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The activation of the function is signalled by the
Via this function the engine management control unit
word CITY on the display (in some versions it is
allows - in relation to the position of the accelerator
signalled by the switching on of the warning light
pedal and for a limited time - maximum pressure
CITY).
levels to be reached inside the turbocharger, with a
consequent increase in engine torque with respect to
When the CITY function is on, the steering wheel
that which is normally possible.
effort is lighter and parking operations are easier:
therefore this function is particularly useful for
This function is particularly useful whenever
driving in city centres.
maximum performance is required for a short time
(e.g. when overtaking).
FAILURE INDICATIONS
The letter S is lit up in the instrument panel display
when the function is switched on. Press the button
Any failure of the electric power steering system is
again to switch the function off and restore the
indicated by instrument panel warning light coming
normal driving setting.
on together with a message on the display (on
some versions together with a symbol on the display)
(see “Warning lights and messages” chapter).
In the event of electric power steering system failure,
the car can be driven with mechanical steering.
SPORT FUNCTION
(for versions/markets, where provided)
The vehicle may be equipped with a system that
allows a choice between two styles of driving, normal
and sports.
Pressing the SPORT button fig. 93 produces a sporty
driving setting characterised by higher acceleration
response and more effort required at the steering
wheel for a sporty driving sensation.
Pressing the SPORT button also activates the
turbocharger supercharging function (overboost).
fig.
93
F0Q0499
98
IMPORTANT When the SPORT button is pressed,
Acceleration
the function is activated about 5 seconds later.
Sudden acceleration has a very negative effect on fuel
consumption and emissions: accelerate gradually to
IMPORTANT During acceleration, when the SPORT
contain consumption.
function is used the steering may shudder which is
typical of a sports setting.
When the SPORT function is used the consumption
figures will be slightly higher than those stated.
IMPORTANT During parking manoeuvres requiring a
lot of steering, the steering may become harder;
this is normal and is due to the intervention of the
WARNING
system to protect the electric steering motor from
Under no circumstances should
overheating; so, no intervention is required. When
aftermarket operations involving
the car is used again later on, the power steering will
steering system or steering column
work normally.
modifications (e.g.: installation of anti-theft
device) be carried out that could badly affect
performance and safety.This also causes the
warranty to become null and void and results in
vehicle non-compliance with type-approval
requirements.
WARNING
Before starting any servicing operation,
stop the engine and remove the key
from the ignition switch to operate the steering
lock, particularly when the wheels do not touch
the ground. If this is not possible (for example
if the key needs to be turned to MAR-ON or
the engine must be running), remove the main
fuse that protects the electric power steering.
99
TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring
Tyre pressure must be checked with tyres rested and
cold. Should it become necessary for whatever
System)
reason to check pressure with warm tyres, do not
(for versions/markets, where provided)
reduce pressure even though it is higher than the
The car may be fitted with a tyre pressure
prescribed value, but repeat the check when tyres
monitoring system (TPMS), which informs the driver
are cold (see "Wheels" in the "Technical data"
of the tyre inflation status via the "Check tyre
chapter).
pressure" and "Low tyre pressure" messages on the
The TPMS is not able to warn you of sudden tyre
display. For a detailed description of the two
pressure losses (for example when a tyre bursts). In
messages, see the "Warning lights and messages"
this case, stop the car, braking with caution and
chapter.
avoiding abrupt steering.
The system comprises a radio-frequency transmitter
Particularly strong radio-frequency interference may
fitted to each wheel (on the wheel rim inside the
cause the TPMS to function incorrectly. This
tyre), which is able to send information on the tyre
condition is indicated to the driver by a warning light
inflation pressure of each wheel to the control unit.
or symbol lighting up on the instrument panel
together with a dedicated message. The message will
WARNING
disappear automatically as soon as the radio-
frequency interference ceases to affect the system.
The presence of the TPMS does not
The TPMS requires the use of specific equipment.
permit the driver to neglect regular
Contact a Fiat Dealership to find out which
checking of the pressure of the tyres and the
accessories are compatible with the system (wheels,
spare wheel (see "Wheels" in the "Maintenance
hub caps, etc.). Using other accessories may hinder
and care" chapter).
the normal operation of the system. Given the
unique valve specifications, only use Fiat-approved
sealers to repair the tyres. The use of other sealers
WARNING
may prevent the normal operation of the system.
Sensor malfunctioning fault indications are not stored
and will therefore not be displayed after the engine
has been switched off and then on again. If the
fault conditions persist, the control unit will send the
relative indications to the instrument panel only
after the vehicle has been in motion for a short time.
