I just thought I'd elaborate on this subject since a couple of us have had these Dash Display Warnings in very different weather conditions.
Hybridbear's instance was in very cold, ice and snow and mine was in fair weather.
I tried resetting mine with the FFH's little funnel that is included and carried under the mat in the trunk.
The procedure is in the FFH Owner's manual. The Warning did not reset at that time, now I know why.
I'll get to that in a minute.
When these 'Warnings' occur I use the center console's SYNC system to generate a Vehicle Health Report.
Then I upload that VHR from the car to the Syncmyride.com website where I had previously registered my car when I first took possession.
This is a good thing to do whenever an Alert or Warning is displayed on your Dash Display and, especially as any Warning may be transient, you will have a record of the occurrence.
If you are driving, just pull over, park with the car running and do it.
Back to re-setting the Fill Inlet.
My clearing with the funnel did not seem to work, today I looked at the VHR on Syncmyride.com.
The VHR had the Warning listed and explained that the warning may not reset right away, see below.
I've underlined the related reset info and the exact text from the Syncmyride website.
Check Fuel Fill Inlet
What Should I Do?
At the next opportunity, safely pull off the road, turn off the engine, open the fuel filler door and remove any visible debris from the fuel fill opening. Insert either the fuel fill nozzle or the fuel fill funnel (see Refilling With a Portable Fuel Container in your Owner's Manual for funnel location) provided with the vehicle several times to dislodge any debris and/or allow the inlet to close properly. If this action corrects the problem, the Check Fuel Fill inlet message may not reset immediately. It may take several driving cycles for the Check Fuel Fill Inlet message to turn off. A driving cycle consists of an engine start-up (after four or more hours with the engine off) followed by city/highway driving. Continuing to drive with the Check Fuel Fill Inlet message on may cause the service engine soon lamp to turn on as well.
I can't know for certain, but after finding this out about one type incident, the reset time required may pertain to others.
Taking the time to get a VHR for future reference could help any of us who experience these 'teething' problems with this new generation of technology in our cars.
Edit: It's best to email the report to yourself or print out each VHR, the Syncmyride website only keeps the last one that was reported. Hopefully you never need to do this
Edited by GrySql, 16 February 2013 - 11:24 PM.