Some problems on our cars seem trivial but can be frustrating, such as a window that no longer goes down. Others, regardless if they are not critical, will restrict you from using your car in a usual way, such as having a flat tire or having the fuel cap of your Nissan Pathfinder stuck. You will no more be capable of fill your tank and therefore finally not be able to use your automobile. It is precisely for this reason that we have written this content to help you find a rapid remedy to your fuel cap issue so that you can use your car normally. To achieve this, we will first try to understand why the fuel cap of your Nissan Pathfinder is blocked, and then, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel cap on my Nissan Pathfinder stuck?

So let’s start our content with the origins of your tank cap problem on Nissan Pathfinder. We will try to tell you the different triggers of a blockage of this one.

Fuel tank cap with locker stuck on my Nissan Pathfinder

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 restrict you from accessing the access of your tank. It is as well possible that the lock of your tank has twisted and no longer reacts to the key of your Nissan Pathfinder.

Conventional fuel cap stuck on my Nissan Pathfinder

Second reason, and the easiest, in the case of a classic tank cap that has no lock and is normally protected by a closed fuel door, if you have blocking problems on this kind of cap, it is mostly only linked 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 Nissan Pathfinder?

Second part of our content, we will try to give you the different solutions to get rid of your fuel cap stuck on your Nissan Pathfinder and allow you to put petrol in your car. If you encoutering a fuel trap blocked on your Nissan Pathfinder, do not think twice to consult our content on this subject to unlock it.

Use some anti-seize agent to unlock your fuel cap of your Nissan Pathfinder

First option and the one you should reflect on first. You have the possibility to unseal your stuck fuel cap, to accomplish 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 few momemts for it to take effect, and try once again to open the fuel cap of your Nissan Pathfinder. If it does not function, replicate the procedure and let it operate for a longer time.

Use the duplicate key to unlock the fuel tank lock of your Nissan Pathfinder

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 Nissan Pathfinder. This may seem obvious but occasionally it all comes down to small details. In any 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 situation again.

Shake the key while trying to open the tank of your Nissan Pathfinder

Finally, last solution, you can try to play the key in the lock of the fuel cap of your Nissan Pathfinder to facilitate the opening of it. Indeed, if the cylinder is a little seized up or broken, it will unlock easier by moving the key in different axes simultaneously as you try to rotate it.

If you want more tutorials on the Nissan Pathfinder, go to our Nissan Pathfinder category.