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Nissan Murano Cannot Access Fuel Filler Compartment

Nissan Murano Problem
16 Reports
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2006

Average Mileage: 76,304 mi (25,000 mi - 110,000 mi)


The fuel filler door actuator relay can fail and prevent access to the gas cap.

  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    Gas cap became progressively more difficult to get open. It became risky to go longer distances and risk running low on gas. Finally, visited dealership service department and found the actuator relay had failed.

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  • Visitor, , 70,000 mi

    Unable to access gas tank. Had to have access released

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    Broke off plastic piece to access gas tank

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  • Visitor, , 52,543 mi

    Same problem. My husband took apart inside of car so that if happens again I can push the button from the inside. Drives me nuts to do it!

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  •  Rookie

    Fuel filler door failed to open. dealer replaced relay @ $42.00 labor/$22 parts.

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  • Visitor, , 88,500 mi

    tried to fill with gas, cannot open door

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  • This began when I first purchased the vehicle brand new. It's gotten worse and I just bent the little tab and use a cc to open the fuel door now...been doing this for a few years now.

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  • Visitor, , 101,000 mi

    Unable to unlock filler door. Tried all solutions in owner's manual--still did not work. Bought new relay, but no one at the dealership service dept knows where it's located to replace it.

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