100
If the vehicle is fitted with TPMS, when a tyre is
The tyre repair kit ("Fix&Go Automatic")
removed, it is advisable to replace the rubber gasket
provided with the car is compatible with
for the valve as well as the ring nut fixing the sensor.
the TPMS sensors; using sealants not
Have this operation performed at a Fiat Dealership.
equivalent with that in the original kit may
If the punctured tyre indication persists on the
adversely affect its operation. If sealants not
instrument panel after the initial conditions have
equivalent with the original one are used, it
been restored using the tyre repair kit ("Fix&Go
is recommended to have the TPMS sensors
Automatic"), contact a Fiat Dealership.
checked by a qualified repair centre.
Changes in outside temperature may cause tyre
pressures to vary. The TPMS may temporarily
indicate insufficient pressure. In this case, check the
tyre pressure when cold and, if necessary, restore
the inflation values.
If the vehicle is fitted with TPMS, tyre and/or rims
fitting/removal operations require specific
precautions. To avoid damaging the sensors or fitting
them incorrectly, tyre and/or rims fitting/removal
operations should be carried out only by specialists.
Contact a Fiat Dealership.
101
In order to use the system properly, refer to the following table when you have to change wheels/tyres:
Fiat Dealership
Operation
Presence of sensor
Failure indication
intervention
-
-
YES
Contact a Fiat Dealership
Replacing a wheel with the
NO
YES
Repair damaged wheel
spare wheel
Wheel change with winter
NO
YES
Contact a Fiat Dealership
tyres
Wheel change with winter
YES
NO
-
tyres
Wheel change with others
YES
NO
Contact a Fiat Dealership
of a different size (*)
Switching wheels
YES
NO
-
(front/rear)(**)
(*) Given as an alternative in the Owner Handbook and available from Lineaccessori Fiat.
(**) Not cross-swapped (tyres must stay on the same side).
102
PARKING SENSORS
Version with 8 sensors
(for versions/markets, where provided)
On the version with 4 front sensors and 4 rear
Parking sensors provide the driver with information
sensors, the system is activated when reverse gear is
on the distance when approaching obstacles behind
engaged or by pressing button
fig. 96.
the vehicle (versions with 4 rear sensors) or in
front of and behind the vehicle (versions with 4 front
and 4 rear sensors).
The system therefore provides a further aid during
parking manoeuvres because it allows the
identification of obstacles outside of the driver's field
of vision.
The driver is notified of the presence and distance of
the obstacle from the vehicle by an acoustic signal
which varies depending on the distance from the
obstacle (as the distance from the obstacle decreases
the frequency of the acoustic signal increases).
SENSORS
fig. 94
F0Q0745
In order to measure the distance of obstacles, the
system uses 4 sensors located in the front bumper
(for versions/markets, where provided) fig. 94 and
4 sensors located in the rear bumper fig. 95.
Version with 4 sensors
On the version with 4 rear sensors, the system is
activated automatically when the reverse gear is
engaged.
fig. 95
F0Q0603
103
When reverse gear is released, the front and rear
buzzers as soon as an obstacle is detected with the
sensors remain activated until a speed of around 15
frequency increasing as the obstacle gets closer.
km/h is exceeded to allow the parking manoeuvre to
When the obstacle is less than about 30 cm away,
be completed.
the sound becomes continuous. Depending on
The system can also be activated by pressing the
the position of the obstacle (in front or behind) the
button
fig. 96 in the central panel: a warning light
sound is produced by the corresponding buzzers
in the button comes on when the system is
(front or rear). The obstacle closest to the vehicle is
activated.
signalled.
Every time the ignition key is turned to MAR-ON
The acoustic signal stops immediately if the distance
the LED on the button
flashes briefly to indicate
of the obstacle increases. The sound cycle remains
that the system is running a diagnosis. The LED
constant if the distance measured by the centre
activation should not be understood as a fault.
sensors remains unchanged, while if this situation
occurs for the side sensors, the signal is interrupted
The sensors are deactivated by pressing the button
after about 3 seconds (for example, to prevent
again
fig. 96 or when a speed of 15 km/h is
signals in the case of manoeuvres alongside walls).
exceeded: the warning light in the button is off when
the system is not active.
