Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Fuel door release doesn't work

asked by on

The fuel door release is not working.

A: Hi. There are a few things that I would rec...

Hi. There are a few things that I would recommend to determine why the fuel door release isn’t working. The fuel door fuse, the fuel door solenoid, and fuel door switch. Most of the time, the fuel door fuse and the trunk opening fuse are one. So if the trunk does not open by switch, it is a great indicator of the fuse being faulty. Part of the solenoid will be visible as the black little latch behind the fuel door. They often become dirty which hinders the operation of the fuel door release. Usually, a good soaking with penetrating oil will clean the latch enough where it will automatically open again. A technician, such as one form YourMechanic, will be able inspect the electrical components to see what is keeping the door from opening automatically.

Luckily the dealer did add another way to open the fuel door if the automatic opener fails. Located in the trunk there will be a little handle on the the same side as the fuel door that if pulled should unlock the fuel door. If you need further assistance, I recommend you have a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the fuel door issue and replace any failing parts

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I got sound when I shift to 3rd gear and it's get hard to put shift to second gear when car is in 3rd gear.

Hello. It sounds as though the synchronizers in the transmission, which are used to adjust transmission internal gear speed when upshifting or downshifting are possibly worn out or you are shifting a bit too fast. It is also possible that...

Q: It overheated once and the heater started blowing cold air

Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a clogged heater core which may also be connected to your car overheating as well. As you may know, the heater core is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot...

Q: How do I personalize the power door locks settings?

You can customize many of your vehicle’s settings using the vehicle personalization system. One of the areas of the vehicle that you can customize is the power door locks. When personalizing the power door locks you can change which doors...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.