Some trouble on our vehicles seem trivial but can be annoying, such as a window that no longer goes down. Others, regardless if 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 Volkswagen Arteon stuck. You will no longer have the ability to fill your tank and therefore finally not be able to use your motor vehicle. It is precisely for this purpose that we have written and published this content page to help you find a rapid solution 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 Volkswagen Arteon is blocked, and then, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel cap on my Volkswagen Arteon stuck?

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

Fuel tank cap with locker stuck on my Volkswagen Arteon

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 prevent 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 responds to the key of your Volkswagen Arteon.

Conventional fuel cap stuck on my Volkswagen Arteon

Second cause, and the least difficult, in the event that 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 kind of cap, it is usually only connected 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 Volkswagen Arteon?

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

Use some anti-seize agent to unlock your fuel cap of your Volkswagen Arteon

First solution and the one you should consider first. You have the possibility to unseal your stuck fuel cap, to get this done 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 couple of minutes for it to take effect, and try again to open the fuel cap of your Volkswagen Arteon. If it does not function, duplicate the procedure and let it work a bit longer.

Use the duplicate key to unlock the fuel tank lock of your Volkswagen Arteon

As a second option, you can try to use your spare key, which most frequently being much less utilized should more easily unlock the lock on the tank cap of your Volkswagen Arteon. This may seem evident but in certain cases it all comes down to small details. No matter the reason, if you have managed to open your tank, we suggest 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 Volkswagen Arteon

Finally, last solution, you can try to play the key in the lock of the fuel cap of your Volkswagen Arteon to facilitate the opening of it. In reality, if the cylinder is a little seized up or damaged, it will unlock more easily by moving the key in different axes at the same time as you try to rotate it.

If you have any further questions about the Volkswagen Arteon, do not hesitate to consult our Volkswagen Arteon category.