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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Fiat 500X Updates and Enhancements

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The Fiat 500X is loaded with so many features and technology it takes a 600+ page owners manual to describe them! Additionally, Fiat has been steadily tweaking, refining and updating various systems in the 500X for even better performance and functionality. Below is an overview of some of the updates contained in technical bulletins released to Fiat dealers. These offer enhanced operation or take care of concerns and issues that may pop up for some owners. Software updates are normally automatically performed when bringing your car to the dealer or, in regards to a mechanical repair, if there is a condition or concern expressed that applies to the bulletin. Always visit your Fiat Studio for details, the latest information and updates.*

Fiat 500X Front Brake Squeak/Squeal Noise

Fiat Technical Bulletin 05-010-15

DATE: October 03, 2015

ISSUE:
Front Brake Squeak/Squeal Noise

MODELS:
2015 (BU) Jeep Renegade
2016 (FB) Fiat 500X

NOTE: This bulletin applies to cars sold in the NAFTA region and built on or before May 7, 2015 (MDH 0507XX).

The front brakes may make a squeak/squeal noise under the following conditions:
  • Squeak/squeal noise during moderate brake apply combined with light steering. 
  • The noise typically occurs with warm brakes after several brake applications.
  • Squeak/squeal noise during low speed brake apply with vehicle moving forward or reverse. 
  • The noise typically only occurs after the vehicle sits overnight in colder
  • ambient temperatures and the noise will go away after a few brake applications.

The solution involves cleaning excessive sealant from the front brake caliper adapter brackets and replacing the adapter bracket mounting bolts and/or replacing the front brake pads and related hardware.

Fiat 500X Dashboard

Fiat 500X Transmission Shift And Drivability Enhancements

Fiat Technical Service Bulletin 21-024-15 REV. B

DATE: September 23, 2015

This bulletin involves reprogramming the Transmission Control Module (TCM) with the latest available software.

MODELS:
2016 (FB) Fiat 500X

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles built on or before **September 02, 2015 (MDH 0902XX)** equipped with a 2.4L Engine (Sales Code ED6) and 948TE Automatic Transmission (Sales Code DFH).

A small number of owners may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illumination. Upon further investigation the technician may find one or more of the following Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs):
· P0711 - Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor A Circuit Range-Performance.
· P1CC9 - Unable to Engage Gear.
· P1D98 - Incorrect Gear Ratio Clutch B or D Defective.
· P1DAD - Input Shaft-Output Shaft Direction Correlation.
· U1424 - Implausible Engine Torque Signal Received.

In addition, owners may also experience one or more of the following transmission related conditions:
· Garage Shifts (Shifting from Park or Neutral into Drive or Reverse.)
· Harsh 1-2 upshifts.
· Less than desired accelerator pedal response in Sport and TractionPlus modes.
· RPM flare at engine start.
· Less than desired idle performance when shifting into DRIVE or REVERSE following
a cold start.

Fiat 500X Powertrain Diagnostic And System Enhancements

Fiat Technical Service Bulletin 18-030-15 REV. B
DATE: September 23, 2015

MODELS:
2016 (FB) Fiat 500X

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles built on or before **September 02, 2015 (MDH 0902XX)** equipped with a 2.4L Engine (Sales Code ED6).

A small number of cars may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) come on. Technician may find one or more of the following Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs).
· U0402 - Implausible Data Received From TCM.
· P0133 - O2 Sensor 1/1 Slow Response.
· P0171 - Fuel System 1/1 Lean.
· P050D - Cold Start Rough Idle.In addition, customers may experience one or more of the following concerns:
· **Clatter or ticking noise from the engine at idle.**
· RPM flare at cold start.
· Less than desired idle performance.
· Cold engine RPM surge with gear engagement.

Reprogramming the Engine Control Module (ECM) with the latest available software should address the concern.

Fiat 500X Instrument Panel Cluster

Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) Enhancement

Fiat Technical Service Bulletin 08-085-15

DATE: September 16, 2015

MODELS:
2016 (FB) Fiat 500X

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles sold in the U.S. and Canada market and built on or before May 20, 2015 (MDH 0520XX) equipped with Cluster 3.5 TFT Color Display (Sales Code JA2) or Cluster 3.5 TFT B&W Display (Sales Code JAY).

The Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) brightness level may not adjust correctly to correspond with the outside light levels. Also an enhancement was made to properly calculate and display when the next service maintenance is needed. This bulletin involves reprogramming the IPC with the latest software to fix the condition.

Electronic Power Steering System (EPS) Instrument Cluster Lamp ON

Fiat Technical Service Bulletin 08-092-15

DATE: September 29, 2015


MODELS:
2016 (FB) Fiat 500X

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles sold within the NAFTA and EMEA market and built on or before September 02, 2015 (MDH 0902XX).


The Power Steering System Warning lamp may illuminate on the instrument cluster. This bulletin involves reprogramming the Electric Power Steering (EPS) module with the latest available software to correct the erroneous EPS lamp illumination.

RA2 Radio Software Enhancement

Fiat Technical Service Bulletin 08-086-15 REV. A

DATE: September 18, 2015

MODELS:
2016 (FB) Fiat 500X

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles sold within the NAFTA market and built on or before September 03, 2015 (MDH
0903XX) equipped with UConnect 5.0 AM/FM/BT (sales code RA2).

A false message may be displayed in the Cluster "Parking Sensors Unavailable and/or Sound System Unavailable." A radio software update is available that will fix the issue.

NOTE: Software updates are available for download to USB flash drive on the Uconnect web site.

Fiat 500X Uconnect

RA4 Radio Enhancements

Fiat Technical Service Bulletin 08-059-15 REV. B

DATE: September 12, 2015

MODELS:
2016 (FB) Fiat 500X

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles within the NAFTA market and built on or before **July 04, 2015 (MDH 0704XX)** equipped with Uconnect 6.5” NAV (sales code RA4) radio

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*This is provided for discussion purposes only. You should always contact your dealer for up to date information and to answer any questions. The dealer will be able to tell you what if any bulletins are applicable to your car.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure I love everything about this car. It is this or a Volvo for me.