XTS Capless Fueling Keeps Hands and Paint Clean
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| The new Cadillac XTS luxury sedan features many technologies that are noticed the instant the vehicle's ignition button is pushed. But some advancements, like a new capless fuel filler assembly, hide literally behind closed doors.
'This new system has advantages for both the car and the driver,' said John Hamilton, Cadillac fuel fill systems design engineer. 'It helps keep hands free of dirt and fuel, paint free of scratches caused by a swinging cap, and the engine running smoothly.'
Because fuel systems must be fully sealed, a loose cap can trigger a 'check engine' light and lead to service visit.
The 2013 XTS doesn't have a traditional twist-off cap hidden behind its fuel door. Because of this, the door itself doesn't need to accommodate a hand and was designed to be smaller and less noticeable on the XTS' sheet metal.
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