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Gas cap stuck and broke 5 times in 5 months

We brought our brand new Mazda 5 home New Years Eve. The first time the gas cap got stuck I blamed my partner for putting it on too tight! The second time, Mazda blamed us, we didn't know how to put a gas cap on properly, depsite being car owners for the past 20 years or more and never having an issue. We have been at Mazda four consecutive weeks, left it for a day to have the neck replpaced, that was on a Thursday. Monday morning, we went to put gas in and low an dbehold, it was stuck again. My sisxth trip top Mazda involved questions around a neighbour having a similar key pad that would allow them access to my car and tank, or was there an ex husband or an ememy of some sort that would try and sabbotage my gas cap! Rediculous! These parts are covered under warranty so do not pay! Waiting to hear from Mazda Canada now!

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    It looks like we may have to! Thanks for the advice

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I had the same issue on our 2007 Mazda 5. I ended up buying an aftermarket cap at the local automotive shop and have not had a problem since.

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Honestly i would say get youself an aftermarket one they look better and they arnt as cheap but it sucks to pay for somthing that is free

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