2018 Fiat 500x Owner's Manual

2018 Fiat 500x owners manual
Year:
2018
Make:
Fiat
Model:
500x
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
6.16 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
5
INTRODUCTION
6
ROLLOVER WARNING
7
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
8
Essential Information
8
Symbols
8
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
9
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
9
GRAPHICAL TABLE OF CONTENTS
11
FRONT VIEW
12
REAR VIEW
13
INSTRUMENT PANEL
14
INTERIOR
15
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR VEHICLE
17
KEYS
21
Key Fob With Remote Control
21
To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate
21
To Lock The Doors And Liftgate
22
Replacing The Battery In The Key With Remote Control
23
Request For Additional Key Fobs
25
General Information
26
IGNITION SWITCH
26
Models With Keyless Enter-N-Go — Passive Entry
26
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
27
Remote Start Cancel Message — If Equipped
28
How To Use Remote Start
28
To Enter Remote Start Mode
29
To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The Vehicle
29
To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
29
Remote Start Comfort Systems — If Equipped
30
Remote Start Windshield Wiper De–Icer Activation — If Equipped
30
General Information
30
SENTRY KEY
30
Customer Key Programming
31
Replacement Keys
31
General Information
32
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
32
To Arm The System
32
To Disarm The System
33
Disabling
33
DOORS
33
Manual Locking/Unlocking
33
Central Lock/Unlock
35
Keyless Enter-N-Go
35
General Information
41
Child Locks
41
SEATS
42
Manual Adjustment (Front Seats)
42
Manual Front Seat Forward/Rearward Adjustment
43
Height Adjustment
44
Recline Adjustment
44
Power Adjustment Front Seats — If Equipped
44
Forward Or Rearward Adjustment
45
Height Adjustment
45
Tilt Adjustment
45
Recline Adjustment
45
Power Lumbar — If Equipped
45
Heated Seats — If Equipped
45
Manual Folding Second Row Seat
46
HEAD RESTRAINTS
49
Front Adjustment
50
Rear Adjustment
51
Front Removal
52
Rear Removal
52
STEERING WHEEL
53
Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
53
Heated Steering Wheel — If Equipped
53
MIRRORS
54
Inside Day/Night Mirror
54
Electrochromic Mirror — If Equipped
55
Outside Mirrors
55
Power Mirrors
55
Folding Mirror
56
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
56
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
57
Headlights
57
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) — If Equipped
57
High Beams
58
Flash-To-Pass
58
Automatic Lighting — If Equipped
58
Parking Lights
59
Headlight Delay
59
Front Fog Lights — If Equipped
59
Turn Signals
60
Lane Change Assist
60
INTERIOR LIGHTS
60
Front Courtesy Light
60
Dome Light Timing
61
Rear Dome Light — If Equipped
62
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
62
Instrument Panel Dimmer And Ambient Light Control
62
Vehicles With Retractable Roof
63
Cargo Area Lights
64
WIPERS AND WASHERS
64
Front Wiper Operation
64
Rain Sensor — If Equipped
66
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
67
Windshield Wiper De-Icer — If Equipped
68
CLIMATE CONTROLS
69
Air Outlet And Diffuser Locations — Passenger Compartment
69
Manual Climate Controls Overview
70
Manual Climate Control Descriptions
71
Automatic Climate Control Overview
75
Automatic Climate Control Descriptions
75
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If Equipped
82
Operating Tips
83
Summer Operation
83
Winter Operation
83
Vacation/Storage
83
Window Fogging
84
Outside Air Intake
84
Cabin Air Filter
84
Operating Tips Chart
85
WINDOWS
85
Driver's Door Controls
85
Reset Auto-Up
87
Wind Buffeting
88
SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
88
Opening The Sunroof
89
Closing The Sunroof
89
Wind Buffeting
89
Sun Shade
89
Anti Pinch Protect Feature
90
Emergency Operation
90
Power Sunroof Relearn Procedure
91
HOOD
91
Opening
91
Closing
93
LIFTGATE
93
Opening
93
Opening From Outside
93
Internal Emergency Release
94
Closing
95
Cargo Area Features
95
Cargo Box — If Equipped
98
INTERNAL EQUIPMENT
98
Glove Compartments
98
Cupholders
99
Sun Visors “Slide-On-Rod”
100
Power Outlets
101
Cigar Lighter — If Equipped
102
Ashtray — If Equipped
103
Front Armrest
104
Grab Handles
105
ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED
105
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
107
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
108
Instrument Cluster Descriptions
109
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAY
109
Instrument Cluster Display Control Buttons
110
Mapping And Reconfigurable Zone Display — If Equipped
111
Engine Oil Change Reset
111
Instrument Cluster Display Main Menu
112
Instrument Cluster Display Menu/Submenu Items
112
Speedometer
113
Trip
113
Drive Mode Selector
113
Vehicle Info
114
Driver Assist
114
Audio
114
Phone
115
Navigation
115
Messages (Stored)
115
Settings
115
WARNING LIGHTS AND MESSAGES
119
Red Warning Lights
119
— Air Bag Warning Light
119
— Brake Warning Light
119
— Battery Charge Warning Light
120
— Coolant Temperature Warning Light
120
— Door Open Warning Light
121
— Electric Power Steering Fault Warning Light
121
— Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light
121
— Hood Open Warning Light — If Equipped
121
