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      02-24-2020, 02:54 PM   #1
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Fuel filler cap sticking closed

Couldn't open mine sat at the pump on Saturday, anyone else having the same problem? When I tried to push the left side in to release it it just got stuck and was slightly depressed compared to the external panel of the rear off side wing.
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Just for general clarification...you didn't lock the vehicle after you stepped out, right? BMWs central locking will lock the fuel filler flap when you lock the vehicle with the remote fob or the exterior driver's lock (or comfort access locking from outside the vehicle).

The only time central locking does NOT lock the fuel filler flap is when you lock the car from inside using the central lock/unlock button (or individual door lock pins)...or if you have the doors programmed to lock when you start driving.
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Couldn't open mine sat at the pump on Saturday, anyone else having the same problem? When I tried to push the left side in to release it it just got stuck and was slightly depressed compared to the external panel of the rear off side wing.
I presume you don't have a 45e? You need to push a dedicated button to release pressure in the tank.
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Just for general clarification...you didn't lock the vehicle after you stepped out, right? BMWs central locking will lock the fuel filler flap when you lock the vehicle with the remote fob or the exterior driver's lock (or comfort access locking from outside the vehicle).

The only time central locking does NOT lock the fuel filler flap is when you lock the car from inside using the central lock/unlock button (or individual door lock pins)...or if you have the doors programmed to lock when you start driving.
Car was not locked, the good lady was sat in the passenger seat. Tried locking and unlocking with no joy. Had to drive off and find a quiet space and forcibly open it. It's still not right. I'll need to visit dealer to have it checked. Just wondered if anyone else had experienced it?

It's a diesel engine so no "e" button.
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      02-24-2020, 08:49 PM   #5
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Car was not locked, the good lady was sat in the passenger seat. Tried locking and unlocking with no joy. Had to drive off and find a quiet space and forcibly open it. It's still not right. I'll need to visit dealer to have it checked. Just wondered if anyone else had experienced it?

It's a diesel engine so no "e" button.
Here you go. It's for the X7 but I'm pretty sure they use the same fuel doors or very similar. https://g07.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...3&postcount=31.
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Car was not locked, the good lady was sat in the passenger seat. Tried locking and unlocking with no joy. Had to drive off and find a quiet space and forcibly open it. It's still not right. I'll need to visit dealer to have it checked. Just wondered if anyone else had experienced it?

It's a diesel engine so no "e" button.
Here you go. It's for the X7 but I'm pretty sure they use the same fuel doors or very similar. https://g07.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...8;postcount=31.
Thanks Mitch! 👍🏻
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Take a look at this, sounds the same issue:
https://g05.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1696541
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