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Interesting point, what was the software update supposed to do?
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-21-2016, 09:03 AM
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Interesting point, what was the software update supposed to do?

Seemed to smooth out the flat spot I noticed just on pick up when in first gear. When I asked the finer points of what the update was about to the service team no-one knew... anyway car is in tomorrow for a few days, they said they may call in the Fiat Regional guy if they can't sort it. Done 800 miles since the software update at worse mpg so they can't say I did not give it a chance!
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Seemed to smooth out the flat spot I noticed just on pick up when in first gear. When I asked the finer points of what the update was about to the service team no-one knew... anyway car is in tomorrow for a few days, they said they may call in the Fiat Regional guy if they can't sort it. Done 800 miles since the software update at worse mpg so they can't say I did not give it a chance!

Muppets, left them the car for 2 days, they sent the data to Fiat who said 'all is fine' and the software update would set the car back to zero and it will take time to adapt to my driving, plus the weather is colder now.


I pointed out the car had done 800 miles since the software update and that the mpg had dropped back in Sept (still warm weather) straight after the update and if anything it should be better now 800 miles on and nearly hitting 10K total mileage.


Gonna ring/email Fiat Customer Service direct and see what they say too. Over the last week the engine seems less flexible than pre update too....
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Car booked in for second service next week. Garage just phoned me to tell me they were doing Recall 6025 at the same time. Girl thought it might be a software update. 2.0 multijet Auto, 4x4 variant. Any clues anyone?
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Can't help you on the update. However heard back from Fiat CS who say once the weather warms up they will look at my issue again: they say as it is cold now consumption will suffer. have to say never noticed this on other cars which I ran all year round.
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Recall 6025

An enhanced software is downloaded to improve emission performance in terms in real driving conditions as a consequence.

Volkswagen springs to mind
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Just a heads-up: before first service average 43 mpg, post first service and software update, average mpg 38. I've suggested to the Dealer they sort it out, I've run 3 tanks of fuel through since the service and it has made no difference to the average mpg and same roads, same journeys.
As per my previous post, Fiat are quietly updating the software to remedy an emissions problem, so that may well affect consumption. Do you have the campaign number? If so Fiat CS should be able to tell you what it's for.

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Assume then it is fuelling more rather than less or is it the other way around?
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post #19 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-06-2016, 02:10 PM
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I would assume less fuel, but if performance is affected the right boot may compensate. I have't done enough miles since I collected my oil burner yesterday but doing a motorway run tomorrow that should guarantee 47-50 mpg, so I'll check it tomorrow evening
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This hit the headlines earlier in the year so could be related: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/news...investigation/
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