FIAT 500L LIVING 2015 2.G Owners Manual
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The data contained in this publication is intended merely as a guide. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reserves the right to modify
the models and versions described in this booklet at any time for technical and commercial reasons.
If you have any further questions please consult your FIAT dealer.
Printed in recycled paper without chlorine.
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We really know your car because we invented, designed and built it: we really know every single detail.
At Fiat Service authorised workshopsyou can find technicians directly trained by us,
offering quality and professionalism for all service operations.
Fiat workshops are always close to you for the regular servicing operations, season checks
and practical recommendations by our experts.
With Original Parts distributed by MOPAR
®, you maintain the reliability, comfort
and performance features that you bought your new car for over time.
Always ask for Genuine Parts for the components used on our cars; we recommend them because
they come from our steady commitment in research and development of highly innovative technologies.
For all these reasons: rely on Genuine Parts, because they are the only ones designed
by FCA for your car.
BRAKING SYSTEMENVIRONMENT: PARTICULATE FILTERS,
CLIMATE CONTROL MAINTENANCECOMFORT: SUSPENSION
AND WINDSCREEN WIPERS PERFORMANCE: SPARK PLUGS,
INJECTORS AND BATTERIESLINEACCESSORI
ROOF RACK BARS, WHEEL RIMS
This Owner Handbook is intended to show the vehicle's operating conditions.
For the enthusiast user who wants to have insights, curiosities and detailed information about the characteristics and functions
of the vehicle, Fiat gives the opportunity to consult a dedicated section which is available in electronic format.
ONLINE VEHICLE OWNER HANDBOOK
The following symbol is reported within the text of the Owner Handbook, next to the subjects for which details are provided.
Go to the www.mopar.eu/owner
website and access your personal area.
The “Maintenance and care” page includes all the information about your vehicle and the link to access eLUM, where you will find
all the details of the Owner Handbook.
The eLUMwebsite is free and will allow you, among many other things, to easily consult the on-board documents
of all the other vehicles of the Group.
Have a nice reading and happy motoring!
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Dear Customer,We would like to congratulate and thank you for choosing a Fiat 500L.
We have written this handbook 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 Fiat 500L.
You are advised to read it right through before taking to the road for the first time, to become familiar with the controls and above all
with those concerning brakes, steering and gearbox; at the same time, you can understand the vehicle behaviour on different road
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 Fiat 500L over time.
After reading it, you are advised to keep the handbook inside the vehicle, for an easy reference and for making sure it remains on
board the vehicle should it be sold.
In the attached Warranty Booklet you will also find a description of the Services that Fiat offers to its customers, the Warranty
Certificate 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
Enjoy reading. Happy motoring!
This Owner Handbook describes all versions of the Fiat 500L; 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 Italy S.p.A.
can modify the vehicle model described in this publication at any time, for technical or commercial
purposes. For further information, contact a Fiat Dealership.
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READ THIS CAREFULLYREFUELLING
Petrol engines: only refuel with unleaded petrol with octane rating (RON) not less than 95 in compliance with the European specification
EN228. Do not use petrol containing methanol or ethanol E85. Using these mixtures may cause misfiring and driving issues, as well as
damage fundamental components of the supply system.
Diesel engines: refuel only with diesel fuel motor vehicles conforming to the European specification EN590. The use of other products or
mixtures may damage the engine beyond repair and consequently invalidate the warranty, due to the damage caused.
For further details on the use of the correct fuel see the "Refuelling the vehicle" paragraph in the "Starting and driving" chapter.
STARTING THE ENGINE
Make sure that the handbrake is engaged and place the gear lever in neutral. Fully depress the clutch pedal, without pressing the accelerator,
then turn the ignition key to MAR and wait for the
warning light to switch off (and
warning light for diesel versions); turn the
ignition key to AVV and release it as soon as the engine starts.
Versions with Dualogic gearbox: make sure that the handbrake is engaged and that the gear lever is in P (Park) or N (Neutral), fully
depress the brake pedal, then turn the ignition key to AVV.
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 fitted with a system that carries out a continuous diagnosis of the emission-related components in order to help protect the
If, after buying the vehicle, you decide to add electrical accessories (with the risk of gradually draining the battery), contact a Fiat Dealership.
They can calculate the overall electrical requirement and check that the vehicle's electric system can support the required load.
Correct servicing of the vehicle is essential for ensuring that it maintains its performance and its safety features, its environmental friendliness
and low running costs unchanged in time.
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USE OF THE OWNER HANDBOOKOPERATING INSTRUCTIONSEach time direction instructions (left/right or forwards/backwards) about the vehicle are given, these must be intended as
regarding an occupant in the driver's seat. Special cases not complying with this rule will be specified as appropriate in the text.
The figures in the Owner Handbook 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 Handbook 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
or construction of some controls 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 Handbook.
