Hey yo! What’s up, folks? Today I’m sitting in a 2017 Honda Pilot, and I’m going to show you how to open up the gas tank door or the fuel cap to refill your vehicle with fuel or gas or petrol, whatever you want to call it.
You may never think about the gas cap door on your car. It’s a car component you never consider. But when you can’t open it up, you’ll think about it. You can’t fuel your car if you can’t reach the gas cap. So here’s a tip and trick on opening up the gas door.
How To Open The Fuel Door On Honda Pilot (2016-2022)
Time needed: 1 minute.
This is a 2017 Honda Pilot, and it will be the same on various other models in the same generation range (2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022). So let me show you what it’s doing.
Find the fuel door release button
Now I’m sitting in front of the driver’s side part of the vehicle right on behind the steering wheel and what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna look to the left-hand side ad find this fuel release button
Press the fuel release button
If I press that button you’ll hear a little pop on the gas tank
Go to the gas tank
Afterward, you’ll get out and come to where you pump the gas so you can open and close the fuel door
Insert the fuel filler nozzle
There is no gas cap on your tank. Filler nozzles may be inserted directly into the filler neck, saving time and effort. When you remove the filling nozzle, the tank self-seals once again
How To Manually Open the Gas Cap
In this section, I’m going to be showing you a little trick on how to open the fuel door or gas cap on your new Honda Pilot just in case you’re somewhere and you can’t get it open using the release button inside.
So for example say you’re at a gas station you’ve pressed the button it doesn’t open. There’s a workaround so I’m going to show you today how to get that open when that button’s not working.
First, take your key fob and turn it over press the switch that you see there on the slide, and pull the key out of the fob
Then go to the back of your car and find the panel that has a picture of a gas tank on it. It’s on the inside just opposite where the gas tank is on the outside
Next, use the key to pry open the panel and inside you’ll find a manual gas cap release lever almost kind of like a white little handle
Just pull the handle and your gas cap will open
Alright, guys, if you’re in a pinch and need to get that gas cap open, that’s how you do it. I’m going to post more content for instructional purposes on all sorts of Honda and other vehicles. So thanks for stopping by, and have a great time.
Hi! Greetings, I'm Nick. I am an automotive technician and a vehicle enthusiast. I'm an expert in the field of engine oils and lubricants. After working at the dealer service station for more than a decade, I was happy to be the editor and author of the articles on automobiles.