Manual: 2009-2011

Page: 187


Refueling Fire Risk

  • Fire, open flame and smoking are prohibited when handling fuel.

Fuel Vapors and Skin Contact

Risk of injury through the inhalation of poisonous fuel vapors or skin contact with fuel.

Fuel and fuel vapors are hazardous to health.

  • Avoid contact with skin or clothing, since injury to your skin may occur.
  • Do not inhale fuel vapors, since they may make you ill and possibly cause death if inhalation is prolonged and occurs in a closed space.

To prevent damage to the emission control system and engine:

  • Never drive the tank dry.
  • Avoid high cornering speeds after the warning lights have come on.

  • Please see the chapter "FUEL ECONOMY" on page 186. Please see the cha
    pter "EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM" on page 189.
    Please see the chapter "LEVEL GAGE" on page 104.

Check engine warning light
If the warning lights in the instrument panel and onboard computer come on and remain on while driving, it suggests:

– a potential engine control problem and the need for system service or
– an improperly fastened tank cap or
– refueling with engine running.

Opening the filler flap
The filler opening is under the filler flap in the front right fender.

  • With the vehicle unlocked, press on the front part of the filler flap (arrow) to open the flap.

The filler flap is centrally locked along with the other locks.

If there is a defect in the automatic unlocking system:

  • Open the passenger door.
  • Pull the ring in the right-hand door aperture (arrow).