Fiat Bravo (2015 year). Manual - part 10

 

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Fiat Bravo (2015 year). Manual - part 10

 

 

FRONT AIRBAGS
Front airbags may not be activated in the following
situations:
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The car is fitted with front airbags for the driver and
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frontal impacts against highly deformable objects
the passenger, and with a knee bag on the driver's
not involving the front surface of the car (e.g.
side (for versions/markets, where provided).
wing collision against guard rail, etc.);
The front driver/passenger airbags and the driver's
car wedging under other vehicles or protective
knee bag (for versions/markets, where provided)
barriers (e.g. trucks or guard rails);
have been designed to protect the front seat
Failure to activate in the conditions described above
occupants in the event of frontal impacts of
is due to the fact that they may not provide any
medium/high severity, by placing the bag between the
additional protection compared with seat belts, so
occupant and the steering wheel or dashboard.
their activation would be inappropriate.
Therefore non-deployment in other types of impacts
In these cases, non-deployment does not indicate a
(side impacts, rear shunts, roll-overs, etc.) does not
system malfunction.
indicate a system malfunction.
In the event of a frontal impact, an electronic control
WARNING
unit triggers the inflation of the bags if required.
The cushions immediately inflate, placing themselves
Do not apply stickers or other objects
between the front occupants' bodies and structures
on the steering wheel, on the dashboard
that could cause injuries. Immediately after, the
in the passenger side airbag area, on side
cushions deflate.
upholstery on the roof or on the seats. Never
The front driver/passenger airbags and the driver's
put objects (e.g. mobile phones) on the
knee bag (for versions/markets, where provided) are
passenger's side dashboard since they could
not a replacement for, but rather complement the
interfere with correct inflation of the airbag
use of, seat belts, which should always be worn,
and also cause serious injury to the passengers.
as specified by law in Europe and most non-European
countries.
In the event of an impact, those not wearing a seat
belt will move forward and come into contact with
the bag which is still inflating. The protection offered
by the bag is compromised in these circumstances.
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FRONT AIRBAG DRIVER'S SIDE
FRONT AIRBAG PASSENGER'S SIDE
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This consists of an instantly inflating bag contained in
This consists of an instantly inflating bag contained in
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a special compartment in the centre of the steering
a special recess in the dashboard: this bag has a
wheel fig. 112.
larger volume than that of the driver fig. 113.
The front driver and passenger airbags are designed
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and calibrated to best protect front-seat passengers
wearing seat belts.
Always drive with both hands on the
The volume of the front airbags at max. inflation fills
steering wheel so that, if the airbags
most of the space between the steering wheel and
must be deployed, they may do so freely. Do not
the driver and between the dashboard and the
drive with your body bent forward. Keep your
passenger.
back straight against the backrest.
fig. 112
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fig. 113
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FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG AND CHILD
WARNING
RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
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SEVERE DANGER When an active
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passenger airbag is fitted, DO NOT
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install rearward facing child restraint
systems on the front seat. Deployment
When an active passenger airbag is
of the airbag in an accident could cause fatal
fitted, DO NOT install rear facing child
injuries to the child regardless of the severity of
restraint systems on the front seat. Deployment
the impact.Therefore, always deactivate the
of the airbag in an accident could cause fatal
passenger airbag when a rearward facing child
injuries to the child regardless of the severity of
restraint system is installed on the front
the impact.
passenger seat.The front passenger seat must
also be positioned back as far as possible in
order to avoid the child restraint system from
ALWAYS comply with the instructions on the label
coming into contact with the dashboard.
stuck on the passenger side sun visor fig. 114.
Immediately reactivate the passenger airbag as
soon as the child restraint system has been
removed.
fig. 114
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FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG AND CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS:WARNING
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fig. 115
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DRIVER SIDE KNEE BAG
Deactivation of passenger side airbags: front
(for versions/markets, where provided)
airbag and side bag for pelvis-chest-shoulder
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protection (for versions/markets, where
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It is located in a special compartment under the
provided)
dashboard and is protected by a dedicated cover
fig. 116. It provides protection to the lower limbs in
If a child must be carried on the front seat in
the event of frontal impact .
backward-facing child restraint system, deactivate the
passenger side front airbag and front side bag for
pelvis, chest and shoulder protection (for
versions/markets, where provided).
