2013 Fiat 500 Owner's Manual

2013 Fiat 500 owners manual
Year:
2013
Make:
Fiat
Model:
500
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
9.88 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
5
INTRODUCTION
6
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
7
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
9
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
9
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
10
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
11
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
13
Ignition Key Removal
13
Locking Doors With A Key
15
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
15
SENTRY KEY®
15
Replacement Keys
17
General Information
17
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) — IF EQUIPPED
18
To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate
19
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors 1st Press
19
Opening Power Top Remote Function
19
To Lock The Doors And Liftgate
21
Programming Additional Transmitters
21
Transmitter Battery Replacement
22
General Information
24
DOOR LOCKS
25
Power Door Locks
27
Autoclose — If Equipped
28
POWER WINDOWS
28
Power Window Switches
28
Auto-Down — If Equipped
29
Wind Buffeting
29
LIFTGATE
30
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
31
Lap/Shoulder Belts
34
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
35
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
39
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
39
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If Equipped
40
How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
41
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
41
Energy Management Feature
41
Seat Belt Pretensioners
42
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert®)
42
Seat Belt Extender
43
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
44
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
44
Air Bag System Components
45
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
46
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
47
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC)
48
Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
50
Knee Impact Bolster
50
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
50
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
50
Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag Inflator Units
52
Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag Inflator Unit
53
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag (SAB) Inflator Units
53
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC) Inflator Units
54
Front And Side Impact Sensors
54
Enhanced Accident Response System
55
If A Deployment Occurs
57
Maintaining Your Air Bag System
58
Air Bag Warning Light
59
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
60
Child Restraints
61
Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
63
Infants And Child Restraints
64
Older Children And Child Restraints
64
Children Too Large For Booster Seats
66
Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
67
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) Restraint System
68
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
69
Locating The LATCH Anchorages
71
Locating The LATCH Anchorages
72
Center Seat LATCH
72
To Install A LATCH-compatible Child Restraint
72
How To Stow An Unused ALR Seatbelt
73
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt
74
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems for Installing Child Restraints in this Vehicle
75
Installing A Child Restraint with a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
76
Installing A Child Restraint With A Cinching Latch Plate (CINCH) — If Equipped
77
Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether Anchorage
78
Transporting Pets
80
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
80
SAFETY TIPS
81
Transporting Passengers
81
Exhaust Gas
82
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
83
Seat Belts
83
Air Bag Warning Light
83
Defroster
83
Floor Mat Safety Information
83
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
85
Tires
85
Lights
85
Door Latches
85
Fluid Leaks
85
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
87
POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP — IF EQUIPPED
90
Lowering The Power Top
90
Raising The Power Top
91
Power Convertible Top Relearn Procedure
92
Wind Stop
93
MIRRORS
94
Inside Day/Night Mirror
94
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
95
Power Mirrors
96
Spotter Mirror — If Equipped
97
Folding Mirrors
97
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
97
Sun Visors
98
BLUE&ME™ HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION — IF EQUIPPED
98
Overview
98
The Hands-Free Kit
99
Message Reader
102
Media Player
103
SEATS
105
Front Seats Forward/Rearward Adjustment
106
Recline Adjustment
107
Seat Height Adjustment
108
EZ Entry Feature
108
Memory Feature
109
Memory Function Option 1 — Full Seat Back And Track Fore/Aft Position Memory:
109
Memory Function Option 2 — Seat Back Only Memory:
109
Heated Seats — If Equipped
109
Head Restraints
110
Reactive Head Restraints — Front Seats
111
Rear Head Restraints
112
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
113
LIGHTS
114
Multifunction Lever
114
Headlights
115
High Beams
115
Flash-To-Pass
115
Parking Lights
116
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
116
Turn Signals
116
Lane Change Assist
117
Follow Me Home/Headlight Delay
117
Activation
117
Deactivation
117
Interior Lights
117
Interior Light Timing (Center Position)
118
Interior Light Timing (On/Right Position)
118
Front Fog Lights — If Equipped
119
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
119
Front Windshield Wiper Operation
120
Windshield Wiper Off
120
Intermittent Wiper Operation
120
Low Speed
120
High Speed
120
Manual High Speed/Mist
121
Front Windshield Washer Operation
121
Rear Windshield Wiper
122
Rear Windshield Washer Operation
123
TILT STEERING COLUMN — IF EQUIPPED
123
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL
124
To Activate
125
To Set A Desired Speed
125
To Deactivate
125
To Resume Speed
126
To Vary The Speed Setting
126
To Accelerate For Passing
126
Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
126
REAR PARK ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED
127
Rear Park Assist Sensors
127
Rear Park Assist Alerts
128
Failure Indications
130
Cleaning The Rear Park Assist System
130
Park Assist System Usage Precautions
131
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
133
To Open
134
To Close
134
Pinch Protect Feature
