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Ease of use and comfort
► For air conditioning, press this button;
Demisting/de-icing the
Rear heating - air
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its indicator lamp comes on.
rear screen and/or the
conditioning
Dual-zone automatic air
door mirrors
conditioning
► Press this button to demist or defrost
► Press one of these buttons to switch on/off
the windscreen and side windows more
rear screen and door mirror demisting/de-icing
quickly.
(depending on version).
The system automatically manages the air
The indicator lamp in the button comes on when
conditioning, air flow and air intake, and provides
the function is activated.
optimum distribution towards the windscreen and
Demisting/de-icing switches off automatically to
side windows.
prevent excessive power consumption.
► To turn it off, press this button
Switch off demisting/de-icing as soon
again or press "AUTO".
as you no longer consider it necessary,
The system restarts with the values in use before
as decreased power consumption in turn
it was deactivated.
reduces energy consumption.
Demisting/de-icing only operates with the
engine running.
If your vehicle is fitted with a rear air conditioning
unit located in the roof, this system distributes
conditioned and heated air via a distribution rail
and individual outlets.
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Ease of use and comfort
Air flow
Additional heating/
Programming
► Turn the dial to increase or decrease
With a Connect Nav, use the remote control to
ventilation system
the air flow.
start/stop the additional heating.
Only available for Diesel vehicles.
With a Bluetooth® audio system or a Connect
Comfort temperature
Radio, use the remote control to start/stop the
- Turn the thumbwheel from blue (cold)
additional heating and/or adjust the pre-heating
to red (hot) to modulate the temperature
times.
to your liking.
With Bluetooth® audio system
This control simultaneously adjusts the
temperature and the location of the air delivery:
- blue: the air is delivered mainly at roof level,
- red: the air is delivered mainly by the vent
► Press the MENU button to access the
located in row 3 on the right.
main menu.
Heating
► Select "Pre-heat. / Pre-ventil.".
Activation/Deactivation
This is an additional and separate system which
► Select "Activation" and, if necessary, for
heats the passenger compartment and improves
programming, “Parameters".
defrosting performance.
► Select "Heating" to heat the engine and
This indicator lamp is lit while the system
passenger compartment or "Ventilation" to
is programmed or set in operation
ventilate the passenger compartment.
remotely via the remote control.
It flashes during the whole duration of the
heating and goes off at the end of the heating
cycle or when stopped using the remote control.
Depending on version, this button is accessible
► Select:
at the front, from the dual-zone automatic air
Ventilation
• the first clock to set/save the time at which
conditioning control panel.
This system allows ventilation of the passenger
the pre-heating temperature will be reached,
► Press this button to activate/deactivate
compartment with exterior air to improve the
• the second clock to set/save a second time
the operation of the rear controls.
temperature experienced on entering the vehicle
at which the pre-heating temperature will be
in summer.
reached,
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Ease of use and comfort
Using these two clocks and depending
compartment or Ventilation to ventilate the
On
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on the season you can, for example,
passenger compartment.
► Pressing and holding this button starts
select one or the other start time.
► Then programme/save the activation time for
the heating immediately (confirmed by the
A message on the screen confirms your
each selection.
green indicator lamp coming on briefly).
choice.
► Press OK to confirm.
Switching off
You must allow at least 60 minutes
► Pressing and holding this button stops
With Connect Radio
between programming operations.
the heating immediately (confirmed by the
Press Connect-App to display the main
temporary illumination of the red indicator lamp).
page.
Depending on the outside temperature, a
The indicator lamp in the remote control flashes
Then press "Programmable heating/
certain amount of pre-conditioning time is
for about 2 seconds if the vehicle has not
ventilation".
necessary in order to reach the programmed
received the signal.
► Select the "Status" tab to activate/deactivate
temperature by the stored activation time.
Then repeat the command after having changed
the system.
This pre-conditioning time lasts up to 45 min.
location.
► Select the "Other settings" tab to choose
the "Heating" mode, to heat the engine and
Changing the battery
Long-range remote control
passenger compartment, or "Ventilation" to
The indicator lamp in the remote control will
ventilate the passenger compartment.
This enables you to switch the heating in
change to orange if the battery charge is low.
► Then set/save the time at which the
the passenger compartment on or off from a
If the indicator lamp is not on, the battery is
preheating temperature will be reached for each
distance.
discharged.
selection.
The remote control has a range of about 0.6
Press this button to save.
miles (1 km) in open country.
With Connect Nav
In the Applications > Car Apps menu:
► Select Temperature conditioning.
► Press the Status tab to activate/deactivate
the system.
► Press the Settings tab to select Heating
mode to heat the engine and passenger
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Ease of use and comfort
► Use a coin to unscrew the cap and replace
The additional heating must always be
high-pitched whistling and some emissions of
the battery.
switched off while refuelling to avoid any risk
smoke or odour.
of fire or explosion.
The temperature near the heating system must
Do not throw remote control batteries
not exceed 120°C. A higher temperature (e.g. in
away, as they contain metals that are
To avoid the risk of poisoning or
a paint oven) could damage the components of
harmful to the environment. Take them to an
asphyxia, the programmable heating
electronic circuits.
approved disposal point.
must not be used, even for short periods, in a
The additional heating is supplied by the
closed environment such as a garage or
vehicle's fuel tank. Make sure that the low fuel
If the system is switched on using the
workshop which is not equipped with an
warning lamp is not on.
long-range remote control, the maximum
exhaust gas extraction system.
heating duration is around 45 min.
To avoid the risks of poisoning or
Do not park the vehicle on a flammable
suffocation, the additional heating must
surface (dry grass, dead leaves, paper, etc.)
not be used, even for short periods, in a
The ventilation is activated provided that
- Risk of fire!
closed environment such as a garage or
the battery is sufficiently charged.
workshop which is not equipped with an
The heating is activated provided that:
Glazed surfaces such as the rear screen
exhaust gas extraction system.
- the battery charge and the fuel level are
or windscreen can become very hot in
sufficient,
places.
- the engine has been started since the
Do not park the vehicle on a flammable
Never put objects on these surfaces; never
previous heating cycle,
surface (for example: dry grass, fallen
touch these surfaces - Risk of burns!
- 60 minutes have elapsed between two
leaves, paper, etc.) - risk of fire!
heating requests.
Have the additional heating checked at
Independent additional
Programmable heating is supplied by the
least once a year, at the beginning of
vehicle fuel tank. Before use, make sure
heating
winter.
that you have sufficient fuel. If the fuel tank is
For maintenance and repairs, you must
Depending on the country of sale, this is an
on reserve, you are strongly recommended
only contact a Fiat Dealership or a qualified
additional and independent system which heats
not to programme the heating.
workshop.
the hot water circuit of the Diesel engine to
improve comfort and to raise the temperature
of the cold engine. It improves demisting and
defrosting performance. With the engine idling
or the vehicle stationary, it is normal to notice a
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Ease of use and comfort
You can set multiple programmes.
depending on equipment, left-hand side-hinged
Temperature pre-
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Each one is saved in the system.
door or tailgate).
conditioning (Electric)
To optimise the driving range, we recommend
Always lit, ignition on.
This function allows you to programme the
starting a programme while the vehicle is
temperature in the passenger compartment to
connected.
Always off.
reach a pre-defined, non-modifiable temperature
(approx. 21°C) before you enter the vehicle, on
The fan noise that occurs during
Front
the days and at the times of your choice.
temperature pre-conditioning is perfectly
This function is available when the vehicle is
normal.
connected or not connected.
Operating conditions
Programming
- The function is only activated when the
With Bluetooth® audio system
ignition is switched off and the vehicle
Temperature pre-conditioning is not available
locked.
with the Bluetooth® audio system.
- When the vehicle is not connected, the
With Connect Nav system
function is only activated if the battery charge
level is greater than 50%.
In the Applications menu:
- When the vehicle is not connected and a
recurring programme is active (e.g. from Monday
Press "Car Apps" to display the applications
to Friday), if two temperature pre-conditioning
home page.
sequences are run without the vehicle being
Select Temperature conditioning.
used, the programme will be deactivated.
► Press + to add a programme.
► Select the time of entry into the vehicle and
Courtesy lamp(s)
the desired days. Press OK.
Front: comes on when one of the front or
► Press ON to activate this programme.
rear doors is opened (sliding side door
The temperature pre-conditioning sequence
and depending on equipment, left-hand
begins approximately 45 minutes before the
side-hinged door or tailgate).
programmed time when the vehicle is connected
Rear or row 2 and row 3: comes on when one of
(20 minutes when it is not connected) and is
the rear doors is opened (sliding side door and
maintained for 10 minutes after.
