Filling a Portable Fuel Container
Never ﬁll a portable fuel container while it is in
your vehicle. Static electricity discharge from
the container can ignite the gasoline vapor.
You can be badly burned and your vehicle
damaged if this occurs. To help avoid injury to
you and others:
• Dispense gasoline only into approved
• Do not ﬁll a container while it is inside a
vehicle, in a vehicle’s trunk, pickup bed or
on any surface other than the ground.
• Bring the ﬁll nozzle in contact with the
inside of the ﬁll opening before operating
the nozzle. Contact should be maintained
until the ﬁlling is complete.
• Do not smoke while pumping gasoline.
Checking Things Under
An electric fan under the hood can start up
and injure you even when the engine is not
running. Keep hands, clothing and tools away
from any underhood electric fan.
Things that burn can get on hot engine parts
and start a ﬁre. These include liquids like fuel,
oil, coolant, brake ﬂuid, windshield washer and
other ﬂuids, and plastic or rubber. You or
others could be burned. Be careful not to drop
or spill things that will burn onto a hot engine.