Mine used to do that (147). It also used to tell me my immobiliser had failed now and then, despite the fact that the car was running perfectly happily at the time. My advice would be at the next service to ask your dealer to check the body computer for any fault codes. Other than that, I wouldn't let it bother you.
Well I always put it down to that, certainly. A flashing odometer is supposed to be indicative of a fault somewhere in the chain of components controlled by the body computer. But since turning my 147 off then on again always cured the problem, plus nothing ever seemed to be malfunctioning when it happened, I always figured not much could be wrong. Worth getting the dealer to check it, anyway
@ Jonwood, the same thing has happend to us it just basically flashes with no apparent problems. It should be getting a service soon enough and a set of belts and 2 new tyres and front bushes need to be done. Nice list for the dealer.
My car is a 147TS Selespeed. I figured out when mine flashes when the System Check can't finish the routine for some reason.. Ie, too quick a start up, some other interrupt or glitch. A resart seems to fix the problem. It's also prone to the usual 'Rear Light Failire, Side Light Failure' message when there's no failure at all. My philosophy about it all is that as long as i don't get the dreaded SELESPEED failure or ECU flash I ain't worried.
Weird, must be a feature on the 1.6 only, then. Wonder why they don't put it on the 2.0?
I don't remember a OK light on the 01 147 1.6 we had maybe it was changed on later models. Our 02 147 2lt was meant to go to England originally so maybe England and Ireland didn't get the OK light on the 2 lt.