With the airbags deactivated, the warning light
switches on in the instrument panel.
IMPORTANT To deactivate the airbags see the
description in the "Knowing your car" chapter, "Menu
Options" paragraph.
fig. 116
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SIDE AIRBAGS
SIDE BAGS
(for versions/markets, where provided)
(Side bag - Window bag)
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These comprise two types of bags located in the
The car is fitted with front side bags for driver and
front seat backrests fig. 117 which protect the pelvis,
passenger, protecting the chest/pelvis, and window
chest and shoulder area of the occupants in the
bags for protecting front and rear passengers’ heads.
event of a side impact of medium/high severity.
Side airbags protect occupants from side impacts
of medium/high severity by placing the bag between
the occupant and the internal parts of the side
structure of the car.
Non-activation of side bags in other types of
collisions (frontal impacts, rear shunts, roll-overs,
etc...) is not an indication of system malfunction.
In the event of a side impact, an electronic control
unit triggers the inflation of the bag if required.
The cushion immediately inflates, placing itself
between the occupant's body and structures that
could cause injuries. Immediately after, the cushion
deflates.
Side bags are not a replacement of, but rather a
complement to, seat belts, which you are
recommended to wear at all times, as specified by
law in Europe and most non-European countries.
fig. 117
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WINDOW BAG
Therefore, front side bags (for versions/markets,
(for versions/markets, where provided)
where provided) are not a replacement of, but
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complementary to, seat belts, which you are
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This comprises a "curtain" bag housed behind the
recommended to always wear, as specified by law in
roof side linings and covered by special trims fig. 118.
Europe and most non-European countries.
It is designed to protect the head of front and rear
occupants in the event of a side collision, thanks
IMPORTANT Do not affix rigid objects to the
to the wide cushion inflation surface.
garment hooks or support handles.
The deployment of side bags in the event of side
IMPORTANT Do not rest your head, arms or elbows
impacts of low severity is not required.
on the door, on the windows and on the window
In the event of a side impact, the system provides
bag area to avoid injuries during inflation.
best protection if the passenger sits on the seat in a
correct position, thus allowing correct window
IMPORTANT Never lean your head, arms or elbows
bag deployment.
out of the window.
For this reason, the seat belt must be worn at all
IMPORTANT In the event of a side impact, the
times. In the case of side impacts, the seat belts hold
system provides best protection if the passenger sits
occupants in the correct position and prevent them
on the seat in a correct position, thus allowing
from being thrown out of the car by a very violent
correct window bag deployment.
collision.
WARNING
Do not cover the backrest of the front
seats with covers which are not suitable
for use with side bags.
fig.
118
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IMPORTANT
WARNING
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Do not wash the seats with water or pressurised
If the
warning light does not switch
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steam (wash by hand or at automatic seat washing
on when the key is turned to MAR-ON,
stations).
or stays on while driving (on some versions
The front airbags and/or front side bags (for
together with a message on the display) there
versions/markets, where provided) may be deployed
may be a fault in the restraint systems. In this
if the car is subject to heavy collisions or accidents
case, the airbags or the pretensioners may
involving the underbody area, such as for example
not be activated in the case of an accident or
violent shocks against steps, kerbs or low obstacles,
(in a lesser number of cases) they may be
car falling into big holes or sags in the road.
activated incorrectly. Contact your Fiat
Dealership immediately to have this system
When the airbag deploys it emits a small amount of
checked.
dust: the dust is harmless and does not indicate
the beginning of a fire. The dust may irritate the skin
and eyes however: in this case, wash with neutral
soap and water.
WARNING
Airbag checking, repair and replacement must be
On cars with side bags, do not cover the
carried out at a Fiat Dealership.
front seat backrests with extra covers.
If the car is scrapped, have the airbag system
deactivated at a Fiat Dealership.
Pretensioners and airbags are deployed according to
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different logics on the basis of the type of collision.
Failure to deploy of one or more of the devices does
Do not travel carrying objects in your
not indicate a system malfunction.
lap, in front of your chest or between
your lips (pipe, pencils, etc.): they could cause
severe injury if the airbag is deployed in an
accident.
