Kia Sportage: Fuel filler lid - Knowing your vehicle - Kia Sportage Owner's ManualKia Sportage: Fuel filler lid

1. Stop the engine. 2. To open the fuel filler lid, pull the release lever.

1. Stop the engine. 2. To open the fuel filler lid, pull the release lever.

CAUTION To avoid injury from sharp edges, it is recommended that protective gloves be worn if there is a need to open the fuel filler door manually.

3. Pull the fuel filler lid out to open. 4. To remove the cap, turn the fuel

3. Pull the fuel filler lid out to open. 4. To remove the cap, turn the fuel tank cap counter-clockwise. 5. Refuel as needed. 6. To install the cap, turn it clockwise until it “clicks”. This indicates that the cap is securely tightened. 7. Close the fuel filler lid and push it lightly and make sure that it is securely closed.

WARNING - Refueling If pressurized fuel sprays out, it can cover your clothes or skin and thus subject you to the risk of fire and burns. Always remove the fuel cap carefully and slowly. If the cap is venting fuel or if you hear a hissing sound, wait until the condition stops before completely removing the cap.

WARNING - Refueling dangers Automotive fuels are flammable materials. When refueling, please note the following guidelines carefully. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in severe personal injury, severe burns or death by fire or explosion. • Before refueling note the location of the Emergency Gasoline Shut-Off, if available, at the gas station facility. • Before touching the fuel nozzle, you should eliminate potentially dangerous static electricity discharge by touching another metal part of the vehicle, a safe distance away from the fuel filler neck, nozzle, or other gas source. • Do not get back into a vehicle once you have begun refueling since you can generate static electricity by touching, rubbing or sliding against any item or fabric (polyester, satin, nylon, etc.) capable of producing static electricity. Static electricity discharge can ignite fuel vapors resulting in rapid burning. If you must reenter the vehicle, you should once again eliminate potentially dangerous static electricity discharge by touching a metal part of the vehicle, away from the fuel filler neck, nozzle or other gasoline source. • When using a portable fuel container be sure to place the container on the ground prior to refueling. Static electricity discharge from the container can ignite fuel vapors causing a fire. Once refueling has begun, contact with the vehicle should be maintained until the filling is complete. Use only portable plastic fuel containers designed to carry and store gasoline. • Do not use cellular phones while refueling. Electric current and/or electronic interference from cellular phones can potentially ignite fuel vapors causing a fire. • When refueling, always shut the engine off. Sparks produced by electrical components related to the engine can ignite fuel vapors causing a fire. Once refueling is complete, check to make sure the filler cap and filler door are securely closed, before starting the engine. • DO NOT use matches or a lighter and DO NOT SMOKE or leave a lit cigarette in your vehicle while at a gas station especially during refueling. Automotive fuel is highly flammable and can, when ignited, result in fire. • If a fire breaks out during refueling, leave the vicinity of the vehicle, and immediately contact the manager of the gas station and then contact the local fire department.

NOTICE • Make sure to refuel with unleaded fuel only. • Check to make sure the fuel filler cap is securely closed after refueling. A loose fuel filler cap may cause the "Check Engine" (Malfunction Indicator) light in the instrument panel to illuminate unnecessarily. • If the fuel filler cap requires replacement, use only a genuine Kia cap or the equivalent specified for your vehicle. An incorrect fuel filler cap can result in a serious malfunction of the fuel system or emission control system. • Do not spill fuel on the exterior surfaces of the vehicle. Any type of fuel spilled on painted surfaces may damage the paint.

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