2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Owner's Manual

2015 Fiat 500 Abarth owners manual
Year:
2015
Make:
Fiat
Model:
500 Abarth
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
2.89 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
16
General Information
16
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) — IF EQUIPPED
17
To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate
18
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors 1st Press
18
Opening Power Top Remote Function
18
To Lock The Doors And Liftgate
20
Programming Additional Transmitters
20
Transmitter Battery Replacement
20
General Information
22
DOOR LOCKS
22
Power Door Locks — If Equipped
24
Autoclose
25
POWER WINDOWS
26
Power Window Switches
26
Auto-Down
27
Wind Buffeting
27
LIFTGATE
27
OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
28
Important Safety Precautions
28
Seat Belt Systems
30
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)
30
Lap/Shoulder Belts
31
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
34
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
36
Seat Belt Extender
36
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
37
Seat Belt Pretensioner
37
Energy Management Feature
38
Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) — If Equipped
38
How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
40
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
40
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
41
Air Bag System Components
41
Advanced Front Air Bags
42
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
43
Advanced Front Air Bag Operation
44
Knee Impact Bolsters
45
Supplemental Driver Knee Air Bag
46
Supplemental Side Air Bags
46
If A Deployment Occurs
50
Enhanced Accident Response System
52
System Reset Procedure
52
Air Bag Warning Light
54
Maintaining Your Air Bag System
56
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
57
Child Restraints
58
Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
59
Infants And Child Restraints
60
Older Children And Child Restraints
61
Children Too Large For Booster Seats
62
Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
64
Lower Anchors And Tethers For Children (LATCH) Restraint System
65
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
66
Locating LATCH Anchorages
69
Locating Tether Anchorages
70
Center Seat LATCH
70
To Install A LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
70
How To Stow An Unused ALR Seat Belt:
71
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt
72
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
73
Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
75
Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether Anchorage
76
Transporting Pets
78
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
78
SAFETY TIPS
79
Transporting Passengers
79
Exhaust Gas
80
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
81
Seat Belts
81
Air Bag Warning Light
81
Defroster
81
Floor Mat Safety Information
81
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
83
Tires
83
Lights
83
Door Latches
83
Fluid Leaks
83
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
85
POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP — IF EQUIPPED
88
Lowering The Power Top
88
Raising The Power Top
89
Power Convertible Top Relearn Procedure
90
Wind Stop
91
MIRRORS
91
Inside Day/Night Mirror
91
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
92
Power Mirrors
93
Spotter Mirror — If Equipped
94
Folding Mirrors
95
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
95
Sun Visors
95
BLUE&ME™ HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION
96
Blue&Me™ Hands-Free Communication Overview — If Equipped
96
The Hands-Free Kit
97
Message Reader
100
Media Player
101
SEATS
103
Forward/Rearward Adjustment
104
Recline Adjustment
104
Seat Height Adjustment
105
EZ Entry Feature
106
Memory Feature
106
Memory Function Option 1 — Full Seat Back And Track Fore/Aft Position Memory:
106
Memory Function Option 2 — Seat Back Only Memory:
106
Heated Seats — If Equipped
107
Head Restraints
108
Rear Head Restraints
108
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
109
LIGHTS
111
Multifunction Lever
111
Headlights
111
High Beams
112
Flash-To-Pass
112
Parking Lights
112
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
112
Turn Signals
112
Lane Change Assist
113
Follow Me Home/Headlight Delay
113
Activation
113
Deactivation
114
Interior Lights
114
Interior Light Timing (Center Position)
114
Interior Light Timing (On/Right Position)
115
Front Fog Lights — If Equipped
115
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
116
Front Windshield Wiper Operation
116
Windshield Wiper Off
116
Intermittent Wiper Operation
116
Low Speed
117
High Speed
117
Manual High Speed/Mist
117
Front Windshield Washer Operation
117
Rear Windshield Wiper
118
Rear Windshield Washer Operation
118
TILT STEERING COLUMN — IF EQUIPPED
119
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL
120
To Activate
121
To Set A Desired Speed
121
To Deactivate
121
To Resume Speed
122
To Vary The Speed Setting
122
To Accelerate For Passing
123
Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
123
REAR PARK ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED
124
Rear Park Assist Sensors
124
Rear Park Assist Warning Display
125
Rear Park Assist Display
125
Rear Park Assist Audible Alerts
125
Failure Indications
127
Cleaning The Rear Park Assist System
128
Park Assist System Usage Precautions
128
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
131
To Open
132
To Close
132
Pinch Protect Feature
132
Wind Buffeting
132
Emergency Operation
133
Sun Shade — If Equipped
133
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
134
CIGAR LIGHTER — IF EQUIPPED
136
CUPHOLDERS
137
STORAGE
138
Glove Compartment
138
CARGO AREA FEATURES
139
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
140
Rear Window Defroster
140
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
143
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
145
TURBO BOOST GAUGE
146
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — ECO
147
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — POP, LOUNGE, 500C
148
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
149
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
150
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC)
