Unable to open fuel filler flap

Faults and Technical chat for the Skoda Karoq
User avatar
Milfmog
Posts: 289
Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:35 am
Location: South Buckinghamshire

Re: Unable to open fuel filler flap

Post by Milfmog » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:56 pm

Breezy wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:51 pm
Seems to be that you have to push exactly the right area to open it. Directly over the latch.
I can't think why I would want to push anywhere else... Perhaps that is why I have never had an issue with it?

Have fun,


Ian.
Karoq SE-L 1.5TSI DSG 2WD. Emerald green, beige leather, heated screen and steering wheel, lane assist, blind spot assist, adaptive cruise control.

My Fuelly page www.fuelly.com/car/skoda/karoq/2018/tazzymutt/798670


Breezy
Posts: 30
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:03 am

Re: Unable to open fuel filler flap

Post by Breezy » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:48 pm

Very good Ian, when one first gets the vehicle you dont know where the latch is located so it may lead to thoughts that the flap is jammed.
On most cars Ive had it didnt matter where you pushed the fuel flap but on the karoq it seems you have to apply pressure at a precise point.


Bruce Owen
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:57 pm

Re: Unable to open fuel filler flap

Post by Bruce Owen » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:56 am

Embarrassment at petrol station yesterday, unable to open fuel filler flap on my new (650 miles) Karoq. Managed to get home OK and after several attempts I opened the flap and sprayed some silicon lubricant on the mechanism. It seemed to work but I took the opportunity to drive to the petrol station with the flap ajar to fill the tank. This morning it stuck again so a visit to the Skoda garage is planned. There is definitely a problem here.


User avatar
kodiaq
Posts: 316
Joined: Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:33 pm

Re: Unable to open fuel filler flap

Post by kodiaq » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:50 pm

Try thumping it with your knuckles near the latch end. Worked for me.
Or push it and then try to prize open with small penknife blade.
Kodiaq. AKA Colin Lambert. Located Poole, Dorset.
Karoq Edition 1.5 DSG, Petrol Blue, F&R Sensors, Beige leather & Spacer saver.
Pan roof, rear camera, blind spot, lane keeping. Dash cam.
Diploma Auto Eng.
Moderator Karoq & Kodiaq Forums.


Breezy
Posts: 30
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:03 am

Re: Unable to open fuel filler flap

Post by Breezy » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:10 pm

‘Prise open with a small penknife blade”
If your headlights fail glue a candle holder on the lense and should your satnav not work just carry a compass and map.


Skodaman
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:57 pm

Re: Unable to open fuel filler flap

Post by Skodaman » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:32 am

Apparently this is a known issue on other models. At the base of the spline sits a small motor which operates the unit. It needs to be changed at a Skoda dealer if its faulty. Do not force open the cap.


User avatar
kodiaq
Posts: 316
Joined: Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:33 pm

Re: Unable to open fuel filler flap

Post by kodiaq » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:10 pm

I think you'll find the only time the motor operates is when you lock the car. With the car unlocked the flap is just a 'push-push latch like a kitchen cupboard.
Of course I may be wrong!!
Kodiaq. AKA Colin Lambert. Located Poole, Dorset.
Karoq Edition 1.5 DSG, Petrol Blue, F&R Sensors, Beige leather & Spacer saver.
Pan roof, rear camera, blind spot, lane keeping. Dash cam.
Diploma Auto Eng.
Moderator Karoq & Kodiaq Forums.


westie
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:55 pm

Re: Unable to open fuel filler flap

Post by westie » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:46 pm

Had same problem with my Karoq, use both hands one on top of flap one below, press in together to open,this worked for me.


Post Reply

Return to “Faults & Technical”