2017 Fiat 500c Owner's Manual

2017 Fiat 500c owners manual
Year:
2017
Make:
Fiat
Model:
500c
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
3.75 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
5
INTRODUCTION
6
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
6
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
8
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
8
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
9
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
11
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
13
Mechanical Ignition Key Removal
13
Locking Doors With A Key
15
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
15
SENTRY KEY
15
Replacement Keys
16
General Information
16
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM
16
To Arm The System
16
To Disarm The System
16
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
17
To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate
17
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors 1st Press
18
Opening Power Top Remote Function
18
To Lock The Doors And Liftgate
19
Programming Additional Key Fobs
19
Key Fob Battery Replacement
19
General Information
21
DOOR LOCKS
21
Power Door Locks — If Equipped
22
Auto Door Locks
23
POWER WINDOWS
23
Power Window Switches
23
Auto-Down
24
Wind Buffeting
24
LIFTGATE
24
OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
25
Occupant Restraint Systems Features
25
Important Safety Precautions
25
Seat Belt Systems
27
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
27
Lap/Shoulder Belts
28
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
30
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
32
Seat Belt Extender
32
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
33
Seat Belt Pretensioner
34
Energy Management Feature
34
Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
34
Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS)
36
Air Bag System Components
36
Air Bag Warning Light
36
Front Air Bags
37
Driver And Passenger Front Air Bag Features
38
Front Air Bag Operation
39
Knee Impact Bolsters
40
Supplemental Driver Knee Air Bag
40
Supplemental Side Air Bags
41
Air Bag System Components
44
If A Deployment Occurs
44
Enhanced Accident Response System
46
Enhanced Accident Response System Reset Procedure
46
Maintaining Your Air Bag System
48
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
48
Child Restraints
49
Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
51
Infant And Child Restraints
52
Older Children And Child Restraints
52
Children Too Large For Booster Seats
54
Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
55
Lower Anchors And Tethers For CHildren (LATCH) Restraint System
56
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
56
Locating The LATCH Anchorages
58
Locating The Upper Tether Anchorages
59
Center Seat LATCH
59
To Install A LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
59
How To Stow An Unused Switchable-ALR (ALR) Seat Belt
60
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt
61
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
62
Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR):
63
Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether Anchorage
64
Transporting Pets
66
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
66
SAFETY TIPS
67
Transporting Passengers
67
Exhaust Gas
67
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
68
Seat Belts
68
Air Bag Warning Light
68
Defroster
68
Floor Mat Safety Information
69
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
70
Tires
70
Lights
70
Door Latches
70
Fluid Leaks
70
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
71
POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP — IF EQUIPPED
74
Lowering The Power Top
74
Raising The Power Top
75
Power Convertible Top Relearn Procedure
76
Wind Stop
77
MIRRORS
77
Inside Day/Night Mirror
77
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
77
Power Mirrors
78
Spotter Mirror — If Equipped
79
Folding Mirrors
79
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
79
Sun Visors
80
SEATS
80
Forward/Rearward Adjustment
80
Recline Adjustment
81
Seat Height Adjustment
82
EZ Entry Feature
82
Memory Feature
83
Memory Function Option 1 — Full Seat Back And Track Fore/Aft Position Memory:
83
Memory Function Option 2 — Seat Back Only Memory:
83
Heated Seats — If Equipped
83
Head Restraints
84
Reactive Head Restraints — Front Seats
84
Rear Head Restraints
86
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
87
LIGHTS
88
Multifunction Lever
88
Headlights
88
High Beams
89
Flash-To-Pass
89
Parking Lights
89
Daytime Running Lights
89
Turn Signals
89
Lane Change Assist
90
Follow Me Home/Headlight Delay
90
Activation
90
Deactivation
90
Interior Lights
90
Interior Light Timing (Center Position)
91
