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Snow in the fuel filler compartment

Was in New Hampshire last week, when I went to fuel up I noticed snow accumulating in the fuel filler area. It was also in the fuel tube, I tried to clear it out using my finger but some went down the tube. This can't be good ! Every time I would fill up I found more snow in the compartment. I finally started to take pictures every time I fueled up. Plan to send them to Jeep.

Anybody else seeing this ?

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Old 02-14-2015, 09:07 PM
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Re: Snow in the fuel filler compartment

This is where you find a large spray can... take the cap off and pop it over your filler neck. Fits snugly. Works on the gasser or ecodiesel. Problem solved.

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Re: Snow in the fuel filler compartment

this new capless and flawed engineered fuel door is probably the worst in the industry.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:50 PM
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Re: Snow in the fuel filler compartment

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this new capless and flawed engineered fuel door is probably the worst in the industry.
Not sure it's the worst. It looks about the same as on my Ford, which doesn't even have a latch on the door.


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Re: Snow in the fuel filler compartment

I haven't had any problems yet with mine but like anything else it could be an accident looking for a place to happen. Frankly, I don't see the point in it... not even from a cost savings standpoint.
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Re: Snow in the fuel filler compartment

Jeep ordered a new fuel door for my wife's '14 diesel, the body gap was horrible so I can see how snow would accumulate in there.

Saw a Ford explorer that used a rubber flange on the inside of the fuel door for better protection of the nozzle.
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Re: Snow in the fuel filler compartment

No matter how well the fuel door fits it will never seal.
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Re: Snow in the fuel filler compartment

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No matter how well the fuel door fits it will never seal.
Really? Ours has a nice rubber gasket that should seal it up pretty well, if the door would sit square in the opening and flush with the body. We'll see if the free replacement fits any better.
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Really? Ours has a nice rubber gasket that should seal it up pretty well, if the door would sit square in the opening and flush with the body. We'll see if the free replacement fits any better.
LOL... don't hold your breath for it. 2 issues... the gasket is wimpy and the door doesn't close tightly enough against it.

A new door, even properly aligned is not going to overcome that.

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Re: Snow in the fuel filler compartment

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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Re: Snow in the fuel filler compartment

Take yours to the car wash for a test.

My fuel door is aligned and flush. It doesn't move when I push on it. But it still allows moisture past the gasket.
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Re: Snow in the fuel filler compartment

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No matter how well the fuel door fits it will never seal.

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.

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