
the car while towing. Respect the
rules of the highway code when tow-
ing the car, specifically in relation to
the towing device and road conduct.

WARNING

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Do not start the engine while
the car is being towed.

WARNING

Clean the threaded housing
carefully before fastening

the ring. Make sure that the ring is se-
curely fastened before towing the car.

WARNING

Release the steering wheel
lock before towing (see “Ig-

nition device” in “Dashboard and
controls”). The brake booster and
power steering will not work while the
vehicle is being towed. You will there-
fore need to apply more force to the
brake pedal and steering wheel. Do
not use bendy cables for towing and
avoid jerking. Make sure not to dam-
age parts in contact with the car
while towing. Respect the rules of the
highway code when towing the car,
specifically in relation to the towing
device and road conduct.

WARNING

The front and rear tow
hooks should be used only

for emergencies on the road. You are
allowed to tow the car for short dis-
tances using an appropriate device in
accordance with the highway code
(a rigid bar), to move the vehicle on
the road in readiness for towing or
transporting via a breakdown vehicle.
Tow hooks MUST NOT be used to
tow vehicles off the road or where
there are obstacles and/or for tow-
ing operations using cables or other
non-rigid devices.
Respecting the above conditions,
towing must take place with two ve-
hicles (one towing, the other towed)
aligned as much as possible along the
same centre line.

WARNING

fig. 44

F0M0243m

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F0M0238m

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SCHEDULED SERVICING .................................................

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SCHEDULED SERVICING PLAN 
PETROL VERSIONS  ............................................................

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SCHEDULED SERVICING PLAN 
DIESEL VERSIONS ...............................................................

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REGULAR CHECKS ............................................................

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DEMANDING USE OF THE CAR ...................................

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CHECKING LEVELS ............................................................

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AIR FILTER  ............................................................................

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POLLEN FILTER  ...................................................................

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BATTERY ...............................................................................

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WHEELS AND TYRES ........................................................

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RUBBER TUBES ....................................................................

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WINDSCREEN/REAR WINDOW WIPERS ..................

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BODYWORK  .......................................................................

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INTERIOR ..............................................................................

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IMPORTANT Scheduled Services are pre-
scribed by the manufacturer. Failure to
stick to the schedule may invalidate the
warranty.

Scheduled Servicing is performed by all Fi-
at Dealerships at pre-arranged times.

If, during each part of the service, the need
arises for additional replacements or re-
pairs, these may be carried out only with
the explicit agreement of the Customer.

IMPORTANT You are advised to contact
a Fiat Dealership in the event of any mi-
nor operating faults, without waiting for
the next service.

If your car is used frequently for towing,
the interval between services should be
reduced.

SCHEDULED SERVICING

Correct maintenance is essential for 
ensuring long car life under the best con-
ditions.

This is why Fiat has planned a series of
checks and services every 30,000 km.

It is, however, important to remember
that scheduled servicing does not com-
pletely cover all the car’s requirements:
even in the initial period before 30,000 km,
and then subsequently between one ser-
vice and another, ordinary care is always
required such as routine checks involv-
ing topping up fluid level, checking tyre
pressures etc...

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SCHEDULED SERVICING PLAN PETROL VERSIONS

Services shall be performed every 30,000 km

Thousands of kilometres

Check tyre conditions/wear and adjust pressure if required

Check operation of lighting system (headlights, direction 
indicators, hazard lights, boot lights, passenger compartment 
lights, instrument panel warning lights, etc.)

Check windscreen wiper/washer operation

Check front disc brake pad conditions and wear 

Check rear drum brake linings condition and wear 

Visually inspect the conditions of: bodywork, 
underbody protection, pipes and tubes (exhaust – fuel – brakes), 
rubber parts (boots, sleeves, bushes, etc.)

Check cleanliness of bonnet and boot locks, 
as well as cleanliness and lubrication of linkages

Check tension and adjust accessory drive belts 
if necessary (versions 1.2 – 1.4 with heater)

Visually inspect the condition of accessory drive belt/s.

Replace accessory drive belt/s

Check and adjust handbrake lever stroke, if required

Check and adjust tappet clearance, if required 

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If the vehicle is used mainly around town or the annual distance travelled is less than 10,000 km, the engine oil
and oil filter must be changed every 12 months.

Thousands of kilometres

Check exhaust gas emissions

Check battery charge status and possibly recharg

Replace air filter cartridge 

Top up fluid levels (engine coolant, brakes, 
battery, windscreen washer, etc.)