134
Wind Buffeting
134
Emergency Operation
135
Sun Shade — If Equipped
135
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
136
CIGAR LIGHTER — IF EQUIPPED
138
CUPHOLDERS
139
STORAGE
140
Glove Box Compartment
140
Passenger Seat Storage — If Equipped
140
CARGO AREA FEATURES
141
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
142
Rear Window Defroster
142
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
145
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
147
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — POP, LOUNGE, 500C
148
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — SPORT
149
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
150
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC)
162
EVIC Displays
163
EVIC Control Buttons
164
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Setup Menu
164
Change Engine Oil Indicator System
166
Change Engine Oil
166
Trip Computer
167
Trip Button
167
New Trip
167
Start Of Trip Procedure
168
Exit Trip
168
Trip Functions
168
Values Displayed
169
Range
169
Distance Travelled
169
Average Consumption
169
Instant Consumption
169
Average Speed
169
Travel Time
169
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
170
Dimmer
170
Speed Beep (Speed Limit)
170
Trip B Data (Trip B On)
171
Set Time (Clock)
172
Set Date
173
See Radio (Repeat Audio Information)
174
Speed Display
174
Autoclose
175
Units (Set Units)
175
Language (Selecting The Language)
177
Buzzer Volume (Adjusting The Failure/Warning Buzzer Volume)
177
Button Volume (Button Volume Adjustment)
178
Belt Buzzer (Buzzer Activation For S.B.R. Indication)
178
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
178
GSI (Gear Shift Indicator)
178
Hill Start Assist
179
Lock
180
Exit Menu
180
SALES CODE (RAB) RADIO
181
Introduction
181
Suggestions
181
Road Safety
181
Reception Conditions
181
Care And Maintenance
182
CDs
182
Technical Specifications
183
Quick Guide
184
Radio Controls
184
General Information
187
Radio Section
187
CD Section
187
CD/MP3 Section
188
Audio Section
188
Functions And Adjustments
188
Turning The Car Radio On
188
Turning The Car Radio Off
188
Selecting The Radio Functions
188
Selecting The CD Function
189
Volume Adjustment
189
Mute/Pause Function
189
Audio Adjustment
189
Tone Adjustment
190
Balance Adjustment
190
Fader Adjustment
191
Loudness Function — If Equipped
191
Preset/User/Classic/Rock/Jazz Functions — If Equipped
191
User EQ Settings Function — If Equipped
192
Menu
193
Speed Volume Function — If Equipped
193
On Volume Limit
194
Radio Off Function
194
System Reset Function
195
Radio
195
(Tuner) Introduction
195
Frequency Band Selection
196
Preset Buttons
196
Automatic Tuning
196
Manual Tuning
197
Stereophonic Broadcasters
197
SiriusXM Satellite Radio — If Equipped
197
Satellite Radio Antenna — If Equipped
197
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
197
SiriusXM Satellite Radio Program Types
198
Re-Subscribe To SiriusXM Satellite Radio
198
Sirius Subscription Issues When Replacing A Sirius Radio
199
CD Player
200
Introduction
200
CD Player Selection
200
CD Loading/Ejecting
201
Possible Error Messages
201
Display Information
202
Track Selection
202
Track Fast Forward/Rewind
202
Pause Function
202
CD MP3 Player
202
Introduction
202
MP3 Mode
203
Selecting MP3 Sessions With Hybrid Discs
203
Display Information
204
Selection Of Next/Previous Folder
204
Structure Of The Folders
204
Troubleshooting
205
General
205
CD Player
205
MP3 File Reading
205
Operating Instructions — Hands-Free Phone (If Equipped)
206
Personal/Portable Navigation Device (PND) — If Equipped
206
iPod®/USB/MEDIA PLAYER CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
206
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
207
Radio Operation
208
CD Player Operation
208
Operating Instructions — Hands-Free Phone (If Equipped)
208
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
208
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
209
CLIMATE CONTROLS
209
Manual Heating And Air Conditioning
210
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If Equipped
212
Automatic Operation
215
Manual Operation
216
Air Conditioning (A/C)
217
Recirculation Control
218
Operating Tips
218
Window Fogging
218
Summer Operation
219
Winter Operation
219
Vacation Storage
219
STARTING AND OPERATING
221
STARTING PROCEDURES
225
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
225
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
225
Normal Starting
225
Cold Weather Operation
226
If Engine Fails To Start
226
After Starting
227
MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
228
Five-Speed Manual Transmission
228
Recommended Shift Speeds
230
Downshifting
230
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
231
Key Ignition Park Interlock
232
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
233
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission
233
Gear Ranges
234
PARK
234
REVERSE
237
NEUTRAL
237
DRIVE
237
Transmission Limp Home Mode
238
AUTOSTICK® — IF EQUIPPED
239
Operation
239
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
241
Acceleration
241
Traction
241
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
242
Flowing/Rising Water
242
Shallow Standing Water
242
POWER STEERING
244
PARKING BRAKE
246
SPORT MODE
248
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
248
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
249
BRAKE SYSTEM
250
Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
250
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
251
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
252
Brake Assist System (BAS)
252
Traction Control System (TCS)
253
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
253
HSA Activation Criteria
253
Disabling/Enabling HSA
254
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
254
ESC Operating Modes
256
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And ESC OFF Indicator Light
257
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
259
Tire Markings
259
Tire Sizing Chart
260
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
262
Tire Terminology And Definitions
264
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
265
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
265
Tire And Loading Information Placard
266
Loading
266
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
270
Tire Pressure
270
Safety
270
Economy
271
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
271
Tire Inflation Pressures
271
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
272
Radial Ply Tires
273
All Season Tires – If Equipped
274
Summer Or Three Season Tires – If Equipped
