Some complications on our cars seem to be trivial but can be annoying, like having your wipers squeak for example. Others regardless if they are not severe will prevent you from using your Jeep Patriot in a normal way, like having a flat tire or having the fuel door stuck on your xXX. You will no more be able to fill your tank and therefore in the end not be able to use your car. This is specifically why we have written and published this content, to help you get a rapid treatment to your fuel trap trouble so that you can use your motor vehicle in a normal way. To do this, we will first try to figure out why the fuel door of your Jeep Patriot is stuck, and secondly, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel door of my Jeep Patriot stuck?

So we’ll commence our content with the source of your fuel trap complications stuck on Jeep Patriot. Realize that this fuel door is sometimes operated by an electric motor, but in some years or depending on the options of your car it is only controlled by a cable. In most cases, 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 faulty on your Jeep Patriot. So think about looking at all these elements one at a time to discover the source of your fuel door trouble on Jeep Patriot. Go to the next part of this content to find answers to your trouble.

What if the fuel door on my Jeep Patriot is stuck?

We are now going to show you one after the other the different answers to each of the triggers of a fuel door stuck on Jeep Patriot, already to give you an immediate solution to enable you to put fuel in your car and above all a definitive solution to no longer suffer this form of issue.

Check the fuel door fuses

The first possible trigger of a stuck fuel door on your Jeep Patriot is that the fuse for the door opening has failed. To correct this trouble, you need to get your car manual, verify which fuse box the one you are focused on is in (dashboard or engine compartment) and once established, verify the state and perhaps replace the fuse with a new one. If it is the fuel filler cap that is stuck on your Jeep Patriot, do not hesitate to browse our article to help you resolve your trouble.

Check the fuel door control cable

The second possible cause of your fuel door trouble being stuck on Jeep Patriot is that the fuel control cable is seized up. To solve this trouble, you will have to try to use a flat screwdriver to pry the fuel door lock with a flat screwdriver for example while doing so as you operate the fuel door opener. Do not hesitate to use WD40 type lubricant to lubricate the cable and avoid experiencing again this problem.

Change the fuel door opening motor

Oftentimes, the trouble will come from the engine that controls the opening of the fuel door of your Jeep Patriot. If the hatch is stuck, the engine may be burnt out, to change it, you will have to change the engine, to do so, 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

To finish , last option to unlock a fuel door on Jeep Patriot, you have to use the emergency opening rod in your trunk. To do this, remove the trunk liner on the side of the fuel door and consult your Jeep Patriot owner’s manual for the exact location of the fuel door. All you have to do is activate it to unlock the fuel flap of your car.

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