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Old 02-17-2015, 07:48 PM
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Yeah I'm not a fan of this capless fuel design on my 2014. The door seems pretty flimsy and doesn't seal properly. Also it froze and I had to manually open it. Ugh! I much preferred the door I had on my 2011

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Re: Snow in the fuel filler compartment

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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.

No, it shouldn't. But it does because water works it's way between the door and gasket. It's never going to be a perfect seal. I'm surprised I haven't encountered that problem yet.
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Re: Snow in the fuel filler compartment

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Emailed customer service about the problem, got a call the next day to take it to my dealer. Took it over today, they replaced the fuel filler housing. What a difference, the door is very tight and it doesn't move when you push on it. I think this will resolve the problem.

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Good to know. We will insist on a new filler housing if the new door doesn't fix the problem.
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Re: Snow in the fuel filler compartment

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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....
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Re: Snow in the fuel filler compartment

I have a question. There are two 'flaps' that the nozzle pushes open, therefore the need for the funnel.

Has anybody checked to see if there is any kind of drain hole between the two?

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Re: Snow in the fuel filler compartment

Going through multiple blizzards around here I've never had snow getting inside.
Indeed at the power car wash some water got in.


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