Fuel flap won't release

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Re: Fuel flap won't release

Postby Cuprabob » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:53 am

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Re: Fuel flap won't release

Postby Delberthot » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:31 pm

Is this a common thing?

My fuel flap pushes in and stays there then eventually pops open
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Re: Fuel flap won't release

Postby Fryer » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:56 pm

I have the same issue with mine vw have changed the mechanism under warranty also found if I haven’t washed the car for about 3 weeks it tends to stick


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Re: Fuel flap won't release

Postby PaulGL79 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:16 pm

Indeed mine was purely mechanism failure Volkswagen had to replace this , how ever well you clean the car a hell of a lot of muck and dirt will appear inside the filler cap. I really didn't know until now you could open in an emergency from the boot I used to stand at the fuel station like a numpty unlocking and unlocking the doors about 30 times hoping the filler cap would eventually open, trial and error .
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Re: Fuel flap won't release

Postby Zanic L3 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:43 pm

Just had the same issue today. Wow first time the rocco did give 'up'. Made quite a figure at the fuel station when it refused to open after multiple presses.

Drove home and locked the car and instantly on the unlock press I pushed the cap and it just opened up lol, cleaned it out and hopefully I have enough gas to make it to the gas station tomorrow haha it's already in the red zone :/
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Re: Fuel flap won't release

Postby Zanic L3 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:03 pm

Ok just tried it a couple hours later, still doesn't wanna release.

Although it does release if you unlock the car with the key and then instantly press the fuel cap it opens but not if you wait 10s after unlocking it with the keyfob.
Not sure if this is actually designed this way or not.
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Re: Fuel flap won't release

Postby TriGGER » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:05 am

I had the same problem ages ago, few goes locking unlocking and then i few the dirt out from the lock mechanism and it was ok again.
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Re: Fuel flap won't release

Postby Fryer » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:50 am

Mine was the same last night it went to VW last year to get sorted I’ve put a bit of Vaseline round the outside of the seal n it opened fine then


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Re: Fuel flap won't release

Postby Delberthot » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:57 pm

I had the garage look at mine and they adjusted something. It now works first time. Might be worth checking before replacing anything
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Re: Fuel flap won't release

Postby Stukos » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:48 pm

Mine was doing the same, not opening. Had to lock then unlock repeatedly until it would finally pop open.

I got a replacement unit (the part that pops the fuel door open) from VW for about £15 and replaced it myself.
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Re: Fuel flap won't release

Postby Bazandbeanz1 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:52 pm

I sprayed mine with WD 40 after opening it with a small flat point and now pops out again.
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