Fiat Bravo (2015 year). Manual - part 7

 

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Fiat Bravo (2015 year). Manual - part 7

 

 

WARNING
WARNING
Make sure that the backrest is correctly
A heavy load that has not been secured
secured on both sides (red bands B
may cause serious injuries to passengers
fig. 80 not visible) to prevent it from moving
in the event of an accident.
forward in the event of sharp braking, causing
injuries to passengers.
SECURING YOUR LOAD
The luggage compartment contains two attachments
fig. 81 for the cables that secure the load transported
and another two attachments are located on the
rear crossmember fig. 82.
IMPORTANT Every attachment has a maximum load
capacity of 100 kg.
fig. 81
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fig. 80
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fig. 82
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84
BONNET
WARNING
If you are travelling in an area with
OPENING
limited opportunities for vehicle
refuelling and you wish to bring fuel with you in
Proceed as follows:
a petrol can, you must do so in compliance
pull lever A fig. 84 in the direction indicated by the
with current regulations and using an approved
arrow;
can, appropriately secured to the load securing
pull lever B fig. 85 and lift the bonnet.
attachments. Anyway, by doing so, you increase
the risk of fire in case of an accident with
lift the bonnet and, at the same time, release the
your vehicle.
bonnet stay C fig. 86 from its locking device, then
insert the end of the stay into the housing D.
CARGO BOX
WARNING
It consists of a preformed box fig. 83, which is
The bonnet may drop suddenly if the
located in the luggage compartment and can be used
supporting rod is not positioned
to store objects, making it possible to have a flat
correctly.
loading surface.
fig. 83
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fig. 84
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85
CLOSING
Use both hands to lift the bonnet. Before
lifting, check that the windscreen wiper
Proceed as follows:
arms are not raised from the windscreen,
hold the bonnet up with one hand and with the
that the car is stationary and that the handbrake
other remove the stay C fig. 86 from the housing
is engaged.
D and fit it back in its locking device;
lower the bonnet to approximately 20 centimetres
from the engine compartment and let it drop.
Make sure that the bonnet is completely closed
and not only fastened by the safety catch by trying
to open it. If it is not perfectly closed, do not try
to press the bonnet lid down but open it and
repeat the procedure.
If the bonnet is not closed properly, the warning light
or the symbol
switch on in the instrument
panel (together with the dedicated message on the
display) (see “Warning lights and messages” chapter).
IMPORTANT Always check that the bonnet is closed
correctly to avoid it opening while the car is
fig. 85
F0Q0690
travelling.
WARNING
Perform these operations only when the
car is stationary.
fig. 86
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86
ROOF RACK/SKI RACK
WARNING
The attachments provided are located in the areas
Evenly distribute the load and take into
illustrated in fig. 87 and are only accessible with
account, when driving, the increased
the doors open. Lineaccessori Fiat has a dedicated
responsiveness of the car to side wind.
roof rack/ski rack for this car.
WARNING
Fully comply with the regulations in force
After travelling for a few kilometres,
concerning maximum clearance.
check to ensure that the fixing screws
for the attachments are well tightened.
WARNING
Never exceed the maximum permitted
loads (see chapter "Technical
specifications").
fig. 87
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87
HEADLIGHTS
Press button
to increase the light beam of one
position.
LIGHT BEAM DIRECTION
Press button
to decrease the light beam of one
position.
The correct aiming of the headlights is important for
the comfort and safety of not only the driver but
The display shows the position while adjusting.
all other road users. This is also covered by a specific
rule of the highway code.
Correct positions depending on the load
The headlights must be correctly aligned to
Position 0 one or two occupants in the front seats.
guarantee the best visibility conditions for all drivers
Position 1 five people
while travelling with headlights on.
Position 2 five people with a load in the luggage
Contact a Fiat Dealership to have the lights checked
compartment
and adjusted, if necessary.
Position 3 driver + maximum permitted load stowed
in the luggage compartment.
IMPORTANT When the gas discharge (Xenon)
headlamps (for versions/markets, where provided)
IMPORTANT Check the headlight alignment each
are switched on, normally parabolas and light beam
time the weight of the load transported changes.
move vertically for about 2 seconds until headlamp
alignment has stabilised.
HEADLIGHT ALIGNMENT CORRECTOR
This device works with the ignition key in the
MAR-ON position and the dipped beam headlights
on.
The car will tilt backwards when it is loaded, raising
the light beam. The beams must therefore be
realigned in this case.
