2015 Fiat 500c Owner's Manual

2015 Fiat 500c owners manual
Year:
2015
Make:
Fiat
Model:
500c
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
2.6 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
17
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) — IF EQUIPPED
17
To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate
18
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors 1st Press
18
To Lock The Doors And Liftgate
18
Programming Additional Transmitters
18
Transmitter Battery Replacement
18
General Information
20
DOOR LOCKS
21
Power Door Locks — If Equipped
23
Auto Door Locks
23
POWER WINDOWS
24
Power Window Switches
24
Auto-Down
25
Wind Buffeting
25
LIFTGATE
26
OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
27
Important Safety Precautions
27
Seat Belt Systems
29
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)
29
Lap/Shoulder Belts
30
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
33
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
35
Seat Belt Extender
36
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
37
Seat Belt Pretensioner
37
Energy Management Feature
37
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
41
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
43
Advanced Front Air Bag Operation
44
Knee Impact Bolsters
45
Supplemental Driver Knee Air Bag
45
Supplemental Side Air Bags
45
If A Deployment Occurs
50
Enhanced Accident Response System
51
System Reset Procedure
52
Air Bag Warning Light
53
Maintaining Your Air Bag System
55
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
56
Child Restraints
57
Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
58
Infants And Child Restraints
60
Older Children And Child Restraints
61
Children Too Large For Booster Seats
62
Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
63
Lower Anchors And Tethers For Children (LATCH) Restraint System
64
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
65
Locating The LATCH Anchorages
67
Locating The Upper Tether Anchorages
68
Center Seat LATCH
68
To Install A LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
69
How To Stow An Unused ALR Seat Belt:
70
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt
71
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems for Installing Child Restraints in this Vehicle
71
Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
73
Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether Anchorage
74
Transporting Pets
76
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
76
SAFETY TIPS
77
Transporting Passengers
77
Exhaust Gas
78
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
79
Seat Belts
79
Air Bag Warning Light
79
Defroster
79
Floor Mat Safety Information
79
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
81
Tires
81
Lights
81
Door Latches
81
Fluid Leaks
81
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
83
POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP — IF EQUIPPED
86
Lowering The Power Top
86
Raising The Power Top
86
Power Convertible Top Relearn Procedure
88
Wind Stop
89
MIRRORS
89
Inside Day/Night Mirror
89
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
90
Power Mirrors
91
Spotter Mirror — If Equipped
92
Folding Mirrors
92
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
92
Sun Visors
93
BLUE&ME™ HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION
93
Blue&Me™ Hands-Free Communication Overview — If Equipped
93
The Hands-Free Kit
94
Message Reader
97
Media Player
99
SEATS
101
Forward/Rearward Adjustment
101
Recline Adjustment
102
Seat Height Adjustment
103
EZ Entry Feature
103
Memory Feature
104
Memory Function Option 1 — Full Seat Back And Track Fore/Aft Position Memory:
104
Memory Function Option 2 — Seat Back Only Memory:
105
Heated Seats — If Equipped
105
Head Restraints
106
Reactive Head Restraints — Front Seats
106
Rear Head Restraints
108
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
108
LIGHTS
110
Multifunction Lever
110
Headlights
110
High Beams
111
Flash-To-Pass
111
Parking Lights
111
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
112
Turn Signals
112
Lane Change Assist
113
Follow Me Home/Headlight Delay
113
Activation
113
Deactivation
113
Interior Lights
113
Interior Light Timing (Center Position)
114
Interior Light Timing (On/Right Position)
114
Front Fog Lights — If Equipped
115
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
115
Front Windshield Wiper Operation
116
Windshield Wiper Off
116
Intermittent Wiper Operation
116
Low Speed
116
High Speed
116
Manual High Speed/Mist
117
Front Windshield Washer Operation
117
Rear Windshield Wiper
118
Rear Windshield Washer Operation
119
TILT STEERING COLUMN — IF EQUIPPED
119
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL
120
To Activate
121
To Set A Desired Speed
121
To Deactivate
122
To Resume Speed
122
To Vary The Speed Setting
122
To Accelerate For Passing
123
Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
124
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
126
Failure Indications
127
Cleaning The Rear Park Assist System
128
Park Assist System Usage Precautions
128
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
130
To Open
131
To Close
131
Pinch Protect Feature
132
Wind Buffeting
132
Emergency Operation
132
Sun Shade — If Equipped
132
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
133
CIGAR LIGHTER — IF EQUIPPED
136
CUPHOLDERS
136
STORAGE
137
Glove Compartment
137
CARGO AREA FEATURES
138
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
139
Rear Window Defroster
139
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
141
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
143
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
144
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — ECO
145
