Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do you fill the gas tank?

asked by on

How do you fill the gas tank?

Your car has the Easy Fuel® system, which means there is no gas cap. That’s the only difference in terms of filling the tank up – you won’t have to remove the cap to start filling up. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Turn off the engine.

  2. Open the fuel filler door.

  3. Insert the gas pump nozzle.

  4. Fill the tank.

  5. Stop when the automatic shut-off activates. Don’t overfill the tank.

  6. Wait a minute or two to let all the fuel drain into the tank.

  7. Remove the nozzle and close the fuel filler door.

Tip

If you see the “Check Fuel Fill Inlet” message in your message center, make sure that the inlet is closed, as well as the fuel filler door. There may come a time that the fuel nozzle may not release the fuel flap due to the nozzle being worn. Just get the fuel filter funnel from the trunk area, put it in where the nozzle goes and insert the fuel filter from the pump into the funnel and fill the tank. Put the funnel away so it will be there when you need it again.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. How do you fill the gas tank?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Truck will crank but will not start

The best way to approach a starting issue like this is to break it down and start with one system at a time. Keep it as simple as possible. If you have not already checked for spark, you will want...

Q: Fuel line is clogged

The fuel lines should not get clogged, unless they got damaged in some way or the lines pinched when repairs were made, for example, if the fuel tank was removed and replaced. The fuel filter, fuel injectors, pressure regulator may...

Q: How do I insert a CD?

To insert a CD into the sound system, gently push the CD, label-side up, into the CD slot until the slot automatically pulls the CD in. Do not force the CD into the slot.

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.