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my car started fine but appears with a message it was -6 the message says roughly this carnt remember exact
'excess radiator fluid please turn engine off '
can anyone help tried to search found one like it but still not 100% sure thanks for any replies. its an 06 plate aswell
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Re: major problem

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my car started fine but appears with a message it was -6 the message says roughly this carnt remember exact
'excess radiator fluid please turn engine off '
can anyone help tried to search found one like it but still not 100% sure thanks for any replies. its an 06 plate aswell
My money is on you having a 1.9 JTD Tractor edition GP. Like me.....

Its a nice little software fault FIAT left to annoy us. Take it to the dealer as it is known, and a few things are known to fix it.

I had a software upgrade, and a change of earth leads. But i still get the darn error.
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my car started fine but appears with a message it was -6 the message says roughly this carnt remember exact
'excess radiator fluid please turn engine off '
can anyone help tried to search found one like it but still not 100% sure thanks for any replies. its an 06 plate aswell
A lot of owners of the superb 130 MJet see that from time to time. Software glitch on start-up normally. I just re-start and it goes away. I have done 40,000 mile + now so dont worry its NOT a "Major Problem"!
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But before taking it to the dealer maybe you should check the radiator fluid
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But before taking it to the dealer maybe you should check the radiator fluid
Done every weekend and never changes. I have had this flash up at start up when the motor is stone cold.

Wont hurt to check the coolant level but its a software glitch.
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Now T take deep breaths and count to 100


https://www.fiatforum.com/grande-pun...lt-issues.html
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Maybe its an awesome amount of heat generated in the first second from our Awesome MJets. LOL.....
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Now T take deep breaths and count to 100


https://www.fiatforum.com/grande-pun...lt-issues.html
Even easier... extracted from T's Post you linked Andy :-
Fault - High coolant temperature warning
Cure - software update
Status - Very rarely reported
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Maybe its an awesome amount of heat generated in the first second from our Awesome MJets. LOL.....
I wish some could be channelled into the heater... Probably my biggest complaint about the GPS MJet is how poor the heater is.

But that only an issue for a few months a year!
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Re: major problem

hate to say i have a 1.4 8v not an mjet, does anyone no if it will cost anything or is it there fault
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My multi jet does this from time to time, mines is a 56 plate..so i wouldnt worry too much.
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hate to say i have a 1.4 8v not an mjet, does anyone no if it will cost anything or is it there fault
I have that car and got the error message. Read on the forum that it was a software update required.....took it to the dealer and they said that my radiator had started leaking and that I needed a new one! Luckily it was done under warranty!

Don't just assume it is just the software!
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I've had this error about three times over the course of ownership... Funnily enough it's been on really cold days too.

Turn it off and try again, it's not blown up on me yet!
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Re: major problem

It happened to me too on my 1.2 just the once. Turned the car on and off a few times and it didn't do it again so I payed no notice to it

funnily enough it was on a very cold day as well...
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happened to me on monday and again today got it booked in for tomorrow morining. The garage think it may need a new ecu ??
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