Empty tank and diesel engine

Updated 7/23/2018

Once the engine has stopped due to fuel starvation, the fuel system needs a few moments to carry out a check.

Before starting the car after the fuel tank has been filled with diesel - proceed as follows:

The remote control key must be inside the car.

Put the car in the ignition position II - turn the start knob clockwise without pressing the brake pedal or clutch pedal for cars with manual gearbox, and hold the start knob for approx. 4 seconds. Then release the knob, which automatically returns to its starting position.

Wait approx. one minute.

Start the engine.


Before filling with fuel in the event of fuel shortage:

  • Stop the car on as flat/level ground as possible - if the car is tilting there is a risk of air pockets in the fuel supply.

Points to remember when filling with a fuel can

When filling diesel with a fuel can, use the funnel located under the floor hatch in the cargo area. Make sure you insert the funnel's pipe firmly into the filler pipe. The filler pipe has two opening caps. The funnel's pipe must be pushed past both caps before filling can be started.

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