Check condition of timing belt 

Check engine management system operation 
(through diagnostic socket)

Replace spark plugs 

Replace toothed timing belt (*)

Change engine oil and replace oil filter (or every 24 months)

Change brake fluid (or every 24 months)

Replace pollen filter (or every 24 months)

(*) Regardless of the distance covered, the timing belt should be replaced every 4 years for particularly demanding use (cold climates, city driving, idling for a long

time, dusty areas) or in any case every 5 years.

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SCHEDULED SERVICING PLAN DIESEL VERSIONS

Services shall be performed every 30,000 km

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Thousands of kilometres

Check tyre conditions/wear and adjust pressure if required

Check operation of lighting system (headlamps, direction 
indicators, hazard warning lights, boot lights, passenger 
compartment lights, instrument panel warning lights, etc.)

Check windscreen wiper/washer operation 

Check the position/wear of the windscreen/rear 
window wiper blades

Check condition and wear of front disc brake pads 
and operation of pad wear indicator

Check rear drum brake linings condition and wear

Visually inspect the conditions of: bodywork, underbody 
protection, pipes and tubes (exhaust – fuel – brakes), 
rubber parts (boots, sleeves, bushes, etc.)

Check cleanliness of bonnet and boot locks, and the cleanliness 
and lubrication of linkages

Check and, if necessary, top up fluid levels (brakes/hydraulic 
clutch, windscreen washer, battery, engine coolant, etc.) 

Check the handbrake lever stroke and adjust it, if necessary

Check exhaust fumes/emissions

Visually inspect the condition of accessory drive belts

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Check battery charge status and possibly recharg

Check operation of engine management systems 
(using diagnostic socket)

Replace accessory drive belt/s

Replace fuel filter

Replace air filter cartridge

Change engine oil and oil filter (Multijet versions without DPF)
(or every 24 months)

Change engine oil and oil filter 
(Multijet versions with DPF) (**)

Change brake fluid (or every 24 months)

Replace pollen filter (or every 24 months)

(*) Regardless of the distance covered, the timing belt must be changed every 4 years for particularly demanding use (cold climates, city driving, long periods of

idling) or at least every 5 years.

(**) The engine oil and the filter must be replaced when the warning light on the dashboard comes on (see the “Warning lights and messages” section) or at least

every 24 months.

If the vehicle is used mainly around town or the annual distance travelled is less than 10,000 km, the engine oil
and oil filter must be changed every 12 months.

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DEMANDING USE 
OF THE CAR

Should the car be used predominantly in
one of the following particularly demand-
ing conditions:
❒ trailer or caravan towing;
❒ dusty roads;
❒ short (less than 7-8 km) and repeated

journeys in sub-zero temperatures;

❒ frequently idling engine or long-dis-

tance, low-speed driving (e.g. door-to-
door deliveries) or lengthy inactivity;

❒ driving in towns and cities;
you should perform the following inspec-
tions more frequently than shown on the
Scheduled Servicing Plan:
❒ check front disc brake pad conditions

and wear;

❒ check cleanliness of bonnet and boot

locks, and cleanliness and lubrication of
linkages;

❒ visually inspect the conditions of: en-

gine, gearbox, transmission, pipes and
tubes (exhaust – fuel – brakes), rubber
parts (boots, sleeves, bushes, etc.);

❒ check battery charge and liquid level

(electrolyte);

❒ visually inspect the condition of the ac-

cessory drive belts;

❒ check pollen filter and replace, if re-

quired;

❒ check air filter and replace, if required.

REGULAR CHECKS

Every 1,000 km or before long journeys,
check and, if necessary, top up:
❒ engine coolant fluid level;
❒ brake fluid level;
❒ windscreen washer level;
❒ tyre pressure and conditions.
❒ operation of lights (headlights, direction

indicators, hazard lights, etc.);

❒ operation of the windscreen wiper/

washer system, position and wear of
the windscreen and rear window wiper
blades;

Every 3,000 km, check and top up, if re-
quired, the engine oil level.

You are recommended to use PETRONAS
LUBRICANTS products, which have been
designed and produced specifically for 
Fiat cars (see table “Capacities” in the
“Technical specifications” section).

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CHECKING LEVELS

fig. 1 – 1.2 (EURO 4) and 1.4 

8V

versions

Never smoke while working
in the engine compartment:

inflammable gases and vapours may
be present, constituting a fire risk. 

WARNING

When topping up, take care
not to confuse the various
types of fluids: they are not
interchangeable and could se-

riously damage the car.

