Nissan Maxima: Fuel-filler cap - Pre-driving checks and adjustments - Nissan Maxima Owners ManualNissan Maxima: Fuel-filler cap

 

 

The fuel-filler cap is a ratcheting type. Turn the cap counterclockwise to remove. To tighten, turn the cap clockwise until ratcheting clicks are heard.

Put the fuel-filler cap on the cap holder (1) while refueling.

WARNING:

- Gasoline is extremely flammable and highly explosive under certain conditions.

You could be burned or seriously injured if it is misused or mishandled.

Always stop the engine and do not smoke or allow open flames or sparks near the vehicle when refueling.

- Do not attempt to top off the fuel tank after the fuel pump nozzle shuts off automatically. Continued refueling may cause fuel overflow, resulting in fuel spray and possibly a fire.

- Use only an original equipment type fuel-filler cap as a replacement. It has a built-in safety valve needed for proper operation of the fuel system and emission control system. An incorrect cap can result in a serious malfunction and possible injury. It could also cause the malfunction indicator light to come on.

- Never pour fuel into the throttle body to attempt to start your vehicle.

- Do not fill a portable fuel container in the vehicle or trailer. Static electricity can cause an explosion of flammable liquid, vapor or gas in any vehicle or trailer. To reduce the risk of serious injury or death when filling portable fuel containers:

Always place the container on the ground when filling.

Do not use electronic devices when filling.

Keep the pump nozzle in contact with the container while you are filling it.

Use only approved portable fuel containers for flammable liquid.

CAUTION:

- If fuel is spilled on the vehicle body, flush it away with water to avoid paint damage.

- Insert the fuel-filler cap straight into the fuel-filler tube, then tighten until the fuel-filler cap clicks. Failure to tighten the fuel-filler cap properly may cause the Light (MIL) to illuminate. If the light Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) to illuminate. If the illuminates because the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, tighten or installlight illuminates because the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, tighten or install the cap and continue to drive the vehicle.

The few driving trips. If the light doeslight should turn off after a few driving trips. If the not turn off after a few driving trips, have the vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealerlight does not turn off after a few driving trips, have the vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer - For additional information, see the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) in the Instruments and Controls section in this manual.

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