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CHECKING THE COOLANT LEVEL

CAUTION

Running the engine without coolant will cause serious engine damage.

CAUTION

If persistent coolant loss is noticed, seek qualified assistance immediately.

The coolant level in the expansion tank should be checked at least weekly (more frequently in high mileage or severe operating conditions). Always check the level when the system is cold.

Make sure the coolant level is maintained between the maximum and minimum level indicator marks, as illustrated.

If coolant/steam is expelled from the pressure cap, or the level has dropped suddenly, or by a large amount, arrange for the vehicle to be examined by a qualified technician as soon as possible.

If the message LOW COOLANT LEVEL is displayed in the Message center, stop the vehicle as soon as safety permits and top up the coolant reservoir with the recommended antifreeze/water mix.

If the Message center displays the message ENGINE OVERHEATING, pull off the highway and allow the engine to idle for 5 minutes and then switch off the ignition for 10 minutes. Switch on the engine and, provided that the warning does not occur, continue your trip, avoiding harsh acceleration. Seek qualified assistance as soon as possible.