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Fuel flap refuses to click shut

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Hi. My Yaris is c6months old. Within the last week; the outer fuel flap cover has refused to click shut. The little plastic button takes time/vibration to to extend. Has anyone else experienced this? and/or any suggestions to cure this long-term? T I A,

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As it is only six months old, it is well within its new car warranty, so get a dealer to look at it.

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Let the dealer sort it out, check also if there is a recall for your car. But do not allow them to wash the car unless they do not it properly, just car shampoo and a hose pipe will just take the sealant or wax of the paint leaving it unprotected.

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You could try a squirt of WD40.

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M456an.  " check also if there is a recall for your car"    How do I do this?    J

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9 hours ago, JohnD2 said:

M456an.  " check also if there is a recall for your car"    How do I do this?    J

This is the link....

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-history&ved=2ahUKEwj1tJLx0czcAhVNTcAKHXkYBJgQFjAAegQIABAB&usg=AOvVaw3uIqtgqrgppSkIVv1Hn-KE

 

Do the mot check, then it will say to check recalls

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26 minutes ago, m456an said:

From the OP's profile, the car is a 2018 model, so won't have any MOT history.

One can use Toyota's recall checker which also covers any voluntary service campaigns, which are different to recalls - https://forms.toyota.co.uk/recall-checker?_ga=2.8806773.1566187871.1533137277-139765856.1522695453

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Visited Toyota Sandhurst; Service Manager said a technician tightened something up? 10 mins approx. Seems ok now. Also said he knew of no previous history. This car is v low mileage, last previous fuel fill-up was in May. I will try opening/closing flap weekly.  Thanks for links.

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Last fuel fill-up was in May?

You must have a very big fuel tank or not do many miles.  Wish we'd not needed fuel since May. 😀

Mick.

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I do very little miles, and I think that is at the root of this problem. Since I've been operating the cap occasionally, it opens ok. Sorry to have generated a false alarm. J

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On 8/1/2018 at 6:53 AM, m456an said:

Let the dealer sort it out, check also if there is a recall for your car. But do not allow them to wash the car unless they do not it properly, just car shampoo and a hose pipe will just take the sealant or wax of the paint leaving it unprotected.

Really? Ordinary car shampoo and water should not have a negative effect any surface protection applied.

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11 hours ago, stantheman1 said:

Really? Ordinary car shampoo and water should not have a negative effect any surface protection applied.

Cheap shampoo will not be ph neutral, only the more expensive ones, that is why some people use baby shampoo. But there are 10 reasons to not use handwashes:

http://perfectcarcare.co.uk/hand-car-wash/

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The PerfectCare article is targeting the hand car wash businesses that have become popular, rather than the diy alternative. 

The Auto Express test on car shampoos makes interesting reading, with cheap shampoos costing from £2.60 per litre doing as well or better as those costing £20 per litre.

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/86454/best-car-shampoo-2018

Can we please get back to the topic subject - faulty fuel flap.

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3 hours ago, m456an said:

Cheap shampoo will not be ph neutral, only the more expensive ones, that is why some people use baby shampoo. But there are 10 reasons to not use handwashes:

http://perfectcarcare.co.uk/hand-car-wash/

I am aware that 'hand car wash' premises and some if not all 'car dealer car washes' use harsh cleaning chemicals to their benefit and not to the benefit of the vehicle being cleaned. I personally never use this service free or otherwise, but your post suggested that using "car shampoo and and a hose pipe" would strip the protection applied to the car, that's where I disagreed with you. All the car shampoos that I have purchased and used are ph neutral and the majority of these are not expensive, these include Simoniz, Turtle Wax, Car Plan etc I also have Meguiars, Mothers, Dodo Juice, Bilt Hamber, Valet Pro and a host of others at my disposal. I would not consider using baby shampoo though.

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