gas button broken, how do I open gas tank

Asked by Mar 22, 2015 at 04:01 PM about the 2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The button to open the gas tank door isn't working.  I think the fuse is shot.  How do I get the door open in order to put gas in my car?

3 Answers

13,500

I am assuming the gas door has an electric actuator? if so, and you think there is a bad fuse, replace it

1 people found this helpful.
12,135

if the fuse is not hte issue then your actuator is jammed You can simply use a hard peice of plastic to keep from damageing your paint and pop it open by pushing the part that holds it open back. Then lube lube lube the hel out of the actuator with wd40 or replace it.

1 people found this helpful.
4,955

Sometimes, there's a manual release lanyard in the trunk behind a trim panel.

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Passat

Looking for a Used Passat in your area?

CarGurus has 25,669 nationwide Passat listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Volkswagen Passat Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    1,530
  • #2
    Chrisand Edwards
    Reputation
    1,430
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,420
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Jetta
421 Great Deals out of 25,220 listings starting at $1,299
Used Honda Accord
424 Great Deals out of 101,059 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Camry
761 Great Deals out of 70,900 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Altima
720 Great Deals out of 70,157 listings starting at $1,495
Used Audi A4
215 Great Deals out of 12,607 listings starting at $1,000
Used BMW 3 Series
833 Great Deals out of 32,432 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Civic
333 Great Deals out of 52,980 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Fusion
576 Great Deals out of 61,479 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Sonata
365 Great Deals out of 49,687 listings starting at $1,250
Used Volkswagen GTI
80 Great Deals out of 6,287 listings starting at $2,395
Used Volkswagen Golf
67 Great Deals out of 4,893 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Malibu
480 Great Deals out of 49,315 listings starting at $2,000
Used Mazda MAZDA6
152 Great Deals out of 11,014 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
30 Great Deals out of 2,351 listings starting at $11,999
2016 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 961 listings starting at $7,950
2015 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
91 Great Deals out of 3,458 listings starting at $7,200
2014 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
74 Great Deals out of 2,558 listings starting at $6,495
2013 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
75 Great Deals out of 2,456 listings starting at $5,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.