Some concerns on our cars seem trivial but can be annoying, such as a window that no longer goes down. Others, regardless if they are not serious, will obstruct you from using your car in a normal way, such as having a flat tire or having the fuel cap of your Seat Tarraco stuck. You will not anymore manage to fill your tank and therefore eventually not be able to use your car. It is exactly for this purpose that we have written this document to help you find a quick solution to your fuel cap issue so that you can use your car normally. To accomplish this, we will first try to understand why the fuel cap of your Seat Tarraco is blocked, and then, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel cap on my Seat Tarraco stuck?

So let’s start our document with the origins of your tank cap problem on Seat Tarraco. We will try to show you the different triggers of a blockage of this one.

Fuel tank cap with locker stuck on my Seat Tarraco

In the event your car is outfitted with a tank cap with lock you will be in the most delicate scenario, because the locks of these caps can get gripped with time and stop you from being able to access the entrance 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 Seat Tarraco.

Conventional fuel cap stuck on my Seat Tarraco

Second reason, and the easiest, 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 normally only caused by 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 Seat Tarraco?

Second section of our document, we will try to give you the different possibilities to get rid of your fuel cap stuck on your Seat Tarraco and allow you to put petrol in your car. If you are victim of a fuel trap blocked on your Seat Tarraco, do not think twice to have a look at our document on this subject to unlock it.

Use some anti-seize agent to unlock your fuel cap of your Seat Tarraco

First solution and the one you should consider first. You have the opportunity 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 few minutes for it to take effect, and try again to open the fuel cap of your Seat Tarraco. If it does not function, replicate the procedure and let it operate a bit longer.

Use the duplicate key to unlock the fuel tank lock of your Seat Tarraco

As a second option, 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 Seat Tarraco. This may seem obvious but in certain cases it all comes down to small details. No matter the reason, 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 Seat Tarraco

Finally, last method, you can try to play the key in the lock of the fuel cap of your Seat Tarraco 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 simultaneously as you try to rotate it.

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