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Running out of fuel draws air into the fuel system and may cause serious damage to the fuel injection system. In this event, seek qualified assistance immediately.

Vehicles with a diesel engine have a system that prevents the fuel tank from emptying completely. When the fuel reaches a minimum level, the system activates a reduced power mode, i.e., the engine does not run properly. The engine is also switched off after travelling a further distance of approximately 1.6 km.

If the fuel gauge indicates a low fuel level, or the low fuel warning lamp illuminates, refuel the vehicle as soon as possible. See LOW FUEL WARNING (AMBER).

If the system protection function activates, the vehicle must be refuelled immediately. In this event, the vehicle should be carefully driven to the nearest place of safety, as soon as safety permits.

A minimum of 4 L of fuel is required to restart the engine. After refuelling, use the following procedure:

  1. Press and hold the brake pedal (automatic transmission), or the clutch pedal (manual transmission).

  2. Press and hold the engine START/STOP button and crank the engine for 5 seconds.

  3. Release the START/STOP button.

  4. With the brake or clutch pedal still pressed, press and release the START/STOP button to crank the engine. The engine should start within approximately 5 seconds.


If the engine does not start, pause for 10 seconds with the ignition switched on, then repeat the procedure from the beginning.


Do not crank the engine for longer than 30 seconds continuously.