Opening the fuel tank cap
The fuel tank of your vehicle has a special structure, which requires a reduction in fuel tank pressure before refueling. After the opener switch has been pressed, it will take several seconds until the vehicle is ready for refueling.
Before refueling the vehicle
Turn the “POWER” switch off and close all the doors and windows.
Opening the fuel tank cap
Press the opener to open the fuel filler door.
The fuel filler door will open within about 10 seconds of the switch being pressed. Before refueling is possible, a message will be shown on the multi-information display in the instrument cluster to indicate the progress of the fuel filler door opener.
Turn the fuel tank cap slowly to open.
Hang the fuel tank cap on the back of the fuel filler door.
Closing the fuel tank cap
After refueling, turn the fuel tank cap until you hear a click.
If the fuel filler door opener is inoperable
Lift the luggage mat up.
With a compact spare tire only: Remove the spare tire cover.
Remove the 12-volt battery cover.
Pull the lever.
If the fuel filler door opener switch cannot be operated, contact your Lexus dealer to service the vehicle. If refueling is urgently necessary, the fuel filler door can be opened using the lever in the luggage compartment.
Install the clips.
Using the lever to open the fuel filler door may not allow for an adequate
in fuel tank pressure before refueling. To prevent fuel from spilling out, turn the cap
slowly when removing it.
During refueling, fuel may spill out from the filler opening due to air being
from inside the fuel tank. Therefore, fill the fuel tank carefully and slowly.
When refueling the vehicle Observe the following precautions while refueling the vehicle. Failure to do so may
result in death or serious injury.
After exiting the vehicle and before opening the fuel door, touch an unpainted
metal surface to discharge any static electricity. It is important to discharge
electricity before refueling because sparks resulting from static electricity can
cause fuel vapors to ignite while refueling.
Always hold the grips on the fuel tank cap and turn it slowly to remove it.
A whooshing sound may be heard when the fuel tank cap is loosened. Wait until
the sound cannot be heard before fully removing the cap. In hot weather,
fuel may spray out of the filler neck and cause injury.
Do not allow anyone that has not discharged static electricity from their body
come close to an open fuel tank.
Do not inhale vaporized fuel.
Fuel contains substances that are harmful if inhaled.
Do not smoke while refueling the vehicle.
Doing so may cause the fuel to ignite and cause a fire.
Do not return to the vehicle or touch any person or object that is statically charged.
This may cause static electricity to build up, resulting in a possible ignition hazard.
Securely insert the fuel nozzle into the fuel filler neck. If fuel is added with the nozzle
slightly lifted away from the fuel filler neck, the automatic shut off function may not
operate, resulting in fuel overflowing from the tank.
When replacing the fuel cap Do not use anything but a genuine Lexus fuel tank cap designed for your vehicle.
Doing so may cause a fire or other incident which may result in death or serious injury.
Finish refueling within 30 minutes. If more than 30 minutes passes, the internal
valve closes. In this condition, fuel may overflow during the refueling process.
Press the fuel filler door opener switch again.
Do not spill fuel during refueling.
Doing so may damage the vehicle, such as causing the emission control system to operate abnormally or damaging fuel system components or the vehicle's painted surface.
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