When the sensors are activated, the system starts to
WARNING
produce acoustic signals from the front or rear
Parking and other dangerous
manoeuvres however are always the
driver’s responsibility.When making these
manoeuvres, always make sure that no people
(especially children) or animals are present
in your manoeuvring space.The parking sensors
are designed to assist drivers: in any case, you
must always pay the utmost attention during
potentially dangerous manoeuvres, even when
carried out at low speed.
fig. 96
F0Q0035
104
ACOUSTIC SIGNAL
WARNING
The information concerning the presence and
For correct operation, sensors must
distance of an obstacle from the vehicle is
always be clean from mud, dirt, snow or
transmitted by means of acoustic signals from
ice. Be careful not to scratch or damage the
buzzers installed in the passenger compartment:
sensors while cleaning them. Avoid using dry,
in the versions with 4 rear sensors, a buzzer in the
rough or hard cloths.The sensors should be
front dashboard area warns of the presence of rear
washed using clean water with the addition of
obstacles;
car shampoo if necessary. In washing stations,
clean sensors quickly keeping the vapour
in the versions with 8 sensors (4 front and 4 rear
jet/high pressure washing nozzles at 10 cm at
sensors), a front buzzer warns of the presence of
least from the sensors.
obstacles at the front and a buzzer located at
the rear warns of the presence of obstacles at the
rear. This notifies the driver of the direction
(front/rear) of the obstacles.
WARNING
When reverse gear is engaged an intermittent
Only have the bumpers repainted or any
acoustic signal is automatically activated.
retouches to the paintwork in the area
The acoustic signal:
of the sensors carried out by a Fiat Dealership.
Incorrect paint application could affect the
increases as the distance between the car and the
operation of the parking sensors.
obstacle decreases;
becomes continuous when the distance between
the car and the obstacle is less than 30 cm and
stops immediately if the distance increases;
remains constant if the distance remains
unchanged; if this situation concerns the side
sensors, the buzzer will stop after about 3 seconds
to avoid, for example, warning indications in the
event of manoeuvres along walls.
105
SENSOR OPERATING RANGE
FAILURE INDICATIONS
The sensors allow the system to check the front part
Any failures in the parking sensor system are
(version with 8 sensors) and rear part of the vehicle.
signalled, when reverse gear is engaged, by the
warning light
in the instrument panel lighting up
Their position covers the middle and side areas of
or by the symbol
together with a message in the
the front and rear of the vehicle.
display (see "Warning lights and messages" chapter).
If an obstacle is located in a middle area, it is
detected when the distance is less than about 0.9 m
GENERAL WARNINGS
(front) and 1.40 m (rear).
During parking manoeuvres, pay the utmost
If the obstacle is located at the side, it is detected at
attention to any obstacles that could be located
distances of less than 0.6 m.
above or below the sensors.
OPERATION WITH TRAILER
Under certain circumstances close objects located in
front of or behind the car may not be detected and
The operation of the sensors is automatically
could therefore cause damage to the car or be
deactivated when the trailer's electric cable plug is
damaged themselves.
inserted in the car's tow hook socket.
The following conditions may influence the
The sensors are automatically enabled again when
performance of the parking sensor system:
the trailer's cable plug is removed.
Reduced sensor sensitivity and a reduction in the
IMPORTANT If you wish to leave the tow hook
parking assistance system performance could be
fitted when there is no trailer, it is advisable to
due to the presence on the surface of the sensor
contact a Fiat Dealership to have the system updated
of: ice, snow, mud, thick paint.
because the tow hook could be detected as an
The sensors may detect a non-existent obstacle
obstacle by the central sensors.
(echo interference) due to mechanical
interference, for example when washing the car, in
rain (strong wind), hail.
The signals sent by the sensors can also be altered
by the presence of ultrasonic systems (e.g.
pneumatic brake systems or pneumatic drills) near
the vehicle.
106
The performance of the parking assistance system
AT THE FILLING STATION
may also be affected by the position of the
sensors. For example, if the geometry is altered
MOTORI DIESEL - Operation at low
(as a result of wear of the shock absorbers,
temperatures
suspension), the tyres are changed, the vehicle is
too heavily laden or specific tuning is carried
If the outside temperature is very low, diesel
out that lowers the vehicle.
thickens due to the formation of paraffin clots with
consequent defective operation of the fuel supply
The detection of obstacles at the top part of the
system.
car may not be guaranteed because the system
detects obstacles that could cause an impact with
In order to avoid these problems, different types of
the car in the bottom part.
diesel are distributed according to the season:
summer type, winter type and arctic type
(cold/mountain areas). If refuelling with diesel fuel
whose specifications are not suitable for the current
temperature, it is advisable to mix TUTELA DIESEL
ART additive in the proportions shown on the
container. Pour the additive into the tank before the
diesel fuel.
When using or parking the car for a long time in the
mountains or cold areas, it is advisable to refuel
using locally available diesel. In this case, it is also
advisable to keep the tank over 50% full.
