Fuel flap please help.
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Please help. I've only had my Kadjar for 2 weeks and only had to re-Fuel once so far. On this occasion I was successful in using the button to open the fuel flap but today I pulled up in the petrol station and couldn't open the flap. I don't know if the button is broken or if there's some safety feature I'm missing - like pushng the button with the door open whilst standing on one leg!!! ¬†I'm so annoyed as I need to be somewhere important tomorrow and if I can't re-Fuel I can't go!!!!! HELP ūüė£

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I found this  for a Nissan Qashqai which should be the same I would have thought
Remove the side trim / paneling there -on the side wall - and you will see an emergency release handle / tag that you pull to manually override the locking mechanism.

Once thats done the door will flick open... and that gets you going / you can put fuel in until you can get the root problem as above investigated.

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HI    TWO  levers together  pull small one for fuel flap if to stiff try pushing  flap it self at same time may need a friend or very long arms but on ours it really is quite easy to operate large one for bonnet is a little more difficult may be you are trying bonnet one  good luck 

 

JC

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There is a lesson here that we could all benefit from  ie. never let the fuel left in the tank fall below a quarter full.

Hope you soon find the cure for your current tank filler problem, good luck.

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The fuel cap release is an antique, you can expect failures, Funny No animated emoticon, having had a qashqai that was the same, ie, it used a 20 year old method, something Renault dropped back then, I was amazed to see this on the Kadjar. I did check prior to buying but talk about ship/ha'porth of tar, (shakes head emoticon needed).

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2 minutes ago, turboted10 said:

The fuel cap release is an antique, you can expect failures, Funny No animated emoticon, having had a qashqai that was the same, ie, it used a 20 year old method, something Renault dropped back then, I was amazed to see this on the Kadjar. I did check prior to buying but talk about ship/ha'porth of tar, (shakes head emoticon needed).

Yes, let us all go back in time.... To those simple days when a fuel filler cap was on the outside and you just unsrewed it.  Also, while we are at it... Lets get rid of all the computer controlled crap and get back to basics, even if it does mean 5mpg less!!!

Perhaps, also learn to map read again.  ;)

PS. Anybody else out there also wish for a 1950's Hillman Minx or a 1960's Ford Anglia?  Those were the days and I won't even mention the benifits of a front bench seat and colume gear change :)
 

 

 

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Looks superb...I am guessing you just use it  to show at vintage car rallies?

I had a Singer Gazelle in the late 60's. I remember that the handbrake was between the door and the bench seat, and she did 80 mph at full throttle!

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The way I see it there are 2 options, you either keep up with modern development or you go retro. The Ford Anglia is just such an example but I'd best my last penny that DM wouldn't dream of using it as an only car, an everyday runner. A bit of retro is nice, but having a modern car is a must for most.

It wouldn't have hurt Renault to fit a auto fuel cap as per the Megane of the last 15 years.

And I had a Morris 1800s land crab, on twin SU's it was happy at 100mph and fely superbly stable, trouble was it needed maintenance almost weekly, and that was back in the 70's when it wasn't too old.

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Dave, my Dad had one of those back in the 60's, same colour scheme. He let me borrow it one night and I rolled it over! No-one hurt though.

I also learn't to drive (not very well it seems) in one but the day of my test my instructor changed his car to a Mk 1 Escort.

I think the examiner was more interested in the car than my driving and passed me.

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Interesting to read all the comments from "old farxs" like me. :)

Happy days sadly long gone :(.  When driving was a pleasure and not.....

Can I get across the traffic lights before they turn red? or that basxard has just nicked my parking space! :angry:

I once said to a friend "Nobody should be allowed to drive unless they had a basic knowledge of how an engine worked".  He replied "Should they also  know how a clock works to tell the time?".  I lost that one.  :lol:

 

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