Originally Posted by ROAD WARRIOR
Mine sealed up pretty well about a week age after some very cold weather and wet snow. Went to gas up and it was frozen shut. Pushed the release button inside and nothing. Tap on door with fist..nothing. Didn't want to stick anything to hard in the gap to pry it open as this may scratch paint or damage door. So, since I had my credit card in my hand I stuck it in the gap and worked it all the way around to break the ice seal. Worked out good but that type of thing should not be happening.
Look on the bright side. If it was frozen shut, wouldn't that keep snow out?
A small bottle of pure isopropyl in the vehicle can help with frozen items sometimes.
WW solvent works, but I've had better luck with pure alcohol, although I have not tried Everclear or Bacardi 151....