Land Rover Discovery Owners & Service Manuals

Land Rover Discovery: Fuel filler flap

Take note of all warnings and instructions given on the label affixed to the inside of the filler flap.

Fuel filler flap

The fuel filler flap is located on the right side of the vehicle, at the rear.

  1. Press and release the rear of the fuel filler flap to unlatch.
  2. Pull the flap open. The label on the inside of the flap indicates the correct fuel for the vehicle.
  3. Turn the cap counter-clockwise to undo.
  4. Stow the cap on the lip provided on the top of the hinge arm, as shown.

When replacing the cap, turn it clockwise until the ratchet clicks.

To close the filler flap, push the flap until it is securely latched.


  • When refuelling, make sure that all of the windows, doors and the sunroof are fully closed, particularly if young children or animals are in the vehicle.
  • Do not attempt to fill the fuel tank past its maximum capacity.

    If the vehicle is to be parked on a slope, in direct sunlight, or high ambient temperature, expansion of the fuel could cause spillage.

  • Do not operate the Auxiliary heater when refuelling the vehicle. Doing so may cause fuel vapours to combust causing a fire/ explosion.

Check the fuel pump information carefully, to make sure that you are putting the correct fuel into the vehicle.

Make sure that the fuel filler nozzle is fully inserted into the filler neck.

If the vehicle is filled with incorrect fuel, it is essential that you seek qualified assistance before you start the engine.

Filling station pumps are equipped with automatic cut-off sensing, to avoid fuel spillage. Fill the tank slowly until the filler nozzle automatically cuts off the supply.

Do not attempt to fill the tank beyond this point.

Note: Filling station pumps used for commercial vehicles deliver fuel at a higher rate than normal. The higher fill rate can cause premature cut-off and may cause fuel spillage. It is recommended that only standard light vehicle fuel pumps are used.



Some vehicles with a diesel engine are supplied with an active misfuelling protection device. This is a metal flap in the filler neck, which will prevent the fuel tank being filled with incorrect fuel, e.g., petrol. The metal flap will be visible when the fuel filler cap is removed. The active misfuelling protection device will automatically release if a correctly sized, diesel fuel pump filler nozzle is inserted, fully and squarely into the vehicle's fuel filler neck, as illustrated.


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