Fiat Bravo (2015 year). Manual - part 1


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Fiat Bravo (2015 year). Manual - part 1



Dear Customer,
We would like to congratulate and thank you for choosing a Fiat Bravo.
We have written this handbook to help you get to know all the features of your car and use it in the best possible way.
You are recommended to read it right through before taking to the road for the first time.
It contains important information, advice and instructions for the use of the car which will help you get the very best out
of your Fiat. The handbook also provides a description of special features and tips as well as essential information for
correct care, maintenance, safe car driving and use and preservation of your Fiat over time.
Carefully read the warnings and indications marked with the following symbols:
personal safety;
car safety;
environmental protection.
The enclosed Warranty Booklet lists the services that Fiat offers to its Customers:
the Warranty Certificate with terms and conditions for maintaining its validity;
the range of additional services available to Fiat Customers.
We are sure that these will help you familiarise with your new car and appreciate it and the care provided by the people
at Fiat.
Enjoy reading. Happy motoring!
This Owner Handbook describes all the versions of the Fiat Bravo. As a
consequence, you should only consider the information which is related to the trim
level, engine and version that you have purchased. All data contained in this
publication are purely indicative. Fiat Group Automobiles can modify the
specifications of the vehicle model described in this publication at any time, for
technical or commercial reasons. For further information, contact a Fiat Dealership.
Only use diesel fuel compliant with European
If, after buying the car, you decide to add
specification EN590. The use of other products
electrical accessories (with the risk of gradually
or mixtures may damage the engine beyond
draining the battery), contact a Fiat Dealership.
repair and consequently invalidate the warranty.
They will calculate the overall electrical
requirement and check that the car’s electrical
system can support the required load.
Make sure that the handbrake is engaged; place
CODE card
the gear lever in neutral. Fully depress the clutch
(for versions/markets, where provided)
pedal, without pressing the accelerator, then
turn the ignition key to the MAR-ON position
Keep it in a safe place, not in the car. You should
and wait for the
warning lights
have the electronic code shown on the CODE
to switch off; turn the ignition key to AVV and
card with you at all times.
release it as soon as the engine starts.
Correct maintenance of the car is essential for
The catalytic converter develops high
ensuring that it maintains its performance and its
temperatures during operation. Do not park the
safety features, its environmental friendliness
car on grass, dry leaves, pine needles or other
and low running costs for a long time to come.
flammable material: fire hazard.
… important information, advice and warnings
The car is fitted with a system that allows
for correct use, driving safety and maintenance of
continuous diagnosis of the components related
your car over time. Special attention must be
to emissions to ensure increased respect for
paid to the symbols provided
(personal safety)
the environment.
(environmental protection)
(car integrity).
The presence and position of the controls, instruments and indicators may vary according to the different
fig. 1
1. Diffuser for directing air to the side windows - 2. Adjustable and directable air diffuser - 3. Exterior light control lever -
4. Instrument panel - 5. Windscreen wiper/rear window wiper/trip computer control lever - 6. Adjustable and directable
air diffusers - 7. Hazard warning lights switch - 8. Passenger front airbag - 9. Glove compartment - 10. Fog lights/rear
fog lights and menu access/setting switch unit - 11. Radio controls - 12. Heating/ventilation/climate control system
controls - 13. Electric power steering and ASR system (for versions/markets, where present)/front and rear parking
sensors (for versions/markets, where present) on/off switch unit - 14. Ignition key and ignition switch - 15. Driver side
front knee bag (for versions/markets, where provided) - 16. Driver front airbag - 17. Steering wheel locking lever -
18. Fuse box access flap - 19. Bonnet release lever
fig. 2
A. Speedometer B. Fuel level gauge with reserve warning light C. Engine coolant temperature gauge with overheating
warning light D. Rev counter E. Display
Shows the car speed (speedometer).
This shows the amount of fuel left in the fuel tank.
Warning light A fig. 3 comes on to indicate that
approximately 8-10 litres of fuel are left in the tank.
This indicates the engine rpm.
E tank empty
F tank full (see the instructions provided in the
When the engine is idling, the rev counter may
"Refuelling the car" paragraph in this chapter).
indicate a gradual or sudden increase of the speed.
