P o w e r S t e e r i n g P O W E R S T E E R I N G F L U I D
Power steering fluid is highly toxic and can be fatal if swallowed - keep containers sealed and out of reach of children. If accidental consumption of fluid is suspected, seek medical attention immediately.
Check and Top-up Check and top-up the fluid level ONLY with the engine switched off and the system cold, and ensure that the steering wheel is not turned after stopping the engine.
If power steering fluid should come into contact with the skin or eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
Do not spill power steering fluid onto a hot engine - a fire may result.
NOTE: Power steering fluid will damage painted surfaces; soak up any spillage with an absorbent cloth immediately and wash the area with a mixture of car shampoo and water.
Emergency operation Any large or sudden drop in the fluid level must be investigated by a qualified retailer.
If it can be established that fluid loss is slow, then the reservoir may be topped-up to the upper level mark to enable the vehicle to be driven to the nearest qualified retailer for examination.
Check the fluid level against the level marks on the side of the reservoir. If more fluid is needed, first wipe the filler cap clean to prevent dirt from entering the reservoir, then twist the cap a quarter turn anti-clockwise and pull to remove. Top up the reservoir until the fluid reaches the upper level mark. DO NOT OVERFILL!
CAUTION: If the fluid level has dropped below the lower level mark, top-up the reservoir before starting the engine, or damage to the steering pump could result, see ‘LUBRICANTS AND FLUIDS’, page 239.
Fluid specification For information on fluid specification, see ‘LUBRICANTS AND FLUIDS’, page 239.