1. Engine coolant 

2. Battery

3. Windscreen washer fluid

4. Brake fluid

5. Engine oil

F0M0418m

fig. 1a - 1.2 (EURO 5) versions

F0M0531m

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fig. 2 – 1.3 Multijet version (EURO 4)

1. Engine oil

2. Engine coolant

3. Windscreen washer fluid

4. Brake fluid

5. Battery

6. Diesel filter

1. Engine coolant 

2. Battery

3. Windscreen washer fluid

4. Brake fluid

5. Engine oil

6. Diesel filter

F0M0421m

fig. 2a – 1.3 Multijet version (EURO 5)

F0M0519m

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If the oil level is close to or under MIN,
add oil through the filler neck A, until the
level reaches MAX.

The oil level should never exceed MAX.

ENGINE OIL CONSUMPTION

The maximum engine oil consumption is
usually 400 grams every 1,000 km.

During the initial period of usage for the
vehicle, the engine is bedding in therefore
the engine oil consumption may settle
down only after the first 5,000–6,000 km.

IMPORTANT The oil consumption de-
pends on driving style and the conditions
under which the car is used.

IMPORTANT After adding or changing
the oil, let the engine turn over for a few
seconds and wait a few minutes after turn-
ing it off before you check the level.

ENGINE OIL fig. 3-4

Check the oil level a few minutes (about
5) after the engine has stopped, with the
car parked on level ground.

The oil level should be between the MIN
and MAX marks on the dipstick B.

The gap between MIN and MAX is equal
to around 1 litre of oil. 

fig. 3 – 1.2 and 1.4 

8V 

versions 

F0M0149m

fig. 4 – 1.3 Multijet version

F0M0150m

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fig. 5

PARAFLU

UP

anti-freeze is

used in the engine cooling sys-
tem. Use the same fluid as in

the cooling system when topping up.
PARAFLU

UP

may not be mixed with

any other type of fluid. If this happens,
do not start the engine; contact a Fiat
Dealership.

The cooling system is pres-
surised. If the cap needs re-

placing, do so with another original
or the effectiveness of the system may
be compromised. Do not remove the
cap from the reservoir when the en-
gine is hot: you may get burned

WARNING

ENGINE COOLANT fig. 5

The coolant level must be checked when
the engine is cold and must be between
the MIN and MAX lines on the vessel.

If the level is low, slowly pour a mixture
of 50% demineralised water and 50%
PARAFLU

UP

(made by PETRONAS LU-

BRICANTS) through the filler neck 
until the level reaches MAX.

The 50-50 mixture of PARAFLU

UP

and

demineralised water gives freeze protec-
tion up to −35 °C.ù

For particularly harsh climate conditions,
a mixture of 60% PARAFLU

UP

and 40%

distilled water is recommended.

Used engine oil and the re-
placed oil filter contain sub-
stances that may be harmful
to the environment. It is ad-

visable to have oil and filters changed
by a Fiat Dealership, where they will be
disposed of properly and in accordance
with the law.

Do not add oil with different
characteristics to those of the
existing engine oil. 

Be very careful working in
the engine compartment

when the engine is hot: you may get
burned. Remember that the fan may
start up if the engine is hot: this could
injure you. Make sure that scarves,
ties and other loose fitting garments
do not get caught up in moving parts.

WARNING

F0M0424m

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IMPORTANT Brake fluid absorbs mois-
ture. For this reason, if the car is mainly
used in areas with a high degree of at-
mospheric humidity, the fluid should be
replaced at more frequent intervals than
specified in the “Scheduled Servicing Plan”.

fig. 7

Do not travel if the wind-
screen washer reservoir is

empty: using the windscreen washer
is essential for improving visibility. 

WARNING

Some commercial additives
for windscreen washing are

flammable. The engine compartment
contains hot parts which could cause
a fire if they come into contact with
these additives.

WARNING

Prevent brake fluid, which is
highly corrosive, from coming
into contact with painted
parts. Wash with water im-

mediately if this should happen.

WINDSCREEN/REAR WINDOW
WASHER FLUID fig. 6

To top up, remove the cap A.
Pour in a mixture of water and TUTELA
PROFESSIONAL SC35
, in the follow-
ing concentrations:

30%  TUTELA PROFESSIONAL
SC35 
and 70% water in summer.
50%  TUTELA PROFESSIONAL
SC35 
and 50% water in winter.
If temperatures are below −20°C, use
undiluted TUTELA PROFESSIONAL
SC35 
fluid.
Check the level through the reservoir.

fig. 6

F0M0154m

BRAKE FLUID fig. 7

Undo the cap and check that the liquid
contained in the reservoir is at the maxi-
mum level.

