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<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> What's the deal with this car little thinks are poping up, first the angle gear and now the fuel door, I opened it like always but this time a little plastic piece flew off the latch and onto the ground right away the fuel door had no recoil, is that a common problem? the only good thing is I wanted to take my "R" in to have the door lock down loads because I forgot when I had the angle gear replaced.
 

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Re: FUEL DOOR (cloaked)

It happened to me, but I had parked in a rough part of town to meet a client and I think someone tried to pry open the door as the paint was scratched around the door. It was a $30 repair for a new plastic fuel door hinge at the dealer and I only had to wait about 15 minutes for them to do it.
 

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Yea I heard it wasn't expensive but I just pulled it open like always, I wonder if I didn't hit the fuel door release hard enough, you know the fuel door doesn't make any noise when you push the button, all my other cars you can hear the fuel door open.
 

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fuel door repair and power door lock software download total cost 76.23 Oh well at least the doors lock when I start to excellent after starting the car.
 

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I opened my fuel door a few weeks ago and I saw a little blacl piece fly out. But it still functions correctly and I couldn't see where the piece came from?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Britspeed</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I opened my fuel door a few weeks ago and I saw a little blacl piece fly out. But it still functions correctly and I couldn't see where the piece came from?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>One of the tabs broke, leaving one to go until the door won't close itself.<br>
 

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<<you know the fuel door doesn't make any noise when you push the button, all my other cars you can hear the fuel door open.>><p>I can clearly hear mine unlock, and lock again when you get moving.<br>
 

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I heard the fuel door pop open , I guess it was my fault I broke it the first time. I must of turned off the ignition and then pushed the release button, a lesson learned. So yes indeed you can hear the fuel door pop open make sure you hear it, that is all <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: FUEL DOOR (cloaked)

Searched and found this thread as I had something interesting happen today. Specifically, I pulled into the gas station, shut the car off, hit the "Gas Door Release" button and went to fill-up. Unfortunately, the gas cap door wouldn't open. Tried locking and unlocking the doors, ignition on/off, car running/not running, etc... with no change.<p>I found the manual release and was ultimately able to fill-up and when I got back to the office, it was locked again. Therefore, I'm not sure if there is a motor malfunction or not but welcome any input before I go the stealer <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> .<p>TIA,<p>Derek
 

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Re: FUEL DOOR (bb vign)

Try a little WD40. I once had a similar problem with the fuel cap door on my TT in cold weather and a little lubricant resolved the issue. I'm not sure if it will work with the R, but its worth a shot.<p>-Eric
 

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mine did that a while back under warranty.<p>i think it's common. i dont' think it's an $$ fix but yes..PITA. it's the hinge... it broke. it should still open/close but may be off center due to the broken hinge. mine was slightly off so the door looked "off"....<p>ford must have designed the fuel door...
 

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Re: FUEL DOOR (bb vign)

<br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bb vign</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Searched and found this thread as I had something interesting happen today. Specifically, I pulled into the gas station, shut the car off, hit the "Gas Door Release" button and went to fill-up. Unfortunately, the gas cap door wouldn't open. Tried locking and unlocking the doors, ignition on/off, car running/not running, etc... with no change.<br>I found the manual release and was ultimately able to fill-up and when I got back to the office, it was locked again. Therefore, I'm not sure if there is a motor malfunction or not but welcome any input before I go the stealer <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> .<br>TIA,<br>Derek</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I don't think that the fuel release door works when you turn off the engine/power, it might work in the accessory mode. I suggest not turning the "R" off until you push the fuel door unlock button.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cloaked</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">why don't one of you mad scientist come up with a fix for this issue. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Turn it into rugged carbon fiber with these stickers?<p><IMG SRC="http://www.michaelsscion.com/Images/Picture/2005/December/lg_Carbon%20Fiber%20Fuel%20Door%20Applique%20(xA,%20xB)(1).jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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What's the deal with this awful design? At the grocery store Wednesday night I saw an S60 drive by missing the fuel door. Thursday when my wife was filling up the tank, the door opens and lands on the ground. The black plastic tabs had broken off. A little research shows this is a pretty common problem - but Volvo still wants $17 for a piece of plastic?! Sheesh. <p>K.
 

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HAHAHHAA.....<p>I saw that the ohter day, I commented on this guys T5 at the gas station...<p>he pulled his door open and *boing* it fell on teh ground. I started laughing, and told him it happens alot.<p>He was kinda pissed.<p>Hopefully it dosent happen to me.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>kasumi</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What's the deal with this awful design? At the grocery store Wednesday night I saw an S60 drive by missing the fuel door. Thursday when my wife was filling up the tank, the door opens and lands on the ground. The black plastic tabs had broken off. A little research shows this is a pretty common problem - but Volvo still wants $17 for a piece of plastic?! Sheesh. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>The design is indeed terrible. I've had that plastic hinge piece replaced twice on my car; a guy in the office had the fuel door on his XC70 fly off from the wind rush of a semi passing by at 50mph while he was in the left turn lane at a light; and a neighbor has had the fuel door missing on his S80 for months.<p>Seems a little application of the Japanese concept of "continual improvement" is called for here.
 

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I've suffered from the reverse problem during the hot summer of 2005, my MY2004 V70 had the internal lock fused or melted, when sitting in the sun for a couple of days.<p>Driving back home, I pulled into a petrol station with an empty tank only to find me locked<br>out of the gas tank (pretty stupid looking, as I had a car filled to the hilt with equipment).<p>I had to unload all the stuff in order to remove the inside lining of the boot, to get to the lock. A well aimed tap released the lock.<p>While I was looking at the problem (cursing sheepishly ;-) I tried to juggle the door in many ways, it's surprisingly flexible and each time snaps back into place.<p>Complain all you want about braking tabs, I tried to pry it open with a screwdriver but it did not damage the door and 2 years later it's still on the car, working just fine, with no visible damage from my clumsy probing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>(the lock was replaced under waranty)
 
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