HEV Fuel flap release

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HEV Fuel flap release

Post by NiNiro » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:11 am

Noticed that 1/2 the times I refuel the fuel flap sticks. A few taps of the button sometimes works (the solenoid always seems to make the same sound) but other occasions tapping the flap externally is required to free the lock.

Will be bringing this up at next service or sooner if becomes more of an issue.

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Re: HEV Fuel flap release

Post by NiroSpike » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:54 pm

I had the same problem and tried various lubricants with no success. Told garage on my next service and they simply 'tightened' the spring and it works every time, first time now! Hope this helps

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