Some problems on our vehicles look to be superficial but can be frustrating, like having your wipers squeak for example. Others even if they are not severe will prevent you from using your Volkswagen Transporter 5 in a normal way, like having a flat tire or having the fuel door stuck on your xXX. You will no longer have the ability to fill up your tank and as a consequence in the end not be able to use your car. This is specifically why we have written and published this content page, to help you find a rapid answer to your fuel trap trouble so that you can use your motor vehicle in a normal way. To get this done, we will first try to identify why the fuel door of your Volkswagen Transporter 5 is stuck, and secondly, how to unblock it.


Why is the fuel door of my Volkswagen Transporter 5 stuck?

So we’ll begin our content page with the origin of your fuel trap problems stuck on Volkswagen Transporter 5. Take note 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 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. In some cases, it might be the fuel door fuse that is faulty on your Volkswagen Transporter 5. So consider verifying all these components one by one to uncover the origin of your fuel door trouble on Volkswagen Transporter 5. Go to the next part of this content page to find answers to your trouble.

What if the fuel door on my Volkswagen Transporter 5 is stuck?

We are now going to present you one at a time the different answers to each of the triggers of a fuel door stuck on Volkswagen Transporter 5, 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 kind of trouble.

Check the fuel door fuses

The first possible motive of a stuck fuel door on your Volkswagen Transporter 5 is that the fuse for the door opening has failed. To solve this trouble, 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 established, examine the state and perhaps change the fuse with a new one. If it is the fuel filler cap that is stuck on your Volkswagen Transporter 5, do not be reluctant to read our article to help you solve your trouble.

Check the fuel door control cable

The second possible trigger of your fuel door trouble being stuck on Volkswagen Transporter 5 is that the fuel control cable is seized up. To resolve 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 try to open the fuel door opener. Do not be reluctant 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 trouble will result from the engine that manages the opening of the fuel door of your Volkswagen Transporter 5. If the hatch is blocked, the engine may be burnt out, to replace 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

Finally, last way to unlock a fuel door on Volkswagen Transporter 5, 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 consult your Volkswagen Transporter 5 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.

To discover more tips on the Volkswagen Transporter 5, take a look at the Volkswagen Transporter 5 category.