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Ease of use and comfort
Individual reading lamp
If fitted to the vehicle, these are switched
on and off by means of a manual switch.
Automatic switching on/off
With the ignition on, operate the corresponding
switch.
Rear
The front courtesy lamp comes on when the key
is removed from the ignition switch.
Take care not to put anything in contact
All courtesy lamps come on when the vehicle is
with the courtesy lamp.
unlocked, when one of the corresponding doors
is opened and when locating the vehicle using
the remote control.
They fade to off after the ignition is switched on
and when the vehicle is locked.
Take care not to allow objects to come
into contact with the courtesy lamp.
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Lighting and visibility
► Pull the lighting control stalk to switch
Lighting control stalk
4
between dipped and main beam headlamps.
In lamps off and sidelamps modes, pull the
Main lighting
lighting control stalk to switch the main beam
headlamps on directly ("headlamp flash").
► Rotate the ring forwards/backwards to turn
Operation of the selected lighting is
it on/off.
confirmed by the illumination of the
When the lighting is switched off automatically
corresponding indicator lamp.
(with AUTO model), the foglamp and the dipped
beam headlamps will remain on.
Without AUTO lighting
Front foglamps/Rear foglamps
They operate with the sidelamps, dipped
Lamps off (ignition off)/
or main beam headlamps on.
Daytime running lamps (engine running)
Automatic illumination of lamps/daytime
running lamps
Sidelamps only
With AUTO lighting
Dipped or main beam headlamps
► Rotate the ring forwards:
• once to switch on the front foglamps,
Headlamp dipping
• a second time to switch on the rear
foglamps.
► Turn in the opposite direction to switch off.
If the lighting is switched off automatically (with
AUTO model) or the dipped beam headlamps
Foglamps
are switched off manually, the foglamps and
sidelamps remain on.
Rear foglamp
► Rotate the ring backwards to switch the
It only works if the sidelamps are on.
foglamps off; the sidelamps will then switch off.
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Lighting and visibility
Switching on the foglamps is prohibited
after the lamps have been on for a few
Three flashes
in clear weather or in rain, both day and
minutes.
► Press briefly upwards or downwards, without
night. In these situations, the power of their
going beyond the point of resistance; the
beams may dazzle other drivers. They must
Travelling abroad
direction indicators will flash 3 times.
only be used in fog or falling snow (rules may
If planning to use your vehicle in a
vary depending on country).
country that drives on the other side of the
Daytime running lamps/
Do not forget to switch off the foglamps when
road, the dipped beam headlamps must be
Sidelamps
they are no longer necessary.
adjusted to avoid dazzling oncoming drivers.
Contact a Fiat Dealership or a qualified
Switching on the lamps after
workshop.
switching off the ignition
To reactivate the lighting control, rotate the
Direction indicators
ring to the "0" position - lamps off, then to the
desired position.
If the driver's door is opened, a temporary
audible signal warns the driver that the lamps
are on.
They will go off automatically after a period
of time that depends on the level of charge in
the battery (entering energy economy mode).
If the vehicle is so equipped, they come on
automatically when the engine is started, when
Switching off of the lighting when the
the lighting control stalk is in position "0" or
ignition is switched off
► Left or right: lower or raise the lighting control
"AUTO".
When the ignition is switched off, all of the
stalk, beyond the point of resistance.
lamps turn off immediately, except for the
Automatic headlamp
If you keep the direction indicators on for
dipped beam headlamps if automatic guide-
more than 20 seconds, the volume of the
illumination
me-home lighting is activated.
audible signal will increase if the speed is
When a low level of ambient light is detected
above 50 mph (80 km/h).
by a sunshine sensor, the number plate
In some weather conditions (e.g. low
lamps, sidelamps and dipped beam headlamps
temperature or humidity), misting on the
are switched on automatically, without any action
internal surface of the glass of the headlamps
on the part of the driver. They can also come
and rear lamps is normal, and will disappear
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Lighting and visibility
on if rain is detected, at the same time as the
Guide-me-home and
With audio system or touch screen
4
automatic rain sensitive wipers.
The activation, deactivation and
welcome lighting
As soon as the brightness returns to a sufficient
duration of guide-me-home lighting
level or after the windscreen wipers are switched
are set in the vehicle configuration menu.
Guide-me-home lighting
off, the lamps are switched off automatically.
Manual
Exterior welcome lighting
Malfunction
The remote operation of the lighting makes your
In the event of a malfunction of the rain/sunshine
approach to the vehicle easier in poor light. It
sensor, the vehicle’s lamps come on and this
is activated when the lighting control is in the
warning lamp is displayed on the instrument
"AUTO" position and the level of light detected
panel, accompanied by an audible signal and/or
by the sunshine sensor is low.
the display of a message.
Have it checked by a Fiat Dealership or a
Switching on
qualified workshop.
Press this button on the remote control or
► With the ignition off, pull the lighting control
Do not cover the rain/sunshine sensor
on one of the front door handles with the
stalk toward you ("headlamp flash") to activate/
located at the top centre of the
"Keyless Entry and Start" system.
deactivate the function.
windscreen behind the interior rear view
The dipped beam headlamps and sidelamps
Manual guide-me-home lighting goes off
mirror; the associated functions would no
come on; your vehicle is also unlocked.
automatically after a period of time.
longer be controlled.
Switching off
Automatic
The exterior welcome lighting switches off
In fog or snow, the rain/sunshine sensor
With the "Automatic illumination of lamps"
automatically after a set time, when the ignition
may detect sufficient light. For this
function activated (lighting control stalk in the
is switched on or on locking the vehicle.
reason, the lighting will not come on
"AUTO" position) and when the light is poor, the
automatically.
Programming
dipped beam headlamps come on automatically
when the ignition is switched off.
With audio system or touch screen
The inner surface of the windscreen may
With the ring in the "AUTO" position and when
become misted up and affect the proper
the light is poor, the dipped beam headlamps
The activation, deactivation and
operation of the rain/sunshine sensor.
come on automatically when the ignition is
duration of the welcome lighting
In humid and cold weather, demist the
switched off.
can be set via the vehicle configuration menu.
windscreen regularly.
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Lighting and visibility
The system becomes operational when
► A "headlamp flash" pauses the
Automatic headlamp
the vehicle exceeds 16 mph (25 km/h).
function and the lighting system switches
dipping
When the speed falls below 9 mph (15 km/h),
to "automatic illumination of lamps" mode:
the function is no longer operational.
- If the "AUTO" and "Dipped beam" indicator
For more information, refer to the
lamps were on, the system changes to main
General recommendations for
beam.
automatic lighting systems.
Activation/Deactivation
- If the "AUTO" and "Main beam"
indicator lamps were on, the system changes to
With the ring of the lighting control stalk in the
With audio system
dipped beam.
"AUTO" position and the function activated on
► To reactivate the function, once again switch
the touch screen, this system automatically
the headlamps manually between dipped and
switches between dipped and main beam
main beam.
headlamps, according to lighting and traffic
conditions, using a camera located at the top of
Flashing the headlamps does not
the windscreen.
deactivate the system.
The state of the system is stored when the
ignition is switched off.
► To activate or deactivate the system, press
The system may be disrupted or not work
this button.
correctly:
The indicator lamp in the button is on when the
- When visibility conditions are poor
function is activated.
(snowfall, heavy rain, etc.).
With touch screen
- If the windscreen in front of the camera is
dirty, misted or obscured (for example, by a
The settings are adjusted via the vehicle
sticker).
configuration menu.
- If the vehicle is facing highly reflective
► Then put the lighting control stalk ring in the
signs.
This system is a driving aid.
"AUTO" or "Dipped/main beam position".
When the system detects thick fog, it
The driver remains responsible for
Pause
temporarily deactivates the function.
the vehicle's lighting, its correct use in the
The system is not able to detect:
prevailing light, visibility and traffic conditions,
If the situation requires a change of headlamp
- Road users that do not have their own
and for compliance with driving and vehicle
beam, the driver can take over at any time.
lighting, such as pedestrians.
regulations.
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Lighting and visibility
- Vehicles whose lighting is obscured (for
automatically when the sidelamps are switched
4
example, vehicles driving behind a safety
on.
barrier on a motorway).
The ambient lighting switches off automatically
0
Empty (initial setting)
- Vehicles at the top or bottom of a steep
when the sidelamps are switched off.