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WARNING
WARNING
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If the car has been stolen or in the case
When the ignition key is turned to
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of attempt to steal it, if it has been
MAR-ON, the warning light
(with
subjected to vandalism or floods, have the
passenger's front airbag activated) turns on and
airbag system checked by a Fiat Dealership.
flashes for a few seconds to remind you that
the passenger's airbag will be deployed in a
crash, after which it should go off.
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When the ignition key is inserted and
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turned to MAR-ON, airbags may be
deployed if another car crashes into the vehicle,
The front airbag is designed to be
even if the engine is not running and the car is
deployed for impacts of a greater
stationary.Therefore, even if the car is
intensity than for the pretensioners. For impacts
stationary, when an active passenger airbag is
whose intensity falls between the two
fitted, DO NOT install rearward facing child
activation levels, it is normal for only the
restraint systems on the front passenger seat.
pretensioners to be activated.
Deployment of the airbag following an impact
could cause fatal injuries to the child.Therefore,
always deactivate the passenger airbag when
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a rearward facing child restraint system is
installed on the front passenger seat.The front
The airbag does not replace seat belts
passenger seat must also be positioned back
but increases their efficiency.
as far as possible in order to avoid the child
Furthermore, since front airbags are not
restraint system from coming into contact with
deployed in low-speed frontal impacts, side
the dashboard. Immediately reactivate the
impacts, rear shunts or roll-overs, the
passenger airbag as soon as the child restraint
passengers are protected only by the seat belts
system has been removed. Also remember that,
which must therefore be fastened at all times.
if the key is turned to STOP, none of the safety
devices (airbags or pretensioners) will be
deployed in the event of collision. Non-
deployment in such cases does not indicate a
system malfunction.
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STARTING AND DRIVING
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STARTING THE ENGINE
WARNING
The car is fitted with an electronic engine lock
Remember that the brake servo and
device: if the engine fails to start, see the paragraph
power steering are not operational until
“The Fiat CODE system” in the section “Knowing
the engine has been started, therefore much
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effort than usual is required on the brake pedal
and steering wheel.
Engine starting is guaranteed to -18°C (Italy and
central Europe) and -20°C (Northern Europe).
STARTING PROCEDURE FOR DIESEL
VERSIONS
We recommend that during the initial
period you do not demand to full
Proceed as follows:
performance from the car (e.g. excessive
engage the handbrake and place the gear lever in
acceleration, long journeys at top speed, sharp
neutral;
braking etc.).
turn the ignition key to MAR: the warning lights
and
on the instrument panel will turn on;
wait for the warning lights
and
to switch
When the engine is switched off never
off;
leave the key turned to MAR to prevent
useless current absorption from draining
press the clutch pedal down to the floor without
the battery.
touching the accelerator;
turn the ignition key to AVV as soon as warning
light
switches off. Waiting too long will waste
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the heating work carried out by the glow plugs.
It is dangerous to have the engine
Release the key as soon as the engine starts.
running indoors.The engine consumes
oxygen and engine exhaust contains carbon
IMPORTANT With cold engine, the accelerator must
dioxide, carbon monoxide and other toxic
be entirely released when turning the ignition key
gasses.
to position AVV.
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If the engine does not start at the first attempt,
Never jump start the engine by pushing,
return the ignition key to STOP before attempting to
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towing or coasting downhill.This could
start again.
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cause fuel to flow into the catalytic
If, when the ignition key is at MAR-ON the
converter and damage it beyond repair.
warning light remains lit, turn the key to STOP
and then back to MAR-ON. If the warning light
EMERGENCY START-UP
remains lit, try with the other keys provided with the
car.
Contact a Fiat Dealership if instrument panel
If you still cannot start the engine, contact a Fiat
warning light
(or the symbol on the display) stays
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on constantly.
STOPPING THE ENGINE
Warning light
will flash for 60 seconds
after starting or during prolonged
Turn the ignition key to STOP while the engine is
cranking to indicate a fault with the glow
idling.
plug heating system.You can use the car as usual
if the engine starts but you should contact a
IMPORTANT After a taxing drive, you should allow
Fiat Dealership as soon as possible.
the engine to “catch its breath” before turning it
off by letting it idle to allow the temperature in the
engine compartment to fall.
