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Chevrolet Equinox Owners Manual: California Fuel Requirements (Gasoline)

Chevrolet Equinox Owners Manual / Driving and Operating / Fuel / California Fuel Requirements (Gasoline)

If the vehicle is certified to meet California Emissions Standards, it is designed to operate on fuels that meet California specifications. See the underhood emission control label. If this fuel is not available in states adopting California Emissions Standards, the vehicle will operate satisfactorily on fuels meeting federal specifications, but emission control system performance may be affected. The malfunction indicator lamp could turn on and the vehicle may not pass a smog-check test.

See Malfunction Indicator Lamp. If this occurs, return to your authorized dealer for diagnosis. If it is determined that the condition is caused by the type of fuel used, repairs may not be covered by the vehicle warranty.

Fuels in Foreign Countries (Gasoline)

The U.S., Canada, and Mexico post fuel octane ratings in anti-knock index (AKI). For fuel not to use in a foreign country, see "Prohibited Fuels" in Fuel (Gasoline).

Fuel (Gasoline)
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Fuel Additives
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