163
EVIC Displays
164
EVIC Control Buttons
165
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Setup Menu
166
Change Engine Oil Indicator System
167
Change Engine Oil
167
Trip Computer
168
Trip Button
168
New Trip
169
Start Of Trip Procedure
169
Exit Trip
169
Trip Functions
169
Values Displayed
170
Range
170
Distance Traveled
170
Average Economy
171
Instant Economy
171
Average Speed
171
Travel Time
171
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
171
Dimmer
171
Speed Beep (Speed Limit)
172
Trip B Data (Trip B On)
173
Set Time (Clock)
173
Set Date
175
See Radio (Repeat Audio Information)
175
Speed Display
176
Autoclose
177
Units (Set Units)
177
Language (Selecting The Language)
179
Buzzer Volume (Adjusting The Failure/Warning Buzzer Volume)
179
Button Volume (Button Volume Adjustment)
180
Belt Buzzer (Buzzer Activation For S.B.R. Indication)
180
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
180
GSI (Gear Shift Indicator)
181
Hill Start Assist
182
Tire Pressure
182
Lock
183
Exit Menu
183
SALES CODE (RAB) RADIO
184
Introduction
184
Suggestions
184
Road Safety
184
Reception Conditions
185
Care And Maintenance
185
CDs
185
Technical Specifications
187
Quick Guide
188
Radio Controls
188
General Information
191
Radio Section
191
CD Section
191
CD/MP3 Section
191
Audio Section
192
Functions And Adjustments
192
Turning The Car Radio On
192
Turning The Car Radio Off
192
Selecting The Radio Functions
192
Selecting The CD Function
193
Volume Adjustment
193
Mute/Pause Function
193
Audio Adjustment
193
Tone Adjustment
194
Balance Adjustment
194
Fader Adjustment
195
Loudness Function — If Equipped
195
Preset/User/Classic/Rock/Jazz Functions — If Equipped
195
User EQ Settings Function — If Equipped
196
Menu
197
Speed Volume Function — If Equipped
197
On Volume Limit
198
Radio Off Function
198
System Reset Function
199
Radio
199
(Tuner) Introduction
199
Frequency Band Selection
199
Preset Buttons
200
Automatic Tuning
200
Manual Tuning
200
Stereophonic Broadcasters
201
SiriusXM Satellite Radio — If Equipped
201
Satellite Radio Antenna — If Equipped
201
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
201
SiriusXM Satellite Radio Program Types
202
Re-Subscribe To SiriusXM Satellite Radio
202
Sirius Subscription Issues When Replacing A Sirius Radio
203
CD Player
204
Introduction
204
CD Player Selection
204
CD Loading/Ejecting
204
Possible Error Messages
205
Display Information
205
Track Selection
205
Track Fast Forward/Rewind
206
Pause Function
206
CD MP3 Player
206
Introduction
206
MP3 Mode
206
Selecting MP3 Sessions With Hybrid Discs
207
Display Information
207
Selection Of Next/Previous Folder
208
Structure Of The Folders
208
Troubleshooting
208
General
208
CD Player
209
MP3 File Reading
209
Operating Instructions — Hands-Free Phone
209
Personal/Portable Navigation Device (PND)
209
iPod®/USB/MEDIA PLAYER CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
210
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
211
Radio Operation
212
CD Player Operation
212
Operating Instructions — Hands-Free Phone (If Equipped)
212
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
212
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
213
CLIMATE CONTROLS
213
Manual Heating And Air Conditioning
214
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
217
Climate Control Functions
220
Automatic Operation
221
Manual Operation
222
Operating Tips
222
Window Fogging
222
Summer Operation
223
Winter Operation
223
Vacation Storage
223
Operating Tips Chart
224
STARTING AND OPERATING
225
STARTING PROCEDURES
229
Manual Transmission — If Equipped
229
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
229
Normal Starting
229
Cold Weather Operation
230
Extended Park Starting
230
If Engine Fails To Start
231
After Starting
232
Turbocharger “Cool Down”
232
MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
232
Five-Speed Manual Transmission
232
Recommended Shift Speeds
234
Downshifting
234
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
235
Key Ignition Park Interlock
237
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
237
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission
237
Gear Ranges
239
PARK (P)
239
REVERSE (R)
241
NEUTRAL (N)
241
DRIVE (D)
242
Transmission Limp Home Mode
243
AUTOSTICK
244
Operation
244
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
246
Acceleration
246
Traction
246
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
247
Flowing/Rising Water
247
Shallow Standing Water
247
POWER STEERING
249
PARKING BRAKE
250
SPORT MODE
252
Manual Transmission — If Equipped
252
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
253
BRAKE SYSTEM
254
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
254
Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
254
Brake Assist System (BAS)
256
Traction Control System (TCS)
256
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
257
HSA Activation Criteria
257
Disabling/Enabling HSA
258
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
258
ESC Operating Modes
260
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And ESC OFF Indicator Light
262
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
263
Tire Markings
263
Tire Sizing Chart
264
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
266
Tire Terminology And Definitions
268
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
269
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
269
Tire And Loading Information Placard
270
Loading
270
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
274
Tire Pressure
274
Safety
274
Fuel Economy
275
Tread Wear
275
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
275
Tire Inflation Pressures
275
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
277
Radial Ply Tires
277
Tire Types
278
All Season Tires — If Equipped
278
Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped
278
Snow Tires
279
Run Flat Tires — If Equipped
279
Spare Tires — If Equipped
280
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel — If Equipped
280
Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
281
Full Size Spare — If Equipped
281
Limited-Use Spare — If Equipped
282
Tire Spinning
283
Tread Wear Indicators
283
Life Of Tire
284
Replacement Tires
285
TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
286
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
