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PHEV: Fuel Door Getting Stuck/Not Opening.

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:25 am
by jzchen
I reported this problem before, to have occurred in the cold (moderate winter weather) of Southern California. Unfortunately the problem has become more pronounced occurring during warmer weather, (unusually cool summer here in Southern California). I would say it occurred about three times in daytime weather, which is a concern to me, if my wife happens to be trying to refill it at a station one day in the future and it gets stuck on her. Pressing the fuel door release/open button a few to several times has eventually gotten it to open. An occasional pressing of the fuel door itself in between button presses may have helped. This is one of those intermittent issues I’m afraid I don’t expect quick resolution. (Hopefully they are able to confirm the issue next time I bring it in, or at least lubricate the lock mechanism somehow)....

We are finalizing the documents of a replacement vehicle that got into an accident very soon and I will try to bring it in when she can drive the other car to work.


Re: PHEV: Fuel Door Getting Stuck/Not Opening.

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:51 am
by jzchen
Still getting stuck. Today it was 50%. First time it didn't open. Took a picture of the Ready indicator, and then the still closed cover. Second press and it popped open. Haven't taken it to the dealer yet, as I felt might not be a good use of time....