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2009 forester gas tank door

My new forester gas tank door has had 3 incidents where it won't open. When the dealership pryed it open a small silver piece fell out. The first two times they just stuck it back in and squeezed the piece so it would hopefully stay put. The third time it happened in 1 1/2 months of ownership, they changed the spring. It worked for two fill ups and after the second fill up, I closed the gas door and it popped really loud inside and now no one can pry it open. have you ever heard of this problem? i am going to the dealership tomorrow for the 4th time and I am tired of hearing excuses and no solutions. i sincerely appreciate any and i mean any ideas.

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  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    Gas door will not open!
    Subaru Impreza 2008
    By now you would think they would have
    a safety pull or something in the trunk!

  • Jerry Koski
    Jerry Koski May 11, 2010

    I thought you had to push on the lid before opening it ?



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I had the same issue with my 08 WRX I saw a metal tab came loose I put it back where i thought it went on the inside door of the gas tank. I only have 5000 miles on my WRX and I am experiencing this for the first time.

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