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Fig. 207 Vehicle as seen from the rear right: Opening fuel tank flap
Fig. 207 Vehicle as seen from the rear right: Opening fuel tank flap

Fig. 208 Fuel tank flap with tank cap attached
Fig. 208 Fuel tank flap with tank cap attached

The flap that covers the tank cap is unlocked and locked automatically by the central locking.

Unscrewing the tank cap

Ц Press the left side of the flap to open it ⇒ fig. 207 -arrow-.
Ц Unscrew the tank cap anti-clockwise.
Ц Hook the cap onto the open flap ⇒ fig. 208.

Closing the tank cap

Ц Screw on the tank cap clockwise until it cannot be turned further.
Ц Press the left side of the flap to close it (you should hear it click into place).

When the automatic filler nozzle is operated correctly it will switch itself off as soon as the tank is УfullФ. Do not try to put in more fuel after the nozzle cuts out, as this will fill the expansion chamber in the fuel tank.

The correct fuel grade for your vehicle is given on a sticker on the inside of the tank flap. Further notes on fuel.

The tank capacity of your vehicle is given in the Technical data section.

WARNING
Fuel is highly inflammable and can cause serious burns and other injuries.
Х For safety reasons always switch off the auxiliary heating* before refuelling the vehicle.
Х For safety reasons we do not recommend carrying a spare fuel canister in the vehicle. The canister could become damaged in an accident and leak.
Х Observe all relevant statutory regulations on using, storing and transporting spare fuel canisters.
Х When filling your tank or a spare fuel canister with fuel, do not smoke and keep away from naked flames. Risk of explosion!
Х If, in exceptional circumstances, you have to carry a spare fuel canister, please observe the following warnings:
− Never fill fuel into the spare fuel canister with the canister placed in or on top of the vehicle. An electrostatic charge could build up during filling, causing the fuel vapour to ignite. Danger of explosion. Always place the canister on the ground to fill it.
− Insert the filler nozzle as far as possible into the spare fuel canister.
− If the spare fuel canister is made of metal, the filler nozzle must be in contact with the canister during filling. This helps prevent an electrostatic charge building up.
− Make sure you never spill fuel in the vehicle or in the luggage compartment. Fuel vapour is explosive. Risk of fatal accident!

Caution
Х Remove any fuel spills from the paintwork immediately.
Х Never run the tank completely dry. If there is an irregular fuel supply, misfiring can occur. As a result unburnt fuel can enter the exhaust system and cause damage to the catalytic converter(s).

For the sake of the environment
Do not try to put in more fuel after the automatic filler nozzle has switched off; this may cause the fuel to overflow if it becomes warm.