287
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
288
Base System
290
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
291
Check TPMS Warnings
291
Enhanced TPM System
293
Premium TPM System
293
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
293
TPMS Warning
294
General Information
297
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
297
Reformulated Gasoline
298
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
298
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
298
MMT In Gasoline
299
Materials Added To Fuel
300
Fuel System Cautions
300
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
301
ADDING FUEL
302
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
302
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
303
TRAILER TOWING
303
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
304
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
304
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
307
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
309
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
309
TIRE SERVICE KIT — IF EQUIPPED
310
Tire Service Kit Storage
311
Tire Service Kit Components And Operation
311
Using The Mode Select Knob And Hoses
312
Tire Service Kit Usage Precautions
312
Sealing A Tire With Tire Service Kit
315
(A) Whenever You Stop To Use Tire Service Kit:
315
(B) Setting Up To Use Tire Service Kit:
315
(C) Injecting Tire Service Kit Sealant Into The Deflated Tire:
316
(D) Drive Vehicle:
318
(E) After Driving:
319
(F) Sealant Bottle And Hose Replacement:
320
WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
321
Torque Specifications
321
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING — IF EQUIPPED
322
Jack Location
323
Preparations For Jacking
324
Jacking Instructions
325
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURE
329
Preparations For Jump-Start
330
Jump-Starting Procedure
332
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
333
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
335
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
336
Automatic Transmission
337
Manual Transmission
338
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
339
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 1.4L TURBO
341
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
342
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
342
REPLACEMENT PARTS
344
DEALER SERVICE
344
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
345
Engine Oil
346
Checking Oil Level
346
Change Engine Oil
347
Engine Oil Selection
347
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade)
347
Materials Added To Engine Oil
348
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
348
Engine Oil Filter
348
Engine Oil Filter Selection
348
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
348
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
349
Maintenance-Free Battery
349
Air Conditioner Maintenance
351
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling R134a — If Equipped
352
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling HFO 1234yf — If Equipped
352
A/C Air Filter
352
Body Lubrication
355
Windshield Wiper Blades
355
Rear Wiper Blade Removal/Installation
356
Adding Washer Fluid
357
Exhaust System
358
Cooling System
360
Coolant Checks
361
Cooling System — Drain, Flush And Refill
361
Selection Of Coolant
361
Adding Coolant
362
Cooling System Pressure Cap
364
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
364
Coolant Level
365
Points To Remember
365
Brake System
366
Brake Master Cylinder
366
Manual Transmission — If Equipped
369
Lubricant Selection
369
Fluid Level Check
369
Frequency Of Fluid Change
369
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
369
Selection Of Lubricant
369
Special Additives
370
Fluid Level Check
370
Fluid And Filter Changes
371
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
371
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
371
What Causes Corrosion?
372
Washing
372
Special Care
373
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
373
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure — If Equipped
374
Interior Care
375
Cleaning Headlights
375
Glass Surfaces
376
Instrument Panel Cover
376
Instrument Panel Bezels
376
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
377
Seat Belt Maintenance
377
FUSES
378
Interior Fuses
379
Underhood Fuses
381
VEHICLE STORAGE
384
REPLACEMENT BULBS
384
BULB REPLACEMENT
385
Headlamps Low Beam and High Beam
386
Front Turn Signal, Parking And Daytime Running Lamps
386
Front Fog Lamps
387
Front/Rear Side Marker Lamps
387
Rear Tail, Stop, Backup And Turn Signal Lamps
387
Center High Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
388
FLUID CAPACITIES
389
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
390
Engine
390
Chassis
392
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
393
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
394
Maintenance Chart
396
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
399
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
400
Prepare For The Appointment
400
Prepare A List
400
Be Reasonable With Requests
400
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
400
FIAT Customer Center
401
FIAT Canada Customer Center
401
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
401
Service Contract
402
WARRANTY INFORMATION
403
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
403
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
403
In Canada
404
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
404
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
405
Treadwear
406
Traction Grades
406
Temperature Grades
406
INDEX
409

FAQ about the 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Manual

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The Fiat 500 Abarth owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Fiat to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Fiat 500 Abarth. 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 Abarth 2015 owner's manual:

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Fiat 500 Abarth owners can do
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Maintenance for your Fiat 500 Abarth, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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