2018 Fiat 500 Owner's Manual

2018 Fiat 500 owners manual
Year:
2018
Make:
Fiat
Model:
500
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
4 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
5
INTRODUCTION
6
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
7
Essential Information
7
Symbols
7
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
7
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
7
GRAPHICAL TABLE OF CONTENTS
9
FRONT VIEW
10
REAR VIEW
11
INSTRUMENT PANEL
12
INTERIOR
13
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR VEHICLE
15
KEYS
18
Key With Remote Control
18
To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate
18
To Lock The Doors And Liftgate
18
Opening Power Top Remote Function
19
Replacing The Battery In The Key With Remote Control
20
Programming Additional Key Fobs
20
Request For Additional Remote Controls
20
General Information
21
IGNITION SWITCH
21
Mechanical Ignition Switch
21
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
23
SENTRY KEY
23
Customer Key Programming
23
Replacement Keys
23
General Information
24
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM
24
To Arm The System
24
To Disarm The System
25
Central Lock/Unlock (Switch Safe Lock Device) — If Equipped
25
DOORS
26
Manual Lock
26
Power Door Locks
27
SEATS
28
Manual Adjustment Front Seats
28
Forward/Rearward Adjustment
28
Seat Height Adjustment
29
Recline Adjustment
30
EZ Entry Feature
30
Heated Seats — If Equipped
31
Manual Folding Rear Seat
32
HEAD RESTRAINTS
33
Reactive Head Restraints — Front Seats
33
Rear Head Restraints
35
STEERING WHEEL
36
Tilt Steering Column — If Equipped
36
MIRRORS
36
Inside Day/Night Mirror
36
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
37
Power Mirrors
38
Folding Mirrors
38
Spotter Mirror — If Equipped
39
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
39
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
39
Multifunction Lever
39
Headlights
40
Daytime Running Lights
40
High Beams
40
Flash-To-Pass
40
Parking Lights
41
Follow Me Home/Headlight Delay
41
Fog Lights — If Equipped
41
Turn Signals
42
Lane Change Assist
42
INTERIOR LIGHTS
42
Interior Light Timing (Center Position)
43
Interior Light Timing (On/Right Position)
43
Cargo Area Lights
43
WIPERS AND WASHERS
44
Front Windshield Wiper Operation
44
Intermittent Wiper Operation
44
Front Windshield Washer Operation
44
Manual High Speed/Mist
45
Rear Windshield Wiper
45
CLIMATE CONTROLS
46
Manual Climate Control Overview
46
Manual Climate Control Descriptions
47
Automatic Temperature Control Overview
50
Control Descriptions
51
Climate Control Functions
55
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If Equipped
55
Automatic Operation
55
Manual Operation Override
56
Operating Tips
56
Summer Operation
56
Winter Operation
56
Vacation/Storage
57
Window Fogging
57
Outside Air Intake
57
A/C Air Filter
57
Operating Tips Chart
58
WINDOWS
58
Power Window Controls
58
Auto-Down
59
Wind Buffeting
59
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
59
To Open
60
To Close
60
Wind Buffeting
60
Sun Shade — If Equipped
61
Pinch Protect Feature
61
Emergency Operation
61
POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP — IF EQUIPPED
61
Lowering The Power Top
62
Raising The Power Top
62
Power Convertible Top Relearn Procedure
64
Wind Stop
64
HOOD
65
Opening
65
Closing
66
LIFTGATE
67
Opening
67
INTERNAL EQUIPMENT
68
Storage
68
Glove Compartment
68
Cupholders
68
Front Cupholders
68
Rear Cupholders
69
Sun Visors
69
Electrical Power Outlets
70
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
73
INSTRUMENT CLUSTERS
74
Instrument Cluster Descriptions
80
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAY
81
Instrument Cluster Display Control Buttons
82
Instrument Cluster Display Setup Menu
83
Oil Change Reset
84
TRIP COMPUTER
84
Trip Button
84
Trip Functions
84
Values Displayed
85
WARNING LIGHTS AND MESSAGES
86
Red Warning Lights
86
— Air Bag Warning Light
86
— Brake Warning Light
86
— Battery Charge Warning Light
87
— Door Open Warning Light
88
— Electric Power Steering Fault Warning Light
88
— Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light
88
— Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
88
— Hood Open Warning Light — If Equipped
89
— Liftgate Open Warning Light
89
— Oil Pressure Warning Light
89
— Seat Belt Reminder Warning Light
89
— Transmission Fault Warning Light
89
Yellow Warning Lights
90
— Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Warning Light
90
— Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Warning Light — If Equipped
90
— Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Off Warning Light — If Equipped
