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GLow Plug HEating / FAILURE WARNING LIGHT
Glow plug heating is for diesel versions only and will illuminate on the Fiat 500 dashboard when ignition is switched to MAR and will go out then heating has finished, at which point vehicle car be started. The duration of the light illumination varies depending on external temperatures. Preheating failure will be indicated by a flashing symbol and depending on which model of vehicle, a message on the display. Assistance from a Fiat technician will be required.
DPF Dashboard LIGHT
The DPF light indicates that the particulate filter is being cleaned (on diesel versions only). Light illuminates to inform the driver the filter needs cleaning. This is a self-cleaning process but the driver if possible should drive for at least 15 minutes at at least 60 km/h
with engine speed over 2000 rpm. The DPF light will go out once the cleaning process has been completed.
ESC Action / Failure Dashboard WARNING LIGHT
Under normal procedure, the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) light should come on with the ignition turned to MAR and should go out shortly when the engine has started. ESC failure will be indicated by the symbol remaining on after ignition, or on some versions of the Fiat 500, the symbol may be accompanied by a message. In this instance, contact a Fiat technician. Whilst driving, it is normal for the ESC light to flash as this indicates the system is in action.
Hill Holder FAILURE DASHBOARD WARNING LIGHT
The Fiat 500 hill holder function may have failed if the ESC symbol (see above) illuminates and with certain models, accompanied by the hill holder dashboard symbol and a message in the display panel.
Code System Failure WARNING LIGHT
The Fiat code system is an anti-theft immobiliser device. Symbol will illuminate and depending on the model vehicle version, with a message on the dashboard. The key should communicate using a dedicated code with the engine control unit to deactivate the immobiliser. IF the code is incorrect or there’s a fault, the symbol will illuminate. In this situation, the key should be turned to the STOP position and then back to MAR. If issue continues, try again with the other key provided with the car.
If symbol illuminates whilst driving, the system is conducting a self-test. If light remains on, at the first opportunity, turn the key to the STOP position, and then to MAR. If not failure is detected, symbol will not illuminate. If problem still persists, turn key to STOP position for 30 seconds and try again. Failing this, seek assistant from a Fiat dealership.
City Brake SYSTEM Control FAILURE WARNING LIGHT
The Fiat City Brake Control System automatically applies the brakes to avoid a collision. The City Brake Control System and Collision Mitigation system light illuminates when the system has been deactivated in the system menu.
CITY Power Steering Dash LIGHT
The CITY symbol illuminates (a symbol appears on the display on some versions of the Fiat 500) when “Dualdrive” electric
power steering is activated.
Tyre Pressure Low Warning LIGHT
Depending on the year of manufacture, the Fiat 500 may be equipped with a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). A yellow warning light will illuminate on the dashboard to warn that the sensors has detected one or more tyres have deflated to a hazardous level. Check tyre pressures as soon as possible. If you have checked pressures and the light still remains on, see tyre pressure warning light keeps coming on.
Fiat 500 STOP Warning LIGHT
This ‘STOP’ warning light illuminates when one or more of the stop light (break light) bulbs fail. The failure could be related to one or more blown bulbs, a blown protection fuse, or a break in the electrical connection.
Fiat 500 Engine Stop / Start
Fiat 500 stop / start technology to reduce fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. Stop / Start may be deactivated due to certain circumstances such as: Engine is still cold, battery is at low charge, heated rear window is activated, front windscreen wiper is at maximum speed, DPF filter is regenerating (diesels only), driver’s door is not closed, driver’s seat belt is not fastened, reverse gear is engaged, automatic climate control (if fitted) has not yet reached the desired temperature.
Fiat 500 Electronic Throttle Control
The lightening bolt symbol is the electronic throttle control warning light (ETC). Light may illuminate in red. This light may either stay on or flash depending on the fault. When safe to do so, stop, place the transmission in the park position and switch off the engine. If the light remains on after a restart, the vehicle is still drivable but have system checked as soon as possible. This light may turn on if the brake and accelerator pedals are pressed at the same time. If the light stays on and is flashing, immediate service is required. During this, reduced engine power (limp mode) may be experienced, possible uneven engine performance and stalling. There is a possibility that the vehicle will require towing.
Fiat 500 Transmission Fault
The ‘cog’ containing an exclamation mark is a fault detected with automatic transmission / gear box. Light will illuminate on the dashboard along with an audible buzzer. Stop the car when safe to do so and switch off the engine. Fault light may go out after a restart. If light remains on, have vehicle fault codes checked with diagnostic equipment to locate the malfunction.