Repair guides and support for the fourth generation Forester, a compact crossover vehicle manufactured by Subaru.

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My fuel door doesn't pop open, it just barely opens?

How can I fix my fuel door so it pops open far enough for me to put my finger behind it? Right now it just unlocks and I have to very carefully coax it open.

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Hi,

It may be either the fuel door spring is loose, has lost tension (try bending it out a bit to increase tension), is 'missing' or it could also be that the fuel door hinges, spring or release mechanism could do with some lubrication.

Here is a link showing the fuel door spring. If not in the USA you may have to contact a local dealer regarding the part.

Hopefully this is of some help

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