FIAT 124 SPIDER ABARTH 2017 2.G Owners Manual
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124 SPIDER ABARTH
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VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name FCA
US LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the name FCA
Canada Inc. used in substitution therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood
alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you are
drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated non-
drinking driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public trans-
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident.
Your perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are
slower, and your judgment is impaired when you
have been drinking. Never drink and then drive.
This manual illustrates and describes the operation of
features and equipment that are either standard or op-
tional on this vehicle. This manual may also include a
description of features and equipment that are no longer
available or were not ordered on this vehicle. Please
disregard any features and equipment described in this
manual that are not on this vehicle.
FCA US LLC reserves the right to make changes in design
and specifications, and/or make additions to or improve-
ments to its products without imposing any obligation
upon itself to install them on products previously manu-
Copyright © 2016 FCA US LLC
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We would like to congratulate and thank you for choosing a Fiat 124 Spider.
We have written this Owner’s Manual to help you get to know all the features of your vehicle and use it in the best possible way.
Here you will find information, advice and important warnings regarding use of your vehicle and how to achieve the best
performance from the technical features of your vehicle.
You are advised to take the time to read these publications carefully before taking to the road for the first time, to become
familiar with the controls and above all with those concerning brakes, steering and transmission; at the same time, you can
understand the vehicle behavior on different road surfaces.
This document also provides a description of special features and tips, as well as essential information for the safe driving, care
and maintenance of your vehicle over time.
After reading it, you are advised to keep the Owner’s Manual inside the vehicle, for an easy reference and for making sure it
remains in the vehicle should it be sold.
In the attached Warranty Booklet you will also find a description of the Services that FCA offers to its customers, and the detail
of the terms and conditions for maintaining its validity.
We are sure that these will help you to get in touch with and appreciate your new vehicle and the service provided by the
people at FCA.
Enjoy reading. Happy motoring!
IMPORTANT This Owner’s Manual describes all versions of the vehicle; please consider only the information
relevant to your vehicle’s trim level, engine and version. All data contained in this publication are purely indicative.
FCA can modify the vehicle model described in this publication at any time, for technical or commercial purposes.
For further information, contact your Authorized Dealer.
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Read This Carefully
Only refuel with unleaded gasoline with a rating 91 octane recommended not less than 87 octane acceptable. Do not use gasoline containing
methanol or ethanol E85. Using these mixtures may cause misfiring and handling issues, as well as damage fundamental components of the
fuel supply system.
STARTING THE ENGINE
If Equipped with a manual transmission: Be sure that the parking brake is engaged; place the gear selector to NEUTRAL, fully depress the
clutch pedal without pressing the accelerator, then push the ignition button, the engine starts as soon as the ignition is pushed.If Equipped with a automatic transmission : Be sure that the parking brake is engaged and that the gear selector is in PARK (P) or
NEUTRAL (N) , depress the brake pedal, then push the ignition button, the engine starts as soon as the ignition is pushed.
PARKING ON FLAMMABLE MATERIAL
The catalytic converter develops high temperatures during operation. Do not park the vehicle on grass, dry leaves, pine needles or other
flammable material: fire hazard.
RESPECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
The vehicle is equipped with a system that carries out a continuous diagnosis of the emission-related components in order to help protect the
Contact your Authorized Dealer if you decide to add electrical accessories (with the risk of gradually draining the battery) after buying the
vehicle. They can calculate the overall electrical requirement and check that the vehicle's electric system can support the required load.
Correct maintenance of the vehicle is essential for ensuring that it maintains its performance and its safety features, its environmental
friendliness and low running costs are unchanged over time.
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How To Use This Manual
Each time directions (left/right or forward/backwards) are listed, they are determined by facing forward from the rear of the
vehicle or as from the point of view of being seated inside the car. Special cases not complying with this rule will be properly
specified in the text.
The figures in the Owner’s Manual are provided by way of example only: this might imply that some details of the image do not
correspond to the actual arrangement of your vehicle. In addition, the Owner’s Manual has been conceived considering vehicles
with steering wheel on the left side; it is therefore possible that on vehicles with steering wheel on the right side, the position of
some controls or elements is not exactly mirror-like with respect to the figure.
To identify the chapter with the information needed you can consult the index at the end of this Owner’s Manual.
Chapters can be rapidly identified by graphic tabs, at the side of each odd page. A key showing the order of the chapter and
the corresponding tab symbols appears on another page.
While reading this Owner’s Manual you will find a series ofWARNINGSto prevent procedures that could damage your vehicle.
There are also CAUTIONSthat must be carefully followed to prevent incorrect use of the components of the vehicle, which
could cause accidents or injuries.
Therefore, all WARNINGS andCAUTIONS must always be carefully followed.
WARNINGS andCAUTIONS are recalled in the text with the following symbols:
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Vehicle Modifications / Alterations
Any change or alteration of the vehicle might seriously affect its safety and road holding, thus causing accidents, in which the
occupants could be fatally injured.
ACCESSORIES PURCHASED BY THE OWNER
If after buying the vehicle, you decide to install electrical accessories that require a permanent electrical supply (e.g. radio,
satellite anti-theft system, etc.) or accessories that burden the electrical supply, contact your Authorized Dealer, whose
personnel will check whether the vehicles's electrical system is able to withstand the load required , or whether it needs to be
integrated with a more powerful battery.
Note:Use only floor mats that leave the pedal area unobstructed and that are firmly secured so that they cannot slip out of
position and interfere with the pedals or impair safe operation of your vehicle in other ways.
INSTALLING ELECTRICAL / ELECTRONIC DEVICES
The following regulatory statement applies to all radio frequency (RF) devices equipped in this vehicle:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules and with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is
subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
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RADIO TRANSMITTERS AND MOBILE PHONES
Radio transmitter equipment (vehicle mobile phones, CB radios, amateur radio etc.) cannot be used inside the vehicle unless a
separate aerial is mounted externally.
Transmission and reception of these devices may be affected by the shielding effect of the vehicle body. As far as the use of
EC-approved mobile phones is concerned (GSM, GPRS, UMTS, LTE), follow the usage instructions provided by the mobile
The use of these devices inside the vehicle (without an external aerial) may cause the electrical systems to malfunction. This
could compromise the vehicle safety in addition to constituting a potential hazard for passengers' health.
If mobile phones/laptops/smartphones/tablets are inside the vehicle and/or close to the electronic key, a reduced performance
of the Advanced Keyless Entry System may occur.
CELL PHONE WARNING
IMPORTANT: Please comply with the legal regulations concerning the use of communication equipment in vehicles in your
country. Use of any electrical devices such as cell phones, computers, portable radios, vehicle navigation or other devices by
the driver while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. Dialing a number on a cell phone while driving also ties-up the driver's
hands. Use of these devices will cause the driver to be distracted and could lead to a serious accident. If a passenger is unable
to use the device, pull off the right-of-way to a safe area before use. If use of a cell phone is necessary despite this warning, use
a hands-free system to at least leave the hands free to drive the vehicle. Never use a cell phone or other electrical devices while
the vehicle is moving and, instead, concentrate on the full-time job of driving.
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GRAPHICAL TABLE OF CONTENTS
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR VEHICLE
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
STARTING AND OPERATING IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE INDEX
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