2020 Defender



Running out of fuel draws air into the fuel system and may cause serious damage to the fuel injection system. In this event, seek qualified assistance immediately.

If the fuel gauge indicates a low fuel level, or the low fuel warning lamp illuminates, refuel the vehicle as soon as possible. Refuel the vehicle with at least 4 L of fuel.

After refuelling, restart the vehicle using the following procedure:

  1. With the brake pedal pressed, press and hold the engine START/STOP button and crank the engine for 5 seconds.

  2. Release the START/STOP button.

  3. With the brake pedal pressed, press and release the START/STOP button to crank the engine. The engine should start within approximately 5 seconds.


If the engine does not start, leave the vehicle's ignition switched on for 10 seconds, then repeat the complete procedure.


Do not crank the engine for longer than 30 seconds continuously. Doing so may cause damage to the vehicle's engine.