90
— External Light Failure Indicator Light — If Equipped
91
— Fuel Cutoff Warning Light — If Equipped
91
— Fuel Cutoff Failure Light — If Equipped
91
— Generic Warning Light
91
— Hill Holder Failure Warning Light
91
— Low Fuel Warning Light
91
— Engine Check/Malfunction Indicator Warning Light (MIL)
91
— ParkSense Failure Warning Light
92
— Service Warning Light — If Equipped
92
— Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Warning Light
93
— Immobilizer Vehicle Theft Alarm Warning Light
94
— Fuel Level Sensor Failure
94
Yellow Indicator Lights
95
— Icy Road Condition Indicator Light — If Equipped
95
— Stop Light Failure Indicator Light
95
— Rear Defrost Light
95
— Oil Change Required Indicator Light
95
Green Indicator Lights
96
— Cruise Control Set Indicator Light — If Equipped
96
— Front Fog Indicator Light — If Equipped
96
— Park/Headlight On Indicator Light
96
— Turn Signal Indicator Lights
96
White Indicator Lights
96
— Cruise Control ON Indicator Light
96
Blue Indicator Lights
96
— High Beam Indicator Light
96
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
97
Onboard Diagnostic System (OBD II) Cybersecurity
97
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
98
SAFETY
101
SAFETY FEATURES
102
Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
102
Electronic Brake Control System
103
Brake Assist System (BAS)
103
Traction Control System (TCS)
103
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
104
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
105
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And ESC OFF Indicator Light
107
AUXILIARY DRIVING SYSTEMS
108
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
108
TPM System With Comfort Cluster
110
TPM System With (TFT) Tire Pressure Display Screen
112
General Information
114
OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
115
Occupant Restraint Systems Features
115
Important Safety Precautions
115
Seat Belt Systems
116
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)
116
Lap/Shoulder Belts
118
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
120
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
121
Seat Belt Extender
121
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
122
Seat Belt Pretensioner
123
Energy Management Feature
123
Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
123
Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS)
125
Air Bag System Components
125
Air Bag Warning Light
126
Front Air Bags
127
Driver And Passenger Front Air Bag Features
128
Front Air Bag Operation
129
Knee Impact Bolsters
129
Supplemental Driver Knee Air Bag
130
Supplemental Side Air Bags
130
Air Bag System Components
134
If A Deployment Occurs
134
Enhanced Accident Response System
135
Enhanced Accident Response System Reset Procedure
136
Maintaining Your Air Bag System
138
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
139
Child Restraints
139
Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
141
Infant And Child Restraints
142
Older Children And Child Restraints
142
Children Too Large For Booster Seats
143
Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
144
Lower Anchors And Tethers For CHildren (LATCH) Restraint System
145
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
145
Locating The LATCH Anchorages
147
Locating The Upper Tether Anchorages
148
Center Seat LATCH
148
To Install A LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
148
How To Stow An Unused Switchable-ALR (ALR) Seat Belt:
149
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt
150
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
151
Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR):
153
Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether Anchorage
154
Transporting Pets
155
SAFETY TIPS
156
Transporting Passengers
156
Exhaust Gas
156
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
157
Seat Belts
157
Air Bag Warning Light
157
Defroster
157
Floor Mat Safety Information
158
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
159
Tires
159
Lights
159
Door Latches
159
Fluid Leaks
159
STARTING AND OPERATING
161
STARTING PROCEDURES
163
Manual Transmission — If Equipped
163
Automatic Transmission
163
Normal Starting
163
Cold Weather Operation
163
Extended Park Starting
164
If Engine Fails To Start
164
After Starting
165
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
165
PARKING BRAKE
166
MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
167
Five-Speed Manual Transmission
167
Recommended Shift Speeds
169
Downshifting
169
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
