Dodge Journey: ADDING FUEL

Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)

The gas cap is located behind the fuel filler door on the left side of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or damaged, be sure the replacement cap has been designed for use with this vehicle.

Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)

NOTE: When removing the fuel filler cap, lay the cap tether in the hook, located on the fuel filler door reinforcement.

CAUTION:
• Damage to the fuel system or emissions control system could result from using an improper fuel tank filler tube cap (gas cap).

• A poorly fitting gas cap could let impurities into the fuel system.

• A poorly fitting gas cap may cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” to turn on.

• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top off” the fuel tank after filling. When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank is full.

WARNING:
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the tank filled.

• Never add fuel to the vehicle when the engine is running.

• A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You could be burned. Always place gas containers on the ground while filling.

• Failure to follow this warning may result in serious injury or death.

NOTE:
• Tighten the gas cap until you hear a “clicking” sound.

This is an indication that the gas cap is tightened properly. The MIL in the instrument cluster may turn on if the gas cap is not secured properly. Make sure that the gas cap is tightened each time the vehicle is refueled.

• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank is full.

Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message

If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, the word “gASCAP” will display in the odometer. If this occurs, tighten the fuel filler cap until a “clicking” sound is heard and press the TRIP ODOMETER button to turn off the message. If the problem persists, the message will appear the next time the vehicle is started.

A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap may also turn on the MIL. Refer to “Onboard Diagnostic System” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.

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