Avoid running out of fuel. This situation may have an adverse effect on powertrain components.
If you have run out of fuel:
  • You may need to cycle the ignition from off to on several times after refueling to allow the fuel system to pump the fuel from the fuel tank to the engine. On restarting, cranking time will take a few seconds longer than normal.
  • Normally, adding 1.0 gal (3.8 L) of fuel is enough to restart the engine. If the vehicle is out of fuel and on a steep grade, more than 1.0 gal (3.8 L) may be required.
  • The service engine soon indicator may come on. For more information on the service engine soon indicator, See  Warning Lamps and Indicators
  • For information on calculating DTE (Distance to empty), See  Gauges
Refilling With a Portable Fuel Container
Do not insert the nozzle of portable fuel containers or aftermarket funnels into the Easy Fuel “no cap” fuel system. This could damage the fuel system and its seal, and may cause fuel to run onto the ground instead of filling the tank, which could result in serious personal injury.
Do not try to pry open or push open the Easy Fuel “no cap” fuel system with foreign objects. This could damage the fuel system and its seal and cause injury to you or others.

Note:  When filling the vehicle’s fuel tank from a portable fuel container, use the funnel included with the vehicle.
With the Easy Fuel capless fuel system, use the following directions when filling from a portable fuel container:
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  • Locate the white plastic funnel in the spare tire compartment.
  • Slowly insert the portable fuel container into the fuel filler opening.
  • Fill the vehicle with fuel from the portable fuel container.
  • When done, clean the funnel or properly dispose of it. You can purchase extra funnels from your authorized dealer if you choose to dispose of the funnel. Do not use aftermarket funnels. They will not work with the Easy Fuel system and can damage it. We have specially designed the included funnel to work safely with your vehicle.