Adjusting headlights alignment
For adjusting, press buttons
and
fig. 88 on
the dashboard.
fig.
88
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88
IMPORTANT If the car is equipped with (Xenon) gas
ABS SYSTEM
discharge headlights, the headlight alignment is
controlled electronically, as a consequence
ABS is an integral part of the braking system which
the
and
buttons are not present.
prevents, whatever the road conditions and force
applied to the brake pedal, the wheels from locking
FOG LIGHT ALIGNMENT
and consequently sliding under braking, thus ensuring
that the vehicle remains under control even during
Contact a Fiat Dealership to have the lights checked
emergency braking.
and adjusted, if necessary.
The EBD system (Electronic Braking Force
Distribution) completes the system allowing the
ADJUSTING THE HEADLIGHTS WHEN
brake force to be distributed between the front and
ABROAD
rear wheels.
The dipped beam headlights are aligned for operation
in the country where the vehicle was originally
IMPORTANT To obtain the maximum efficiency of
purchased. When in countries where you drive on
the braking system, a bedding-in period of about 500
the other side of the road, you need to alter the
km is needed: during this period it is better to
beam direction by affixing a specially designed
avoid sharp, repeated and prolonged braking.
self-adhesive film in order not to dazzle the vehicles
travelling in the opposite direction.
WARNING
Such film is provided by Lineaccessori Fiat and is
The ABS gets the most from the
available at Fiat Dealerships.
available grip, but it cannot improve it;
you should therefore take every care when
driving on slippery surfaces and not take
unnecessary risks.
SYSTEM INTERVENTION
The driver can feel that the ABS system has come
into action because the brake pedal pulsates slightly
and the system gets noisier: it means that the car
speed should be altered to suit the type of road
surface.
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EBD FAILURE INDICATION
WARNING
This is indicated by the warning lights
and
on
When the ABS cuts in and you feel the
the instrument panel together with the dedicated
brake pedal pulsating, do not raise
message on the multifunction display (for
your foot, but keep it pressed; in doing so you
versions/markets where available) coming on (see
will stop in the shortest amount of space
“Warning lights and messages” section).
possible depending on the current road
conditions.
In this case, the rear wheels may suddenly lock and
the vehicle may swerve when braking sharply. Drive
carefully to the nearest Fiat Dealership to have
the system checked.
WARNING
If the ABS intervenes, it is a sign that the
WARNING
grip between tyre and the road surface
has reached the limit: you must slow down to
If only the warning light
on the
adapt the speed to the road grip available.
instrument panel switches on - together
with a message in the multifunction display (for
versions/markets, where provided) - stop the
car immediately and contact the nearest Fiat
ABS FAILURE INDICATION
Dealership. Fluid leaking from the hydraulic
This is indicated by the
warning light on the
system will compromise the operation of the
instrument panel together with the dedicated
braking system, whether it is of the conventional
message on the multifunction display (for versions/
type or with ABS.
markets where available) coming on (see “Warning
lights and messages” section).
In the case, the braking system will work as normal
without the extra capacity offered by the ABS
system. Drive carefully to the nearest Fiat Dealership
to have the system checked.
90
BRAKE ASSIST
ESP SYSTEM
(emergency braking assistance)
(Electronic Stability Program)
(for versions/markets, where provided)
(for versions/markets, where provided)
The system, which cannot be turned off, recognises
This is an electronic system that controls car stability
emergency braking (on the basis of the brake pedal
in the event of tyre grip loss, helping maintain
operating speed) and speeds up the response of
directional control.
the braking system.
The ESP system is therefore particularly useful when
Brake Assist is deactivated on the versions equipped
the grip conditions of road surfaces change.
with ESP, in the event of ESP system failure, indicated
by warning light coming on together with the
With the ESP, the car is provided with ASR (traction
message on the display.
control with interventions on brakes and engine),
HILL HOLDER (device for starting on gradients
without using the brakes), MSR (control of engine
braking torque when shifting gear down) and HBA
(automatic increase of braking pressure in the case of
emergency braking).
SYSTEM INTERVENTION
It is signalled by the blinking of the warning light
on the instrument panel, to inform the driver that
the car is in critical stability and grip conditions.
SYSTEM ACTIVATION
The ESP system comes on automatically when the
vehicle is started and cannot be turned off.
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ESP SYSTEM FAILURE INDICATIONS
max. 2 seconds in order to pass easily from the
brake pedal to the accelerator pedal.
