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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.

Diesel engined vehicles have a system to prevent 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 reduced power mode is followed by the engine stopping in approximately 1.6 km.

The feature prevents the fuel system from running dry.

If the fuel gauge indicates low fuel, or the low fuel warning lamp illuminates, refill the fuel tank as soon as possible. Refill with at least 4.5 L of fuel. See LOW FUEL WARNING (AMBER).

If the system's protection function has activated, the vehicle must be refuelled.

Use the following procedure to restart the engine:

  1. While pressing and holding the brake pedal (automatic transmission) or clutch pedal (manual transmission), press and hold the engine START/STOP. Allow the engine to crank for 5 seconds. See DRIVER CONTROLS.

  2. Release the engine START/STOP button.

  3. Release the brake (or clutch) pedal.

  4. Press and hold the brake pedal (automatic transmission), or the clutch pedal (manual transmission). 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, leave the vehicle's ignition switched on for 10 seconds, then repeat the complete procedure.


Do not crank the engine for longer than 30 seconds continuously. Doing so may cause damage to the vehicle's engine.