Fiat 500 petrol injection failure warning light flashing - is it safe to drive the car?

The injection failure warning light on my car is flashing. Is it safe to drive about 15 miles to my local dealer or do I need to arrange a tow truck? If the latter will the AA do it for me?

Asked on 6 June 2012 by Pam

Answered by Honest John
Read the driver's manual. You don't say which engine it has (1.2 or 1.4), but this is the first I have heard of any such failure. Might be due to contaminated petrol. Phone the dealer and ask. I guess you have the standard FIAT AA cover. The dealer should be able to tell you if that allows a tow in.
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