Some concerns on our cars seem insignificant but can be bothersome, such as a window that no longer goes down. Others, even if they are not dangerous, will prevent you from using your car in a usual way, such as having a flat tire or having the fuel cap of your Chevrolet Captiva stuck. You will not anymore be capable to fill your tank and therefore eventually not be able to use your car. It is precisely for this simple reason that we have written and published this document to enable you find a rapid answer to your fuel cap trouble so that you can use your car normally. To achieve this, we will first try to understand why the fuel cap of your Chevrolet Captiva is blocked, and secondly, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel cap on my Chevrolet Captiva stuck?

So let’s commence our document with the origins of your tank cap problem on Chevrolet Captiva. We will try to show you the different motives of a blockage of this one.

Fuel tank cap with locker stuck on my Chevrolet Captiva

In case your car is outfitted with a tank cap with lock you will be in the most difficult situation, because the locks of these caps can get gripped with time and stop you from accessing the entrance of your tank. It is as well possible that the lock of your tank has twisted and no longer responds to the key of your Chevrolet Captiva.

Conventional fuel cap stuck on my Chevrolet Captiva

Second case, and the simplest, in the event that of a classic tank cap that has no lock and is mostly protected by a closed fuel door, if you have blocking concerns on this kind of cap, it is often only connected to a cap that has not been closed in the axis and the thread of the latter is therefore blocked.
<2>How do I unlock the fuel cap on my Chevrolet Captiva?

Second part of our document, we will try to give you the different possibilities to get rid of your fuel cap stuck on your Chevrolet Captiva and allow you to put petrol in your car. If you are victim of a fuel trap blocked on your Chevrolet Captiva, do not hesitate to consult our document on this subject to unlock it.

Use some anti-seize agent to unlock your fuel cap of your Chevrolet Captiva

First option and the one you should reflect on first. You have the option 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 several minutes for it to take effect, and try again to open the fuel cap of your Chevrolet Captiva. If it does not function, replicate the procedure and let it work for a longer time.

Use the duplicate key to unlock the fuel tank lock of your Chevrolet Captiva

As a second alternative, you can try to use your spare key, which most of the time being much less utilized should more easily unlock the lock on the tank cap of your Chevrolet Captiva. This may seem obvious but in some cases it all comes down to small details. No matter the reason, if you have been able to open your tank, we advise you to buy a new tank cap to avoid getting stuck in this scenario again.

Shake the key while trying to open the tank of your Chevrolet Captiva

Finally, last solution, you can try to play the key in the lock of the fuel cap of your Chevrolet Captiva to facilitate the opening of it. Indeed, if the cylinder is a little seized up or broken, it will unlock more easily by moving the key in different axes at the same time as you try to rotate it.

If you have any additional questions about the Chevrolet Captiva, do not hesitate to consult our Chevrolet Captiva category.