In the event of a failure, the ESP system will be
When two seconds have elapsed, without starting,
automatically switched off and warning light will
switch on constantly on the instrument panel (on
the system is automatically deactivated, gradually
some versions along with a message on the display,
releasing the braking pressure. During this release
see “Warning lights and messages” chapter). In
stage, the typical mechanical brake release noise can
this case, contact a Fiat Dealership.
be heard, indicating that the car is about to move.
HILL HOLDER SYSTEM FAILURE
WARNING
INDICATIONS
Do not take unnecessary risks, even if
A possible system failure is indicated by the
your vehicle is fitted with an ESP
warning light on the instrument panel - together
system.Your driving style must always be suited
with the dedicated message in the multifunction
to the road conditions, visibility and traffic.
display (for versions/markets, where provided) -
The driver is always responsible for road safety.
coming on (see "Warning lights and messages"
chapter).
HILL HOLDER SYSTEM
IMPORTANT The Hill Holder system is not a parking
(for versions/markets, where provided)
brake, therefore do not leave the car without
activating the handbrake, switching off the engine and
It's integral to the ESP system. It automatically
engaging first gear.
activates with the following conditions:
uphill: vehicle stationary on a road with a gradient
higher than 5%, engine running, clutch and brake
WARNING
pedals pressed and gearbox in neutral or gear
If the space-saver wheel is used, the ESP
other than reverse engaged;
system keeps operating. Always
downhill: car stationary on a road with a gradient
remember that the space-saver wheel, being
higher than 5%, engine running, clutch and brake
smaller than the original wheel, provides less
pedal pressed and reverse gear engaged.
grip. For the correct operation of the ESP and
ASR systems it is vital that the tyres are the
When setting off the ESP system control unit will
same make and the same type on all the
keep brake force on wheels until the torque
wheels, in perfect condition and, above all, the
necessary for starting is reached, or in any case for
recommended type, make and size.
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ASR SYSTEM (Antislip Regulation)
ENGAGEMENT/DISENGAGEMENT OF THE
ASR SYSTEM
This is integral to the ESP system and automatically
intervenes if one or both drive wheels slip, helping
The ASR system switches on automatically each time
the driver to control the car.
the engine is started.
Depending on the slipping conditions, two different
When the system is active, a message is shown on
control systems are activated:
the display (see “Warning lights and messages”
chapter).
if the slipping involves both drive wheels, the ASR
intervenes reducing the power transmitted by the
Whilst driving, the ASR can be deactivated and
engine;
subsequently activated again by pressing the ASR
OFF button on the dashboard, next to the steering
if the slipping only involves one of the drive
wheel.
wheels, the ASR intervenes automatically braking
the wheel that is slipping.
Whilst driving, the ASR can be switched off and
subsequently switched on again by pressing button C.
The action of the ASR system is particularly helpful
in the following circumstances:
slipping of the inner wheel on bends due to
dynamic variations in the load or excessive
acceleration;
excessive power transmitted to the wheels, also in
relation to road surface conditions;
acceleration on slippery, snowy or icy road
surfaces;
loss of grip on wet road surfaces (aquaplaning).
MSR SYSTEM (ENGINE DRIVE
REGULATION)
This is an integral part of the ASR system that, in the
event of a sudden gear downshifting, cuts in and
provides torque to the engine thus preventing
excessive drive wheel drive which, especially in poor
grip conditions, can lead to loss of stability.
fig. 89
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93
Every time the ignition key is turned to MAR-ON
WARNING
the ASR OFF button LED switches on for a few
seconds to indicate that the system is running a
The ASR system will not operate when a
diagnosis. The LED activation should not be
spare wheel is fitted: in this case, the
understood as a fault.
warning light will switch on constantly in the
instrument panel (together with a message on
When the ASR is switched off, the button LED lights
the display) (see “Warning lights and messages”
up (along with a message on the display, see
chapter).
“Warning lights and messages” chapter).
If the ASR is switched off when driving, it is
automatically switched on again when the vehicle is
started up.
WARNING
When travelling on snowy roads with snow chains, it
For the correct operation of the ESP and
may be helpful to turn the ASR off: in fact, in these
ASR systems all four tyres must be the
conditions, slipping of the drive wheels when moving
prescribed type and size, be all the same brand
off makes it possible to obtain better traction.
and type on each wheel, and must be in
excellent condition.
