Some concerns on our cars look to be insignificant but can be annoying, like having your wipers squeak for example. Others whether or not they are not severe will prevent you from using your Lexus RX in a normal way, like having a flat tire or having the fuel door stuck on your xXX. You will not any longer have the ability to fill your tank and consequently in the end not be able to use your car. This is specifically why we have posted this article content, to help you get a rapid remedy to your fuel trap problem so that you can use your car in a normal way. To get this done, we will first try to figure out why the fuel door of your Lexus RX is stuck, and secondly, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel door of my Lexus RX stuck?

So we’ll begin our article content with the origin of your fuel trap concerns stuck on Lexus RX. Take note that this fuel door is often controlled by an electric motor, but in some years or according to the options of your car it is only controlled by a cable. Typically, it is either the cable that seizes up, or, an electric motor that is at the end of its life. In some cases, it can be the fuel door fuse that is malfunctioning on your Lexus RX. So think about examining all these elements one after the other to locate the origin of your fuel door problem on Lexus RX. Go to the next part of this article content to find solutions to your problem.

What if the fuel door on my Lexus RX is stuck?

We are now going to present you one by one the different solutions to each of the causes of a fuel door stuck on Lexus RX, 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.

Examine the fuel door fuses

The first possible trigger of a stuck fuel door on your Lexus RX is that the fuse for the door opening has failed. To fix this problem, you need to get your car manual, verify which fuse box the one you are interested in is in (dashboard or engine compartment) and once found, verify the state and perhaps replace the fuse with a new one. If it is the fuel filler cap that is stuck on your Lexus RX, do not hesitate to read our guideline to help you fix your problem.

Examine the fuel door control cable

The second possible trigger of your fuel door problem being stuck on Lexus RX is that the fuel control cable is seized up. To solve this problem, 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 reproducing this problem.

Change the fuel door opening motor

A lot of times, the problem will originate from the engine that controls the opening of the fuel door of your Lexus RX. If the hatch is stuck, the engine may be burnt out, to replace it, you will have to change the engine, for 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 treatment to unlock a fuel door on Lexus RX, you have to use the emergency opening rod in your trunk. To get this done, remove the trunk liner on the side of the fuel door and read your Lexus RX 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.

To get more tips on the Lexus RX, take a look at the Lexus RX category.