1
Partial load
slope, on winding roads, on crossroads.
2
Medium load
Programming
3
Maximum authorised load
Clean the windscreen regularly,
With audio system or touch screen
4 5 6
Not used
particularly the area in front of the
The activation, deactivation and
camera.
the choice of brightness of the
The internal surface of the windscreen can
ambience lighting can be set via the vehicle
also become misted around the camera.
configuration menu.
In humid and cold weather, demist the
0
1 or 2 people in the front seats (initial
windscreen regularly.
setting)
Do not allow snow to accumulate on the
Wiper control stalk
1
5 people
bonnet or roof of the vehicle as this could
2
6 to 9 people
obstruct the detection camera.
Before operating the wipers in wintry
3
Driver + maximum authorised load
conditions, clear any snow, ice or frost
4 5 6
Not used
from the windscreen and around the wiper
arms and blades.
Headlamp beam height
Interior ambient lighting
adjustment
Do not operate the wipers on a dry
windscreen. In extremely hot or cold
weather, check that the wiper blades are not
stuck to the windscreen before operating the
The dimmed passenger compartment lighting
wipers.
improves visibility inside the vehicle when the
light is poor.
After using an automatic car wash, you
may temporarily notice abnormal noises
Switching on
and poorer wiping performance. You do not
To avoid inconvenience to other road users,
At night, the front roof lighting and panoramic
need to replace the wiper blades.
the height of the halogen headlamps must be
roof lighting (if fitted to your vehicle) comes on
adjusted according to the load in the vehicle.
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Lighting and visibility
Without AUTO wiping
Automatic wiping
and hindering visibility. During the winter
period, use "very cold climate" rated products.
Refer to the corresponding section.
Never top up with water.
After the ignition has been switched off,
the wipers may move slightly at the foot
Low screenwash fluid level
of the windscreen.
When the low level of the reservoir is
reached, this warning lamp lights up on
If the ignition has been switched off with
the instrument panel, accompanied by an
the windscreen wipers active, you must
audible signal and a message.
operate the control stalk again to reactivate
It comes on when the ignition is switched on,
wiping when the ignition is switched on again
or every time the stalk is operated, until the
With AUTO wiping
(unless the ignition was off for less than
reservoir is refilled.
a minute).
Refill the screenwash reservoir (or have it
refilled) the next time you stop.
Windscreen wash
Automatic windscreen
► Pull the wiper control stalk towards you and
wipers
hold.
In AUTO mode, the windscreen wipers operate
The screenwash then the windscreen wipers
Windscreen wipers
automatically and adapt to the intensity of the
operate for a pre-determined time.
► To select the wiping speed: raise or lower the
rainfall.
stalk to the desired position.
With automatic air conditioning, any
Detection is via a rain/brightness sensor, located
Fast wiping (heavy rain)
action on the screenwash control results
at the top centre of the windscreen behind the
in temporary closure of the air intake to
rear view mirror.
protect the passenger compartment from any
Normal wiping (moderate rain)
odour.
Switching on
Intermittent wiping (proportional to the
vehicle’s speed)
To avoid damaging the wiper blades, do
Switching off
not operate the screenwash if the
screenwash reservoir is empty.
Single wipe (press down and release).
Only operate the screenwash if there is no
risk of the fluid freezing on the windscreen
or
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Lighting and visibility
► Give a short downwards push to the control
In winter, wait until the windscreen is
In the event of accumulation of snow or
4
stalk.
completely clear of ice before activating the
hard frost or if a bicycle carrier is fitted to
A wiping cycle confirms that the instruction has
automatic wipers.
the tailgate, deactivate the automatic rear
been accepted.
wiper via the vehicle configuration menu.
This indicator lamp lights up on the
Rear wiper
instrument panel, accompanied by a
Rear screenwash
message.
► Turn the ring as far as it will go and hold it in
Switching off
position.
► Give the control stalk another brief push
The screenwash and the wiper operate for as
downwards or set the control stalk to another
long as the ring remains turned.
position (Int, 1 or 2).
A final wiping cycle is performed when screen
Off.
This indicator lamp goes off on the
washing ends.
instrument panel, accompanied by a
Intermittent wipe.
Special position of the
message.
Wash-wipe (set duration).
windscreen wipers
If the ignition has been off for more than
one minute, the automatic wipers must
This maintenance position is used while cleaning
be reactivated by pushing the control stalk
or replacing the wiper blades. It can also be
Reverse gear
useful, in wintry weather (ice, snow), to release
downwards.
When reverse gear is engaged, if the windscreen
the wiper blades from the windscreen.
wipers are operating, the rear wiper will come
Malfunction
To maintain the effectiveness of the flat
into operation automatically (activated by
wiper blades, it is advisable to:
If a fault occurs with the automatic wipers, the
default).
- handle them with care.
wipers operate in intermittent mode.
- clean them regularly using soapy water.
Have it checked by a Fiat Dealership or a
Activation/Deactivation
- avoid using them to hold cardboard on the
qualified workshop.
With audio system or touch screen
windscreen.
Do not cover the rain/sunshine sensor.
The system's settings are adjusted
- replace them at the first signs of wear.
When using an automatic car wash,
via the vehicle configuration menu.
switch off the automatic wipers and the
This function is activated by default.
ignition.
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Lighting and visibility
Before removing a windscreen wiper blade
Changing a wiper blade
► Install the new wiper blade and clip it to the
arm.
Removing/Refitting at the front
► Repeat the procedure for the other wiper
blade.
► Starting with the wiper blade closest to you,
once again hold each arm by the rigid section,
then guide it carefully onto the windscreen.
Removing/refitting at the rear
► Hold the arm by the rigid section and raise it
as far as possible.
Operating the wiper control stalk immediately
► Clean the rear screen using screenwash
after switching off the ignition will place the wiper
fluid.
blades in a vertical position.
► Unclip the worn wiper blade and remove it.
► Proceed with the desired operation or the
► Install the new wiper blade and clip it to the
replacement of the wiper blades.
► Carry out these wiper blade replacement
arm.
After refitting a windscreen wiper blade
operations from the driver's side.
► Once again hold the arm by the rigid section,
► Starting with the wiper blade farthest from
► To return the wiper blades to their initial
then guide it carefully onto the rear screen.
you, hold each arm by the rigid section and raise
position after the operation, switch on the ignition
it as far as possible.
and operate the wiper control stalk.
Do not touch the wiper blades - risk of
irreparable deformation.
Do not release them while moving them. Risk
of damaging the windscreen!
► Clean the windscreen using screenwash
fluid.
Do not apply "Rain X" type water-
repellent products.
► Unclip the worn wiper blade closest to you
and remove it.
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Safety
General safety
equipped with the special tools required (risk
Changes/Alterations to the
5
of malfunctions of the vehicle's electronic
recommendations
car
systems that could cause breakdowns or
serious accidents). The Manufacturer cannot
Warning
Do not remove the labels attached in
be held responsible if this advice is not
Any change or alteration of the car might
different places on your vehicle. They
followed.
seriously affect its safety and road grip, thus
include safety warnings as well as
- Any modification or adaptation not
causing accidents, in which the occupants could
identification information for the vehicle.
intended or authorised by Fiat or carried out
even be fatally injured.
without meeting the technical requirements
Accessories purchased by the owner
For all work on your vehicle, use a
defined by the Manufacturer will result in the
qualified workshop that has the technical
suspension of the commercial warranty.
If after buying the car, you decide to install
information, skills and equipment required, all
electrical accessories that require a permanent
of which a Fiat Dealership is able to provide.
electrical supply (e.g. radio, satellite anti-
Installation of accessory radio
theft system, etc.) or accessories that in any
communication transmitters
Depending on country regulations,
Before installing a radio communication
case burden the electrical supply, contact a
certain safety equipment may be
transmitter with an external aerial, you must
Fiat Dealership, whose personnel will check
mandatory: high visibility safety vests,
without fail contact a Fiat Dealership for the
whether the electrical system of the car is able to
warning triangles, breathalysers, spare bulbs,
specification of transmitters which can be
withstand the load required, or whether it needs
spare fuses, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, mud
fitted (frequency, maximum power, aerial
to be integrated with a more powerful battery.
flaps at the rear of the vehicle, etc.
position, specific installation requirements),
Take care when fitting additional spoilers,
in line with the Vehicle Electromagnetic
alloy wheel rims or non-standard wheel
Installing electrical accessories:
Compatibility Directive (2004/104/EC).
hubs: they could reduce the ventilation of the
- The fitting of electrical equipment
brakes and affect efficiency under sharp,
or accessories not approved by Fiat may
Declarations of conformity for radio
repeated braking or on long descents.
cause excessive current consumption and
equipment
faults and failures with the electrical system
The relevant certificates are available on the
Make sure that nothing obstructs the pedal
of your vehicle. Contact a Fiat Dealership
brand website:
stroke (mats, etc.).
for information on the range of approved
Installing electrical/Electronic devices
accessories.
