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Why Won’t My BMW Gas (Fuel) Door Close?! F30, F31, F33, F80 3-Series

November 30, 2018

JUST FILLED UP YOUR 3-SERIES AND THE GAS FILLER DOOR WON’T CLOSE FULLY?

BMW f30 3 series gas door will not close

We’ve been receiving calls and emails from late model BMW 3 series (320i, 328i, 335i, 340i, 328d, M3, etc) owners who suddenly cannot close the fuel filler assess door after a fuel stop. In most (if not all) cases, we have found that the fuel cap tether cord (the rubberized cord affixed to the fuel cap) is caught is the hinge for the door or stretched over the filler cap.

BMW F30 3 series fuel door won't close

The cure is to reposition the tether to a different orientation around the cap.  You can simply rotate the ring that secures the tether cord to the base of the cap, to a position that allows the cord to fold into the recess and the door to close.

BMW F30 3-series gass door will not close

Simple!

If the tether cord is damaged or broken, BAVauto can offer a new replacement cap with the tether.

Click below for gas caps for gasoline engine models:
BMW Replacement Gas cap with tether strap 16 11 7 222 391

Click below for gas caps for diesel engine models:
BMW gas Cap Diesel 16 11 7 222 392-001


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