Fuel vapor burns violently and a fuel fire can cause severe injuries.
Read and follow all the instructions on the pump island.
When refueling always shut the engine off and never allow sparks or open flames near the fuel tank filler valve. Never smoke or use a cell phone while refueling. Fuel vapor is extremely hazardous under certain conditions. Avoid inhaling excess fumes.
Stay outside your vehicle and do not leave the fuel pump unattended when refueling your vehicle. This is against the law in some places.
Keep children away from the fuel pump; never let children pump fuel.
Wait at least 10 seconds before removing the fuel pump nozzle to allow any residual fuel to drain into the fuel tank.
Stop refueling when the fuel pump nozzle automatically shuts off for the first time. Failure to follow this will fill the expansion space in the fuel tank and could lead to fuel overflowing.
Do not remove the fuel pump nozzle from its fully inserted position when refueling.
Use the following guidelines to avoid electrostatic charge build-up, which can produce a spark, when filling an ungrounded fuel container:
- Place approved fuel container on the ground.
- Do not fill a fuel container while it is in the vehicle (including the cargo area).
- Keep the fuel pump nozzle in contact with the fuel container while filling.
- Do not use a device that would hold the fuel pump handle in the fill position.
Easy Fuel™ Capless Fuel System
The fuel system may be under pressure. If you hear a hissing sound near the fuel filler door, do not refuel until the sound stops. Otherwise, fuel may spray out, which could cause serious personal injury.
When fueling your vehicle:
- When your vehicle has stopped, shift into park (P) and switch the ignition off.
- Fully open the fuel tank filler door until it engages.
- Insert the fuel pump nozzle up to the first notch on the nozzle. Hold handle higher during insertion for easier access. Leave the fuel pump nozzle fully inserted until you are done pumping.
- Remove the fuel filler nozzle and fully close the fuel tank filler door.
A fuel spillage concern may occur if overfilling the fuel tank. Do not overfill the tank. The fill pipe is equipped with a drain hole. Excess fuel due to overfill may drain through the drain hole and drip onto the ground.
If the fuel fill inlet was not properly closed, a service engine warning lamp may appear on the instrument cluster.
At the next opportunity, do the following:
- Stop your vehicle as soon as safely possible and shift the transmission into park (P).
- Switch the ignition off.
- Open the fuel filler door and remove any visible debris from the fuel fill opening.
- Insert either the fuel fill nozzle or the fuel fill funnel provided with the vehicle several times to allow the inlet to close properly. This will dislodge any debris preventing the inlet from sealing.
If this action corrects the problem, the message may not reset immediately. It may take several driving cycles for the message to turn off. A driving cycle consists of an engine start-up (after 4 or more hours with the engine off) followed by city or highway driving. Continuing to drive with the message on may cause the service engine soon lamp to turn on as well.