TOEd
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Re: Getting unhappy with fuel cover

Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:58 pm

After a couple of years and 10,000 km of REx driving our gas cover has started to malfunction on our 2015. I have been able to pull open the door with my finger nail rather than pulling the manual release. Has anyone else tried this?

jadnashuanh
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Re: Getting unhappy with fuel cover

Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:24 pm

First, I don't have a REx. Someone earlier indicated that to release the door, you must HOLD the release button until it says the pressure is released on the display. Out of curiosity, do you just hit it once, or do you hold it until it says it will open?
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV
Soon (hopefully!) A 2021 X5 45e will replace the above

engineear
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Re: Getting unhappy with fuel cover

Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:19 am

I have to take the car in for the fuel vent chaffing problem so I'll bring it up then.

This happened to my 2015 and after this fix all is fine. Opens quickly now.

Hengus
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Re: Getting unhappy with fuel cover

Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:34 am

As I posted elsewhere, I had to take my 2015 Rex in for a stuck fuel flap with two days left on the warranty. I provided the dealer with a photo of the control message and suggested that it was probably the fuel sensor. I got the usual non-committal response but about an hour later I got a call confirming that the sensor had failed. The part arrived the following day and after a quick fix all is now fine. Thankfully, BMW covered the cost.

SSi3
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Location: Ontario, Canada

Re: Getting unhappy with fuel cover

Fri May 11, 2018 9:21 am

Just had mine in last week for its annual service and had them look at the fuel flap, here's what they did:
COMPLAINT: CLIENT REPORTS FUEL FLAP HAS FAILED TO OPEN A FEW TIMES.
CAUSE: FOUND FUEL TANK PRESSURE SENSOR CAUSING FAULTS
PERFORMED BRIEF TEST FOUND FAULT CODE 80601D STORED FOR FUEL
TANK PRESSURE SENSOR IMPLAUSABLE. RAN TEST FOR PRESSURE
SENSOR FOUND IT TO BE READING OK AT THIS TIME.
RECALIBRATED PRESSURE SENSOR AND CLEARED FAULT CODES

So nothing got replaced, we'll see if it happens again in the coming year.
Born electric 4/25/15 (2015 REx)
Re-born fully electric 7/27/19 (2019 i3s BEV)

chuckhawley
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Re: Getting unhappy with fuel cover

Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:11 am

I have a related problem. On a 400 mile trip to Los Angeles, I had to top off the REX tank with a jerry jug. The door to the gas cap would not release with the interior pressure release button or the green emergency release. So, I kind of pried the door open because it was that or be stuck on the highway.

In the process, the body-color panel on the outside of the gas cap cover has sort of popped away from the inner black plastic "hinge" part of the cover, so that it looks unstreamlined when closed. I cannot figure out how the gas cap cover is constructed; it looks like it snaps together but I can't see enough through the gap between the gray and black parts.

I know this is a bad explanation, but has anyone taken apart the hinge/gas cap cover assembly?

Chuck

jadnashuanh
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Re: Getting unhappy with fuel cover

Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:00 pm

If it's the same as the charging port door, the trim cover just pops back onto the inner frame. I had that get dislodged on mine once...popped right back on with no ill effects.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV
Soon (hopefully!) A 2021 X5 45e will replace the above

trumpetdoug
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Re: Getting unhappy with fuel cover

Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:23 pm

Just had my door release repaired on the used 2017. I picked this car up a couple of weeks ago. Sensor was the problem.

It would seem to me with all the problems (with such a minor component) this should be a recall item?!?!


Doug - out

i3Houston
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Re: Getting unhappy with fuel cover

Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:06 pm

Had the same issue but it was replaced under warranty. A month later BMW sent a letter stating the warranty on FUEL SENSOR is extended to 10 years.

This is such a common problem, BMW should address it at no cost, maybe check with them before taking the DIY route!
TM3 Reservation holder/ 2015 i3 Rex

Marty
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Re: Getting unhappy with fuel cover

Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:44 pm

You can bypass the cable release: when you get the door open,take a thin screwdriver or awl and push in the locking pin in the latch so it’s always “locked “ the door can then be opened with your fingers,without going inside the hood.

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