170
Key Ignition Park Interlock
171
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
171
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission
171
Gear Ranges
172
PARK (P)
172
REVERSE (R)
174
NEUTRAL (N)
174
DRIVE (D)
175
Transmission Limp Home Mode
176
AUTOSTICK
176
Operation
176
SPORT MODE
178
POWER STEERING
179
SPEED CONTROL
180
To Activate
180
To Set A Desired Speed
181
To Vary The Speed Setting
181
To Accelerate For Passing
182
Using Speed Control On Hills
182
To Resume Speed
182
To Deactivate
182
REAR PARK ASSIST
183
Rear Park Assist Sensors
183
Rear Park Assist Warning Display
183
Rear Park Assist Display
183
Rear Park Assist Audible Alerts
184
Failure Indications
185
Cleaning The Rear Park Assist System
185
Park Assist System Usage Precautions
185
PARKVIEW REAR BACK UP CAMERA
187
ADDING FUEL
188
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
188
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
189
VEHICLE LOADING
190
Certification Label
190
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
190
Payload
190
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
190
Tire Size
190
Rim Size
190
Inflation Pressure
190
Curb Weight
191
Loading
191
TRAILER TOWING
191
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
192
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
192
DRIVING TIPS
193
Driving On Slippery Surfaces
193
Acceleration
193
Traction
193
Driving Through Water
193
Flowing/Rising Water
194
Shallow Standing Water
194
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
197
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
199
BULB REPLACEMENT
199
Replacement Bulbs
199
Replacing Exterior Bulbs
200
Headlamps Low Beam And High Beam
200
Front Turn Signal, Parking And Daytime Running Lamps
200
Front Fog Lamps
201
Front/Rear Side Marker Lamps
201
Rear Tail, Stop, Backup And Turn Signal Lamps
201
Replacing Interior Bulbs
202
Rear Cargo Lamp
202
FUSES
202
Interior Fuses
202
Underhood Fuses
204
TIRE SERVICE KIT — IF EQUIPPED
206
Tire Service Kit Storage
206
Tire Service Kit Components And Operation
207
Using The Mode Select Knob And Hoses
207
Tire Service Kit Usage Precautions
208
Sealing A Tire With Tire Service Kit
210
(A) Whenever You Stop To Use Tire Service Kit:
210
(B) Setting Up To Use Tire Service Kit:
210
(C) Injecting Tire Service Kit Sealant Into The Deflated Tire:
210
(D) Drive Vehicle:
212
(E) After Driving:
212
(F) Sealant Bottle And Hose Replacement:
213
TIRE SERVICE KIT — IF EQUIPPED
214
Tire Service Kit Storage
214
Tire Service Kit Components And Operation
215
Using The Mode Select Knob And Hoses
215
Tire Service Kit Usage Precautions
216
Sealing A Tire With Tire Service Kit
218
(A) Whenever You Stop To Use Tire Service Kit:
218
(B) Setting Up To Use Tire Service Kit:
218
(C) Injecting Tire Service Kit Sealant Into The Deflated Tire:
218
(D) Drive Vehicle:
220
(E) After Driving:
220
(F) Sealant Bottle And Hose Replacement:
221
JUMP STARTING PROCEDURE
222
Preparations For Jump Start
222
Jump Starting Procedure
223
GEAR SELECTOR OVERRIDE
225
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
226
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
226
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
228
Automatic Transmission
229
Manual Transmission
229
ENHANCED ACCIDENT RESPONSE SYSTEM (EARS)
230
EVENT DATA RECORDER (EDR)
230
SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE
231
SCHEDULED SERVICING
233
Maintenance Plan
234
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 1.4L LA
237
Checking Oil Level
238
Adding Washer Fluid
238
Maintenance-Free Battery
239
DEALER SERVICE
240
Engine Oil
240
Change Engine Oil
240
Engine Oil Selection — 1.4L LA Engine
240
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil Identification Symbol
240
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) — 1.4L LA Engine
241
Synthetic Engine Oils
241
Materials Added To Engine Oil
241
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
241
Engine Oil Filter
242
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
242
Air Conditioner Maintenance
242
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling R134a — If Equipped
243
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling — R–1234yf
243
A/C Air Filter
244
Body Lubrication
246
Windshield Wiper Blades
247
Rear Wiper Blade Removal/Installation
248
Exhaust System
249
Cooling System
250
Coolant Checks
250
Cooling System — Drain, Flush And Refill
251
Selection Of Coolant
251
Adding Coolant
252
Cooling System Pressure Cap
253
Disposal Of Used Coolant
253
Coolant Level
253
Points To Remember
254
Brake System
254
Brake Master Cylinder
