Fiat Croma Common Problems and Solutions
Intermittent power loss
On diesel versions of the Croma, you may find that the vehicle is losing power intermittently. This problem is caused by the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) being clogged up. It gets clogged up when doing a lot of driving around town, not allowing the DPF to heat up enough to burn off the unwanted particles.
Take the vehicle out onto the motorway or an A-road so that you can drive at around 2500rpm for 15 minutes to allow the DPF to heat up enough to burn off the harmful particles. This should resolve the issue, otherwise you may need a new DPF. Watch the video below to see how to fix the problem:
Power steering failure
If the power steering has stopped working on your Croma, this is a common problem on these vehicles. There is a problem with the connections on the red power lead.
You will need to fix the connection to fix the problem.
Cabin misting up
The Croma is known for the cabin misting up. This problem is due to a fault with the recirculation flap.
This problem was subject to a recall, so should be fixed free of charge as it is a manufacturing error.
Boot release problem
It is known on the Croma to have problems with the boot lid not opening manually. It opens without problems with the remote, but not so when trying to open it manually.
This problem can be resolved in a number of ways. The first place to begin with is having a software update, which should resolve the issue. If this does not work, you will need to fit a new boot micro switch, which only comes as a unit with the boot release handle. Warranty should cover this problem, if you still have one.