Electrical and electronic devices installed after
- As a safety measure, access to the
buying the car in the context of after-sales
diagnostic socket, used for the vehicle's
service must carry the following label:
electronic systems, is reserved strictly for
Fiat Dealerships or qualified workshops,
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The use of these devices inside the
lamps come on automatically. They switch off
passenger compartment (without an
automatically when you next accelerate.
FCA Italy S.p.A. authorises the installation of
external aerial) may cause the electrical
They can be switched off by pressing the button.
transceivers provided that installation is carried
systems to malfunction. This could
out at a specialised centre, in a workmanlike
compromise the safety of the car in addition
Emergency or assistance
fashion and in compliance with manufacturer's
to constituting a potential hazard for
specifications.
passengers' health.
call
If mobile phones/laptops/smartphones/
Traffic police may not allow the car on
tablets are inside the car and/or close to the
the road if devices have been installed
electronic key, a reduced performance of the
which modify the features of the car. This may
Passive Entry/Keyless Entry and Start system
also cause invalidation of warranty in relation
may occur.
to faults caused by the change either directly
or indirectly related to it.
FCA Italy S.p.A. shall not be liable for damage
Hazard warning lamps
caused by the installation of accessories either
not supplied or recommended by FCA Italy
1. Localised Emergency Call
S.p.A. and/or not installed in compliance with the
2. Localised Assistance Call
provided instructions.
Radio transmitters and mobile phones
eCall (SOS)
Radio transmitter equipment (car mobile phones,
Your vehicle may be fitted with the eCall (SOS)
CB radios, amateur radio etc.) cannot be
system either as standard or as an option.
used inside the car unless a separate aerial is
► Pressing this red button causes all the
The eCall (SOS) system provides direct access
mounted on the roof.
direction indicators to flash.
to the emergency services and is built directly
Transmission and reception of these devices
They can work with the ignition switched off.
into the vehicle.
may be affected by the shielding effect of the car
According to the country of sale, the eCall (SOS)
body. As far as the use of EC-approved mobile
Automatic operation of
system corresponds to the systems PE112,
phones is concerned (GSM, GPRS, UMTS,
ERAGLONASS, 999, etc.
hazard warning lamps
LTE), follow the usage instructions provided by
The eCall (SOS) system is activated by default.
When braking in an emergency, depending on
the mobile phone Manufacturer.
► In an emergency, press button 1 for more
the rate of deceleration, the hazard warning
than 2 seconds.
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The lit indicator lamp and a voice message
- The indicator lamp is fixed red: system
data relating to the vehicle: chassis number,
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confirm that the call has been made to the
malfunction. The emergency and assistance call
type (passenger vehicle or light commercial
emergency services*.
services may not work.
vehicle), fuel type or power source, most
The eCall (SOS) system immediately locates
- If the indicator lamp does not come on when
recent three locations and direction of travel,
your vehicle and puts you in contact with the
the ignition is switched on, this also means that
and a timestamped log file recording the
appropriate emergency services**.
there is a system malfunction.
automatic activation of the system.
► Pressing again immediately cancels the
If the problem persists, contact a qualified
The recipients of the processed data are the
request.
workshop as soon as possible.
emergency call handling centres designated
The indicator lamp flashes while the vehicle
by the relevant national authorities in the
A system fault does not prevent the
data is being sent, and then remains lit when
territory in which they are located, enabling
vehicle from being driven.
communication is established.
priority reception and handling of calls to the
“112” emergency number.
If an impact is detected by the airbag
Data processing
control unit, an emergency call is made
All processing of personal information
Data storage
automatically, irrespective of the deployment
by the "Localised Emergency Call" system
Data contained in the system’s memory
of any airbags.
(PE112) complies with the framework for
is not accessible from outside the system until
protection of personal information established
a call is made. The system is not traceable
This system is a public service and is
by Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) and
and is not continuously monitored in its
free of charge.
Directive 2002/58/EC of the European
normal operating mode.
Parliament and the Council, and in particular,
The data in the system's internal memory is
seeks to protect the vital interests of the
Operation of the system
automatically and continuously erased. Only
data subject, in accordance with Article 6.1,
- Upon switching on the ignition, the indicator
the vehicle’s three most recent locations are
paragraph d) of Regulation 2016/679.
lamp lights up red, then green, and then goes
stored.
Personal information processing is strictly
out: the system is operating correctly.
When an emergency call is triggered, the data
limited to the management of the "Localised
- The indicator lamp flashes red: replace the
log is stored for no more than 13 hours.
Emergency Call" system used with the “112”
back-up battery.
European single emergency call number.
The "Localised Emergency Call" system is
able to collect and process only the following
* In accordance with the general conditions of use of the service, available from dealers and subject to technological and technical limitations.
** Depending on the geographic coverage of the "eCall (SOS)" and "ASSISTANCE" systems.
The list of countries covered and the telematic services provided is available from dealers or on the website for your country.
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Access to data
By default, depending on equipment,
Horn
You have the right to access the data
deactivate/reactivate geolocation by
and, if necessary, submit a request to
simultaneously pressing the 2 buttons, then
rectify, erase or restrict the processing of
press the "ASSISTANCE" button to confirm.
any personal information not processed in
accordance with the provisions of Regulation
If you purchased your vehicle outside the
2016/679 (GDPR). Third parties to which data
Fiat Dealership network, we invite you to
has been communicated shall be notified of
have a dealer check the configuration of
any rectification, erasure or restriction carried
these services and, if desired, modify them to
out in accordance with the aforementioned
suit your wishes. In a multilingual country,
Directive, unless doing so would be
configuration is possible in the official national
impossible or require a disproportionate effort.
language of your choice.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint
with the relevant data protection authority.
► Press the central part of the steering wheel.
For technical reasons, in particular to
improve the quality of telematic services
Localised Assistance Call
for customers, the Manufacturer reserves the
Pedestrian horn (Electric)
right to carry out updates to the vehicle's
► If the vehicle breaks down, press button 2
This system alerts pedestrians that the vehicle is
on-board telematic system at any time.
for more than 2 seconds to request assistance
approaching.
(confirmed by a voice message*).
The pedestrian horn operates once the vehicle
► Pressing again immediately cancels the
If you benefit from the Fiat Connect Box
is moving and at speeds of up to 19 mph
request.
offer with the SOS and Assistance Pack
(30 km/h), in forward or reverse gear.
included, there are additional services
This function cannot be deactivated.
Privacy mode allows you to manage the
available to you in your personal space, via
level of sharing (data and/or location)
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the website for your country.
between your vehicle and Fiat.
For information about the SOS and
In the event of a malfunction, this warning
It can be configured in the Settings touch
Assistance Pack, please refer to the general
lamp lights up on the instrument panel.
screen menu.
conditions for these services.
Have it checked by a Fiat Dealership or a
qualified workshop.
* Depending on the geographic coverage of "Localised Emergency Call", "Localised Assistance Call" and the official national language chosen by the
owner of the vehicle.
The list of countries covered and the telematic services provided is available from dealers or on the website for your country.
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The fixed illumination of this warning lamp
reduction in the resistance of the pedal and an
Electronic stability control
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signals that there is a fault with the ABS.
increase in braking efficiency.
(ESC)
The vehicle retains conventional braking. Drive
carefully at a moderate speed.
Anti-slip regulation (ASR)/
The electronic stability control programme
includes the following systems:
Have it checked by a Fiat Dealership or a
Dynamic stability control
- Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and Electronic
qualified workshop.
(DSC)
brake force distribution (EBFD).
This warning lamp, when lit together with
the STOP and ABS warning lamps,
Anti-slip regulation (or traction control) optimises
- Emergency braking assistance (EBA).
accompanied by a message and an audible
traction by using engine braking and by applying
- Anti-slip regulation (ASR).
signal, indicates an EBFD malfunction.
the brakes on the driving wheels to avoid one
- Dynamic stability control (DSC).
You must stop the vehicle.
or more wheels spinning. It also enhances the
- Intelligent traction control.