255
Manual Transmission — If Equipped
256
Lubricant Selection
256
Fluid Level Check
256
Frequency Of Fluid Change
256
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
256
Selection Of Lubricant
256
Special Additives
256
Fluid Level Check
257
Fluid And Filter Changes
257
RAISING THE VEHICLE
257
TIRES
258
Tire Safety Information
258
Tire Markings
258
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
259
Tire Terminology And Definitions
260
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
261
Loading
262
Tires — General Information
265
Tire Pressure
265
Tire Inflation Pressures
266
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
267
Radial Ply Tires
267
Run Flat Tires — If Equipped
268
Tire Spinning
268
Tread Wear Indicators
268
Life Of Tire
269
Replacement Tires
270
Tire Types
271
All Season Tires — If Equipped
271
Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped
271
Snow Tires
272
Spare Tires — If Equipped
272
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel — If Equipped
272
Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
273
Collapsible Spare Tire — If Equipped
273
Full Size Spare — If Equipped
274
Limited Use Spare — If Equipped
274
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
275
Tire Chains (Traction Devices)
276
Tire Rotation Recommendations
277
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
278
Treadwear
278
Traction Grades
278
Temperature Grades
278
VEHICLE STORAGE
279
BODYWORK
279
Protection From Atmospheric Agents
279
What Causes Corrosion?
279
Body And Underbody Maintenance
280
Cleaning Headlights
280
Preserving The Bodywork
280
Washing
280
Special Care
281
Convertible Top Care — If Equipped
281
INTERIORS
283
Seats And Fabric Parts
283
Seat Belt Maintenance
283
Plastic And Coated Parts
283
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
284
Leather Parts
284
Glass Surfaces
284
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
285
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
286
BRAKE SYSTEM
287
WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
287
Torque Specifications
287
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
289
1.4L Engine LA
289
Reformulated Gasoline
289
Materials Added To Fuel
289
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
290
Do Not Use E-85 In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
290
CNG And LP Fuel System Modifications
291
MMT In Gasoline
291
Fuel System Cautions
291
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
292
FLUID CAPACITIES
292
FLUIDS AND LUBRICANTS
293
Engine
293
Chassis
295
MULTIMEDIA
297
UCONNECT SYSTEMS
298
CYBERSECURITY
298
UCONNECT SETTINGS
299
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect 3/3 NAV Display Settings
300
Display
300
Units
301
Voice
302
Clock & Date
302
Safety/Assistance
303
Lights
304
Doors & Locks
304
Engine Off Options
305
Audio
305
Phone/Bluetooth
306
SiriusXM Setup — If Equipped
307
Restore Settings
308
Clear Personal Data
308
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
309
Radio Operation
309
Media Mode
309
IPOD/USB/MEDIA PLAYER CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
310
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
310
General Information
310
UCONNECT 3/3 NAV VOICE RECOGNITION QUICK TIPS
311
Introducing Uconnect
311
Get Started
311
Basic Voice Commands
312
Radio
313
Media
313
Phone
314
General Information
315
Additional Information
315
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
316
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE
317
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
318
Prepare For The Appointment
318
Prepare A List
318
Be Reasonable With Requests
318
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
318
FCA US LLC Customer Center
319
FCA Canada Inc. Customer Center
319
In Mexico Contact
319
Puerto Rico And U.S. Virgin Islands
319
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
320
Service Contract
320
WARRANTY INFORMATION
321
MOPAR PARTS
321
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
321
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
321
In Canada
322
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
322
INDEX
323

FAQ about the 2018 Fiat 500 Manual

What contains the 2018 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 2018 owner's manual:

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Maintenance for your Fiat 500, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

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The Fiat 500 (2018) owner's manual is available in English?

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