Do not travel with the fuel tank almost empty: any
This behaviour is standard as it takes place during the
gaps in fuel delivery could damage the catalytic
activation of the climate control system or the fan.
It should not be considered as a fault. In these cases,
a slow change in revs is used to protect the battery
IMPORTANT The needle will point to E and warning
light A fig. 3 will flash to indicate a fault in the
system. Contact a Fiat Dealership to have the system
IMPORTANT The electronic injection control system
gradually shuts off the flow of fuel when the engine
is “over-revving” resulting in a gradual loss of engine
fig. 3
Some car components have coloured labels whose
This shows the temperature of the engine coolant
symbols indicate precautions to be observed when
fluid and starts working when the fluid temperature
using this component.
exceeds approx. 50°C.
A plate summarising these symbols fig. 4 can be
Under normal conditions, the needle assumes
found under the bonnet.
different positions within the scale depending on the
usage conditions.
C Low engine coolant temperature
H High engine coolant temperature.
Warning light B fig. 3 may light up (and a message on
the display may appear on certain versions) to
indicate that the coolant fluid temperature is too
high; in this case, stop the engine and contact a Fiat
If the needle for the engine coolant
temperature reaches the red area, stop
the engine immediately and contact a Fiat
fig. 4
IMPORTANT Each key has its own code which must
be stored by the system’s control unit. To have
To further protect your car from theft, it has been
new keys stored, up to a maximum number of eight
fitted with an engine immobilising system. It is
keys, contact a Fiat Dealership and be ready to
automatically activated when the ignition key is
present all the keys you have in your possession, the
CODE card, a personal identity document and the
car ownership documents. The codes for keys not
There is an electronic device in each key which can
presented during the storing procedure will be
identify the signal emitted, when the engine is
deleted to ensure that any keys that are lost or
started, from an aerial built into the ignition switch.
stolen cannot be used to start the engine.
The signal is the "password", different every time the
vehicle is started, through which the control unit
warning light (or symbol on the display)
recognises the key and enables starting.
on whilst driving
If the
warning light (or symbol in the display)
switches on, this means that the system is running
Each time the vehicle is started turning the ignition
self-diagnosis (caused, for example, by a voltage
key to MAR-ON, the Fiat CODE system control unit
sends an acknowledgement code to the engine
control unit to deactivate the immobiliser. The code
If the
warning light (or symbol in the display)
is sent only if the Fiat CODE system control unit
stays on, contact a Fiat dealership.
has acknowledged the code received from the key.
Each time the ignition key is turned to STOP, the Fiat
The electronic components inside the key
CODE system deactivates the functions of the
may be damaged if the key is subjected
engine management control unit.
to strong shocks.
If, during starting, the code is not correctly
recognised, the
warning light (or symbol on the
display) switches on in the instrument panel.
In this case, turn the key to STOP and then to
MAR-ON; if it is still locked, try again with the other
keys that come with the vehicle. Contact a Fiat
Dealership if you still cannot start the engine.
(for versions/markets, where provided)
The key is provided with a metal insert A fig. 6,
(for versions/markets, where provided)
which operates:
A CODE card fig. 5 is provided together with the
the ignition switch
vehicle keys. This should be presented to a Fiat
the door lock
Dealership should you require any duplicate keys.
the fuel flap lock/release (on versions supplied with
IMPORTANT In order to ensure complete efficiency
a lockable plug)
of the electronic devices inside the keys, they should
the safe lock device (deactivation only - for
never be exposed to direct sunlight.
versions/markets, where provided).
To request duplicates of the key, go to a Fiat
Dealership, taking an ID document and the car
The ignition key and the CODE card must
ownership documents.
be handed over to the new owner when
selling the car.
fig. 5
fig. 6
If the button for locking doors from the
The key is provided with a metal insert A fig. 7,
inside is accidentally pressed, only the
which operates:
doors opened for getting out of the car
the ignition switch
are released; the tailgate remains locked. For
system reset, press the lock/release buttons again
the door lock
the fuel flap lock/unlock
the safe lock device (deactivation only - for
versions/markets, where provided)
Press button B fig. 7 only with the key
Pressing button B opens/closes metal insert A.
away from your body, specifically from
Button remotely unlocks the doors and the
your eyes and from objects which could get
damaged (e.g. your clothes). Do not leave the
Button remotely locks the doors and the tailgate.
key unattended to avoid the button being
accidentally pressed while it is being handled,
remotely opens the tailgate.
e.g. by a child.
