WARNING   WARNING:  Fuel vapor burns violently and a fuel fire can cause severe injuries.
WARNING   WARNING:  Read and follow all the instructions on the pump island.
WARNING   WARNING:  Turn off your engine when you are refueling.
WARNING   WARNING:  Do not smoke if you are near fuel or refueling your vehicle.
WARNING   WARNING:  Keep sparks, flames and smoking materials away from fuel.
WARNING   WARNING:  Stay outside your vehicle and do not leave the fuel pump unattended when refueling your vehicle. This is against the law in some places.
WARNING   WARNING:  Keep children away from the fuel pump; never let children pump fuel.
WARNING   WARNING:  Do not use personal electronic devices while refueling.
WARNING   WARNING:  Wait at least 10 seconds before removing the fuel pump nozzle to allow any residual fuel to drain into the fuel tank.
WARNING   WARNING:  Stop refueling after the fuel pump nozzle automatically shuts off for the second time. Failure to follow this will fill the expansion space in the fuel tank and could lead to fuel overflowing.
WARNING   WARNING:  Do not remove the fuel pump nozzle from its fully inserted position when refueling.

Use the following guidelines to avoid electrostatic charge build-up 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.
Fuel Filler Cap
WARNING   WARNING:  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.
WARNING   WARNING:  If you do not use the proper fuel filler cap, excessive pressure or vacuum in the fuel tank may damage the fuel system or cause the fuel cap to disengage in a collision, which may result in possible personal injury.

Note:   If you must replace the fuel filler cap, replace it with a fuel filler cap that is designed for your vehicle. The customer warranty may be void for any damage to the fuel tank or fuel system if the correct genuine Ford, Motorcraft or other certified fuel filler cap is not used.
Your fuel tank filler cap has an indexed design with a 1/4th turn on and off feature. When fueling your vehicle:
  1. Put your vehicle in park (P).
  1. Switch the engine off.
  1. Carefully turn the filler cap counterclockwise until it spins off.
  1. Pull to remove the cap from the fuel filler pipe.
  1. To install the cap, align the tabs on the cap with the notches on the filler pipe.
  1. Turn the filler cap clockwise 1/4 of a turn clockwise until it clicks at least once.
If the Check Fuel Cap light or a Check Fuel Cap message appears in the instrument cluster and stays on after you start the engine, you may not have installed the fuel filler properly.
If the fuel cap light remains on, at the next opportunity, safely pull off of the road, remove the fuel filler cap, align the cap properly and reinstall it. The check fuel cap light or Check fuel cap message may not reset immediately. It may take several driving cycles for the indicators to turn off. A driving cycle consists of an engine start-up (after four or more hours with the engine off) followed by normal city and highway driving.

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