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Old 11-28-2014, 11:02 PM
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It seems only when it gets very cold (below 30), my Fuel door sticks, and won't open. It takes 2 people to open the door. One to press the button, and another to pull the door open. Anyone else have this problem, and have you found a fix? It seems that the spring is just not strong enough to spring the door open when you hit the button.

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Old 11-28-2014, 11:44 PM
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Re: Fuel door

I had the same problem on my new 2014 JGC. You have two options. Either get a stick long enough to push the button while you are pulling on the door, or take it to the dealership to fix your door under warranty. The dealership had my Jeep for a whole day to fix this. It hasn't acted up since.
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I had the same problem on my new 2014 JGC. You have two options. Either get a stick long enough to push the button while you are pulling on the door, or take it to the dealership to fix your door under warranty. The dealership had my Jeep for a whole day to fix this. It hasn't acted up since.
I was afraid of that. Guess while they are doing the latest recall, I will have them address this issue.
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Re: Fuel door

Mine does the same thing. Sticks, ALL THE TIME. I have to wedge a water bottle top in between the body and the fuel door then go hit the button. Pops open every time. It's just annoying. I have to get that thing adjusted so it works like is should.
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Get the diesel, you won't have to open it that much. 😜


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Get the diesel, you won't have to open it that much.
No thanks, I'd rather deal with a sticky fuel door release.
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Mine does it as well - I've taken to using a wooden door wedge and inserting in the top lip just prior to pushing the button. Nice thing with the diesel I only have to do it about every two weeks.


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Get the diesel, you won't have to open it that much. 😜


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That's one option. Or jeep could figure out how to properly install a fuel door.

The manufacturer should be embarrassed. This is the first vehicle I've ever owned that had this issue. What a joke.
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It seems only when it gets very cold (below 30), my Fuel door sticks, and won't open. It takes 2 people to open the door. One to press the button, and another to pull the door open. Anyone else have this problem, and have you found a fix? It seems that the spring is just not strong enough to spring the door open when you hit the button.

If you remove the little bin below the flashlight in the trunk there is a cable you can pull that is a manual release then you can use your other hand to pry door open.
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If you remove the little bin below the flashlight in the trunk there is a cable you can pull that is a manual release then you can use your other hand to pry door open.
Appreciate the tip, however, is this something we should even have to do???
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Appreciate the tip, however, is this something we should even have to do???

Nope, one shouldn't have to do that.

I guess I've been lucky so far in not having that problem. Despite being totally covered in road salt all winter long and in -20F weather mine's popped open every time.

I know there have been a lot of people out here complaining of misaligned fuel doors or doors not closing flush... I can see where that could contribute to this problem. How is this on yours?
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Re: Fuel door

spray the hinge with WD-40
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