Some trouble on our cars seem trivial but can be troublesome, such as a window that no longer goes down. Others, whether or not they are not critical, will restrict you from using your car in a ordinary way, such as having a flat tire or having the fuel cap of your Tesla Model S stuck. You will not anymore manage to fill your tank and therefore ultimately not be able to use your vehicle. It is precisely for this purpose that we have made this document to enable you find a rapid solution to your fuel cap trouble so that you can use your car normally. To accomplish this, we will first try to understand why the fuel cap of your Tesla Model S is blocked, and secondly, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel cap on my Tesla Model S stuck?

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

Fuel tank cap with locker stuck on my Tesla Model S

In the event your car is outfitted with a tank cap with lock you will be in the most difficult condition, because the locks of these caps can get gripped with time and stop you from accessing the access of your tank. It is also possible that the lock of your tank has twisted and no longer reacts to the key of your Tesla Model S.

Conventional fuel cap stuck on my Tesla Model S

Second reason, and the most basic, in the event that of a classic tank cap that has no lock and is usually protected by a closed fuel door, if you have blocking trouble on this type of cap, it is usually only caused by 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 Tesla Model S?

Second part of our document, we will try to give you the different solutions to get rid of your fuel cap stuck on your Tesla Model S and let you to put petrol in your car. If you are victim of a fuel trap blocked on your Tesla Model S, 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 Tesla Model S

First solution and the one you should reflect on first. You have the opportunity 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 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 Tesla Model S. If it does not work, repeat the treatment and let it operate for a longer period.

Use the duplicate key to unlock the fuel tank lock of your Tesla Model S

As a second alternative, you can try to use your spare key, which normally being much less employed should more easily unlock the lock on the tank cap of your Tesla Model S. 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 condition again.

Shake the key while trying to open the tank of your Tesla Model S

To conlude, last solution, you can try to play the key in the lock of the fuel cap of your Tesla Model S to facilitate the opening of it. In fact, 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 have any additional questions about the Tesla Model S, do not hesitate to consult our Tesla Model S category.