Stop as soon as it is safe to do so and switch off
vehicle's directional stability.
- Trailer stability assist (TSA).
the ignition.
If there is a difference between the vehicle’s
Anti-lock braking system
Contact a Fiat Dealership or a qualified
trajectory and the path desired by the driver, the
workshop.
dynamic stability control system automatically
(ABS)/Electronic brake force
uses engine braking and the brakes on one or
When changing wheels (tyres and rims),
distribution (EBFD)
more wheels to return the vehicle to the desired
ensure that these are approved for your
These systems enhance the vehicle’s stability
path, within the limits of the laws of physics.
vehicle.
and handling during braking, and enable greater
These systems are activated automatically every
control while cornering, particularly on poor or
time the vehicle is started.
After an impact
These systems are activated in the event
slippery road surfaces.
Have it checked by a Fiat Dealership or a
of a problem with grip or trajectory
ABS prevents wheel locking in the event of
qualified workshop.
(confirmed by this warning lamp flashing on the
emergency braking.
Electronic brake force distribution (EBFD)
instrument panel).
manages overall braking pressure on each
Emergency braking
Deactivation/Reactivation
individual wheel.
assistance (EBA)
In exceptional conditions (moving a vehicle that
When braking in an emergency, depress
the pedal very firmly and maintain this
In an emergency, this system enables you
is bogged down in mud, stuck in snow, on loose
pressure.
to reach the optimum braking pressure more
soil, etc.), it may prove useful to deactivate the
quickly and therefore reduce the stopping
DSC/ASR systems, so that the wheels can move
Normal operation of the ABS may make
distance.
freely and regain grip.
itself felt by slight vibrations of the brake
It is triggered in relation to the speed at which
However, it is recommended that the systems be
pedal.
the brake pedal is pressed. This is felt by a
reactivated as soon as possible.
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Only the ASR system can be deactivated
These systems are reactivated automatically
or all-season tyres is recommended. All four
from the touch screen.
every time the ignition is switched off, or at
wheels must be fitted with tyres approved for
speeds over 31 mph (50 km/h).
your vehicle.
Deactivating using the button or Advanced
Below 31 mph (50 km/h), these systems must be
All tyre specifications are listed on the
Grip Control
reactivated manually.
tyre/paint label. For more information
Press this button or turn the thumbwheel
on Identification markings, refer to the
to this position.
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corresponding section.
The indicator lamp in the button or thumbwheel
In the event of a malfunction, this warning
comes on: the DSC/ASR systems no longer
lamp lights up on the instrument panel,
have an effect on engine operation.
Intelligent traction control
accompanied by the display of a message and
Deactivating using the touch screen
an audible signal.
("Snow motion")
In the "Driving/Vehicle" menu, deactivate
Have it checked by a Fiat Dealership or a
(Depending on version)
the ASR system.
qualified workshop.
The intelligent traction control system helps
A confirmation message is displayed and
improve grip when driving on snow.
this warning lamp on the instrument panel
ASR/DSC
This system detects situations of poor surface
comes on.
These systems enhance safety during
grip that could make it difficult to move off
The ASR system no longer acts on the operation
normal driving, but should not encourage
or make progress on deep fresh snow or
of the engine.
the driver to take extra risks or drive at high
compacted snow.
Reactivating using the button or Advanced
speed.
In these situations, the system limits the amount
Grip Control
It is in conditions of reduced grip (rain, snow,
of wheel spin to provide the best traction and
Press this button.
ice) that the risk of loss of grip increases. It
trajectory control for the vehicle.
is therefore important for your safety to keep
Or
these systems activated in all conditions, and
The use of winter tyres is strongly
Turn the thumbwheel to this position.
particularly in difficult conditions.
recommended on slippery surfaces.
Correct operation of these systems depends
The indicator lamp in the button or thumbwheel
on compliance with the manufacturer's
recommendations relating to the wheels
Trailer stability assist (TSA)
goes off.
Reactivating using the touch screen
(tyres and rims), braking and electronic
When towing, this system reduces the risk of the
In the "Driving/Vehicle" menu, activate
components, as well as the assembly
vehicle or trailer snaking.
the ASR system.
and repair procedures provided by Fiat
Dealerships.
Operation
A confirmation message is displayed and
this warning lamp on the instrument panel
In order to ensure that these systems remain
The system is activated automatically when the
goes off.
effective in wintry conditions, the use of snow
ignition is switched on.
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The electronic stability control system (ESC)
conditions of operation (e.g. excessive load,
An indicator lamp associated with each mode
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must not have any faults.
exceeded nose weight, worn or under-inflated
comes on, accompanied by the display of a
The vehicle speed must be between 37 and 99
tyres, faulty braking system) or driving at
message to confirm your choice.
mph (60 and 160 km/h).
excessive speed.
If the system detects that the trailer is
In certain cases, the system may not detect
Operating modes
snaking, it applies the brakes to stabilise
trailer snaking, particularly with a light trailer.
the trailer and reduces engine power, if
When driving on slippery or poor surfaces, the
necessary, to slow the vehicle (indicated by the
system may not be able to prevent sudden
flashing of this warning lamp on the instrument
trailer snaking.
panel and the brake lamps coming on).
For information on weights and towed loads,
refer to the Engine technical data and towed
Advanced Grip Control
loads section or your vehicle’s registration
certificate.
To ensure safe driving with a Towing device,
refer to the corresponding section.
(Depending on version)
A special, patented traction control system,
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which improves driveability on snow, mud and
If a fault occurs, this warning lamp lights
sand.
Standard (ESC)
up on the instrument panel, accompanied
This system, optimised for operation in a range
This mode is calibrated for a low level of
by a message and an audible signal.
of conditions, enables you to manoeuvre in most
wheel spin, based on the different levels
To continue towing a trailer, reduce speed and
slippery conditions (encountered during normal
of grip normally encountered on the road.
drive carefully!
passenger car use).
Have it checked by a Fiat Dealership or a
When combined with all-season Peak Mountain
Whenever the ignition is switched off, the
qualified workshop.
Snow Flake tyres, this system offers a
system automatically resets to this mode.
compromise between safety, grip and driveability.
The trailer stability control system
The accelerator pedal should be pressed
provides an extra safety feature under
Snow
sufficiently to allow the system to harness the
normal driving conditions, when following the
power of the engine. Operation at high engine
This mode adapts its strategy to the
recommendations for use of trailers and
speeds is completely normal.
conditions of grip encountered for each of
current legislation in force in your country. It
A five-position selector knob allows you to
the two front wheels on moving off.
must not encourage the driver to take extra
choose the setting best suited to the driving
(mode active up to 50 mph (80 km/h))
risks, such as using a trailer in unsuitable
conditions encountered.
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All terrain (mud, damp grass, etc.)
or of the brakes in the event of a change of
over. It can be released by pulling the strap firmly
This mode, when moving off, allows
trajectory.
and then releasing it so that it reels in slightly.
considerable spin on the wheel with the
These systems are reactivated automatically
Pyrotechnic pretensioning
least grip to optimise clearing of the mud and to
from 31 mph (50 km/h) and whenever the
This system improves safety in the event of a
regain grip. At the same time, the wheel with the
ignition is switched on.
frontal or side impact.
most grip is controlled in such a way as to
Depending on the severity of the impact, the
transmit as much torque as possible.
Recommendations
pyrotechnic pretensioning system instantly
When moving, the system optimises wheel spin
Your vehicle is designed principally to
tightens the seat belts against the body of the
to respond to the driver's requirements as fully
drive on tarmac roads but it allows you to
occupants.
as possible.
occasionally drive on other less passable
The pyrotechnic pretensioning seat belts are
(mode active up to 31 mph (50 km/h))
terrain.
enabled when the ignition is on.
However, it does not permit off-road driving
Force limiting system
Sand
such as:
This system reduces the pressure of the seat
This mode allows little spin on the two
- crossing and driving on terrain which
belt on the chest of the occupant, thus improving
driving wheels at the same time to allow
could damage the underbody or strip away
their protection.
the vehicle to move forward and limit the risks of
components (fuel pipe, fuel cooler, etc.) due
In the event of an impact
getting stuck in the sand.
to obstacles or stones in particular,
Depending on the nature and
(mode active up to 75 mph (120 km/h))
- driving on terrain with steep gradients and
seriousness of the impacts, the pyrotechnic
poor grip,
Do not use the other modes on sand as
device may trigger before and independently
- crossing a stream.
the vehicle may become stuck.
of airbag deployment. Deployment of the
pretensioners is accompanied by a slight
discharge of harmless smoke and a noise,
Deactivation
Seat belts
due to the activation of the pyrotechnic
You can deactivate the ASR and DSC
cartridge incorporated in the system.
