Cannot Access Fuel Filler Compartment on Nissan Murano

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

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Average mileage: 71,095 (12,000–110,000)
4 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
19 people reported this problem
10 people shared problem details
2003 Nissan Murano60,000
Replace acuator
2007 Nissan Murano89,200
the gas door is not working you have to stick something in door to open it
2004 Nissan Murano110,000
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.
2004 Nissan Murano70,000
Unable to access gas tank. Had to have access released
2003 Nissan Murano80,000
Broke off plastic piece to access gas tank
2004 Nissan Murano52,543
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!
Fuel filler door failed to open. dealer replaced relay @ $42.00 labor/$22 parts.
2003 Nissan Murano88,500
tried to fill with gas, cannot open door
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.
2004 Nissan Murano101,000
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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