107
Closing
For diesel engines, only use diesel fuel for
motor vehicles in accordance with EN 590
Fit the cap (complete with key) and turn it clockwise
European specifications.The use of other
until it clicks once or more.
products or mixtures may damage the engine
Turn the key clockwise and extract it, then close the
beyond repair and consequently invalidate the
flap.
warranty, due to the damage caused. If you
accidentally refuel with another type of fuel, do
IMPORTANT The airtight sealing of the tank may
not start the engine, and drain the tank. If the
cause a slight vacuum. A suction noise when you
engine has been run for even an extremely
release the cap is therefore entirely normal.
limited amount of time, you must not only drain
the fuel tank, but the rest of the supply circuit
WARNING
as well.
Do not bring naked flames or lit
cigarettes near to the fuel tank opening:
REFUELLING CAPACITY
fire risk. Keep your face away from the fuel
To fill the tank completely, top-up twice after the
filler to prevent breathing in harmful vapours.
first click of the fuel delivery gun. Further top-ups
could cause faults in the fuel feeding system.
FUEL FILLER CAP
Opening fig. 97
Open flap A pulling it outwards, hold cap B still,
insert the ignition key in the lock and turn it
anticlockwise.
Turn the cap anticlockwise and remove it. The cap
has a device C that attaches it to the flap so it
cannot be lost. When refilling, attach the cap to the
flap, as shown.
fig. 97
F0Q0695
108
PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
Since this filter physically traps particulate, it should
be regenerated (cleaned) at regular intervals by
The following devices are used for reducing diesel
burning the carbon particles. The regeneration
fuel engine emissions:
procedure is controlled automatically by the engine
management control unit according to the filter
oxidising catalytic converter
conditions and vehicle use conditions. There may be
exhaust gas recirculation system (EGR)
a limited increase in the engine speed during the
particulate filter (DPF).
regeneration, a limited increase in fumes and high
temperatures at the exhaust. These are not faults;
they do not impair vehicle performance or damage
WARNING
the environment.
Under normal operating conditions, the
silencer becomes very hot.Therefore
Particulate filter clogged
do not park the car on flammable materials
If the warning light switches on on the instrument
(grass, dry leaves, pine needles, etc.): fire
panel (along with the message on the display) refer
hazard.
to the "Warning lights and messages" chapter.
DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER (DPF)
(for versions/markets, where provided)
The Diesel Particulate Filter is a mechanical filter,
integral with the exhaust system, that physically traps
particulates present in the exhaust gases of diesel
engines. The diesel particulate filter has been
adopted to eliminate almost all particulates in
compliance with current / future legal regulations.
During normal use of the vehicle, the engine control
unit records a set of data (e.g.: travel time, type of
route, temperatures, etc.) and it will then calculate
how much particulate has been trapped by the filter.
109
GETTINGTOKNOW
YOURCAR
SEAT BELTS
Through the retractor, the seat belt automatically
adapts to the body of the occupant wearing it,
USING THE SEAT BELTS
allowing freedom of movement.
The reel may lock when the car is parked on a steep
The seat belt should be worn keeping the torso
slope: this is perfectly normal. Furthermore, the
straight and rested against the backrest.
reel mechanism locks the belt if it is pulled sharply or
To fasten the seat belts, hold the tongue A fig. 98
in the event of sudden braking, collisions and
and insert it into the buckle B, until it clicks into
high-speed bends.
place.
The rear seat is fitted with inertia seat belts with
If the seat belt jams during removal, let it rewind for
three anchor points and a reel for the side seats and
a short stretch, then pull it out again without jerking.
the middle one.
To unfasten the seat belt, press button C. Guide
Wear the rear seat belts as shown in fig. 99.
the seat belt with your hand while it is rewinding, to
prevent it from twisting.
fig. 98
F0Q0696
fig. 99
F0Q0267
110
WARNING
WARNING
GETTINGTOKNOW
Never press button C fig. 98 when
Make sure that the backrest is correctly
YOURCAR
travelling.
secured on both sides (red bands B
fig. 100 not visible) to prevent it from moving
forward in the event of sharp braking, causing
IMPORTANT The backrest is correctly secured when
injuries to passengers.
the red band B fig. 100 to the side of backrest
folding handle A disappears. This red band indicates
that the backrest is not secured.
ADJUSTING THE FRONT SEAT BELT
HEIGHT
IMPORTANT Remember that after a violent impact,
(for versions/markets, where provided)
rear-seat passengers who are not wearing their
Four different adjustments in height are possible.
seat belts not only expose themselves to significant
risk of injury, but also represent a danger to
To adjust, press button A fig. 101 and raise or lower
passengers occupying the front seats.
handle B.
Always adjust the height of the seat belts to fit the
IMPORTANT When putting the rear seat back in its
person wearing it: this precaution could greatly
normal position, make sure that the seat belts are
reduce the risk of injury in the event of collision.
positioned so that they are ready to use.
fig. 100
F0Q0683
fig. 101
F0Q0697
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