Interior Light Timing (On/Right Position)
91
Cargo Area Lights
92
Fog Lights — If Equipped
92
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
92
Front Windshield Wiper Operation
93
Windshield Wiper Off
93
Intermittent Wiper Operation
93
Low Speed
93
High Speed
93
Manual High Speed/Mist
93
Front Windshield Washer Operation
93
Rear Windshield Wiper
94
Rear Windshield Washer Operation
95
TILT STEERING COLUMN — IF EQUIPPED
95
SPEED CONTROL
95
To Activate
96
To Set A Desired Speed
96
To Deactivate
96
To Resume Speed
97
To Vary The Speed Setting
97
To Accelerate For Passing
98
Using Speed Control On Hills
98
REAR PARK ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED
99
Rear Park Assist Sensors
99
Rear Park Assist Warning Display
99
Rear Park Assist Display
100
Rear Park Assist Audible Alerts
100
Failure Indications
102
Cleaning The Rear Park Assist System
102
Park Assist System Usage Precautions
102
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
104
To Open
104
To Close
105
Pinch Protect Feature
105
Wind Buffeting
105
Emergency Operation
105
Sun Shade — If Equipped
106
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
106
CIGAR LIGHTER — IF EQUIPPED
108
CUPHOLDERS
109
STORAGE
110
Glove Compartment
110
CARGO AREA FEATURES
110
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
111
Rear Window Defroster
111
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
113
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
115
INSTRUMENT CLUSTERS
116
WARNING AND INDICATOR LIGHTS
123
Red Telltale Indicator Lights
124
Air Bag Warning Light
124
Seat Belt Reminder Warning Light
124
Electric Power Steering Fail Warning Light — If Equipped
125
Brake Warning Light
125
Battery Charge Warning Light
127
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light
127
Oil Pressure Warning Light
128
Engine Temperature Warning Light
128
Door Open Warning Light
129
Liftgate Open Warning Light
129
Transmission Fault Warning Light
130
Hood Open Warning Light — If Equipped
131
Yellow Telltale Indicator Lights
131
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Warning Light
131
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light
134
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator Light
135
Engine Check/Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
135
Rear Defrost Light
136
Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Indicator Light
137
Generic Warning Indicator Light
138
Icy Road Condition Indicator Light
138
Exterior Bulb Failure Indicator Light
138
Vehicle Security Indicator Light
139
Stop Light Failure Indicator Light
139
Low Fuel Warning Light
140
Glow Plug Light — If Equipped
140
Green Telltale Indicator Lights
141
Turn Signal Indicator Lights
141
Park/Headlight On Indicator Light
141
Front Fog Indicator Light — If Equipped
141
Cruise Control Engaged Indicator Light — If Equipped
142
Blue Telltale Indicator Lights
142
High Beam Indicator Light
142
White Telltale Indicator Lights
143
Cruise Control Ready Indicator Light
143
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAY
143
Instrument Cluster Display And Controls
144
Display Menu Set-Up
145
Oil Change Message Reset
146
Trip Computer
147
Trip Button
147
New Trip
147
Start Of Trip Procedure
148
Exit Trip
148
Tire Pressure
148
Trip Functions
148
Values Displayed
149
Range
149
Distance Traveled
149
Average Fuel Economy
149
Instantaneous Fuel Economy
149
Average Speed
149
Travel Time
149
Submenu Personal Settings
150
Buzzer Volume (Adjusting The Failure/Warning)
150
Service – If Equipped
151
Headlight Adjustment – If Equipped
151
Trip B Data (Trip B On)
152
Audio Repetition — If Equipped
153
Navigation Repetition — If Equipped
154
CYBERSECURITY
154
UCONNECT RADIOS
156
IPOD/USB/MEDIA PLAYER CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
156
UCONNECT SETTINGS
157
Buttons On The Faceplate
157
Buttons On The Touchscreen
158
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect 5.0/5.0 NAV Settings
158
Display
159
Units
159
Voice
160
Clock & Date
161
Safety/Assistance
161
Lights
162
Doors & Locks
162
Engine Off Options
163
Audio
163
Phone/Bluetooth
164
SiriusXM Setup — If Equipped
165
Restore Settings
166
Clear Personal Data
166
UCONNECT 5.0/5.0 NAV VOICE RECOGNITION QUICK TIPS
167
Introducing Uconnect
167
Get Started
167
Basic Voice Commands
168
Radio
169
Media
169
Voice Text Reply
170
Radio Operation And Mobile Phones
171
Harmful Interference Statement
171
Additional Information
171
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
171
Radio Operation
172
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
173
CLIMATE CONTROLS
173
Manual Climate Control Overview
173
Manual Climate Control Descriptions
174
Automatic Temperature Control Overview
177
Control Descriptions
177
Climate Control Functions
181
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If Equipped
