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RMac 11-04-2010 07:21 PM

Opening the fuel filler door with your knee...
 
This seems to happen to me occasionally. When getting out of the vehicle, I accidentally hit the fuel filler door button with my knee... which, of course, opens it.

Does this happen to anyone else, or do I just not know how to exit a vehicle properly?

ChrisUCF99 11-04-2010 07:28 PM

Re: Opening the fuel filler door with your knee...
 
Happened to me the other day when I got in the Jeep somehow. Noticed the fuel door opened while driving to work.

JoeSchmoe007 11-04-2010 07:30 PM

Re: Opening the fuel filler door with your knee...
 
Happened to me once

Red G8R 11-04-2010 08:37 PM

Re: Opening the fuel filler door with your knee...
 
You guys must be basketball players......:eek:

You could set the EVIC to "Easy Exit" which will retract the seats and lift the steering wheel upon exit.

whatevrworks 11-04-2010 09:06 PM

Sitting way too close to the wheel. I am 6'1" and don't even come close. You know what they say about distance from airbags right? Farther back the more effective and less likely to have he airbag injure you when it goes off

DJ BoNiOmArIo 11-04-2010 09:15 PM

Re: Opening the fuel filler door with your knee...
 
I'm 6'3" but then again I got no button LOL

Dylans3960ccs 11-04-2010 09:18 PM

Re: Opening the fuel filler door with your knee...
 
you and your silly buttons lol

bil03051 05-12-2011 09:51 PM

Re: Opening the fuel filler door with your knee...
 
I've had my JGC two days, and twice have noticed the filler door open! Will watch for the knee effect...

Thanx for the tip!

lll2for3lll 05-12-2011 09:53 PM

Re: Opening the fuel filler door with your knee...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Red G8R (Post 296222)
You guys must be basketball players......:eek:

You could set the EVIC to "Easy Exit" which will retract the seats and lift the steering wheel upon exit.

Easy Exit is for fat people.

Cherodude 05-13-2011 07:01 AM

Re: Opening the fuel filler door with your knee...
 
I haven't yet opened the fuel door, but once in a while I activate the fog lights by pressing the light switch inward with my knee. Don't notice until next time the lights come on.

RageOfFury 05-13-2011 08:12 AM

Re: Opening the fuel filler door with your knee...
 
I'm 6'4 and don't even come close to hitting the fuel door button.

Scurvy 05-13-2011 08:21 AM

Re: Opening the fuel filler door with your knee...
 
Never once hit the button on accident, then again i am 5'7 and have plenty of room when i leap out of my Jeep lol.

And as for people that have their seat closer to the steering wheel...DONT. I test airbags everyday at work...they are bone breakers if not worse when you are too close to them. Just scoot your seats back so you can still comfortably operate the pedals and wheel and WEAR SEATBELTS! :)


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