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I opened the gas door to fill up and a little black plastic piece the size of a grain of rice fell to the ground. Now the door has no spring tension to hold it open or closed. Luckily after driving a few seconds it locks, but has this happened to anyone else?
 

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Re: My gas door broke. (steamboatsig)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>steamboatsig</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I opened the gas door to fill up and a little black plastic piece the size of a grain of rice fell to the ground. Now the door has no spring tension to hold it open or closed. Luckily after driving a few seconds it locks, but has this happened to anyone else?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Roughly 10 to 20% of all Volvo owners at one time or another
 

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Re: My gas door broke. (Mash)

Funny this was mentioned. This happened to our XC90 yesterday. The door just kinda flops there till it's locked. <p>Tim <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: My gas door broke. (t6tim)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>t6tim</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Funny this was mentioned. This happened to our XC90 yesterday. The door just kinda flops there till it's locked. <p>Tim <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It sounds like your door needs some viagra. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: My gas door broke. (steamboatsig)

Whatever you do though, don't try and leave the door on the car while you're driving. Just put it in your car and take it to the dealership. 10 minutes tops to fix.
 

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Re: My gas door broke. (steamboatsig)

Guy at the office with an XC70 had this happen a couple of weeks ago. He didn't get it locked once after a fillup, and while sitting at a light in the turn lane a semi went by and the draft from the truck ripped the door right off.<p>There is also an S80 that parks one lot over from my office that has had the door spring break twice and the door come off one of those times. Seems not that unusual.
 

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same thing happened to me. Went to fill it up and the gas tank door just popped off. <p>The door has been locking, once I put it in place...so I have been living with it. ( I put it to the test too....taking turns at speed and traveling at 100mphs on the highway when the road/traffic conditions permitted)
 

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My door is still in place it just has no spring tension to keep it open or closed. Maybe it will fall off soon, but for now it is still attached.
 

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Re: My gas door broke. (vizwiz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vizwiz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> is there a simple DIY fix?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Sure just buy a new hinge and a new spring and install them<br>Really easy (and parts are cheap)
 

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Re: My gas door broke. (vizwiz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vizwiz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">mine's getting ready to go also, and I'm off warranty. is there a simple DIY fix?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yup:<p><A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-S60/Exterior/Fuel-Door-Repair-Kit/p-74-399-3150/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-S6...3150/</A><p>Regards,<p>Derek
 

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Re: My gas door broke. (bb vign)

Am I missing something here? Because when I tried to install, three of the four pins broke off when I was trying (very carefully) to push them in. some comments on the IPD site suggest that might be ok but that's not what the instructions say. Help! I am now driving around without a fuel door.
 

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Re: My gas door broke. (dhS60t)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dhS60t</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just happened to me too. Does anyone have the part# and general cost for this item?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>$20, refer to it as the black plastic fuel tank hinge and they will know exactly what you are talking about
 

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Re: My gas door broke. (steamboatsig)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>steamboatsig</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That's <B>alot</B> !!! I think, right?</TD></TR></TABLE> <p>lol JRL
 

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