182
Automatic Operation
182
Manual Operation Override
182
Operating Tips
183
Summer Operation
183
Winter Operation
183
Vacation/Storage
183
Window Fogging
184
Outside Air Intake
184
A/C Air Filter
184
Operating Tips Chart
185
STARTING AND OPERATING
187
STARTING PROCEDURES
190
Manual Transmission — If Equipped
190
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
190
Normal Starting
190
Cold Weather Operation
190
Extended Park Starting
191
If Engine Fails To Start
191
After Starting
192
MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
192
Five-Speed Manual Transmission
192
Recommended Shift Speeds
194
Downshifting
194
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
195
Key Ignition Park Interlock
196
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
196
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission
196
Gear Ranges
197
PARK (P)
197
REVERSE (R)
199
NEUTRAL (N)
200
DRIVE (D)
200
Transmission Limp Home Mode
201
AUTOSTICK
202
Operation
202
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
203
Acceleration
203
Traction
203
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
204
Flowing/Rising Water
204
Shallow Standing Water
204
POWER STEERING
205
PARKING BRAKE
206
SPORT MODE
208
Manual Transmission — If Equipped
208
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
208
BRAKE SYSTEM
209
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
209
Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
209
Brake Assist System (BAS)
211
Traction Control System (TCS)
211
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
212
HSA Activation Criteria
212
Disabling/Enabling HSA
212
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
212
ESC Operating Modes
214
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And ESC OFF Indicator Light
215
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
216
Tire Markings
216
Tire Sizing Chart
218
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
220
Tire Terminology And Definitions
221
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
221
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
221
Tire And Loading Information Placard
223
Loading
223
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
226
Tire Pressure
226
Safety
226
Fuel Economy
227
Tread Wear
227
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
227
Tire Inflation Pressures
227
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
228
Radial Ply Tires
228
Tire Types
229
All Season Tires — If Equipped
229
Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped
229
Snow Tires
230
Run Flat Tires — If Equipped
230
Spare Tires — If Equipped
231
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel — If Equipped
231
Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
231
Collapsible Spare Tire — If Equipped
232
Full Size Spare — If Equipped
232
Limited Use Spare — If Equipped
233
Tire Spinning
233
Tread Wear Indicators
234
Life Of Tire
235
Replacement Tires
235
TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
236
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
237
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
238
Treadwear
238
Traction Grades
239
Temperature Grades
239
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
239
TPM System With Comfort Cluster
241
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
242
TPMS Warnings
242
TPM System With (TFT) Tire Pressure Display Screen
243
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
243
TPMS Warning
244
General Information
246
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
246
Reformulated Gasoline
247
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
247
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
247
CNG And LP Fuel System Modifications
248
MMT In Gasoline
248
Materials Added To Fuel
248
Fuel System Cautions
249
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
249
ADDING FUEL
250
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
250
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
251
TRAILER TOWING
251
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
252
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
252
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
253
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
254
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
254
TIRE SERVICE KIT — IF EQUIPPED
255
Tire Service Kit Storage
255
Tire Service Kit Components And Operation
256
Using The Mode Select Knob And Hoses
256
Tire Service Kit Usage Precautions
257
Sealing A Tire With Tire Service Kit
258
(A) Whenever You Stop To Use Tire Service Kit:
258
(B) Setting Up To Use Tire Service Kit:
259
(C) Injecting Tire Service Kit Sealant Into The Deflated Tire:
259
(D) Drive Vehicle:
261
(E) After Driving:
261
(F) Sealant Bottle And Hose Replacement:
262
WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
263
Torque Specifications
264
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING — IF EQUIPPED
265
Jack Location
266
Spare Tire Removal
266
Preparations For Jacking
268
Jacking Instructions
269
Road Tire Installation
274
Vehicles Equipped With Wheel Covers
274
Vehicles Without Wheel Covers
275
Spare Tire Stowage
275
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURE
275
Preparations For Jump-Start
276
Jump-Starting Procedure
277
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
279
GEAR SELECTOR OVERRIDE
280
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
281
Automatic Transmission
282
Manual Transmission
282
ENHANCED ACCIDENT RESPONSE SYSTEM (EARS)
283
EVENT DATA RECORDER (EDR)
283
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
285
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 1.4L
287
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
288
Onboard Diagnostic System (OBD II) Cybersecurity
288
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
289
REPLACEMENT PARTS
290
DEALER SERVICE
290
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
291
Engine Oil
291
Checking Oil Level
291
Change Engine Oil
292
Engine Oil Selection — 1.4L Engine
292
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil Identification Symbol
293
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) — 1.4L Engine
293
Synthetic Engine Oils
293
Materials Added To Engine Oil
293
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
294
Engine Oil Filter
294
Engine Oil Filter Selection
294
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
294
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
294
Maintenance-Free Battery
294
Air Conditioner Maintenance
295
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling R134a — If Equipped
296
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling R1234yf — If Equipped
296
A/C Air Filter
297
Body Lubrication
299
Wiper Blades
299
Rear Wiper Blade Removal/Installation
300
Adding Washer Fluid
301
Exhaust System
301
Cooling System
303
Coolant Checks
304
Cooling System — Drain, Flush And Refill
304
Selection Of Coolant
304
Adding Coolant
305
Cooling System Pressure Cap
306
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
306
Coolant Level
307
Points To Remember
307
Brake System
308
Brake Master Cylinder
308
Manual Transmission — If Equipped
310
Lubricant Selection
310
Fluid Level Check
310
Frequency Of Fluid Change
310
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
310
Selection Of Lubricant
310
Special Additives
311
Fluid Level Check
311
Fluid And Filter Changes
312
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
312
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
312
What Causes Corrosion?
312
Washing
312
Special Care
313
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
313
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure — If Equipped
315
Interior Care
316
Cleaning Headlights
317
Glass Surfaces
317
Instrument Panel Cover
317
Instrument Panel Bezels
317
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
317
Seat Belt Maintenance
318
Convertible Top Care — If Equipped
318
Washing
319
General Cleaning
319
FUSES
320
Interior Fuses
321
Underhood Fuses
322
VEHICLE STORAGE
325
REPLACEMENT BULBS
325
BULB REPLACEMENT
327
Interior Bulbs
327
Rear Cargo Lamp
327
Exterior Bulbs
327
Headlamps Low Beam And High Beam
327
Front Turn Signal, Parking And Daytime Running Lamps
327
Front Fog Lamps
328
Front/Rear Side Marker Lamps
328
Rear Tail, Stop, Backup And Turn Signal Lamps
328
Center High Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
329
FLUID CAPACITIES
329
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
330
Engine
330
Chassis
332
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
333
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
334
Maintenance Chart
335
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
339
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
340
Prepare For The Appointment
340
Prepare A List
340
Be Reasonable With Requests
340
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
340
FIAT Customer Center
341
FIAT Canada Customer Center
341
In Mexico Contact
341
Puerto Rico And U.S. Virgin Islands
341
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
342
Service Contract
342
WARRANTY INFORMATION
343
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
343
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
343
In Canada
343
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
344
INDEX
345

FAQ about the 2017 Fiat 500c Manual

What contains the 2017 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 2017 owner's manual:

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Fiat 500c owners can do

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