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Dillinger63
02-18-2019, 02:25 PM
Do all Abarth's come with a factory security system? My 2017 beeps when I lock the door, but there are no red flashy light anwhere like there are in my 03 New Beetle Turbo S, or my 2015 F-150. I even bumped the car a few times to see if there might be a perimiter alarm and nothing. Also, the key fon doesn't have a panic button which I thought they all pretty much had these days.

FiatCares
02-21-2019, 09:47 AM
Do all Abarth's come with a factory security system? My 2017 beeps when I lock the door, but there are no red flashy light anwhere like there are in my 03 New Beetle Turbo S, or my 2015 F-150. I even bumped the car a few times to see if there might be a perimiter alarm and nothing. Also, the key fon doesn't have a panic button which I thought they all pretty much had these days.

Hi Dillinger63,
I checked your owner's manual and per page 17, you can read about the operation of your door locks.
"Push and release the lock button on the key fob to lock all doors, liftgate, and charge port door. The turn signal lights will flash and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the signal."
If you would like to read more about your security system, you can find this information starting on page 14 of your owner's manual. Please send us a private message if you have any further questions.
Alex
Fiat Social Care Specialist

Dillinger63
02-21-2019, 10:18 AM
Hi Dillinger63,
I checked your owner's manual and per page 17, you can read about the operation of your door locks.
"Push and release the lock button on the key fob to lock all doors, liftgate, and charge port door. The turn signal lights will flash and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the signal."
If you would like to read more about your security system, you can find this information starting on page 14 of your owner's manual. Please send us a private message if you have any further questions.
Alex
Fiat Social Care Specialist

Thanks for the reply, but does that mean if someone breaks into the car the horn will start beeping and lights flash too? I read the owners manual and I'm pretty sure it states there is a light (I guess in the instrument cluster) that flashes very quickly for 15 seconds once you lock the car and then flashes slower. Where is that light as I don't see any flashing light in the instrument cluster? Also, "The charge port door?" My car isn't electric.

Haring
02-21-2019, 01:34 PM
I don’t think our cars have a flashing light to let people know there’s an alarm. To test to make sure your alarm is actually working... roll the window down, get out of the car and lock it with the key fob. Reach inside the window and use the inside door handle to open the door. Alarm should go off. Then next time you start the car you’ll have a light on the dash letting you know your alarm was set off. So I think our cars need more than just a bump to get it to go off.

Vlad3060
02-21-2019, 02:31 PM
I don’t think our cars have a flashing light to let people know there’s an alarm. To test to make sure your alarm is actually working... roll the window down, get out of the car and lock it with the key fob. Reach inside the window and use the inside door handle to open the door. Alarm should go off. Then next time you start the car you’ll have a light on the dash letting you know your alarm was set off. So I think our cars need more than just a bump to get it to go off.

I've had my Abarth alarm go off by mortorcycles and large pickups with aggressive exhausts passing by whilst my car is parked in the driveway.

Dillinger63
02-21-2019, 02:59 PM
I don’t think our cars have a flashing light to let people know there’s an alarm. To test to make sure your alarm is actually working... roll the window down, get out of the car and lock it with the key fob. Reach inside the window and use the inside door handle to open the door. Alarm should go off. Then next time you start the car you’ll have a light on the dash letting you know your alarm was set off. So I think our cars need more than just a bump to get it to go off.

I tried that and no alarm went off. The horn beeps when I lock the car though, Hmmmm....

RexS
02-21-2019, 04:28 PM
I pulled this from my electronic operators manual.

VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM
The vehicle security alarm monitors the vehicle doors
for unauthorized entry and the ignition for unauthorized
operation. If something triggers the alarm, the
vehicle security alarm will provide the following audible
and visible signals: the horn will pulse, the park
lamps and/or turn signals will flash, and the vehicle
security light in the instrument cluster will flash.
To Arm The System
Push the key fob lock button.
To Disarm The System
Push the key fob unlock button or cycle the ignition to
the MAR (ACC/ON/RUN) position.

The vehicle security alarm is designed to protect your vehicle. However, you can create conditions where the
vehicle security alarm will give you a false alarm. If one of the previously described arming sequences has occurred,
the vehicle security alarm will arm regardless of whether you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in
the vehicle and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs, disarm the vehicle security alarm.
If the vehicle security alarm is armed and the battery becomes disconnected, the vehicle security alarm will
remain armed when the battery is reconnected. The exterior lights will flash, and the horn will sound. If this
occurs, disarm the vehicle security alarm.

Dillinger63
02-21-2019, 05:06 PM
I pulled this from my electronic operators manual.

VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM
The vehicle security alarm monitors the vehicle doors
for unauthorized entry and the ignition for unauthorized
operation. If something triggers the alarm, the
vehicle security alarm will provide the following audible
and visible signals: the horn will pulse, the park
lamps and/or turn signals will flash, and the vehicle
security light in the instrument cluster will flash.
To Arm The System
Push the key fob lock button.
To Disarm The System
Push the key fob unlock button or cycle the ignition to
the MAR (ACC/ON/RUN) position.

The vehicle security alarm is designed to protect your vehicle. However, you can create conditions where the
vehicle security alarm will give you a false alarm. If one of the previously described arming sequences has occurred,
the vehicle security alarm will arm regardless of whether you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in
the vehicle and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs, disarm the vehicle security alarm.
If the vehicle security alarm is armed and the battery becomes disconnected, the vehicle security alarm will
remain armed when the battery is reconnected. The exterior lights will flash, and the horn will sound. If this
occurs, disarm the vehicle security alarm.

Apparently, Mine is not working. Someone could reach into my car, open the door even though I locked it and nothing. I'll be taking it to the dealer since it is under warranty.

Dillinger63
02-22-2019, 04:47 PM
Thanks to all who have been responding. Apparently Fiat monitors this group and I'm in communication with them about my security system.

Ando
02-22-2019, 06:15 PM
Apparently Fiat monitors this group...

Who did ya think "FiatCares" was!? =P

They take care of us pretty well here.

Dillinger63
02-22-2019, 10:20 PM
Who did ya think "FiatCares" was!? =P

They take care of us pretty well here.

I wasn't sure since I'm still new to the forum.

tvmaster
03-01-2019, 12:26 AM
Let us know what happens with dealer repair. I never would have thought to check this when looking at a used Abarth. Good entry, now i’ll add this to my list...

Dillinger63
03-01-2019, 04:50 PM
Let us know what happens with dealer repair. I never would have thought to check this when looking at a used Abarth. Good entry, now i’ll add this to my list...

It will be a bit as we had a death in the family.

tvmaster
03-03-2019, 01:10 AM
sorry to hear.