Odo Trip Reset - 2012 FIAT 500 Long-Term Road Test

2012 FIAT 500 Long Term Road Test

2012 Fiat 500 Sport: Odo Trip Reset

October 03, 2011

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I filled the fuel tank of our long-term 2012 Fiat 500 Sport for the first time over the weekend. We keep track of fuel economy here so I had to reset the trip odo. I struggled with the Menu buttons in the lower right of the above pic for a good 10 minutes, then gave up and did some RTFM.

It turns out the trip reset is on the end of the right stalk. Our long-term Chevy Cruze also has the trip reset at the tip of the stalk.

I suppose once you know where it is, the tip of the stalk location is very convenient for the trip reset. And I would imagine it is easier to manufacture in this location compared with putting a peg through a hole in the meters' plastic cover. Additionally, the stalk already controls many functions and adding one other wouldn't be too much of a problem.

What do you think? Do you like the odo trip reset at the end of the stalk?

Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ 8,700 miles

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