Fault indications In the event of a fault, the ASR
system will be deactivated automatically and the
warning light will switch on constantly on the
instrument panel (together with a message on the
display) (see “Warning lights and messages” chapter).
In this case, contact a Fiat Dealership as soon as
possible.
94
EOBD SYSTEM
WIRING FOR RADIO SYSTEM
(for versions/markets, where provided)
The EOBD system (European On Board Diagnostic)
The car may be equipped with a storage
is a diagnosis system installed on the ECUs, which
compartment on the dashboard.
detects and reports possible malfunctions in the
electronic systems that could worsen emissions.
The radio must be installed in the place occupied by
the central storage compartment A fig. 90, where
The goal of the system is to:
you will find the wiring.
monitor the system efficiency;
Press on the retaining devices under the central
indicate an increase in emissions due to vehicle
storage compartment to extract the compartment.
malfunction;
indicate the need to replace components which
WARNING
have deteriorated.
For connection to the radio system
It also alerts the driver, by turning on the warning
set-up, contact a Fiat Dealership
light
on the instrument panel (together with
to prevent any problem that could impair car
relevant message on the display), when these
safety.
components are damaged; it can also report any
system malfunctions (see "Warning lights and
messages" chapter).
Note The car also has a connector that can be
interfaced with appropriate tools, which makes it
possible to read the error codes stored in the
electronic control units together with a series of
specific parameters for engine operation and
diagnosis. This check can also be carried out by the
traffic police.
IMPORTANT After an operation at the Fiat
Dealership, aimed at solving malfunctions linked to
the EOBD system, some bench tests should be
made, along with road tests if necessary, for a
complete check of the system. The latter may also
require the car to cover a long distance.
fig.
90
F0Q0691
95
ACCESSORIES PURCHASED BY THE
INSTALLING ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC
DEVICES
OWNER
Electrical and electronic devices installed after buying
If after buying the car, you decide to install electrical
the car in the context of after-sales service must
accessories that require a permanent electric supply
carry the label (see fig. 91):
(radio, satellite anti-theft system, etc.) or accessories
that in any case burden the electric supply, contact
Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A. authorises the
a Fiat Dealership, whose qualified personnel, besides
installation of transceiver devices on condition that
suggesting the most suitable devices from
such installations are carried out in a workmanlike
Lineaccessori Fiat, will also evaluate the overall
fashion, following the manufacturer’s instructions, at
electric consumption, checking whether the car's
a specialised centre.
electrical system is able to withstand the load
required, or whether it needs to be integrated with a
IMPORTANT Traffic police may not allow the car on
more powerful battery.
the road if devices have been installed which modify
the features of the car. This may also cause
invalidation of warranty in relation to faults caused
WARNING
by the change either directly or indirectly related
to it.
Take care when fitting additional
spoilers, alloy wheels or non-standard
Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A. shall not be liable for
wheel hubs: they could reduce the ventilation of
damage caused by the installation of accessories
the brakes and affect efficiency under sharp,
either not supplied or recommended by Fiat Group
repeated braking or on long descents. Make
Automobiles S.p.A. and/or not installed in
sure that nothing obstructs the pedal stroke
compliance with the provided instructions.
(mats, etc.)
fig. 91
DISPOSITIVI-ELETTRONICI
96
RADIO TRANSMITTERS AND MOBILE
"DUALDRIVE" ELECTRIC POWER
PHONES
STEERING SYSTEM
Radio transmitter equipment (vehicle mobile phones,
The car is equipped with an electrically controlled
CB radios etc.) cannot be used inside the car unless
power steering system called “Dualdrive”, working
a separate aerial is mounted externally.
only with the ignition key at MAR-ON and the
engine running, that customises steering force
IMPORTANT The use of these devices inside the
passenger compartment (without an external aerial)
according to the driving conditions.
may cause the electrical systems to malfunction.
IMPORTANT When turning the ignition key quickly,
This could compromise the safety of the car in
full power steering functionality can be achieved after
addition to constituting a potential hazard for
1-2 seconds.
passengers' health.
In addition, transmission and reception of these
ACTIVATION/DEACTIVATION
devices may be negatively affected by the shielding
(CITY function)
effect of the car body. As far as the use of
(for versions/markets, where provided)
EC-approved mobile phones is concerned (GSM,
GPRS, UMTS), follow the usage instructions provided
To turn the function on/off, press button A fig. 92 on
by the mobile phone manufacturer.
the dashboard, next to the steering wheel.
fig. 92
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