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Old 16-08-2018   #1
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fiat 500 warning messages everywhere!!

Hi Guys,


Here as I guess there will be a lot of expert advice from owners here that may be able to help me.


My daughter has a fiat 500 approx. 5yrs old. Lately she has been getting loads of different warning lights and warning messages coming up at varying times when she is driving the car (usually within a couple of minutes of start up). The cars performance seems completely unaffected however.


Some examples:
EBD failure message
ABS failure message
Fuel cut off message
Airbag failure message
Acceleration failure message


These are the ones I can think of as there has been others too.


I am presuming because the engine seems unaffected that this may potentially be a battery or some kind of wiring fault?


Does anyone on here have experience of similar that they could share with me please?


Many thanks for any advice
Ceri
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Re: fiat 500 warning messages everywhere!!

A good start would be to clean the battery terminals up as well as the ends of the cables for the main earth points
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Quote Originally Posted by chris3234 View Post
A good start would be to clean the battery terminals up as well as the ends of the cables for the main earth points


Thank you Chris, I will be trying that when home this evening.
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Re: fiat 500 warning messages everywhere!!

This many warnings at once is usually a low battery (get a new one) or loose/corroded earth
Otherwise, have you checked the wiring loom in the boot?
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Re: fiat 500 warning messages everywhere!!

Does EVERYTHING work correctly on the boot lid? This and it's wiring were my first thoughts before I even saw swifts reply?
And as above when or if has the battery been replaced?
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Re: fiat 500 warning messages everywhere!!

Yeah definitely the battery I would say. A dodgy battery will throw up all sorts of errors.
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Re: fiat 500 warning messages everywhere!!

Note if your car is Stop Start you'll need the correct battery, I "think" this is the correct one but check?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YUASA-Sto...IAAOSwxgtbbFJa
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Re: fiat 500 warning messages everywhere!!

These are all messages which can appear if you have the well-known hatch wiring fault - and the car is the right age for it.

Definitely something which should be checked first, before rushing into replacing the battery (although that's probably the second thing to try).
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Thanks for all the replies, will not be getting it looked at for a few weeks as off on hols tomorrow but will post when we've found the problem as might help others out in the future.

Thank you all again...Great place to come for answers 😀
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