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Fuel Cut Off Problem. Desperately need help

Hi,

I am new to this forum and desperately need help for my abarth 500.

I did a fun race last week (against the Minis) and in the last lap I took a bit too far when turned right so my left front tyre went to gravel for about 3 seconds. After that my car wont start and need to be towed to my home. Further checked with abarth technician he said it is because fuel cut off unavailable. He tried to do his things with the computer but until now he still could not start my car!

I need any help, if maybe some of you have had the same experience in the past and know how to solve it.

My car is Abarth Esseesse european version, 2010. I live in Jakarta Indonesia and now the official Abarth store has been closed for good!

Appreciate any help. Big thanks!
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There's a thing you can do with the indicators that works. One of my crashed cars had the same thing. I searched for it on this forum I think, it worked first time.
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Hi,

I am new to this forum and desperately need help for my abarth 500.

I did a fun race last week (against the Minis) and in the last lap I took a bit too far when turned right so my left front tyre went to gravel for about 3 seconds. After that my car wont start and need to be towed to my home. Further checked with abarth technician he said it is because fuel cut off unavailable. He tried to do his things with the computer but until now he still could not start my car!

I need any help, if maybe some of you have had the same experience in the past and know how to solve it.

My car is Abarth Esseesse european version, 2010. I live in Jakarta Indonesia and now the official Abarth store has been closed for good!

Appreciate any help. Big thanks!
As Typecastboy has said, there is a thing to do with the indicators.

This is from the handbook.

Good luck,
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Hi, thanks for the comments guys.

Yes, I tried the right and left indicator thing but it didnt work for my case. Is there any switch that I need to push? I read it somewhere in the forum about inertia switch? Does it apply to 500 Abarth Esseesse? Thanks
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I did hear that there was a switch somewhere in the right side footwell. I had a look once when I was taking off the throttle pedal but mine didn't have one. Maybe the Abarth is different. If you have access to multiECUscan I believe that can reset it too.
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Quote Originally Posted by Abarthindonesia View Post
Hi, thanks for the comments guys.

Yes, I tried the right and left indicator thing but it didnt work for my case. Is there any switch that I need to push? I read it somewhere in the forum about inertia switch? Does it apply to 500 Abarth Esseesse? Thanks
https://www.fiatforum.com/500/304714...tch-reset.html

a member back @2009 had the message "fuel cut-off unavaialble" appear on the screen,
FIAT tried updates.. but it didn't "CURE" it.. however the fault did become less regular

apparently it's an ECU thing..,
as a 1st thing.. disconnect the battery overnight.. it might just reset it..

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apparently it's an ECU thing..


On the 500, the fuel cutoff is implemented in the airbag ECU, so that could be the next thing to check if a battery disconnect doesn't fix it. Depending on what exactly has happened, it might be resettable with multiecuscan - @typecastboy has recent experience in this area.

It's possible a g sensor may have triggered the fuel cutoff without being sufficient to activate an airbag.
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My current project doesn't have an airbag ecu in it at all and it comes up with the same error so you could well be right. Before I took it out it didn't have the error. I reckon multiECUscan will reset it.
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I could be wrong but I think the car thinks it's had a crash hence the fuel cut off?
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As Typecastboy has said, there is a thing to do with the indicators.

This is from the handbook.

Good luck,
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That indicator reset reminds me of the cheat code sequence used for sonic the hedgehog.
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Re: Fuel Cut Off Problem. Desperately need help

Hi guys,

Update:

Fiat technician has done reset using ECU reader but it still didnt fire up

My guess it has something to do with some parts maybe be broken. Gotta tow my car to the workshop for checking ....

ANy other ideas?

THanks and have a great Sunday!
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Re: Fuel Cut Off Problem. Desperately need help

From the first post "fuel cut off, unavailable " does that not mean it's 'on' rather than cut off? or am I confused ?
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I put my new (second hand) Airbag ECU in today after installing new seatbelts and the error has gone.
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