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Sam101

Member Since 02 Jan 2010
Offline Last Active Feb 19 2013 07:05 PM
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Fiesta Fuel Cap Filler Problem, Couldn’T Fill Up!! ... Any Help Gratefully Rece...

18 February 2013 - 07:15 PM

Hi all,
Just wondering if anyone can help with a problem I’m experiencing with my fiesta’s (59 plate) internal fuel flap (not the door, as I hear that does stick after a while, but the sliver metal internal flap).

Went to refuel on Friday, but found it was stuck shut.The petrol fuel nozzle just wouldn’t go in, therefore couldn’t fill up. Asked a passing AA man at garage to take a quick look and he promptly agreed, it was shut tight, but didn't want to force in case of damage.

Luckily had enough petrol to get home and didn’t use the car over the weekend, expecting to take it to the local garage to be looked at this morning. However, had another quick fiddle, locked and unlocked the central locking, nothing, but then had the bright idea of using my petrol can hose to prod about a bit and it suddenly gave in and opened!!

I haven’t used any brute force so almost sure it’s not broken however the reason for me posting is to find out if any one else has experienced this?

Also, does anyone know if their internal metal fuel flap can be pushed open when central locking is activated? Ford tell me it should lock when the car is locked (mine doesn’t), however as I never has any reason to test this before I’m not sure if it ever did ... and fords are saying it will cost in the region of £300 to be fixed!!

So if there are any fellow fiesta car owners who would be so kind as to let me know how their car behaves, I’d be eternally grateful, as I think the alternative of wandering round my local car park hunting for and testing other fiesta’s fuel flaps, may not be the wisest move!

Many thanks in advance
Sam :unsure: