Some problems on our vehicles seem unimportant but can be annoying, such as a window that no longer goes down. Others, whether or not they are not major, will restrict you from using your car in a usual way, such as having a flat tire or having the fuel cap of your Jeep Patriot stuck. You will no more manage to fill your tank and therefore sooner or later not be able to use your car. It is precisely for this purpose that we have written this content page to help you find a rapid remedy to your fuel cap issue so that you can use your car normally. To do this, we will first try to understand why the fuel cap of your Jeep Patriot is blocked, and then, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel cap on my Jeep Patriot stuck?

So let’s begin our content page with the origins of your tank cap problem on Jeep Patriot. We will try to describe you the different causes of a blockage of this one.

Fuel tank cap with locker stuck on my Jeep Patriot

If your car is outfitted with a tank cap with lock you will be in the most difficult scenario, because the locks of these caps can get gripped with time and prevent you from being able to access the entrance of your tank. It is also possible that the lock of your tank has twisted and no longer reacts to the key of your Jeep Patriot.

Conventional fuel cap stuck on my Jeep Patriot

Second case, and the least difficult, in the event of a classic tank cap that has no lock and is generally protected by a closed fuel door, if you have blocking problems on this sort of cap, it is usually only linked to a cap that has not been closed in the axis and the thread of the latter is as a consequence blocked.
<2>How do I unlock the fuel cap on my Jeep Patriot?

Second part of our content page, we will try to give you the different alternatives to get rid of your fuel cap stuck on your Jeep Patriot and let you to put petrol in your car. If you encoutering a fuel trap blocked on your Jeep Patriot, do not think twice to browse our content page on this subject to unlock it.

Use some anti-seize agent to unlock your fuel cap of your Jeep Patriot

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 be reluctant to put some in quantity and wait a couple of minutes for it to take effect, and try once again to open the fuel cap of your Jeep Patriot. If it does not work, duplicate the treatment and let it operate for a longer time.

Use the duplicate key to unlock the fuel tank lock of your Jeep Patriot

As a second alternative, you can try to use your spare key, which often being much less employed should more easily unlock the lock on the tank cap of your Jeep Patriot. This may seem evident but in some cases it all comes down to small details. Whatever the case, if you have been able to open your tank, we encourage 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 Jeep Patriot

To finish , last solution, you can try to play the key in the lock of the fuel cap of your Jeep Patriot to facilitate the opening of it. In reality, if the cylinder is a little seized up or destroyed, it will unlock with less effort by moving the key in different axes simultaneously as you try to rotate it.

If you need more tutorials on the Jeep Patriot, go to our Jeep Patriot category.