Ford Escape: Running out of fuel - What you should know about automotive fuels - Maintenance and Specifications - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Running out of fuel

Avoid running out of fuel because this situation may have an adverse effect on powertrain components.

If you have run out of fuel:

• You may need to cycle the ignition from off to on several times after refueling to allow the fuel system to pump the fuel from the tank to the engine. On restarting, cranking time will take a few seconds longer than normal.
• Normally, adding 1 gallon (3.8L) of fuel is enough to restart the engine. If the vehicle is out of fuel and on a steep grade, more than 1 gallon (3.8L) may be required.
• The service engine soon indicator may come on. For more indicator may come on. For more information on the service engine soon indicator, refer to Warning lights and chimes in the Instrument Cluster chapter.

Refilling with a portable fuel container

With the Easy Fuel “no cap” fuel system, use the following directions when filling from a portable fuel container:

or aftermarket funnels into the Easy Fuel system. This could WARNING: Do not insert the nozzle of portable fuel containers or aftermarket funnels into the Easy Fuel system. This could damage the fuel system and its seal, and may cause fuel to run onto the ground instead of filling the tank, which could result in serious personal injury.

system with foreign objects. This could damage the fuel system WARNING: Do not try to pry open or push open the Easy Fuel system with foreign objects. This could damage the fuel system and its seal and cause injury to you or others.

When filling the vehicle’s fuel tank from a portable fuel container, use the funnel included with the vehicle.

1. Locate the white plastic funnel. It is attached to the inside of the rear passenger side cargo compartment access door.

2. Slowly insert the funnel into the

2. Slowly insert the funnel into the Easy Fuel system.

3. Fill the vehicle with fuel from the portable fuel container.

3. Fill the vehicle with fuel from the portable fuel container.
4. When done, clean the funnel or properly dispose of it. Extra funnels can be purchased from your authorized dealer if you choose to dispose of the funnel. Do not use aftermarket funnels; they will not work with the Easy Fuel system and can damage it. The included funnel has been specially designed to work safely with your vehicle.

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