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Fiesta Mk7 'petrol Filler Flap' Issue

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Hi

I know that this is not an new issue but the petrol flap on my 2010 Fiesta Mk7 is becoming really hard to open now. Sometimes I can be at a petrol station trying to open it for around 5 minutes or so and it's becoming really annoying. Is there a 'fix' available for this problem yet?

I saw a 2013 Fiesta today and they now come with a new petrol flap which has an opening at one side of the flap and you can get a finder in there to help pull it open.

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bang on it a little bit with your palm should come loose.

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There is a fix for that.

On the back of the flap there are two plastic clips, filing/cutting one off will make the flap far easier to get open.

Did this to my sisters fiesta as she was having the same problem and she's had no trouble since.

If you're reluctant to cut one tab off you could resort to carrying a plastic trim removal tool with which to pry the flap open.

I do believe there was a recall concerning that anyway, check with your local dealer.

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I used to just give mine a crack with my palm >_>

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No need to cut bits off - just grease the rubber and it will be fine.

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