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — POP, LOUNGE, 500C
146
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
147
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC)
161
EVIC Displays
162
EVIC Control Buttons
163
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 Traveled
169
Average Economy
169
Instant Economy
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
175
Autoclose
175
Units (Set Units)
176
Language (Selecting The Language)
177
Buzzer Volume (Adjusting The Failure/Warning Buzzer Volume)
178
Button Volume (Button Volume Adjustment)
178
Belt Buzzer (Buzzer Activation For S.B.R. Indication)
179
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
179
GSI (Gear Shift Indicator)
179
Hill Start Assist
180
Tire Pressure
181
Lock
181
Exit Menu
182
SALES CODE (RAB) RADIO
182
Introduction
183
Suggestions
183
Road Safety
183
Reception Conditions
183
Care And Maintenance
183
CDs
184
Technical Specifications
185
Quick Guide
186
Radio Controls
186
General Information
189
Radio Section
189
CD Section
190
CD/MP3 Section
190
Audio Section
190
Functions And Adjustments
191
Turning The Car Radio On
191
Turning The Car Radio Off
191
Selecting The Radio Functions
191
Selecting The CD Function
191
Volume Adjustment
191
Mute/Pause Function
191
Audio Adjustment
192
Tone Adjustment
193
Balance Adjustment
193
Fader Adjustment
194
Loudness Function — If Equipped
194
Preset/User/Classic/Rock/Jazz Functions — If Equipped
194
User EQ Settings Function — If Equipped
195
Menu
196
Speed Volume Function — If Equipped
196
On Volume Limit
197
Radio Off Function
198
System Reset Function
198
Radio
198
(Tuner) Introduction
198
Frequency Band Selection
199
Preset Buttons
199
Automatic Tuning
200
Manual Tuning
200
Stereophonic Broadcasters
200
SiriusXM Satellite Radio — If Equipped
200
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
200
SiriusXM Satellite Radio Program Types
201
Re-Subscribe To SiriusXM Satellite Radio
201
Sirius Subscription Issues When Replacing A Sirius Radio
202
Satellite Radio Antenna — If Equipped
203
CD Player
203
Introduction
203
CD Player Selection
203
CD Loading/Ejecting
204
Possible Error Messages
204
Display Information
205
Track Selection
205
Track Fast Forward/Rewind
205
Pause Function
205
CD MP3 Player
206
Introduction
206
MP3 Mode
206
Selecting MP3 Sessions With Hybrid Discs
207
Display Information
207
Selection Of Next/Previous Folder
207
Structure Of The Folders
208
Troubleshooting
208
General
208
CD Player
208
MP3 File Reading
208
Operating Instructions — Hands-Free Phone
209
Personal/Portable Navigation Device (PND)
209
iPod®/USB/MEDIA PLAYER CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
209
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
210
Radio Operation
211
CD Player Operation
211
Operating Instructions — Hands-Free Phone (If Equipped)
211
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
211
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
212
CLIMATE CONTROLS
212
Manual Heating And Air Conditioning
213
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
215
Climate Control Functions
219
Automatic Operation
220
Manual Operation
221
Operating Tips
221
Window Fogging
221
Summer Operation
222
Winter Operation
222
Vacation Storage
222
Operating Tips Chart
223
STARTING AND OPERATING
225
STARTING PROCEDURES
229
Manual Transmission — If Equipped
229
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
229
Normal Starting
230
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
235
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)
257
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
257
HSA Activation Criteria
258
Disabling/Enabling HSA
258
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
259
ESC Operating Modes
261
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)
267
Tire Terminology And Definitions
268
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
270
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
270
Tire And Loading Information Placard
271
Loading
271
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
275
Tire Pressure
275
Safety
275
Economy
276
Tread Wear
276
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
276
Tire Inflation Pressures
277
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
278
Radial Ply Tires
278
Tire Types
279
All Season Tires — If Equipped
279
Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped
279
Snow Tires
280
Run Flat Tires — If Equipped
281
Spare Tires — If Equipped
281
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel — If Equipped
282
Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
282
Full Size Spare — If Equipped
283
Limited-Use Spare — If Equipped
283
Tire Spinning
284
Tread Wear Indicators
285
Life Of Tire
285
Replacement Tires
286
TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
288
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
289
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
290
Base System
293
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
294
Check TPMS Warnings
294
Enhanced System — If Equipped
296
Premium TPM System
296
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
296
TPMS Warning
297
General Information
300
FUEL REQUIREMENTS — 1.4L Engine
300
FUEL REQUIREMENTS — 1.4L Turbo
301
Reformulated Gasoline
301
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
302
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
302
MMT In Gasoline
303
Materials Added To Fuel
303
Fuel System Cautions
304
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
305
ADDING FUEL
305
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
305
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
307
TRAILER TOWING
307
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
308
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
