Fuel can spray out on you if you open the fuel
cap too quickly. If you spill fuel and then something
ignites it, you could be badly burned. 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
Be careful not to spill fuel. Do not top off or over?ll the
tank and wait a few seconds after you have ?nished
pumping before removing the nozzle. Clean fuel
from painted surfaces as soon as possible.
See Washing Your Vehicle on page 5-103.
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. If the fuel cap is not properly
installed, the FUEL CAP message appears on the Driver
Information Center (DIC) and the check engine light will
be lit on the instrument panel cluster. See DIC Warnings
and Messages on page 3-38 and Malfunction Indicator
Lamp on page 3-30 for more information.
If a ?re starts while you are refueling, do not
remove the nozzle. Shut off the ?ow of fuel by
shutting off the pump or by notifying the station
attendant. Leave the area immediately.
Notice: If you need a new fuel cap, be sure to get
the right type. Your dealer/retailer can get one
for you. If you get the wrong type, it may not ?t
properly. This may cause the malfunction indicator
lamp to light and may damage the fuel tank and
emissions system. See Malfunction Indicator Lamp
on page 3-30.