So if a question has been sitting for a few hours and I think I can be of help I'll take a stab at it. Once you get a chance to look in there, there's a somewhat transparent white box inside the trunk near the gas cap. Over time water or sediment can collect inside the tank and potentially clog the fuel system. I found a dealer 7 miles away. I'm not a dumb guy and every car that I have had for the last two decades has always had a button or a lever.
Best advise is don't wash in a car wash only wash by hand. Ours has not been an issue either way. If so, the gas cap is not making a good seal. The gas tank on a Volkswagen is a steel or plastic tank usually located at the rear of the vehicle below the trunk. I'm sure glad I don't think like you! There are tiny little clips that hold it on and a little wind or a car wash and the door comes right off. You have to peel back the lining of the trunk on the right side.
This was the third straight week with issues opening the door except last night it would not budge. I did keep reading and I did find the answer. About an hour or so later, they called. On a hot day, you should hear the gas escape from the tank when opening the cap well, on a gas car, maybe not a diesel. No need to be snide, no need to sound all knowing either.
It does feel flimsy, but I think that is because is plastic and the hinge area flexes a little bit. Once you get a chance to look in there, there's a somewhat transparent white box inside the trunk near the gas cap. There is also a valve that is near the air intake box that may need replacing. Oct 23, 2013 Pushing the door with your hand isn't going to help, but after digging through a lot of info online, I succeeded in doing this. This may surprise you but nobody knows everything.
We are not responsible for any errors or omissions on this website. Plug the fuel supply and return lines to prevent dirt or moisture from contaminating the system. This is the second time the same problem has happened. I'm grateful for the person that answered it correctly and I'm grateful that the site exists. I read through the useless posts until I came to the answer. Consult a fuel tank specialist if you have questions about the condition of your tank. Tough to do in winter.
I'm just glad that I found the answer. But first, clean around where the gas cap meets the filler adapter to see if dirt has built up. By the seat, on the dash, under the dash, in the center console, on the door, on the floor, even in the glove box. In fact, there is a factory bulletin for this issue on passats and jettas. Also, don't criticise others who are trying to help. Originally I thought the issue was due to the cold temperatures.
Waiting for parts and paint. It opens a line to the evap canister to get that fuel to burn. Thanks for the right answer that was on this old thread. But with your mentality everyone should not try to help anyone unless they're absolutely sure they can. Apparently the plastic inner door that fits into the locking mechanism was stuck. Cheers JaZesa answered 10 months ago Thanks just rented a Passat and looked inside the car forever for a button that want there. Your advice was very helpful.
So, I went to a car wash across the street thinking it's frozen needed a wash anyway. I'm graeful to you as well. They took me in right away; i went to lunch. You must always take special precautions when servicing the fuel system, because gasoline and diesel fuel are both highly flammable. Attached to that is a small metal arm that connects to the inside of the gas cap release.
Older steel tanks can also rust, meaning that small pieces of metal can break off and clog the fuel system. I'm not a doctor so I'll just keep walking. I'd hope that they got the door opened along time ago and moved on. I called the dealership this morning and got in for them to look at it. Photos are for illustration purposes only.
After ripping my trunk apart for 10 mins, i couldn't find it. Last night I stopped for fuel and could not open the fuel door. The first cpl of answers were mere guesses and I had already exhausted these options in my rental car as well. We'll know in a couple of years, I suppose. The manual is pretty specific that there is no way in if it jams, so I'd hope they made the latch more reliable to be safe.