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Old 05-21-2011, 12:35 PM
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Re: Fuel door doesnt open

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Where exactly is this release cable for the door? I've had the car apart doing audio and don't recall seeing it...
There is a small storage area just under where the flashlight is. If you pull out the storage bin you can see the release.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:38 PM
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I managed to open it manually but this time i pulled the release cable really hard.. so thx everyone for you're help and special thx to IndyBob

If the fuel button still does not work you might want to have the dealer check it. It might need an adjustment.
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Re: Fuel door doesnt open

I'm also having a problem with the fuel door not opening "sometimes" on my 2012 Summit. I did find the emergency release cable underneath the plastic bin in the cargo area (as described in the operator manual) and it works for emergencies. When I push the button on the dash to release the door and it does work I hear what sounds like some type of air or vacuum operated system. I've also realized that when the release does work if I close the door and then push the release button again the door does not open. I wonder if I have a loose hose or something. Does anyone know what type of activation system Jeep uses? And where it's located? Does anyone else have this problem? My warranty has expired so I don't want to go back to the Jeep Dealer for an intermittent issue.
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I'm also having a problem with the fuel door not opening "sometimes" on my 2012 Summit. I did find the emergency release cable underneath the plastic bin in the cargo area (as described in the operator manual) and it works for emergencies. When I push the button on the dash to release the door and it does work I hear what sounds like some type of air or vacuum operated system. I've also realized that when the release does work if I close the door and then push the release button again the door does not open. I wonder if I have a loose hose or something. Does anyone know what type of activation system Jeep uses? And where it's located? Does anyone else have this problem? My warranty has expired so I don't want to go back to the Jeep Dealer for an intermittent issue.
I think I read somewhere on the forums, that the activation system is electric, but that may not be. Don't know why they don't keep it simple, and use a mechanical cable release.

Check to see if your fuel door hinge is binding, and maybe clean it and the latch mechanism, and spray with Fluid Film, or some other non-oily lube. May be just an accumulation of dirt from a few years of exposure to the elements.
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Re: Fuel door doesnt open

Thanks CaptWill but I binding or crud is not the problem since the 1st time you activate the button the door does open, it's just if you close it and hit the button again that nothing happens. You don't hear the noise like something is operatingt. It doesn't make any noise on the 2nd or 3rd push. I don't think it's electrical since I don't think they would use electricity that close to gasoline fumes. The noise it does make sounds like some type of air system to me. Also, I'm wondering if it is an air system and if the engine has to run again for awhile. I haven't tried that to see but will and will post back once I've done that.
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Re: Fuel door doesnt open

It's not air operated. The sound is electric.

The release switch on the dash is found under electrical, PN 68164107AA.

I would assume that somewhere there's a solenoid that operates a cable?
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Re: Fuel door doesnt open

Thanks MD Bones - yes I suppose it could be a solenoid. When you pull the emergency release cable it makes a sound like a valve or something sliding. Sure would be nice to know what it really is and how it's supposed to work. I'm still going to try opening it and closing it with the engine off as you do when refueling, then restart the engine and see if it will open again with the engine running. Just seems odd that mine currently releases the door once and then won't again immediately but after driving a few times the switch will release the door again.
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Thanks also CaptWill - I didn't see the Thanks tab previously.
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Re: Fuel door doesnt open

Well I just went out to the garage, and checked mine. I didn't start the engine; just went out and pushed the button, and the door popped open. Did it 2 or 3 more times, and it worked each time. In fact, without even closing the fuel door, I pushed the button several more times, and each time I hear the release solenoid working.
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Re: Fuel door doesnt open

Capt Will - thanks for letting me know yours works every time you push the button even without the engine running. I just went out and tried mine and of course it didn't work this time, so I started the engine and it still didn't work. I apparently do have an intermittent problem. I'm still hoping someone can identify where the solenoid is located.
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Re: Fuel door doesnt open

Does anyone else have an issue with the fuel door not opening when it's really cold out? I brought in to my dealer and of course the fuel door opens when it's sitting inside the shop for a few hours.

Anytime I go through a car wash or it gets cold out it doesn't open.
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Re: Fuel door doesnt open

Well, happened to me again and my wife was with me. I stopped for gas and pushed the button, and nothing happened, no noise like a solenoid releasing, no fuel door opening, no nothing. My wife told me to wait while she pushed on the fuel door. I did, and then pushed the button, heard the noise and the fuel door opened. I asked her what exactly she did, and she showed me she pushed on the center of the fuel door. I said DON'T PUSH HARD it looks like it's flexing. Whew!!! The door looks ok, except that it looks somewhat recessed not flush with the body side panel. Of course I pushed the button again and it opened again. My problem would seem to me more of an alignment issue of some type that unless the door is pushed closed hard it doesn't allow the solenoid (or what ever the electric system is) it re-set so that it opens again. The outside temp today was about 50 degrees so I don't know if my problem has any issue related to temps. It had been raining (this is the Seattle area).
I sure would like to know exactly what is control this door - is it an electric solenoid?
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