Manual: 2009-2012

Page: 195


Fuel is highly flammable and harmful to health.

  • Fire, open flame and smoking are prohibited when handling fuel.
  • Avoid contact with skin or clothing.
  • Do not inhale fuel vapors.

To prevent damage to the emission control system and engine:

  • Never drive the tank completely out of fuel.
  • Avoid high cornering speeds after the warning lights have come on.

  • Please see the chapter "FUEL ECONOMY" on page 194.
    Please see the chapter "EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM" on page 198.
    Please see the chapter "LEVEL GAGE" on page 130.

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).