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VW MKVI-A6 Golf family including Jetta SportWagen (~ 2010-2014) Discussions area for A6/MkVI (2010-2014) Golf and Golf Wagons (Jetta Sportwagon in the USA).

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Old April 18th, 2010, 10:37   #1
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Default Fuel door won't open

Is there an emergency release? It's been working fine for 5 months and 6k miles. Today, a Sunday of course and I'm low on fuel, it will not open.

I've tried key on/off lock/unlock doors and hatch -- no joy.

Any suggestions?

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Old April 18th, 2010, 10:51   #2
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Call off the dogs!

But maybe we should leave this on the forum in case it happens to anyone else.

It appears that the fuel door latch can get "out of sync" with the rest of the locks. It took several cycles -- close all doors and hatch, lock, unlock, open at least one door, re-lock, repeat -- for the fuel door to pop open.

It now works fine.

Whew!

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Old April 18th, 2010, 13:43   #3
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glad to be of help
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Old April 19th, 2010, 19:48   #4
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Wow. I'm glad I read this. Now if I ever get caught with this I won't get all pissed and pry it open with a screwdriver.

Good thread.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 04:24   #5
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Could be the vacuum control module located in the rear pass side area above the tire. This pump effects the vacuum mech for the locks and fuel door. I have a spare for $45. + shipping.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 04:29   #6
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My mistake - above vacuum control module is for B4V, not sure about the A6's.....
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Old April 20th, 2010, 04:41   #7
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Thanks for the info, good to know.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 06:52   #8
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Wow. I'm glad I read this. Now if I ever get caught with this I won't get all pissed and pry it open with a screwdriver.

Good thread.
That thought began to edge its way into my brain, but I slammed the door on it very rapidly

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Old April 20th, 2010, 08:52   #9
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my sugestions you need to use it more frequently. So far I've been having to open mine once a week and it's been trouble free!

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Old April 20th, 2010, 08:57   #10
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Once a week? Have you checked for leaks ?

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Old April 20th, 2010, 11:54   #11
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if there was, i would be stranded on the side of the road
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Old May 14th, 2011, 05:33   #12
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Is the 2011 TDI fuel door mechanical? Mine is a push and release type door. My TDI has less than 1000 miles on it and only two trips to the pump...... design flaw? VW will hear from me today.
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Old May 14th, 2011, 05:47   #13
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Once a week? Have you checked for leaks ?

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that's nothing, my fuel door gets exercised every 2 days. 250 miles every weekday will do that
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Old May 14th, 2011, 06:39   #14
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Is the 2011 TDI fuel door mechanical? Mine is a push and release type door. My TDI has less than 1000 miles on it and only two trips to the pump...... design flaw? VW will hear from me today.
Your fuel door locks when your doors are locked. Try it out.
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Old May 14th, 2011, 13:45   #15
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that's nothing, my fuel door gets exercised every 2 days. 250 miles every weekday will do that
Crap, that's ~60K/yr if you deduct vacations/holidays and add weekend travel.

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