Kia Sorento: Opening the fuel filler lid - Fuel filler lid - Features of your vehicle - Kia Sorento XM Owners ManualKia Sorento: Opening the fuel filler lid

Second Generation XM (2011-2019) / Kia Sorento XM Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Fuel filler lid / Opening the fuel filler lid

The fuel filler lid must be opened from inside the vehicle by pressing the fuel


The fuel filler lid must be opened from inside the vehicle by pressing the fuel filler lid opener button on the drivers door. (if equipped)

✽ NOTICE

If the fuel filler lid 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 de-icier fluid (do not use radiator anti-freeze) or move the vehicle to a warm place and allow the ice to melt.

1. Stop the engine.


1. Stop the engine.

2. To open the fuel filler lid, push the fuel filler lid opener button.

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

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

5. Refuel as needed.

Closing the fuel filler lid

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

2. Close the fuel filler lid and push it in lightly making sure that it is securely closed.

✽ NOTICE

There may be an intermittent noise near the refueling hole while the engine is idling if the fuel cap is not closed securely. This occurs normally with the OBD system.

✽ NOTICE

When refueling fully at an up hill, the fuel gauge may not point to the F position. It is not a malfunction. If you move your vehicle to a level ground, the fuel gauge will move to the full position.

WARNING - Refueling

WARNING - Refueling dangers

Automotive fuels are flammable materials. When refueling, please note the following guidelines carefully. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in severe personal injury, severe burns or death by fire or explosion.

CAUTION

Emergency fuel filler lid release

If the fuel filler lid does not open using the remote fuel filler lid release,


If the fuel filler lid does not open using the remote fuel filler lid release, you can open it manually.

Remove the panel in the cargo area. Pull the handle out slightly.

CAUTION

Do not pull the handle excessively, otherwise the luggage compartment area trim or release handle may be damaged.

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