The fluid level in the reservoir must not
exceed the MAX mark.

If you need to top up, you should use the
brake fluid shown in the “Fluids and lubri-
cants” table (see “Technical Specifications”). 

NB Carefully clean the reservoir cap and
the surrounding surfaces.

When opening the cap, make sure that no
dirt gets into the reservoir.

Always use a funnel with a built-in filter with
a mesh of 0.12 mm or less for topping up.

F0M0155m

Brake fluid is poisonous and
highly corrosive. In the event

of accidental contact, wash the parts
immediately with water and mild
soap, then rinse with plenty of 
water. Call a doctor immediately if
swallowed.

WARNING

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AIR FILTER

Have the air filter replaced by a Fiat Deal-
ership.

POLLEN FILTER

Have the pollen filter replaced by a Fiat
Dealership.

Symbol 

π on the container

indicates a synthetic brake

fluid, which is different from a min-
eral fluid. Using a mineral-type fluid
will damage the special rubber seals
of the braking system beyond repair.

WARNING

BATTERY

The battery is of the “Limited mainte-
nance” type: under normal conditions of
use, the electrolyte does not need topping
up with distilled water.

The battery fluid is poiso-
nous and corrosive. Avoid

contact with the skin and eyes. Keep
naked flames or possible sources of
sparks away from the battery: risk of
explosion or fire. 

WARNING

CHECKING THE CHARGE 
AND THE ELECTROLYTE LEVEL

Inspection operations must be carried out
only by specialised personnel, following
the prescriptions contained in this Own-
er Handbook. Any top-up operations
must be carried out only by specialised
personnel at a Fiat Dealership.

Using the battery when the
fluid is too low can damage

it irreparably and generate a risk of
explosion. 

WARNING

REPLACING THE BATTERY

If required, replace the battery with an
original spare part with the same specifi-
cations.

If a battery with different specifications is
fitted, the service intervals given in the
“Scheduled Servicing Plan” will no longer
be valid.

For battery maintenance, you should
therefore refer to the instructions pro-
vided by the battery manufacturer.

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IMPORTANT If the battery’s charge stays
below 50% for a long time it becomes
damaged through sulphation, which re-
duces its capacity and ability to start
the car.

The battery will also be more at risk of
freezing (this can happen as early as
−10 °C). Refer to “Car inactivity” in
“Starting and driving” if the car is left
parked for a long time.

If, after buying the car, you want to install
electrical devices that require a permanent
electric supply (alarm, etc.) or devices that
use a lot of electricity, contact a Fiat Deal-
ership. Their qualified personnel, in addi-
tion to suggesting the most suitable de-
vices from the Lineaccessori Fiat range,
will evaluate the overall electricity con-
sumption, checking whether the car’s elec-
tric system is capable of withstanding the
load required, or whether it should be in-
tegrated with a more powerful battery.

Since these devices continue to consume
energy even when the engine is switched
off, they gradually run down the battery.

USEFUL ADVICE FOR
EXTENDING THE LIFE 
OF YOUR BATTERY

To avoid draining your battery and make
it last longer, follow these instructions
closely:
❒ when you park the car, ensure that the

doors, boot and bonnet are closed
properly to prevent the ceiling courtesy
lights from staying on;

❒ turn off the ceiling lights, although the

car does have an automatic system for
switching off internal lights;

❒ do not leave devices (e.g. sound sys-

tem, hazard lights, etc.) switched on 
for a long time when the engine is not
running;

❒ before performing any operation on the

electrical system, disconnect the nega-
tive battery cable;

❒ make sure battery terminals are fully

tightened.

Incorrect assembly of electric
and electronic devices may
cause severe damage to your
car. Go to a Fiat Dealership if

you want to install accessories (anti-
theft device, mobile phone, etc.): they
will suggest the most suitable devices
and advise you if a higher-capacity bat-
tery needs to be installed. 

Batteries contain substances
that can be very harmful to
the environment. It is advis-
able to have the battery

changed by a Fiat Dealership, where
it will be disposed of properly and in
accordance with the law. 

If the vehicle must remain
unused for a long time at

very low temperatures, remove the
battery and take it to a warm place
to avoid freezing. 

WARNING

If you have to perform any
operation on the battery or

near it, always protect your eyes with
special goggles. 

WARNING

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