— Oil Pressure Warning Light
121
— Seat Belt Reminder Warning Light
122
— Transmission Fault Warning Light
122
— Vehicle Security Warning Light — If Equipped
122
— Trunk Open Warning Light
122
Yellow Warning Lights
122
— Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Warning Light
122
— Electronic Park Brake Warning Light
122
— Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Active Warning Light — If Equipped
123
— Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Off Warning Light — If Equipped
123
— External Light Failure Indicator Light — If Equipped
123
— Low Fuel Warning Light
124
— Engine Check/Malfunction Indicator Warning Light (MIL)
124
— Service Warning Light — If Equipped
124
— Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Warning Light
125
— Transmission Temperature Warning Light
126
— Service LaneSense Warning Light — If Equipped
127
— LaneSense Warning Light — If Equipped
127
— Audio System Failure Light — If Equipped
127
Yellow Indicator Lights
127
— Wait To Start Light — If Equipped
127
— Forward Collision Indicator Light — If Equipped
127
— Forward Collision Warning Off Indicator Light — If Equipped
127
— Fuel Cutoff Failure Light — If Equipped
128
— Fuel Cutoff Indicator Light — If Equipped
128
— Fuel Level Sensor Failure
128
— Icy Road Condition Indicator Light — If Equipped
128
— Loose Fuel Filler Cap Warning Light — If Equipped
128
— Exterior Bulb Failure Indicator Light — If Equipped
128
— Immobilizer Fail / VPS Electrical Alarm Indicator Light
128
White Indicator Lights
128
— Cruise Control On Light — If Equipped
128
— Speed Control SET Indicator Light — If Equipped
128
— LaneSense Indicator Light — If Equipped
129
— Light Sensor Failure
129
Green Indicator Lights
129
— Cruise Control Set Indicator Light — If Equipped
129
— Front Fog Indicator Light — If Equipped
129
— Park/Headlight On Indicator Light
129
— Turn Signal Indicator Lights
129
— LaneSense Indicator Light — If Equipped
129
Blue Indicator Lights
130
— High Beam Indicator Light
130
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
130
Onboard Diagnostic System (OBD II) Cybersecurity
130
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
131
SAFETY
133
SAFETY FEATURES
134
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
134
Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light
135
Electronic Brake Control System
135
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
135
Brake System Warning Light
135
Brake Assist System (BAS)
136
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
136
Disabling And Enabling HSA
137
Traction Control System (TCS)
137
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
138
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
140
Dynamic Steering Torque (DST)
140
AUXILIARY DRIVING SYSTEMS
141
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) — If Equipped
141
Rear Cross Path (RCP)
146
Modes Of Operation
147
Blind Spot Monitoring Fault Warnings
148
General Information
149
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) With Mitigation Operation
149
Turning FCW On Or Off
151
Changing FCW Sensitivity
152
FCW Limited Warning
152
Service FCW Warning
152
Precautions While Driving With FCW
153
General Information
156
Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
156
Base System
158
General Information
160
OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
160
Occupant Restraint Systems
160
Important Safety Precautions
160
Seat Belt Systems
161
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)
162
Lap/Shoulder Belts
163
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
165
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
167
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
168
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
169
Seat Belt Pretensioner
170
Energy Management Feature
170
Switchable Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR)
170
Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS)
172
Air Bag System Components
172
Air Bag Warning Light
172
Redundant Air Bag Warning Light
173
Front Air Bags
174
Driver And Passenger Front Air Bag Features
175
Front Air Bag Operation
176
Knee Impact Bolsters
176
Supplemental Driver Knee Air Bag
177
Supplemental Side Air Bags
177
Air Bag System Components
181
If A Deployment Occurs
182
Enhanced Accident Response System
183
Enhanced Accident Response System Reset Procedure
183
Maintaining Your Air Bag System
185
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
186
Child Restraints
186
Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
188
Infant And Child Restraints
189
Older Children And Child Restraints
189
Children Too Large For Booster Seats
190
Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
191
Lower Anchors And Tethers For CHildren (LATCH) Restraint System
192
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
192
Locating The LATCH Anchorages
195
Locating The Upper Tether Anchorages
195
Center Seat LATCH :
196
To Install A LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
196
How To Stow An Unused Switchable-ALR (ALR) Seat Belt:
197
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt
197
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
198
Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR):
200
Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether Anchorage:
