Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What should I do if I run out of gas?

asked by on

What should I do if I run out of gas?

While your car is equipped with a couple of different warning systems to alert you to the fact that you’re low on gas, it’s still possible to run out while you’re on the road. In this instance, you’ll have to add gas from something other than a gas pump (a portable gas can, for instance). Because your car has the Easy Fuel® system, you need to follow a couple of important steps here:

  • Don’t insert the gas can nozzle into the tank.
  1. Open the fuel door.

  2. Use the funnel located in the passenger side cargo compartment.

  3. Pour gasoline into the funnel and then into the tank (with the funnel inserted in the filler).

  4. Drive to the gas station and fill up the tank.

Tip

ONLY use the provided filter when you have to add gasoline from a portable gas can/container.

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!

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: How do I use the windshield washers?

The windshield washer feature helps clean your windshield, to increase your visibility. When you use the feature, washer fluid will spray onto your windshield, and be wiped away by the wipers. To use the windshield washers, press in on the...

Q: 06 ford escape 160k 2.3l car is sluggish going up hills drops down gears running st 4k to get up hills

A real time scanner needs to be used to see engine operating conditions under load. If you request an engine loss of power diagnostic the responding certified mechanic would look at oxygen sensors, fuel pump and/or filter, vacuum leaks, ignition...

Q: Fuel leaking from vehicle

If you have a fuel leak, you should have the car checked-out by a technician to determine where the leak is coming from. Leaking fuel can be very dangerous, and should be addressed as soon as possible. If the fuel...

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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
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.