Inertia reel
systems by turning the knob to the "OFF"
In all cases, the airbag warning lamp comes
The seat belts are equipped with an inertia
position.
on.
reel which allows the strap length to adjust
Following an impact, have the seat belt
The ASR and DSC systems will no
automatically to the shape of the user. The seat
system checked, and if necessary replaced,
longer act on the operation of the engine
belt returns to its storage automatically when it
by a Fiat Dealership or a qualified workshop.
is not used.
The inertia reels are fitted with a device which
automatically locks the strap in the event of a
collision, emergency braking or if the vehicle rolls
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Front seat belts
The force limiter reduces the pressure of the
Height adjustment
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seat belt on the chest of the occupant, thus
improving their protection.
Fastening
► To lower the attachment point, while moving
control A downwards, slide the assembly down
to the desired position.
► To raise the attachment point, slide the
► Pull the strap, then insert the tongue into the
assembly up to the desired position.
buckle.
The upper part of the diagonal strap
► Check that the seat belt is fastened correctly
should lie across the shoulder.
by pulling on the strap.
The front seat belts are fitted with a pyrotechnic
Unfastening
pretensioning system and a force limiting
Two-seat front bench seat
system.
► Press the red button on the buckle.
This system improves safety in the front seats in
► Guide the seat belt as it reels in.
the event of a front or side impact.
Depending on the severity of the impact, the
pyrotechnic pretensioning system instantly
tightens the seat belts against the body of the
occupants.
The pyrotechnic pretensioning seat belts are
enabled when the ignition is on.
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If the vehicle is fitted with a front bench seat,
For rows 2 and 3, connect each seat belt
Seat belt(s) warning lamps
ensure that each seat belt is used with its correct
to its correct buckle.
buckle.
Do not interchange the belts or buckles for
Do not interchange the driver's seat belt or
the outer seats with the belt or buckle for the
buckle with the centre seat belt or buckle.
centre seat.
When folding the side seats or placing the
Rear seat belts
backrests in the table position, avoid trapping
the belt for the centre seat.
After folding or moving a rear seat or bench
seat, ensure that the seat belt has reeled
in correctly and that the buckle is ready to
A. Front seat belts not fastened/unfastened
receive the belt tongue.
warning lamp.
When removing/repositioning the outer seats
B. Left-hand seat belt not fastened/unfastened
or when accessing row 3, avoid trapping the
warning lamp.
centre belt.
C. Centre seat belt unfastened warning lamp (if
your vehicle is fitted with a 2-seat front bench
seat).
With individual seats
D. Right-hand seat belt not fastened/unfastened
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warning lamp (if your vehicle is fitted with
individual front seats).
A 3-seat bench seat (one-piece or split 1/3 seat
Right-hand seat belt unfastened warning
- 2/3 bench seat) is fitted with three-point seat
lamp (if your vehicle is fitted with a 2-seat
belts and inertia reels on the outer seats.
front bench seat).
The centre seat has a seat belt guide and inertia
reel fitted into the seat backrest.
On switching on the ignition, the warning lamp(s)
The seat belt inertia reels for the outer seats in
come(s) on if the corresponding seat belt is not
row 2 are fitted with force limiters.
fastened or is unfastened.
The seats in row 3 have three-point seat belts
At speeds above approximately 12 mph
with inertia reels.
(20 km/h), the warning lamp(s) flash(es) for 2
minutes, accompanied by an audible signal.
Once these 2 minutes have elapsed, the warning
They are fitted with three-point seat belts
lamp(s) remain(s) on until the driver or the
with guides and belt inertia reels built into the
passenger fastens their seat belt.
backrests.
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Advice
- not show signs of tearing or fraying.
Airbags
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- not be changed or modified, in order to
The driver must ensure that passengers
avoid affecting its performance.
General information
use the seat belts correctly and that they
are all fastened before setting off.
System designed to help improve the safety
Recommendations for children
Wherever seated in the vehicle, you must
of the occupants sitting in the front seats and
Use a suitable child seat if the passenger
always fasten the seat belt, even for short
the rear outer seats, in the event of a violent
is less than 12 years old or shorter than 1.5
journeys.
collision. The airbags supplement the action
metres.
Do not invert the seat belt buckles, as they
of the seat belts equipped with a force limiting
Never use the same seat belt to secure more
will not fulfil their role properly.
system.
than one child.
To ensure the proper functioning of the belt
Electronic detectors record and analyse the
Never carry a child on your lap.
buckles, make sure that there are no foreign
front and side impacts sustained in the impact
For more information on Child seats, refer to
bodies present (e.g. a coin) before fastening.
detection zones:
the corresponding section.
Before and after use, ensure that the seat belt
- In the event of violent impact, the airbags
is reeled in correctly.
deploy instantly and help better protect the
Maintenance
After folding or moving a seat or rear bench
occupants of the vehicle; immediately after the
In accordance with current safety
seat, ensure that the seat belt is positioned
impact, the airbags deflate rapidly in order not
regulations, for all work on your vehicle's
and reeled in correctly.
to hinder the visibility or the possible exit of the
seat belts, contact a qualified workshop with
occupants.
the skills and equipment needed, which a
- In the event of a slight impact, a rear impact
Installation
Fiat Dealership is able to provide.
and under certain rollover conditions, the airbags
The lower part of the strap must be
Have the seat belts checked regularly by
may not deploy; only the seat belt helps to
positioned as low as possible over the pelvis.
a Fiat Dealership or a qualified workshop,
protect you in these situations.
The upper part must be positioned in the
particularly if the straps show signs of
The seriousness of the impact depends on the
hollow of the shoulder.
damage.
nature of the obstacle and the speed of the
At the front, adjusting the position of the
Clean the seat belt straps with soapy water
vehicle at the moment of collision.
seat belt may require the seat height to be
or a textile cleaning product, sold by Fiat
adjusted.
Dealerships.
The airbags do not operate when the
In order to be effective, a seat belt must:
ignition is switched off.
- be tightened as close to the body as
This equipment will only deploy once. If a
possible.
second impact occurs (during the same or a
- be pulled in front of you with a smooth
subsequent accident), the airbag will not be
movement, checking that it is not twisted.
deployed again.
– must only be used to secure one person.
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Impact detection zones
Front airbags
A. Front impact zone
B. Side impact zone
When one or more airbags are deployed,
the detonation of the pyrotechnic charge
incorporated in the system makes a noise and
This system protects the driver and front
releases a small quantity of smoke.
passenger in the event of a serious front impact,
This smoke is not harmful, but sensitive
limiting the risk of head and chest injury.
When driving, keep the storage
individuals may experience irritation.
The driver's airbag is fitted in the centre of the
compartment closed. Otherwise, there is
The detonation noise associated with the
steering wheel; the front passenger airbag is
a risk of injury in the event of an accident or
deployment of one or more airbags may result
fitted in the dashboard above the glove box.
sudden braking.
in a slight loss of hearing for a short time.
Deployment
They are deployed, except for the front
passenger airbag if it is deactivated*, in the
event of a violent front impact applied to all or
part of front impact zone A.
The front airbag inflates between the chest and
head of the front occupant of the vehicle and
the steering wheel, on the driver's side, and the
dashboard, on the passenger's side, to cushion
their forward movement.
* For more information on Deactivating the front passenger airbag, refer to the corresponding section.
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Lateral airbags
Curtain airbags (Row 2 & 3)
In the event of a minor impact or bump at
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the side of the vehicle or if the vehicle
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rolls over, the airbags may not be deployed.
In the event of a rear or front collision, none of
the lateral airbags are deployed.
If fitted to your vehicle, this is a system that
contributes towards greater protection for
passengers (with the exception of the centre
Advice
seats) in the event of a serious side impact, in
For the airbags to be fully effective,
order to limit the risk of injury to the side of the
observe the safety recommendations
head.
below.
Each curtain airbag is built into the pillars and
Adopt a normal and upright sitting position.
the upper passenger compartment area.
Fasten your seat belt and position it correctly.
