Some complications on our cars look to be unimportant but can be frustrating, like having your wipers squeak for example. Others even if they are not serious will prevent you from using your Kia Rio in a normal way, like having a flat tire or having the fuel door stuck on your xXX. You will not anymore be able to fill up your tank and therefore ultimately not be able to use your vehicle. This is exactly why we have written and published this content, to help you get a rapid solution to your fuel trap trouble so that you can use your motor vehicle in a normal way. To accomplish this, we will first try to determine why the fuel door of your Kia Rio is stuck, and secondly, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel door of my Kia Rio stuck?

So we’ll begin our content with the origin of your fuel trap complications stuck on Kia Rio. Remember that this fuel door is often controlled by an electric motor, but in some years or dependent on the options of your vehicle it is only ran 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 defective on your Kia Rio. So take into consideration checking all these parts one after the other to locate the origin of your fuel door trouble on Kia Rio. Go to the next part of this content to find answers to your trouble.

What if the fuel door on my Kia Rio is stuck?

We are now going to show you one by one the different answers to each of the triggers of a fuel door stuck on Kia Rio, already to give you an immediate solution to let you to put fuel in your vehicle and above all a definitive solution to no longer suffer this sort of issue.

Verify the fuel door fuses

The first possible motive of a stuck fuel door on your Kia Rio is that the fuse for the door opening has failed. To correct this trouble, you need to get your vehicle manual, examine which fuse box the one you are focused on is in (dashboard or engine compartment) and once located, examine the state and maybe change the fuse with a new one. If it is the fuel filler cap that is stuck on your Kia Rio, do not be reluctant to consult our content to help you resolve your trouble.

Verify the fuel door control cable

The second possible trigger of your fuel door trouble being stuck on Kia Rio is that the fuel control cable is seized up. To fix this trouble, you will have to try to use a flat screwdriver to pry the fuel door lock with a flat screwdriver for example at the same time as you operate the fuel door opener. Do not be reluctant to use WD40 type lubricant to lubricate the cable and avoid repeating this problem.

Replace the fuel door opening motor

Very often, the trouble will originate from the engine that manages the opening of the fuel door of your Kia Rio. If the hatch is blocked, the engine may be burnt out, to replace it, you will have to change the engine, to do 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 solution to unlock a fuel door on Kia Rio, 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 Kia Rio owner’s manual for the exact area of the fuel door. All you have to do is activate it to unlock the fuel flap of your car.

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