I have a 2013 VW passat that I can't close fuel door on. Prev. cpl of occasions I had the problem I see a lot of ppl having were the door was stuck closed. Now it's opposite & it will not close. ???

Asked by Sep 23, 2015 at 09:53 PM about the 2013 Volkswagen Passat

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Previously I had the issue I've seen lots of others having where the fuel door is
stuck closed.  Now I am having the opposite problem.  The fuel door will not
latch closed, it is always slightly ajar.

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This is a design flaw to the passat car. The actuator does not push in all the way or the actuator spring gets loose and unwinds which is why it won't open back up. Go to your vw dealer and make they replace it. it should be covered under the warranty. The only other option is when you do get it open you have to take out the side lining of your trunk and remove it and replace the actuator yourself.

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