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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 stops the engine.

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's protection function has activated, the vehicle must be refueled immediately.

A minimum of 1.1 gallons (4 L) of fuel is required to enable the engine to be restarted. After refueling, use the following procedure:

  1. Press and hold the brake pedal.

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

  3. Release the START/STOP button.

  4. With the brake 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 complete procedure from the beginning.


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