Kia Soul: Fuel filler door - Features of your vehicleKia Soul: Fuel filler door

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2020 Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Fuel filler door

Opening the fuel filler door

Kia Soul. Fuel filler door

The fuel filler door must be opened from inside the vehicle by pulling up on the fuel filler door opener located on the front floor area on the driver’s seat.

NOTICE

If the fuel filler door does not open because ice has formed around it, tap lightly or push on the lid to break the ice and release the lid. Do not pry on the lid. If necessary, spray around the lid with an approved deicer fluid (do not use radiator antifreeze) or move the vehicle to a warm place and allow the ice to melt.

Kia Soul. Fuel filler door

1. Stop the engine.

2. To open the fuel filler door, pull up the fuel filler door opener.

3. Pull open the fuel filler door (1).

4. To remove the cap, turn the fuel filler cap (2) counterclockwise.

5. Refuel as needed.

Closing the fuel filler door

1. To install the cap, turn it clockwise until it “clicks”. This indicates that the cap is securely tightened.

2. Close the fuel filler door and push it lightly and make sure that it is securely closed.

WARNING

Refueling

  • If pressurized fuel sprays out, it can cover your clothes or skin and thus subject you to the risk of fire and burns. Always remove the fuel cap carefully and slowly. If the cap is venting fuel or if you hear a hissing sound, wait until the condition stops before completely removing the cap.
  • Do not "top off" after the nozzle automatically shuts off when refueling.
  • Always check that the fuel cap is installed securely to prevent fuel spillage in the event of an accident. severe burns or death by fire or explosion.
  • Read and follow all warnings at the gas station facility.
  • Before refueling note the location of the Emergency Gasoline Shut- Off, if available, at the gas station facility.
  • Before touching the fuel nozzle, you should eliminate potentially dangerous static electricity discharge by touching another metal part of the vehicle, a safe distance away from the fuel filler neck, nozzle, or other gas source.
  • Do not get back into a vehicle once you have begun refueling since you can generate static electricity by touching, rubbing or sliding against any item or fabric (polyester, satin, nylon, etc.) capable of producing static electricity. Static electricity discharge can ignite fuel vapors resulting in rapid burning. If you must re-enter the vehicle, you should once again eliminate potentially dangerous static electricity discharge by touching a metal part of the vehicle, away from the fuel filler neck, nozzle or other gasoline source.
  • When using an approved portable fuel container, be sure to place the container on the ground prior to refueling. Static electricity discharge from the container can ignite fuel vapors causing a fire. Once refueling has begun, contact with the vehicle should be maintained until the filling is complete. Use only approved portable plastic fuel containers designed to carry and store gasoline.
  • Do not use cellular phones while refueling. Electric current and/or electronic interference from cellular phones can potentially ignite fuel vapors causing a fire.
  • When refueling, always shut the engine off. Sparks produced by electrical components related to the engine can ignite fuel vapors causing a fire. Once refueling is complete, check to make sure the filler cap and filler door are securely closed, before starting the engine.
  • DO NOT use matches or a lighter and DO NOT SMOKE or leave a lit cigarette in your vehicle while at a gas station especially during refueling. Automotive fuel is highly flammable and can, when ignited, result in fire.
  • If a fire breaks out during refueling, leave the vicinity of the vehicle, and immediately contact the manager of the gas station and then contact the local fire department. Follow any safety instructions they provide.

CAUTION

  • Make sure to refuel your vehicle according to the “Fuel requirements” on page 1-03.
  • If the fuel filler cap requires replacement, please make sure that you use parts designed for replacement in your vehicle. An incorrect fuel filler cap can result in a serious malfunction of the fuel system or emission control system. For more detailed information, we recommend that you contact an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.
  • Do not spill fuel on the exterior surfaces of the vehicle. Any type of fuel spilled on painted surfaces may damage the paint.
  • After refueling, make sure the fuel cap is installed securely to prevent fuel spillage in the event of an accident.
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