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When the engine is cold, the correct level will be "min" in the reserve tank. When the engine is hot, the correct level will be at "max". Filling it to the max mark when cold does not do anything except reduce the amount of space the hot coolant has to go to in the tank, thus creating a situation where the tank will overflow and spill onto the ground. You do not want to do this. RTFM
If there is an issue, take it to the dealer...that is why there is a warranty.
From page 523 of your owners manual:
This coolant is premixed with 50% antifreeze and 50% water. Do not add any
straight antifreeze or water.
We recommend you check the engine coolant level every time you refuel. Check the
reserve tank first. If it is completely empty, also check the coolant level in the
radiator. Add the engine coolant accordingly.
1. Check the amount of coolant in the reserve
2. If the coolant level is below the MIN mark,
add the specified coolant until it reaches
the MAX mark.
3. Inspect the cooling system for leaks.
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