When the engine is switched off never
leave the key turned to MAR to prevent
useless current absorption from draining
A quick burst on the accelerator before
the battery.
stopping the engine serves no practical
purpose; it wastes fuel and is especially
HOW TO WARM UP THE ENGINE AFTER IT
damaging to turbocharged engines.
HAS JUST STARTED
Proceed as follows:
Drive off slowly, letting the engine turn at medium
revs. Do not accelerate abruptly;
Do not demand full performance at first. Wait
until the engine coolant temperature gauge starts
moving.
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PARKING
When the handbrake is engaged and the ignition key
is at MAR-ON, the
warning light will switch on
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Proceed as follows:
in the instrument panel.
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stop the engine and engage the handbrake;
Proceed as follows to release the handbrake:
engage a gear (on a slope, engage first gear if the
slightly lift the handbrake and press release button
car is facing uphill or reverse if it is facing
A fig. 119;
downhill) and leave the wheels steered.
keep button A pressed and lower the lever. The
Block the wheels with a wedge or a stone if the car
warning light in the instrument panel will
is parked on a steep slope.
switch off.
Do not leave the key in the ignition switch to
Press the brake pedal when carrying out this
prevent the battery from running down.
operation to prevent the car from moving
accidentally.
WARNING
IMPORTANT For cars equipped with a front
armrest, lift this up to ensure that it does not
Never leave children unattended in the
interfere with the action of the handbrake.
car. Always remove the key from the
ignition when leaving the car and take it with
you.
HANDBRAKE
The handbrake is located between the front seats.
To use the handbrake pull the lever upwards until the
car cannot be moved.
Four or five clicks are generally enough when the car
is on level ground while nine or ten may be required
if the car is on a steep slope and laden.
IMPORTANT If this is not the case, contact a Fiat
Dealership for adjustment.
fig. 119
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USING THE GEARBOX
To engage 6th gear, operate the lever by pressing it
towards the right in order to avoid engaging 4th
gear
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To engage the gears, press the clutch pedal fully and
by mistake. The same applies to the shift from 6th
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shift the gear lever into one of the required positions
to 5th gear.
(the diagram for gear engagement is shown on the
To engage reverse R from neutral, lift sliding ring A
knob fig.
120
fig.
121).
and, at the same time:
move the lever to the right and then backwards
(1.6 MultiJet versions) fig. 120;
or
move the lever to the left and then forwards (2.0
MultiJet versions - for versions/markets, where
provided) fig. 121.
IMPORTANT Reverse can only be engaged when the
car is completely stationary. With the engine
running, wait for at least 2 seconds with the clutch
pedal fully pressed before engaging reverse to
prevent damage to the gears and grating.
fig. 120
-
1.6
MultiJet versions
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IMPORTANT The clutch pedal should be used only
for gear changes. Do not drive with your foot resting
on the clutch pedal, however lightly. For versions/
markets where provided, the electronic clutch pedal
control could cut in, interpreting the incorrect
driving style as a fault.
fig. 121 -
2.0 MultiJet versions (where provided) F0Q0783
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SAVING FUEL
WARNING
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Depress the clutch pedal fully to change
Some useful tips are given below for fuel saving and
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gear correctly. It is therefore essential
reducing harmful emissions of CO2 and other
that there is nothing under the pedals: make
pollutants [nitrogen oxides, unburnt hydrocarbons,
sure the mats are lying flat and do not get
Particulate Matter (PM) etc.].
in the way of the pedals.
GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
The general factors that affect fuel consumption are
Do not drive with your hand resting on
listed below.
the gear lever as the force exerted, even if
slight, could lead over time to premature
Car maintenance
wear of the gearbox internal components.
Have checks and adjustments carried out in
accordance with the “Scheduled Servicing Plan”.
Tyres
Check the tyre pressures at least once every four
weeks: if the pressure is too low, consumption levels
increase as resistance to rolling is higher.
Unnecessary loads
Do not travel with an overloaded boot. The weight
of the car (especially when driving in town) and
its ride greatly affects consumption and stability.
Roof rack/ski rack
Remove the roof rack or the ski rack from the roof
after use. These accessories lower aerodynamic
penetration and adversely affect consumption levels.
When transporting particularly large objects, use a
trailer if possible.
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