Toyota RAV4: How To Open Fuel Door/Gas Tank Cover (2012-2022)

Last Updated on May 29, 2022 by Nick

Good day everybody! In this post, I wanted to show you how to open the fuel door or gas tank cover on a 2021 or other models of Toyota RAV4. It’s not too difficult, but it’s a bit tricky if you’re not used to it cause most you push on this one does not it doesn’t open.

When it’s time to fill the tank, many people can’t figure out how to open the gas tank. Many people are having an issue just because they don’t know where the fuel door release button is. So now what I’ll do is actually show you where it is.

Toyota RAV4: How To Open Fuel Door/Gas Tank Cover (2012-2022)

2012-2018 RAV4 Gas Tank Cover Release

On your 2012-2018 Toyota RAV4, it’s straightforward to open the gas tank. Normally you’d have a release button below the car seat on the old ones. It’s a lever that has a gas thing on it. Simply pull it and it will pop open the fuel door.

toyota fuel door gas cap open

How To Open Fuel Door On 2019-2022 RAV4

Time needed: 1 minute.

Alright, the new Toyota RAV4 has two options for opening the fuel gas tank door. There are mechanical and electric. So let’s jump right into that.

  1. Find the fuel door release button

    So first, you’ll go into the driver compartment. In this case, you will see a button with a fuel pump icon underneath the steering wheel on the left

  2. Press or pull the button

    If you have the electric one, you can press it and the gas tank will open. There is also a mechanical option and in this case, you will see a lever here which you have to pull to open the gas tank cover
    fuel door gas tank cap button open

  3. Open the gas cap

    Once it does, you’ll notice that the gas door has opened so you can open the gas cap to fill up the fuel 

  4. Close the cover

    To lock it back into place you’ll just push it until you hear one click and it’ll lock itself 

So that’s how you open the gas door on this car (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 model years). It’s pretty simple once you know where to look. If you thought this post was helpful, please give it a comment to help us make more content. Thanks for checking it out, and have a good day.

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