274
Snow Tires
274
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel – If Equipped
275
Compact Spare Tire
275
Tire Spinning
276
Tread Wear Indicators
276
Life Of Tire
277
Replacement Tires
278
TIRE CHAINS
279
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
281
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
282
Base System
284
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
285
Check TPMS Warnings
285
Enhanced System– If Equipped
287
General Information
287
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
287
FUEL REQUIREMENTS – 1.4L Turbo
288
Reformulated Gasoline
288
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
289
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
289
MMT In Gasoline
290
Materials Added To Fuel
290
Fuel System Cautions
291
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
292
ADDING FUEL
293
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
293
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
294
TRAILER TOWING
294
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
295
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
295
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
297
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
299
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
299
TIREFIT KIT — IF EQUIPPED
300
TIREFIT Storage
301
TIREFIT Kit Components And Operation
301
TIREFIT Usage Precautions
302
Sealing A Tire With TIREFIT
304
(A) Whenever You Stop To Use TIREFIT:
304
(B) Setting Up To Use TIREFIT:
305
(C) Injecting TIREFIT Sealant Into The Deflated Tire:
305
(D) Drive Vehicle:
307
(E) After Driving:
308
(F) Sealant Bottle And Hose Replacement:
309
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING — IF EQUIPPED
310
Jack Location
311
Spare Tire Removal
311
Preparations For Jacking
314
Jacking Instructions
315
Spare Tire Stowage
321
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURE
322
Preparations For Jump-Start
322
Jump-Starting Procedure
324
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
326
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
327
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
329
Automatic Transmission
330
Manual Transmission
331
ENHANCED ACCIDENT RESPONSE SYSTEM
331
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
335
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 1.4L
337
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 1.4L TURBO
338
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
339
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
339
REPLACEMENT PARTS
341
STUDIO SERVICE
341
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
342
Engine Oil
342
Checking Oil Level
342
Change Engine Oil
343
Engine Oil Selection
344
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil Identification Symbol
344
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade)
344
Engine Oil Viscosity - 1.4L Turbo (SAE Grade)
345
Synthetic Engine Oils
345
Materials Added To Engine Oil
345
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
345
Engine Oil Filter
346
Engine Oil Filter Selection
346
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
346
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
346
Maintenance-Free Battery
347
Air Conditioner Maintenance
348
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling
349
A/C Air Filter
349
Body Lubrication
352
Wiper Blades
352
Rear Wiper Blade Removal/Installation
353
Adding Washer Fluid
355
Exhaust System
355
Cooling System
358
Coolant Checks
358
Cooling System – Drain, Flush, And Refill
358
Selection Of Coolant
359
Adding Coolant
360
Cooling System Pressure Cap
361
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
362
Coolant Level
362
Points To Remember
363
Brake System
364
Brake Master Cylinder
364
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
367
Lubricant Selection
367
Fluid Level Check
367
Frequency Of Fluid Change
367
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
367
Selection Of Lubricant
367
Special Additives
368
Fluid Level Check
368
Fluid And Filter Changes
369
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
369
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
369
What Causes Corrosion?
370
Washing
370
Special Care
371
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
371
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure – If Equipped
372
Interior Care
372
Cleaning Headlights
373
Glass Surfaces
373
Instrument Panel Cover
374
Instrument Panel Bezels
374
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
374
Seat Belt Maintenance
374
Convertible Top Care – If Equipped
375
Washing
375
General Cleaning
376
FUSES
377
Interior Fuses
377
Underhood Fuses
378
VEHICLE STORAGE
382
REPLACEMENT BULBS
382
BULB REPLACEMENT
383
Headlamps
383
Front Turn Signal, Parking And Daytime Running Lamps
384
Front Fog Lamps
384
Front/Rear Side Marker Lamps
384
Rear Tail, Stop, Backup And Turn Signal Lamps
385
Center High Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
386
FLUID CAPACITIES
387
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
388
Engine
388
Chassis
389
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
391
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
392
Maintenance Chart
394
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
397
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
398
Prepare For The Appointment
398
Prepare A List
398
Be Reasonable With Requests
398
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
398
FIAT Customer Center
399
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
399
Service Contract
400
WARRANTY INFORMATION
401
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
401
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
401
In Canada
402
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
402
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
403
Treadwear
403
Traction Grades
404
Temperature Grades
404
INDEX
407

FAQ about the 2013 Fiat 500 Manual

What contains the 2013 500 manual?

The Fiat 500 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Fiat to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Fiat 500. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Fiat 500 2013 owner's manual:

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Fiat 500 owners can do
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Maintenance for your Fiat 500, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

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The Fiat 500 (2013) owner's manual is available in English?

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