Some problems on our automobiles appear to be trivial but can be frustrating, like having your wipers squeak for example. Others whether or not they are not major will prevent you from using your Dodge Durango in a normal way, like having a flat tire or having the fuel door stuck on your xXX. You will no longer have the capability to fill up your tank and as a consequence in the end not be able to use your car. This is precisely why we have posted this content, to help you get a quick solution to your fuel trap problem so that you can use your car in a normal way. To accomplish this, we will first try to understand why the fuel door of your Dodge Durango is stuck, and secondly, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel door of my Dodge Durango stuck?

So we’ll commence our content with the source of your fuel trap problems stuck on Dodge Durango. Bear in mind that this fuel door is frequently powered by an electric motor, but in some years or dependent on the options of your car it is only controlled by a cable. Most of the time, it is either the cable that seizes up, or, an electric motor that is at the end of its life. Occasionally, it may be the fuel door fuse that is malfunctioning on your Dodge Durango. So take into consideration examining all these components one at a time to find the source of your fuel door problem on Dodge Durango. Go to the next part of this content to find solutions to your problem.

What if the fuel door on my Dodge Durango is stuck?

We are now going to show you one after the other the different solutions to each of the causes of a fuel door stuck on Dodge Durango, already to give you an immediate solution to let you to put fuel in your car and above all a definitive solution to no longer suffer this form of problem.

Verify the fuel door fuses

The first possible cause of a stuck fuel door on your Dodge Durango is that the fuse for the door opening has failed. To solve this problem, you need to get your car manual, examine which fuse box the one you are interested in is in (dashboard or engine compartment) and once found, examine the state and perhaps change the fuse with a new one. If it is the fuel filler cap that is stuck on your Dodge Durango, do not think twice to have a look at our guideline to help you fix your problem.

Verify the fuel door control cable

The second possible cause of your fuel door problem being stuck on Dodge Durango is that the fuel control cable is seized up. To resolve this problem, you will have to try to use a flat screwdriver to pry the fuel door lock with a flat screwdriver for example simultaneously as you try to open the fuel door opener. Do not think twice to use WD40 type lubricant to lubricate the cable and avoid experiencing again this problem.

Change the fuel door opening motor

Frequently, the problem will come from the engine that manages the opening of the fuel door of your Dodge Durango. If the hatch is blocked, the engine may be burnt out, to change it, you will have to change the engine, to accomplish this, you will have to access it from the inside of your trunk, by removing the lining of it.

Use the emergency opening pull in the trunk

Finally, last way to unlock a fuel door on Dodge Durango, you have to use the emergency opening rod in your trunk. To accomplish this, remove the trunk liner on the side of the fuel door and read your Dodge Durango owner’s manual for the exact position of the fuel door. All you have to do is activate it to unlock the fuel flap of your car.

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