Chapters can be rapidly identified with dedicated graphic tabs, at the side of each odd page. A few pages further there is a key
for getting to know the chapter order and the relevant symbols in the tabs. There is in any case a textual indication of the
current chapter at the side of each even page.WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONSWhile reading this Owner Handbook you will find a series ofWARNINGSto prevent procedures that could damage your
There are alsoPRECAUTIONSthat must be carefully followed to prevent incorrect use of the components of the vehicle,
which could cause accidents or injuries.
Therefore allWARNINGSandPRECAUTIONSmust always be carefully followed.
WARNINGSandPRECAUTIONSare recalled in the text with the following symbols:
personal safety;vehicle safety;environmental protection.
NOTE These symbols, when necessary, are indicated besides the title or at the end of the line and are followed by a number.
That number recalls the corresponding warning at the end of the relevant section.
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A plate summarising these symbols can also be found under the bonnet.VEHICLE CHANGES/ALTERATIONSIMPORTANT Any change or alteration of the vehicle might seriously affect its safety and road holding, thus causing accidents,
in which the occupants could even be fatally injured.
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SYMBOLSSome vehicle components have coloured labels whose symbols indicate precautions to be observed when using this
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAR
In-depth knowledge of your new vehicle
The handbook that you are reading
simply and directly explains how it
is made and how it works.
That’s why we advise you to read it
seated comfortably on board, so that
you can see immediately what is
described here for yourself.DASHBOARD ................................. 7
THE FIAT CODE SYSTEM ............... 8
THE KEYS....................................... 8
IGNITION DEVICE ........................... 10
SEATS ............................................ 11
HEAD RESTRAINTS ........................ 13
STEERING WHEEL ......................... 14
REAR VIEW MIRRORS .................... 15
CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM ....... 16
EXTERIOR LIGHTS ......................... 19
WINDOW CLEANING ...................... 21
ROOF LIGHTS ................................ 23
FIXED GLASS ROOF ....................... 23
ELECTRIC SUN ROOF .................... 24
DOORS ........................................... 26
ELECTRIC WINDOWS .................... 28
LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT ........... 29
BONNET ......................................... 31
DUALDRIVE ELECTRIC POWER
STEERING ...................................... 32
VERSION WITH LPG SYSTEM ........ 33
VERSION WITH METHANE
SYSTEM (NATURAL POWER) ......... 36
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DASHBOARDThe presence and position of controls, instruments and gauges may vary according to different versions.1. Adjustable air vents 2. Radio controls on the steering wheel (for versions/markets, where provided) 3. Exterior light control stalk 4. Instrument
panel 5. Windscreen wiper/rear window wiper/trip computer control stalk 6. Adjustable and directable central air vents 7. Fixed upper air vent
8. Passenger front airbag 9. Upper glove compartment (for versions/markets, where provided the compartment may be conditioned) 10. Glove
compartment 11. Lower glove compartment 12. Control buttons 13. Heating/ventilation system or manual climate control (for versions/markets,
where provided) or automatic dual zone climate control (for versions/markets, where provided) 14. USB port/AUX socket (for versions/markets,
where provided) 15.Uconnect™(for versions/markets, where provided) or radio system setup 16. Ignition device 17. Driver front airbag 18. Cruise
Control/Speed Limiter stalk (for versions/markets, where provided)1
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THE FIAT CODE
SYSTEMThis is an electronic engine locking
system which increases protection
against attempted thefts of the vehicle.
It is automatically activated when the
ignition key is removed.
There is an electronic device in each
key which can identify the signal
emitted, when the engine is started,
from an aerial built into the ignition
switch. The signal is the "password",
different every time the vehicle is
started, through which the control unit
recognises the key and enables
starting.OPERATIONEach time the vehicle is started by
turning the ignition key to MAR, the Fiat
CODE system control unit sends a
recognition code to the Powertrain
Control Module to deactivate the
The code is sent only if the Fiat CODE
system control unit has acknowledged
the code received from the key.Each time the ignition key is turned to
STOP, the Fiat CODE system
deactivates the functions of the
Powertrain Control Module. If, during
starting, the code is not correctly
switches on in the instrument panel. In
this case, turn the key to STOP and
then to MAR; if it is still locked, try again
with the other keys that come with the
vehicle. Contact a Fiat Dealership if
you still cannot start the engine.
Activation of warning light while
warning light switches on, this
means that the system is running a
self-diagnosis (for example due to
a voltage drop). Should the fault persist,
contact a Fiat Dealership.
KEY WITHOUT REMOTE
CONTROLThe metal insert A fig. 2 of the key
operates the ignition device and the
To request duplicates of the key, go to a
Fiat Dealership, taking an ID document
and the car ownership documents.KEY WITH REMOTE
CONTROL(for versions/markets, where provided)
The metal insert A fig. 3 of the key
operates the ignition device and the
door lock. Press button B to open/
close the metal insert.2
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