201
Transporting Pets
202
SAFETY TIPS
203
Transporting Passengers
203
Exhaust Gas
203
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
204
Seat Belts
204
Air Bag Warning Light
204
Defroster
204
Floor Mat Safety Information
204
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
206
Tires
206
Lights
206
Door Latches
206
Fluid Leaks
206
STARTING AND OPERATING
207
STARTING THE ENGINE
209
Tip Start Feature
210
If Engine Fails To Start
210
Cold Weather Operation
211
Extended Park Starting
211
After Starting — Warming Up The Engine
212
Stopping The Engine
212
Turbocharger “Cool Down” — If Equipped
212
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
212
ELECTRIC PARK BRAKE (EPB)
213
Auto Park Brake
216
SafeHold
216
Brake Service Mode
217
MANUAL TRANSMISSION
218
Shifting
219
Recommended Vehicle Shift Speeds
219
Downshifting
220
Maximum Recommended Downshift Speeds
221
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
221
Gear Selector
223
Gear Ranges
224
Transmission Limp Home Mode
229
Ignition Park Interlock
229
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
230
ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) — IF EQUIPPED
230
DYNAMIC SELECTOR — IF EQUIPPED
230
Warning Messages
231
POWER STEERING
231
SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
232
To Activate
233
To Set A Desired Speed
233
To Vary The Speed Setting
233
To Accelerate For Passing
234
Using Speed Control On Hills
234
To Resume Speed
235
Deactivation
235
PARKSENSE REAR PARK ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED
235
ParkSense Sensors
236
Enabling And Disabling ParkSense
237
Service The Rear Park Assist System
238
ParkSense System Usage Precautions
238
LANESENSE — IF EQUIPPED
240
LaneSense Operation
240
Turning LaneSense On Or Off
241
LaneSense Warning Message
241
Changing LaneSense Status
244
PARKVIEW REAR BACK UP CAMERA
245
ADDING FUEL
247
VEHICLE LOADING
249
Certification Label
249
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
250
Payload
250
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
250
Tire Size
250
Rim Size
250
Inflation Pressure
250
Curb Weight
250
Loading
250
TRAILER TOWING
251
Common Towing Definitions
251
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
251
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
252
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
252
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
252
Tongue Weight (TW)
252
Frontal Area
252
Trailer Sway Control — Mechanical
252
Weight-Carrying Hitch
252
Weight-Distributing Hitch
253
Trailer Hitch Classification
254
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
255
Trailer And Tongue Weight
256
Towing Requirements
256
Towing Requirements — Tires
257
Towing Requirements — Trailer Brakes
258
Towing Requirements — Trailer Lights And Wiring (If Equipped)
259
Towing Tips
260
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
260
AutoStick
260
Speed Control — If Equipped
261
Cooling System
261
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
262
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
262
Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) Models
263
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Models
263
DRIVING TIPS
264
Driving On Slippery Surfaces
264
Acceleration
264
Traction
264
Driving Through Water
265
Flowing/Rising Water
265
Shallow Standing Water
265
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
267
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
269
BULB REPLACEMENT
269
General Information
269
Replacement Bulbs
270
Replacing Exterior Bulbs
271
Replacing Interior Bulbs
280
FUSES
285
General Information
285
Access To The Fuses
286
Engine Compartment Fuses/Distribution Unit
286
Body Computer Fuse Center
292
Rear Cargo Fuse/Relay Distribution Unit
294
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
295
Jack Location/Spare Tire Stowage — If Equipped
295
Preparations For Jacking
297
Jacking Instructions
298
Road Tire Installation
303
TIRE SERVICE KIT — IF EQUIPPED
304
Tire Service Kit Storage
304
Tire Service Kit Components And Operation
305
Tire Service Kit Usage Precautions
306
Replacing The Sealant
307
JUMP STARTING
308
Preparations For Jump Start
308
Jump Starting Procedure
309
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
311
GEAR SELECTOR OVERRIDE
312
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
313
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
315
Front Wheel Drive (FWD) Models
316
All Wheel Drive (AWD) Models
316
Tow Eye Usage — If Equipped
317
Front Tow Eye Installation
319
Rear Tow Eye Installation
319
ENHANCED ACCIDENT RESPONSE SYSTEM (EARS)
320
EVENT DATA RECORDER (EDR)
320
SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE
321
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE
323
Maintenance Plan
324
Heavy Duty Use Of The Vehicle
329
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
330
1.4L Turbo Engine
330
2.4L Engine
331
Checking Oil Level
332
Adding Washer Fluid
332
Maintenance-Free Battery
332
DEALER SERVICE
333
Engine Oil
334
Change Engine Oil
334
Engine Oil Selection — 1.4L Turbo Engine
334
Engine Oil Selection — 2.4L Engine
334
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) — 1.4L Turbo Engine
334
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) — 2.4L Engine
334