Unlocking the doors and the tailgate
Briefly press button for unlocking the doors and
tailgate with the alarm being switched off at the
same time (for versions/markets, where provided),
timed switching-on of internal roof lights and double
flashing of direction indicators (for versions/markets,
where provided).
Pressing button for longer than 2 seconds: window
Doors will be unlocked automatically if the fuel
inertia cut-off switch is activated.
fig. 7
Locking the doors and the tailgate
Opening the tailgate by the remote control
Briefly press button for locking the doors and
Press button
to release (open) the tailgate
tailgate with the alarm being switched on at the same
remotely even with the alarm on (for versions/
time (for versions/markets, where provided), timed
markets where provided).
switching-off of internal roof lights and single flashing
The opening of the tailgate is signalled by the
of direction indicators.
direction indicators flashing twice; when it is closed
Pressing button for longer than 2 seconds: window
there is one flash (only with the alarm on).
closing. When the button is pressed twice quickly,
If an alarm is fitted, when the tailgate is opened, the
the safe lock device is activated (for versions/
alarm system switches off the volume sensing
markets, where provided) (see "Safe Lock Device"
protection and the perimeter sensor for the tailgate.
paragraph hereafter).
When the tailgate is closed again, the volume sensing
If one or more door are open, the doors will not be
protection and perimeter sensor are restored.
locked. This is signalled by LED A fig. 8 in the central
panel and the direction indicators flashing rapidly. If
LED indications on central panel
the luggage compartment is open, the doors will,
however, be locked.
When locking the doors, LED A fig. 8 switches on
for about 3 seconds and then starts flashing
(deterrence function).
If one of the doors or the tailgate are not properly
shut when the doors are being locked, the LED
flashes quickly together with the direction indicators.
fig. 8
To replace the battery, proceed as follows fig. 9:
The system can recognise up to 8 remote controls.
Should a new remote control be necessary, contact a
press button A and open the metal insert B;
Fiat Dealership, taking with you the CODE card, an
turn screw C to using a fine bit screwdriver;
ID document and the car ownership documents.
take out the battery case D and replace the
battery E making sure that polarities are correct;
Used batteries are harmful to the
refit the battery case D inside the key and lock it
environment.You can dispose of them
turning the screw C to
either in the correct containers as
specified by law or by taking them to a Fiat
Dealership, which will deal with their disposal.
Proceed as shown in figure fig. 10 to replace the
remove control cover.
fig. 9
(for versions/markets, where provided)
This safety device inhibits the operation of:
interior handles;
door locking/unlocking button on the central trim
fig. 11;
thereby preventing the opening of the doors from
inside the passenger compartment if there has been
a break in attempt (e.g. a window has been broken).
The safe lock device therefore offers the best
possible protection against break-in attempts. We
recommend engaging it whenever the vehicle is
parked and left unattended.
fig. 10
fig. 11
If the key with remote control battery is
Once the safe lock system is engaged, it
flat, the system can be engaged by
is impossible to open the doors from
using the metal insert in the door catch as
inside the car.Therefore, before getting out of
described previously: in this case, the device only
the car check that there is no one left on board.
remains active for the rear doors.
Device deactivation
Device activation
The system is disabled automatically on every door
The system is automatically enabled on all the doors
by pressing button twice on the key with remote
unlocking the doors;
by turning the ignition key to the MAR-ON
Device activation is indicated by 3 flashes of the
direction indicators and a flash of the LED on the
door locking button on the dashboard.
If one or more of the doors is not closed correctly,
the dead lock device will not activate, thus
preventing a person from getting stuck inside the
passenger compartment by entering the car through,
and then closing, the open door.








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