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To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
Tighten the gas cap until you hear a “clicking”
sound. This is an indication that the gas cap is properly
The Malfunction Indicator Light will come on if the
gas cap is not properly secured. Make sure that the gas
cap is tightened each time the vehicle is refueled.
When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the
fuel tank is full.
The fuel tank filler tube may have a restricting
door about 50 mm (2 inches) down from the opening. If
fuel is poured from a portable container, the container
should have a flexible nozzle long enough to force open
the restricting door.
A poorly fitting gas cap may cause the Malfunction
Indicator Lamp to turn on.
Never have any smoking materials lit in or near
the vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the
Never add fuel to the vehicle when the engine is
A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You
could be burned. Always place gas containers on
the ground while filling.
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