This system protects the driver and front
Do not place anything between the occupants
passenger in the event of a serious side impact,
Deployment
and the airbags (e.g. child, animal, object), do
limiting the risk of injury to the chest, between
They are deployed on one side in the event
not fix or attach anything near or in the path of
the hip and the shoulder.
of a serious side impact applied to all or part
the airbags, as this could cause injuries when
Each lateral airbag is fitted in the seat backrest
of the side impact zone, perpendicular to the
they are deployed.
frame, on the door side.
longitudinal centreline of the vehicle on a
Never modify the original definition of the
horizontal plane and directed from the outside
Deployment
vehicle, particularly in the area directly around
towards the inside of the vehicle.
the airbags.
They are deployed on one side in the event
The curtain airbag inflates between the outer
Even if all of the precautions mentioned are
of a serious side impact applied to all or part
rear passenger and the windows.
observed, a risk of injury or of minor burns to
of the side impact zone, perpendicular to the
the head, chest or arms cannot be ruled out
longitudinal centreline of the vehicle on a
Malfunction
when an airbag is deployed. The bag inflates
horizontal plane and directed from the outside
In the event of a malfunction, this warning
almost instantly (within a few milliseconds)
towards the inside of the vehicle.
lamp lights up on the instrument panel.
then deflates within the same time,
The lateral airbag inflates between the front
Contact a Fiat Dealership or a qualified
discharging the hot gas via openings provided
occupant's abdomen and head and the
workshop to have the system checked.
for this purpose.
associated door trim panel.
The airbags may not be deployed in the event of
After an accident or if the vehicle has been
a serious impact.
stolen, have the airbag systems checked.
All work must be carried out only by a Fiat
Dealership or a qualified workshop
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Front airbags
sensors - risk of malfunction of the lateral
- Statistically, the safest seats in your
Do not drive holding the steering wheel
airbags!
vehicle for carrying children are the rear
by its spokes or resting your hands on the
All work must be carried out only by a Fiat
seats.
centre part of the wheel.
Dealership or a qualified workshop
- Children weighing less than 9 kg must
Passengers must not place their feet on the
travel in the "rearward facing" position,
dashboard.
whether in the front or rear of the vehicle.
Do not smoke as deployment of the airbags
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It is recommended that children travel
can cause burns or the risk of injury from a
on the rear seats of the vehicle:
cigarette or pipe.
- "rearward facing" up to the age of 3,
Never remove or pierce the steering wheel or
Curtain airbags
- "forward facing" over the age of 3.
hit it violently.
Do not fix or attach anything to the roof,
Do not fix or attach anything to the steering
as this could cause head injuries when the
Make sure that the seat belt is correctly
wheel or dashboard, as this could cause
curtain airbag is deployed.
positioned and tightened.
injuries when the airbags are deployed.
Do not remove the grab handles installed on
For child seats with a support leg, ensure that
the roof, as these help to secure the curtain
the support leg is in firm and steady contact
Lateral airbags
airbags.
with the floor.
Use only approved seat covers
compatible with the deployment of these
An incorrectly installed child seat in a
airbags. For information on the range of seat
Child seats
vehicle compromises the child's safety in
covers suitable for your vehicle, contact a Fiat
the event of an accident.
Dealership.
The regulations on carrying children are
Ensure that there is no seat belt or seat belt
Do not fix or attach anything to the seat
specific to each country. Refer to the
buckle under the child seat, as this could
backrests (e.g. clothing) as this could cause
legislation in force in your country.
destabilise it.
injuries to the chest or arm when the airbag is
Remember to fasten the seat belts or the
deployed.
For maximum safety, please observe the
child seat harness keeping the slack relative
Do not sit with the upper part of the body any
following recommendations:
to the child's body to a minimum, even for
nearer to the door than necessary.
- In accordance with European regulations,
short journeys.
The vehicle's front door panels include side
all children under the age of 12 or less than
When installing a child seat using the seat
impact sensors.
1.5 metres tall must travel in approved child
belt, ensure that the seat belt is tightened
A damaged door or any unauthorised or
seats suited to their weight, on seats fitted with
correctly on the child seat and that it secures
incorrectly executed work (modification or
a seat belt or ISOFIX mountings.
the child seat firmly on the vehicle seat. If
repair) on the front doors or their interior trim
could compromise the operation of these
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the passenger seat is adjustable, move it
- The keys within reach of children inside the
► Adjust the rear seat to the fully back
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forwards if necessary.
vehicle.
longitudinal position, with the backrest
Remove the head restraint before
straightened.
installing a child seat with a backrest on a
Child seat at the rear
Ensure that the seat belt is correctly
passenger seat.
tensioned.
Ensure that the head restraint is stored or
Row 2
For child seats with a support leg, ensure
attached securely to prevent it from being
that the support leg is in firm and steady
thrown around the vehicle in the event of
contact with the floor. If necessary, adjust the
sharp braking. Refit the head restraint once
vehicle's front seat.
the child seat has been removed.
Forward-facing or rearward-facing
Installing a booster seat
Row 3
The chest part of the seat belt must be
positioned on the child's shoulder without
touching the neck.
Ensure that the lap part of the seat belt
If a child seat is installed on a passenger seat in
passes correctly over the child's thighs.
the third row, move the seats in the second row
Use a booster seat with a backrest, equipped
forward and straighten the backrests so that the
with a belt guide at shoulder level.
child seat and the child's legs do not touch the
seats in the second row.
Additional protections
To prevent accidental opening of the
► Move the vehicle's front seat forward and
Child seat at the front
doors and rear windows, use the "Child lock".
straighten the backrest so that the legs of the
Take care not to open the rear windows by
child in the forward-facing or rearward-facing
more than one third.
child seat itself do not touch the vehicle's front
To protect young children from the sun's rays,
seat.
fit side blinds on the rear windows.
► Check that the backrest of the forward-facing
As a safety measure, do not leave:
child seat is as close as possible to the backrest
- A child alone and unsupervised inside a
of the vehicle's rear seat, and ideally in contact
► Adjust the front passenger seat to the
vehicle.
with it.
highest and fully back longitudinal position,
- A child or an animal in a vehicle which is
with the backrest straightened.
exposed to the sun, with the windows closed.
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"Forward facing"
injured or killed in the event of deployment of
the airbag.
Vehicles not equipped with a
deactivation/reactivation control
Installing a "rearward facing" child seat on the
front passenger seat or bench seat is strictly
prohibited - risk of death or serious injury in
Warning label - Front passenger airbag
the event of airbag deployment!
You must leave the front passenger
airbag active.
Deactivating/Reactivating the front
passenger airbag
"Rearward facing"
For vehicles on which it is fitted, the switch is
located inside the glove box.
You must comply with the following instruction,
as reminded by the warning label on both sides
of the passenger sun visor:
NEVER use a rearward facing child restraint
on a seat protected by an ACTIVE AIRBAG in
front of it, DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY to the
The front passenger airbag must be
CHILD can occur.
deactivated before installing a rearward
facing child seat. Otherwise, the child risks
Deactivating the front
being seriously injured or killed if the
airbag is deployed.
passenger airbag
To ensure the safety of the child, the front
passenger airbag MUST be deactivated
when a "rearward facing" child seat is
installed on the front passenger seat.
Otherwise, the child risks being seriously
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Group 0+: from birth to 13 kg
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L1
"RÖMER Baby-Safe"
Installed in the "rearward facing" position.
Groups 2 and 3: from 15 to 36 kg
With the ignition off:
► To deactivate the airbag, turn the key in the
switch to the "OFF" position.
L5
► To reactivate it, turn the key to the "ON"
"RÖMER KIDFIX 2R"
position.
Can be fitted to the vehicle's ISOFIX
When the ignition is switched on:
mountings.
This warning lamp comes on and remains
The child is restrained by the seat belt.
lit to signal deactivation.
A version with a removable backrest may be
Or
used for children weighing more than 25 kg.
This warning lamp comes on for about 1
However, for better protection, use a booster
minute to signal activation.
seat with backrest for all children weighing up
Recommended child seats
to 36 kg.
Only suitable for installation on the side rear
Range of child seats secured using a three-
seats.
point seat belt.
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Locations for child seats secured using the seat belt
In accordance with European regulations, the table indicates the options for installing child seats secured using a seat belt and universally approved (a)
according to the weight of the child and the seating position in the vehicle.
