The bonnet lock has a safety hook which prevents opening even when partially unlatched. Always keep your locking mechanisms clean and efficient. This is one more way of guaranteeing a safer journey.
If your vehicle is fitted with an active bonnet for pedestrian impacts, remember to service the system regularly as set out in the owner handbook.
Following a minor accident, be sure to have the condition of the sacrificial crossmembers carefully checked to ensure their efficiency is maintained in the case of another accident. Replacing a crossmember, even if only slightly deformed, may avoid the need to repair or replace other components at a later date.
The doors are designed and tested to maintain optimum functionality over time. To preserve door functionality, simply follow the instructions in the owner handbook. However, taking a few basic measures will help to maintain the efficiency of the door system throughout your vehicle's lifetime:
- Avoid opening the door aggressively or letting it bounce on its hinges: this puts the door structure and the body under severe stress around the hinge area
- Avoid closing the door aggressively, especially when the windows are fully down
- Now and then, it is recommended that you pass a damp cloth over the outer trim on the door and the body. This simple operation removes the dust which gathers between the closed door and the trim, preventing the abrasive action of the dust on the doors and the trim
- If you need to push the vehicle, do not push on the open doors
To ensure optimum performance, request only Mopar®
original body parts for your Fiat car.