Register Login
Shop4Parts - UK's largest online superstore for FIAT and Alfa Romeo parts
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 28-08-2017   #1
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
USA 
Low oil pressure light vs. Change Oil Notice???

Hi All,

First time poster here - I've had my 2014 500L for over a year now, having got it used with about 3500 miles on it. She just crested 16000 miles. Previously, I changed the oil at about 8000 miles, before any dash light came on. (dealership had a special.)

This weekend, I had a panic attack over a light on the dashboard, and the response from the dealership actually goes against what's in the manual. I'm wondering if anyone else has had a similar situation. (didn't find anything in the archives when I searched.)

The red blinking light I saw was definitely the low oil pressure light. In the images I've attached, it's the one of the old-school oil can, with the drip at the tip. When I saw it go on, I immediately pulled over, checked the oil level after 5 minutes, double-checked the manual, and then took it to the dealer (fortunately only 3 blocks away.)

This morning, the dealer calls me to tell me that was just a "normal" indicator that it was time to change the oil.

I thought that the only "change oil" indicator was from the center text area, between the RPM/MPH gauges, but the dealership was insistent that there wasn't anything logged in the computer, no events indicating a low pressure state, and the blinking light was just an alert to change the oil.

Do others see this happen at oil change intervals??
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screen Shot 2017-08-28 at 12.11.37 PM.png
Views:	13
Size:	33.2 KB
ID:	183737   Click image for larger version

Name:	Screen Shot 2017-08-28 at 12.10.31 PM.png
Views:	12
Size:	34.7 KB
ID:	183738  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Screen Shot 2017-08-28 at 12.02.32 PM.png
Views:	13
Size:	35.0 KB
ID:	183739  
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

KarlSoule is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 29-08-2017   #2
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Vienna
Posts: 136
Thanks: 2
Trader Rating: 0
Austria 
Re: Low oil pressure light vs. Change Oil Notice???

Hi,
my manual says about this warning light
- if turned on steadily, it indicates that the oil pressure is too low
- if blinking, the oil is degraded and should be changed
(for both it explicitly states 'for versions and markets where foreseen' )

Furthermore, 'for versions / markets where foreseen' a message should be displayed.

So it seems your dealer was right. Do you have the most recent version of the user manual ? (can be downloaded at http://aftersales.fiat.com/elum )

Brandy
__________________
2014 Fiat 500L Lounge Multijet 120 bhp, bicolore bianco/nero
2000 Fiat barchetta, nero seta
Ez2517 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 29-08-2017   #3
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 524
Thanks: 28
Trader Rating: 0
muttleysdad has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Low oil pressure light vs. Change Oil Notice???

Was it a warm day or were you in standing traffic for a while? I wonder if the engine got a little warm and the oil thinned to the point that it triggered the oil degradation sensor?
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

muttleysdad is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 29-08-2017   #4
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
USA 
Re: Low oil pressure light vs. Change Oil Notice???

Thanks for the link, and the reassurance. The link to the NEW owners manual helped as well. I've clipped the relevant page - VASTLY different from the pics I posted from the USA manual. The light indeed does blink when the oil is too old. The dealership thought I was nuts at first, but I broke out the owner's manual I was referencing, and they agreed it was vague and misleading. First time in a long time I was called to RTFM, and the Manual was WRONG!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screen Shot 2017-08-29 at 7.23.15 AM.png
Views:	20
Size:	391.9 KB
ID:	183754  
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

KarlSoule is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 30-08-2017   #5
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Vienna
Posts: 136
Thanks: 2
Trader Rating: 0
Austria 
Re: Low oil pressure light vs. Change Oil Notice???

Hi,
how come you have an U.S. manual ? No wonder this is not described in the US manual, they don't sell the diesel version there.
Brandy
__________________
2014 Fiat 500L Lounge Multijet 120 bhp, bicolore bianco/nero
2000 Fiat barchetta, nero seta
Ez2517 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(T) Low oil pressure warning light. Oil pump replacement? Marc Lewis Punto (Mk2/2b) 8 10-01-2016 21:05
(T) Low oil pressure light fv43576 Punto (Mk2/2b) 6 07-08-2015 14:58
(T) Low Oil Pressure light at low revs Sambo1 Stilo 3 17-01-2014 21:25
(T) Low oil pressure light bomscare Stilo 13 25-11-2013 19:37
(T) low oil pressure warning light Gaz Lear Stilo 2 15-09-2006 16:28