There is a new Fiat 500L Tech Bulletin out that improves engine starting and performance. This is a software upgrade that requires the PCM (Power Control Module) to be reflased with new software. If your car experiences the issue listed below, this software update may take care of the issue. Hint: Write down this Tech Bulletin number and give it to your service writer. He may be unfamiliar with it.
Fiat 500L TSB 18-017-14- Improved Engine Starting and Performance
Reflashing PCM for improved engine crank times and engine performance enhancements
This bulletin involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the Powertrain Control
Module (PCM) with new software.
2014 (BF) 500L
NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with a 1.4L engine (sales code
EAM) built on or before January 10, 1014 (MDH0110XX).
Fiat 500L owners may experience long crank time on engine start up.
If owner has above condition, dealer will perform reflash as long as engine systems are in order and VIN falls under