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Q: Gas tank access door not opening

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The lock on the gas tank access door does not disengage and we are unable to get to the gas cap to refill the car.

A: A visual inspection of the problem will hel...

A visual inspection of the problem will help us determine the cause of your issue. You likely have a damaged cable which runs to the door, or even perhaps a broken piece of plastic in the system. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic can assist you in diagnosis and repair.

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