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil Identification Symbol
335
Materials Added To Engine Oil
335
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
335
Engine Oil Filter
335
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
335
Accessory Drive Belt Inspection
336
Air Conditioner Maintenance
337
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling — R–1234yf
338
A/C Air Filter
338
Body Lubrication
338
Windshield Wiper Blades
339
Service Position Strategy
339
Front Wiper Blade Removal/Installation
340
Rear Wiper Blade Removal/Installation
340
Exhaust System
341
Cooling System
342
Engine Coolant Checks
343
Cooling System — Drain, Flush And Refill
343
Selection Of Coolant
343
Adding Coolant
344
Cooling System Pressure Cap
345
Disposal Of Used Coolant
346
Coolant Level
346
Points To Remember
346
Brake System
347
Brake Master Cylinder
347
Manual Transmission — If Equipped
348
Lubricant Selection
348
Fluid Level Check
349
Frequency Of Fluid Change
349
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
349
Selection Of Lubricant
349
Special Additives
349
Fluid Level Check
350
Fluid And Filter Changes
350
RAISING THE VEHICLE
351
TIRES
351
Tire Safety Information
351
Tire Markings
352
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
355
Tire Terminology And Definitions
356
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
357
Loading
358
Tires — General Information
361
Tire Pressure
361
Tire Inflation Pressures
362
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
363
Radial Ply Tires
363
Run Flat Tires — If Equipped
364
Tire Spinning
364
Tread Wear Indicators
365
Life Of Tire
365
Replacement Tires
366
Tire Types
367
All Season Tires — If Equipped
367
Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped
367
Snow Tires
368
Spare Tires — If Equipped
368
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel — If Equipped
368
Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
369
Collapsible Spare Tire — If Equipped
369
Full Size Spare — If Equipped
370
Limited Use Spare — If Equipped
370
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
371
Tire Chains (Traction Devices)
372
Tire Rotation Recommendations
373
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
374
Treadwear
374
Traction Grades
375
Temperature Grades
375
STORING THE VEHICLE
375
BODYWORK
377
Protection From Atmospheric Agents
377
What Causes Corrosion?
377
Body And Underbody Maintenance
377
Cleaning Headlights
377
Preserving The Bodywork
377
Washing
377
Special Care
378
INTERIORS
379
Seats And Fabric Parts
379
Seat Belt Maintenance
379
Plastic And Coated Parts
379
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
380
Leather Parts
380
Glass Surfaces
380
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
381
IDENTIFICATION DATA
382
Vehicle Identification Number
382
BRAKE SYSTEM
383
WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
383
Torque Specifications
383
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
384
1.4L Turbo Engine
384
2.4L Engine
385
Reformulated Gasoline
385
Materials Added To Fuel
385
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
386
Do Not Use E-85 In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
386
CNG And LP Fuel System Modifications
387
MMT In Gasoline
387
Fuel System Cautions
387
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
388
FLUID CAPACITIES
389
FLUIDS AND LUBRICANTS
390
Engine
390
Chassis
391
MULTIMEDIA
393
UCONNECT SYSTEMS
394
CYBERSECURITY
394
DRAG & DROP MENU BAR
395
UCONNECT SETTINGS
396
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect 4/4 NAV With 7–inch Display Settings
396
Display
396
Units
398
Voice
398
Clock & Date
399
Safety & Driving Assistance
400
Brakes
403
Lights
404
Doors & Locks
405
Auto-On Comfort Systems — If Equipped
406
Engine Off Options
407
Audio
407
Phone/Bluetooth
409
SiriusXM Setup — If Equipped
409
Restore Settings To Default
410
Clear Personal Data
411
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
411
Radio Operation
412
Media Mode
412
USB/MEDIA PLAYER CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
412
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE DEVICES
413
Regulatory And Safety Information
413
UCONNECT VOICE RECOGNITION QUICK TIPS
415
Introducing Uconnect
415
Get Started
415
Basic Voice Commands
416
Radio
416
Media
417
Phone
418
Navigation (4 NAV)
419
Siri Eyes Free — If Equipped
419
Using Do Not Disturb
420
Android Auto — If Equipped
420
Apple CarPlay — If Equipped
421
General Information
422
Additional Information
423
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
423
CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
425
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
426
Prepare For The Appointment
426
Prepare A List
426
Be Reasonable With Requests
426
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
426
FCA US LLC Customer Center
427
FCA Canada Inc. Customer Center
427
In Mexico Contact
427
Puerto Rico And U.S. Virgin Islands
427
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
428
Service Contract
428
WARRANTY INFORMATION
429
MOPAR PARTS
429
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
429
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
429
In Canada
430
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
430
INDEX
431

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