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Miltukas 09-27-2017 02:46 AM

Hi, I got problem with 2015 fiat 500x cross, I can't make it start couple times a week, but other days with no issue. It seems like weak battery, but after 5min trying it starts fine. Here is a video I made https://youtu.be/dTGwThmIBzY dash is full of errors when it's happening. I booked a test for battery at halfords and mechanic told me it all good, so i don't know what's happening. Please help!

Alanw47 09-27-2017 04:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Miltukas (Post 10426)
Hi, I got problem with 2015 fiat 500x cross, I can't make it start couple times a week, but other days with no issue. It seems like weak battery, but after 5min trying it starts fine. Here is a video I made https://youtu.be/dTGwThmIBzY dash is full of errors when it's happening. I booked a test for battery at halfords and mechanic told me it all good, so i don't know what's happening. Please help!

I have had same or similar problem twice. Once on holiday in France and once at home on driveway. The first occasion in France it cleared itself eventually (after many hours), took it to dealer on return to UK no faults stored on ECU so no clues.

Second time I thought it was the battery, called the AA, it started immediately for him. He checked the ECU and once again no faults recorded.

Seems to be an annoying gremlin that Fiat don't have a reason or a fix for

hewesy 09-28-2017 05:49 AM

Looks like battery to me, I had a battery go flat in about 10hrs a couple of weeks back in my 2015 City X and that's what I got before the voltage dropped too low to run anything.

Stat/Stop being unavailable is a giveaway, I had the RAC out to mine (as I couldn't move it with no power, the electronic handbrake locks on) and he said that losing stop/start was generally the first sign of battery life coming to an end.

You could put the battery on a slow trickle charge overnight to see if that brings it back to life, however between stop/start and battery management (which regulates the alternator feed) it might not give it much longer.

Hewesy

hewesy 09-28-2017 05:52 AM

Oh and oddly enough, no faults stored on ECU either but when I took it back to the dealer they ran the same tests as the RAC and it passed with flying colours...

Hewesy

lovelyred500x? 09-28-2017 11:32 AM

Might it be worth checking all connections, especially the earth to the car body?

hewesy 09-29-2017 04:59 AM

Worth doing - I've a thought my issue was down to something becoming loose. The negative clip doesn't exactly feel the best piece of engineering...

Hewesy

Tegsley 04-22-2019 06:48 AM

500x intermittent Starting
 
I have a 2016, 500x manual which experienced intermittent starting. The problem got so bad that I was unable to start the car 30 times out of 31 tries. The car was returned to Fiat three times (last time on a tow truck), 1st time no problem found - car returned, 2nd time Fiat replaced the starter motor (warranty), 3rd after submitting complete details of diagnostics I had carried out myself over three frustrating weeks, Fiat changed the starter motor solenoid relay (my main suggestion). Since then the problem has, to date, been resolved.

Thought this may be of interest to some members.

martinbrown989 07-16-2019 05:26 AM

I faced this issue while towing, I was towing a motorcycle on trailer at that time i face that i issue i have medium size trailer which i use for motorcycle towing service, so same thing didnt find any thing in ecu but for long time the problem dint occurred again so i am ok with that, will share again here if i face that problem again.

Joyce G 07-23-2019 07:22 AM

hi all, been reading all your posts and i will be going back to the dealer to get it sorted soon, don't want to get stranded somewhere, and will give them your experiences and suggestions. thank you. JoyceG

Alanw47 07-25-2019 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Joyce G (Post 11918)
hi all, been reading all your posts and i will be going back to the dealer to get it sorted soon, don't want to get stranded somewhere, and will give them your experiences and suggestions. thank you. JoyceG

Just to add that I have had no further repetitions since my post above about 2 years ago. Fingers crossed


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