Q: Q: Fuel tank door not opening

asked by on

My fuel tank door does not open when I pull the lever inside the car. In addition, the driver's side automatic sliding door does not open.

The fuel door on this van also has a safety switch inside the door that will disable the automatic side door if the fuel door is open. The fuel door has to be opened in order to see if it is missing a pad that pushes on the slide door lock release. The fuel door release would need to be checked to see if the actuator is working or not, and to diagnose how to get it to open properly. The way this is often accomplished is by having someone push the release, while a second person pulls out on the fuel door. If this gets the door open, then the door spring is weak. I recommend that you have a mechanic, like the ones from YourMechanic, inspect the cause of your fuel tank door not opening for a proper diagnosis.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: Fuel tank door not opening

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: Should the rpm drop to zero while sitting idle with the engine on

On these type of issues where the cluster sometimes do erratic things you can do a battery cable reset by disconnecting the battery cables and touching them together for three minutes and then reconnecting them to the battery. When you...

Q: truck won't "turnover" even with new battery

Be sure any engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated, thus preventing the car from starting. Broadly, either the starter motor/solenoid assembly is faulty or the electrical circuit supplying the motor has a fault. That circuit begins at the...

Q: My car was just pumped full and travels less than 1.8 km. The fuel meter bar starts to drop one bar - 2006 Honda Civic 1.8L

It's possible that your car was on an angle when you refueled the car and did not get it filled totally. Once your car leveled out there was still room for more fuel. If you want to test it then...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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.