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My Murano is ~ above empty, and also I can"t for the love that God get the gas flap-door come open!!!! It"s never done this before in the 2 years feeling I bought it.Also, it is Sunday and no dealers around that can aid me!Anyone know any type of special hands-on trick to open up it if the electronic devices go bad?:3:
Per another member1. Open up rear hatch.2. Situate rubber gasket.3. Gently lift gasket edge away from carpeted sidewall.4. Elevator carpeting sufficient to stick her paw in there.5. Helen Keller your hand in the direction of gas cap.6. You will feel a smaller opening that your hand will certainly fit v to allow accessibility to the actuator.7. As soon as you feeling the actuator (it feel around the diameter of a pencil) traction it in the direction of the rear.8. Gas cap have to pop open, if not, while lifting actuator, push on the lid door like you typically would.9. Fill "er up.
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Ok, after analysis the thread on this issue, tarring my warehouse tray out, and scratching my eight up, I lastly got it open up so I can get gas. What A PAIN!!!!My 350Z at least has actually a manual switch. WTF to be the trouble with putting one ~ above the MO?I make the efforts the WD40, and also the lock went earlier and soon 20 times or so. I closed the up, and sure enough it grounding again, and I had actually to fettle with it to acquire it open again. Needless come say, ns guess ns am walk to have to acquire mean as soon as I take it my MO in for business tomorrow. I want every one of it replaced, or every hell will break lose! ns don"t have the temperament for half-a$$ fixes at Nissan!!! :3: i guess the timing is good because ns am due because that my 30k service.

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Why obtain mean in ~ Nissan... Is a recognized issue, they deserve to fix it, its extended under warranty, its not their fault.Geesh save it for something like once they say "we couldn"t duplicate the problem and therefore might not fix it". Climate you have my permission to go nuts. :4:
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Apparently this part fails enough its offered on in ~ Courtesy Nissan"s components website now. That site is typically a an excellent guage of typical failures (and points you can replace yourself). A while ago Courtesy had actually knock sensors and also oxygen sensors ~ above its site best before 4th gen Maximas had widespread fail of those components.Courtesy Parts
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It is just possible that sometimes when us fill the gas tank, we inadvertently hit the small metal flap on the gas door lid through the gas nozzle bending it contempt so the solenoid travel is no longer sufficient to clear it come unlock the lid. If you notification that the solenoid moves, you might want to try to readjust the metal tab just a bit to see if that cures the problem. If the slenoid does no move, then the is a different issue.
Apparently this component fails enough its offered on in ~ Courtesy Nissan"s components website now. That website is usually a an excellent guage of typical failures (and things you can replace yourself). A while back Courtesy had actually knock sensors and oxygen sensors ~ above its site best before fourth gen Maximas had actually widespread fail of those components.Courtesy parts

It is just possible that occasionally when us fill the gas tank, us inadvertently struggle the small metal flap on the gas door lid through the gas nozzle bending it slightly so the solenoid travel is no longer enough to clear it to unlock the lid. If you an alert that the solenoid moves, you may want to try to readjust the metal tab just a little bit to view if that cures the problem. If the slenoid does not move, then the is a various issue.

Heh. I did just that. I bent that tab back all the way so the gas cap doesn"t lock. I will certainly probably have it addressed at the next company but no method I"m going to walk without my auto for a day because that this, just to have actually them simply lube it. BTW, do world actually go about siphoning gas out of your car any more. I mean, certain in the 70s over there were some stories about this, however now that many cars have actually locking mechanisms on the gascap? sure mine doesn"t, but you can"t tell that from the external :2:
Heh. I did simply that. I bent that tab earlier all the method so the gas lid doesn"t lock. I will probably have it solved at the next business but no method I"m walk to walk without my automobile for a day for this, only to have actually them simply lube it. BTW, do civilization actually go about siphoning gas the end of your car any kind of more. Ns mean, sure in the 70s over there were part stories about this, but now that many cars have locking mechanisms on the gascap? certain mine doesn"t, however you can"t tell that from the outside :2:

I too have actually accidentally bent the tab enough such the I had actually trouble closing the gas door. Normally its because I get my coat recorded on it. One thing I carry out like is that the gas cap is tethered come a plastic ring. I did not connect is securely come the indent top top the door and it sort of fell, however just swung there. In ~ the exact same moment, a guy at the next pump with a brand brand-new black 4Runner limited had the very same thing happen, and also his space cap dropped on the ground and also rolled under his car!
Why gain mean in ~ Nissan... Is a well-known issue, they have the right to fix it, its covered under warranty, its not their fault.Geesh save it because that something like once they say "we couldn"t duplicate the problem and also therefore can not fix it". Then you have actually my permission to walk nuts. :4:

In the main thread on this worry I read that most MO owners who lugged their cars in because that a solve on this, acquired the ole "lube it" and also see if that will certainly do. Nissan recently did the same thing on mine 350Z behind hatch spring, and also now I have to carry it earlier AGAIN due to the fact that they didn"t carry out what ns told castle to carry out (replace the faulty part). I don"t have the time to take my 2 $35k cars into the shop every time Nissan doesn"t want to fix the problem in the an initial place.This is a common practice by Nissan to not want to fix the problem, yet just remedy it. And it happens every the time. There is a factor why people get yelled in ~ today, and also it"s not since the customer likes yelling. It just happens to be the ONLY method to get anyone to carry out their fricken jobs!!!Lazy ass customer organization is job 1# today!
It really just comes under to the dealer"s willingness to take treatment of your customers. Here is just how my most recent visit went in ~ Perry Nissan in Columbia, MO. Though, i did not purchase the vehicle from them, I"ve constantly gone come there because that service and also accessories, since it is near to mine office.The fuel door lock actuator fail on mine MO a couple of weeks back. Fortunately, that failed in the unlocked position. Ns took the vehicle in for an oil readjust on may 3rd. Mentioned the lock difficulty to the service manager. The looked at it while i was there together he said he didn"t know exactly how the fuel door lock operated on the Murano. After see it no functioning, he automatically said they would order the part. He calls me back on may 10th come say the actuator is in and also asks me to lug the MO in, as shortly as convenient. I took that in on Friday the 13th, they replaced the lock and also even provided the MO a wash.This has actually been Perry Nissan"s usual manner that service.That is client Service
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