308
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
311
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
313
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
313
TIRE SERVICE KIT — IF EQUIPPED
314
Tire Service Kit Storage
315
Tire Service Kit Components And Operation
315
Using The Mode Select Knob And Hoses
316
Tire Service Kit Usage Precautions
316
Sealing A Tire With Tire Service Kit
319
(A) Whenever You Stop To Use Tire Service Kit:
319
(B) Setting Up To Use Tire Service Kit:
319
(C) Injecting Tire Service Kit Sealant Into The Deflated Tire:
320
(D) Drive Vehicle:
322
(E) After Driving:
323
(F) Sealant Bottle And Hose Replacement:
324
WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
325
Torque Specifications
325
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING — IF EQUIPPED
326
Jack Location
327
Spare Tire Removal
328
Preparations For Jacking
330
Jacking Instructions
331
Road Tire Installation
337
Vehicles Equipped With Wheel Covers
337
Vehicles Without Wheel Covers
338
Spare Tire Stowage
339
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURE
339
Preparations For Jump-Start
340
Jump-Starting Procedure
342
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
344
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
345
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
347
Automatic Transmission
348
Manual Transmission
349
ENHANCED ACCIDENT RESPONSE SYSTEM
349
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
353
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 1.4L
355
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 1.4L TURBO
356
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
357
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
358
REPLACEMENT PARTS
359
DEALER SERVICE
359
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
360
Engine Oil
361
Checking Oil Level
361
Change Engine Oil
361
Engine Oil Selection — 1.4L Engine
362
Engine Oil Selection — 1.4L Turbo Engine
362
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil Identification Symbol
362
Engine Oil Viscosity — 1.4L Engine (SAE Grade)
363
Engine Oil Viscosity — 1.4L Turbo Engine (SAE Grade)
363
Synthetic Engine Oils
364
Materials Added To Engine Oil
364
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
364
Engine Oil Filter
364
Engine Oil Filter Selection
364
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
364
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
365
Maintenance-Free Battery
365
Air Conditioner Maintenance
367
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling R134a — If Equipped
368
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling HFO 1234yf — If Equipped
368
A/C Air Filter
368
Body Lubrication
371
Wiper Blades
371
Rear Wiper Blade Removal/Installation
372
Adding Washer Fluid
374
Exhaust System
374
Cooling System
377
Coolant Checks
377
Cooling System — Drain, Flush And Refill
378
Selection Of Coolant
378
Adding Coolant
379
Cooling System Pressure Cap
380
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
381
Coolant Level
381
Points To Remember
382
Brake System
383
Brake Master Cylinder
383
Manual Transmission — If Equipped
385
Lubricant Selection
385
Fluid Level Check
385
Frequency Of Fluid Change
386
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
386
Selection Of Lubricant
386
Special Additives
386
Fluid Level Check
387
Fluid And Filter Changes
387
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
388
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
388
What Causes Corrosion?
388
Washing
388
Special Care
389
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
390
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure — If Equipped
391
Interior Care
391
Cleaning Headlights
392
Glass Surfaces
392
Instrument Panel Cover
393
Instrument Panel Bezels
393
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
393
Seat Belt Maintenance
393
Convertible Top Care — If Equipped
394
Washing
395
General Cleaning
395
FUSES
396
Interior Fuses
397
Underhood Fuses
399
VEHICLE STORAGE
402
REPLACEMENT BULBS
403
BULB REPLACEMENT
404
Headlamps Low Beam and High Beam
404
Front Turn Signal, Parking And Daytime Running Lamps
405
Front Fog Lamps
405
Front/Rear Side Marker Lamps
405
Rear Tail, Stop, Backup And Turn Signal Lamps
406
Center High Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
407
FLUID CAPACITIES
408
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
409
Engine
409
Chassis
411
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
413
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
414
Maintenance Chart
416
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
421
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
423
Prepare For The Appointment
423
Prepare A List
423
Be Reasonable With Requests
423
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
423
FIAT Customer Center
424
FIAT Canada Customer Center
424
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
425
Service Contract
425
WARRANTY INFORMATION
426
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
426
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
426
In Canada
427
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
427
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
428
Treadwear
429
Traction Grades
429
Temperature Grades
430
INDEX
431

FAQ about the 2015 Fiat 500c Manual

What contains the 2015 500c manual?

The Fiat 500c owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Fiat to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Fiat 500c. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Fiat 500c 2015 owner's manual:

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Fiat 500c owners can do
  • Best practice for driving your Fiat 500c

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