Ford Kuga
 Owners Manual
Fuel and Refueling
Running Out of Fuel

Avoid running out of fuel because this situation may have an adverse effect on powertrain components.

If you have run out of fuel:

  • You may need to cycle the ignition from off to on several times after refueling to allow the fuel system to pump the fuel from the tank to the engine. On restarting, cranking time will take a few seconds longer than normal. With keyless ignition, just start the engine.

    Crank time will be longer than usual.

  • Normally, adding 1 gallon (4.6 liters) of fuel is enough to restart the engine. If your vehicle is out of fuel and on a steep grade, more than 1 gallon (4.6 liters) may be required.

Refilling with a Portable Fuel Container


  • Do not insert the nozzle of portable fuel containers or aftermarket funnels into the capless fuel system, they could become stuck. This could damage the fuel system and its seal, and may cause fuel to run onto the ground instead of filling the tank, which could result in serious personal injury.
  • Do not try to pry open or push open the capless fuel system with foreign objects. This could damage the fuel system and its seal and cause injury to you or others.

Note: Do not use aftermarket funnels; they will not work with the capless fuel system and can damage it. The included funnel has been specially designed to work safely with your vehicle.

When filling your vehicle's fuel tank from a portable fuel container, use the funnel included with your vehicle.

Refilling with a Portable Fuel Container

1. Locate the plastic funnel inside the foam box in the spare wheel well.

2. Slowly insert the funnel into the capless fuel system.

3. Fill your vehicle with fuel from the portable fuel container.

4. When done, clean the funnel or properly dispose of it. Extra funnels can be purchased from your authorized dealer if you choose to dispose of the funnel.

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