Weight of the child/indicative age
Seats
Under 13 kg
From 9 to 18 kg
From 15 to 25 kg
From 22 to 36 kg
(groups 0 (b) and
(group 1)
(group 2)
(group 3)
0+)
From about 1 to 3
From about 3 to 6
From about 6 to 10
Up to about 1 year
years old
years old
years old
old
Cab/Row 1 (c) (f)
Individual seat,
U
passenger seat
Bench seat, outer seat
U
Bench seat, centre
X
seat
Row 2 (d) (Fixed and folding bench seat)
Rear seats
U
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Weight of the child/indicative age
5
Seats
Under 13 kg
From 9 to 18 kg
From 15 to 25 kg
From 22 to 36 kg
(groups 0 (b) and
(group 1)
(group 2)
(group 3)
0+)
From about 1 to 3
From about 3 to 6
From about 6 to 10
Up to about 1 year
years old
years old
years old
old
Row 1 (c)
Individual seat, passenger
UF
seat with passenger airbag
deactivated "OFF"
Individual seat, passenger seat
X
UF
with passenger airbag activated
"ON"
Bench seat, centre seat with
X
passenger airbag deactivated
"OFF" or activated "ON"
Bench seat, outer seat with
UF
passenger airbag deactivated
"OFF"
Bench seat, outer seat with
X
UF
passenger airbag activated "ON"
Row 2 and 3
Rear seats
U
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Weight of the child/indicative age
Seats
Under 13 kg
From 9 to 18 kg
From 15 to 25 kg
From 22 to 36 kg
(groups 0 (b) and
(group 1)
(group 2)
(group 3)
0+)
From about 1 to 3
From about 3 to 6
From about 6 to 10
Up to about 1 year
years old
years old
years old
old
Row 1 (c)
Passenger seat (electric
UF
adjustments) with passenger
airbag deactivated "OFF"
Passenger seat (electric
X
U
adjustments) with passenger
airbag activated "ON"
Passenger seat (without
UF
height adjustment) with
passenger airbag deactivated
"OFF"
Passenger seat (without
X
U
height adjustment) with
passenger airbag activated
"ON"
Row 2 (d) and 3 (d)
Rear seats
U
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Weight of the child/indicative age
5
Seats
Under 13 kg
From 9 to 18 kg
From 15 to 25 kg
From 22 to 36 kg
(groups 0 (b) and
(group 1)
(group 2)
(group 3)
0+)
From about 1 to 3
From about 3 to 6
From about 6 to 10
Up to about 1 year
years old
years old
years old
old
Row 1 (c)
Passenger seat
UF
(electric adjustments)
with passenger airbag
deactivated "OFF"
Passenger seat
X
U
(electric adjustments)
with passenger airbag
activated "ON"
Row 2 (d) and 3 (d)
Outer seats
UF
Centre seat (e)
UF
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U: Seat position suitable for the installation of
(f) When a "rearward facing" child seat is
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a child seat secured using the seat belt and
installed on the front passenger seat, the
universally approved for "rearward facing"
front passenger airbag must be deactivated.
and/or "forward facing" use.
Otherwise, the child risks being severely
injured or killed if the airbag is deployed.
UF: Seat position suitable for the installation a
child seat secured using the seat belt and
universally approved for "forward facing"
"ISOFIX" mountings and
use.
i-Size
X: Seat position not suitable for the installation
of a child seat for the specified weight group.
(a)
Universal child seat: child seat that can be
installed in all vehicles using the seat belt.
(b)
Group 0: from birth to 10 kg. Carrycots and
The vehicle has been approved in accordance
"car" infant carriers cannot be installed on
with the latest ISOFIX and i-Size regulations.
the front passenger seat(s) or the seats in
If fitted to the vehicle, approved ISOFIX and
row 3.
i-Size fixings can be identified by the labels
(c)
Refer to the current legislation in the country
attached to them.
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in which you are driving before placing a
There are three rings for each seat:
child in this seat position.
- Two front rings A, located between the vehicle
seat backrest and cushion, indicated by an
(d)
To install a "rearward facing" or "forward
"ISOFIX" or "i-Size" marking,
facing" child seat on a rear seat, move the
- If fitted to your vehicle, a rear ring B, called a
seats in front of it forward, then straighten
Top Tether, is located behind the vehicle's seat
their backrests to allow sufficient room for
and is used to secure the upper strap and is
the child seat and the child's legs.
indicated by a "Top Tether" marking.
(e)
The seat can be installed centrally in the
The Top Tether secures the upper strap of child
vehicle; it then prevents the use of the outer
seats fitted with them. In case of frontal impact,
seats.
this device limits the extent to which the child
seat can tilt forward.
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This ISOFIX and i-Size mounting system
Recommended ISOFIX child
"RÖMER Duo Plus ISOFIX"
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provides fast, reliable and safe fitting of a child
seats
(size category: B1)
seat inside the vehicle.
ISOFIX and i-Size child seats are fitted with two
Group 1: from 9 to 18 kg
Also consult the user guide from the child
latches which are secured to the two front rings
seat’s manufacturer to find out how to
A.
install and remove the seat.
Some child seats also have an upper strap which
is attached to rear ring B.
To secure the child seat to the Top Tether:
"RÖMER Baby-Safe and its ISOFIX base"
- remove and stow the head restraint before
(size category: E)
Suitable for forward-facing installation only.
installing a child seat on this seat (refit it once
Attached to rings A and ring B, referred to as
the child seat has been removed),
Group 0+: from birth to 13 kg
TOP TETHER, using an upper strap.
- pass the strap of the child seat over the top
Three seat body angles: sitting, reclining,
of the seat backrest, centring it between the
lying down.
openings for the head restraint rods,
This child seat can also be used in seat
- attach the hook of the upper strap to rear ring
Installed "rearward facing" using an ISOFIX
positions not equipped with ISOFIX
B,
base which is attached to rings A.
mountings. In this case, it must be secured to
- tighten the upper strap.
The base has a support leg, height-
the vehicle's seat by the three-point seat belt.
Incorrect installation of a child seat in a
adjustable, which rests on the vehicle's floor.
Adjust the front seat of the vehicle so that the
vehicle can compromise a child's safety
This child seat can also be secured with a
child's feet do not touch the backrest.
in the event of an accident.
seat belt. In this case, only the shell is used
Strictly follow the fitting instructions provided
and attached to the vehicle seat using the
in the installation guide supplied with the child
three-point seat belt.
seat.
For information on the various options for
installing ISOFIX child seats in your
vehicle, refer to the summary table.
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Locations for ISOFIX child seats
In accordance with European regulations, this table indicates the options for installing ISOFIX child seats on vehicle seats fitted with ISOFIX mountings.
In the case of universal and semi-universal ISOFIX child seats, the ISOFIX size category, determined by a letter from A to G, is indicated on the child seat
next to the ISOFIX logo.
Weight of the child/indicative age
Under 10 kg
Under 10 kg
From 9 to 18 kg (group 1)
(group 0)
(group 0)
From about 1 to 3 years old
Up to about 6
Under 13 kg
months old
(group 0+)
Up to about 1 year old
Type of ISOFIX child seat
Carrycot (1)
rearward facing
rearward
forward facing
facing
F
G
C
D
E
C
D
A
B
B1
B2
B3
ISOFIX size category
Individual
Not ISOFIX
passenger seat or
2-seat bench seat
with passenger
airbag deactivated
"OFF" or activated
"ON"
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Weight of the child/indicative age
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Under 10 kg
Under 10 kg
From 9 to 18 kg (group 1)
(group 0)
(group 0)
From about 1 to 3 years old
Up to about 6
Under 13 kg
months old
(group 0+)
Up to about 1 year old
Type of ISOFIX child seat
Carrycot (1)
rearward facing
rearward
forward facing
facing
F
G
C
D
E
C
D
A
B
B1
B2
B3
Row 2 with 2-seat bench seat in row
1
Outer seats
X
IUF
IUF*
X
Centre seat
Not ISOFIX
Row 2 with individual seats in row 1
Outer seats
IL
IL (6)
IL
IL (6)
IL
IUF
X
Centre seat
Not ISOFIX
* Fixed bench seat only
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Weight of the child/indicative age
Under 10 kg
Under 10 kg
From 9 to 18 kg (group 1)
(group 0)
(group 0)
From about 1 to 3 years old
Up to about 6
Under 13 kg
months old
(group 0+)
Up to about 1 year old
Type of ISOFIX child seat
Carrycot (1)
rearward facing
rearward
forward facing
facing
ISOFIX size category
F
G
C
D
E
C
D
A
B
B1
B2
B3
Row 1 (a)
Individual
Not ISOFIX
passenger seat or
2-seat bench seat
with passenger
airbag deactivated
"OFF" or activated
"ON"
Row 2
Outer seats and
X
IL (3)
IL (2)
IL
IL (2)
IUF, IL
centre seat (b)
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