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Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual: Filling the Tank

Warning:Fuel vapors and fuel fires burn violently and can cause injury or death.

To help avoid injuries to you and others, read and follow all the instructions onthe fuel pump island.Turn off the engine when refueling.Keep sparks, flames, and smoking materials away from fuel.Do not leave the fuel pump unattended.Do not reenter the vehicle while pumping fuel.Keep children away from the fuel pump and never let children pump fuel.Fuel can spray out if the fuel cap is opened too quickly. This spray can happen ifthe tank is nearly full, and is more likely in hot weather. Open the fuel cap slowlyand wait for any hiss noise to stop then unscrew the cap all the way.

Filling the Tank

The fuel cap is behind the fuel door on the passenger side of the vehicle. To openthe fuel door, push and release the rearward center edge of the door.

Turn the fuel cap counterclockwise to remove. Do not release the cap too soon or itwill spring back. Reinstall the cap by turning it clockwise until it clicks.

If the cap is not properly installed, the malfunction indicator lamp will come on.SeeMalfunction Indicator Lampfor more information.

Do not top off or overfill the tank. Wait a few seconds before removing the nozzle.Clean fuel from painted surfaces as soon as possible. SeeExterior Care.

Warning:If a fire starts while you are refueling, do not remove thenozzle. Shut off the flow of fuel by shutting off the pump or bynotifying the station attendant. Leave the area immediately.

Caution:If a new fuel cap is needed, be sure to get the right type of cap from your dealer.The wrong type of fuel cap might not fit properly, might cause the malfunction indicatorlamp to light, and could damage the fuel tank and emissions system. SeeMalfunction Indicator Lamp.

Filling a Portable Fuel Container
Warning:Filling a portable fuel container while it is in the vehicle can cause fuel vaporsthat can ignite either by static electricity or other means. You or others could bebadly burned and the vehicl ...

Gasoline/Gasoline Vapors Warning
Warning:Gasoline or gasoline vapors are highly flammable. A firecould occur if an ignition source is present. Never drain or storegasoline or diesel fuel in an open container, due to thepossibility of ...

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Antilock Brake System (ABS)
This vehicle has an Antilock Brake System (ABS), an advanced electronic braking system that helps prevent a braking skid. When the vehicle begins to drive away, ABS checks itself. A momentary motor or clicking noise may be heard while this test is going on, and it may even be noticed tha ...

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