Some trouble on our vehicles seem trivial but can be frustrating, such as a window that no longer goes down. Others, even if they are not major, will obstruct you from using your car in a usual way, such as having a flat tire or having the fuel cap of your Opel Zafira 3 stuck. You will not any longer manage to fill your tank and therefore sooner or later not be able to use your motor vehicle. It is exactly for this motive that we have written and published this document to enable you find a quick remedy to your fuel cap problem so that you can use your car normally. To accomplish this, we will first try to understand why the fuel cap of your Opel Zafira 3 is blocked, and secondly, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel cap on my Opel Zafira 3 stuck?

So let’s commence our document with the origins of your tank cap problem on Opel Zafira 3. We will try to describe you the different triggers of a blockage of this one.

Fuel tank cap with locker stuck on my Opel Zafira 3

If your car is equipped with a tank cap with lock you will be in the most tricky scenario, because the locks of these caps can get gripped with time and restrict you from accessing 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 Opel Zafira 3.

Conventional fuel cap stuck on my Opel Zafira 3

Second cause, and the least complicated, 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 trouble on this sort of cap, it is generally only connected to a cap that has not been closed in the axis and the thread of the latter is consequently blocked.
<2>How do I unlock the fuel cap on my Opel Zafira 3?

Second section of our document, we will try to give you the different possibilities to get rid of your fuel cap stuck on your Opel Zafira 3 and enable you to put petrol in your car. If you encoutering a fuel trap blocked on your Opel Zafira 3, do not hesitate to browse our document on this subject to unlock it.

Use some anti-seize agent to unlock your fuel cap of your Opel Zafira 3

First solution and the one you should reflect on first. You have the possibility to unseal your stuck fuel cap, to achieve 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 minutes for it to take effect, and try again to open the fuel cap of your Opel Zafira 3. If it does not function, repeat the treatment and let it operate longer.

Use the duplicate key to unlock the fuel tank lock of your Opel Zafira 3

As a second alternative, you can try to use your spare key, which most of the time being much less employed should more easily unlock the lock on the tank cap of your Opel Zafira 3. This may seem obvious but in some cases it all comes down to small details. In any case, if you have managed to open your tank, we advise 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 Opel Zafira 3

Finally, last solution, you can try to play the key in the lock of the fuel cap of your Opel Zafira 3 to facilitate the opening of it. In reality, if the cylinder is a little seized up or broken, it will unlock more easily by moving the key in different axes simultaneously as you try to rotate it.

If perhaps you have any further questions about the Opel Zafira 3, do not hesitate to consult our Opel Zafira 3 category.