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Cool 500 1st Service - Confusion 24 mo / 18k?

So my 500byDiesel received a 1 yr B'day card!
Calling up various Fiat Service places to figure out when where and how much the first service is... I'm getting different answers:

1. Yes - your 500 is due for service as it's 1 yr or 18,000 miles whichever comes first.

2. No - your 500 is not due for service - the first service is due 18,000 miles or 24 months whichever comes first UNLESS you are a low mileage driver and have less than 6,000 miles in 12 months.
No Fiats now require an annual service except for Puntos (or was it Pandas he said) - they still need an annual service.

And so besides the sticker shock of the first service... 240+
What is the correct answer????

I've read a thread on this started last year and it talks about 1 yr 18,000 miles but I'm guessing that's been updated recently to this 24 mo 18K guideline... the guy read it off the Fiat computer do-da...

thoughts????
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Re: 500 1st Service - Confusion 24 mo / 18k?

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So my 500byDiesel received a 1 yr B'day card!
Calling up various Fiat Service places to figure out when where and how much the first service is... I'm getting different answers:

1. Yes - your 500 is due for service as it's 1 yr or 18,000 miles whichever comes first.

2. No - your 500 is not due for service - the first service is due 18,000 miles or 24 months whichever comes first UNLESS you are a low mileage driver and have less than 6,000 miles in 12 months.
No Fiats now require an annual service except for Puntos (or was it Pandas he said) - they still need an annual service.

And so besides the sticker shock of the first service... 240+
What is the correct answer????

I've read a thread on this started last year and it talks about 1 yr 18,000 miles but I'm guessing that's been updated recently to this 24 mo 18K guideline... the guy read it off the Fiat computer do-da...

thoughts????
18k or 24 months, whichever comes first UNLESS you've done low mileage which IIRC is 9k?
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Re: 500 1st Service - Confusion 24 mo / 18k?

If it low mileage all you need is an oil change after 12 months and even that is a recommendation.
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Re: 500 1st Service - Confusion 24 mo / 18k?

500bydiesel, What does your service book say? How many miles have you done ?

My service book states 1yr or 18k whichever soonest.

My 58 plate 1.2 has had so far
End of Year one = 9k low mileage service @ 112 (based on 1 yr)
End of Year two = 18K service @185 (based on 1 year since last service)

So as we only do around 9k a year the next should be at 3 yrs and 27k miles so should be another low mileage type of service.
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