Ya the Park ave did it to me tonight at gas station.
"Excuse me Sir, Can you help me to get the fuel door open, so I can get some gas in this thing? "Sure the man replies: What do you need me to do?
I replied "hold down the electronic fuel door release button, while I pry the door open"
(There is a joke in there- how many guys does it take to open a fuel door??
So lets back track to yesterday when I got off work. Find fuel door open at PA?
WTF why is the fuel door open??Go to close it wont stay closed. Ok me clueless.
Out comes WD-40, spray the snot out of the inside release latch, beside fill neck.
Spray release switch as well. So nothing seemed to help the fact that the door would not stay closed so I bent metal piece inward on door that contacts the release, so it would now stay closed.
Lesson learned- the WD-40 overnight must have worked into the gas door release pin.
Although it only monetarily releases it back when you hit button, because I had bent the whole thing inwards it had locked the door still in place.
The pin is suppose to work where it stays out until you hit release button, then it retracts. It had stuck backwards, which is why it would not stay closed.
Anyways I got it back working, as long as this pin functions normally, by re bending the doors clip back inward to make a lighter contact against the pin.
Good God I know this is long, am wondering if others have had this problem with their gas doors???
It looks like replacement of the lock mechanism may not be pleasant either, anyone know on diagram or how the lock solenoid is replaced ? Is It riveted in there?