Some concerns on our automobiles seem trivial but can be frustrating, such as a window that no longer goes down. Others, even if they are not dangerous, will obstruct you from using your car in a normal way, such as having a flat tire or having the fuel cap of your Audi A6 stuck. You will not any longer manage to fill your tank and therefore ultimately not be able to use your automobile. It is precisely for this purpose that we have written this article to enable you find a quick answer to your fuel cap trouble so that you can use your car normally. To accomplish this, we will first try to understand why the fuel cap of your Audi A6 is blocked, and then, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel cap on my Audi A6 stuck?

So let’s begin our article with the origins of your tank cap problem on Audi A6. We will try to describe you the different motives of a blockage of this one.

Fuel tank cap with locker stuck on my Audi A6

If your car is equipped with a tank cap with lock you will be in the most tricky condition, because the locks of these caps can get gripped with time and prevent you from being able to access the entry of your tank. It is also possible that the lock of your tank has twisted and no longer responds to the key of your Audi A6.

Conventional fuel cap stuck on my Audi A6

Second reason, and the simplest, in the case of a classic tank cap that has no lock and is generally protected by a closed fuel door, if you have blocking concerns on this sort of cap, it is generally only related to a cap that has not been closed in the axis and the thread of the latter is as a result blocked.
<2>How do I unlock the fuel cap on my Audi A6?

Second section of our article, we will try to give you the different solutions to get rid of your fuel cap stuck on your Audi A6 and allow you to put petrol in your car. If you are victim of a fuel trap blocked on your Audi A6, do not be reluctant to read our article on this subject to unlock it.

Use some anti-seize agent to unlock your fuel cap of your Audi A6

First option and the one you should consider first. You have the possibility to unseal your stuck fuel cap, to do this you will need to use a WD40 anti-seize type product to lubricate the barrel of your cap. Don’t hesitate to put some in quantity and wait a couple of minutes for it to take effect, and try again to open the fuel cap of your Audi A6. If it does not function, repeat the operation and let it work a bit longer.

Use the duplicate key to unlock the fuel tank lock of your Audi A6

As a second option, you can try to use your spare key, which most of the time being much less used should more easily unlock the lock on the tank cap of your Audi A6. This may seem obvious but in some cases it all comes down to small details. In any case, if you have been able to open your tank, we suggest you to buy a new tank cap to avoid getting stuck in this situation again.

Shake the key while trying to open the tank of your Audi A6

To finish , last alternative, you can try to play the key in the lock of the fuel cap of your Audi A6 to facilitate the opening of it. Indeed, if the cylinder is a little seized up or damaged, it will unlock more easily by moving the key in different axes at the same time as you try to rotate it.

If you want more guides on the Audi A6, go to our Audi A6 category.