Fuel vapors and fuel fires burn violently and can cause injury or death.
This spray can happen if the tank is nearly full, and is more likely in hot weather.
Open the fuel cap slowly and wait for any hiss noise to stop then unscrew the cap all the way.
The tethered fuel cap is behind a hinged fuel door on the passenger side of the vehicle. To open the fuel filler door, lift the fuel door release lever. The lever is on the floor, on the left front side of the driver seat.
The fuel door is unlocked when the vehicle is unlocked. Locking the vehicle locks the fuel door.
To remove the fuel cap, turn it slowly counterclockwise.
Be careful not to spill fuel. Do not top off or overfill the tank and wait a few seconds after you have finished pumping before removing the nozzle. Clean fuel from painted surfaces as soon as possible. See Exterior Care on page 10-70.
When replacing the fuel cap, turn it clockwise until it clicks. Make sure the cap is fully installed. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has been left off or improperly installed. This would allow fuel to evaporate into the atmosphere. See Malfunction Indicator Lamp on page 5-12.
Push the fuel door closed until it latches.
If a fire starts while you are refueling, do not remove the nozzle. Shut off the flow of fuel by shutting off the pump or by notifying the station attendant.
Leave the area immediately.
If a new fuel cap is needed, be sure to get the right type of cap from your dealer. The wrong type of fuel cap may not fit properly, may cause the malfunction indicator lamp to light, and could damage the fuel tank and emissions system. See Malfunction Indicator Lamp on page 5-12.
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
The engine compartment fuse block is on the driver side of the vehicle, near the battery. Caution Spilling liquid on any electrical component on the vehicle may damage it. Always keep the covers on any electrical component. To access the fuses, press the tab at the front of the cover, and ...
TPMS Malfunction Light
The TPMS will not function properly if one or more of the TPMS sensors are missing or inoperable. When the system detects a malfunction, the low tire warning light flashes for about one minute and then stays on for the remainder of the ignition cycle. The malfunction light comes on at each ign ...
If No Steam Is Coming from the Engine Compartment
If an engine overheat warning is displayed but no steam can be seen or heard, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot when the vehicle: Climbs a long hill on a hot day. Stops after high-speed driving. Idles for long periods in traffic. If the ...