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Twice now I have found my gas door open on my MK3 hatchback. Trying to figure out if a hard bump while driving could do this or if it's the neighborhood kids.
 

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Twice now I have found my gas door open on my MK3 hatchback. Trying to figure out if a hard bump while driving could do this or if it's the neighborhood kids.
Somebody doing shady stuff maybe and when they see the gas cap they go




and leave... hahahaha
 

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The only reason i have read of is going through car washes.
Some of the blowers will blow it open.

Otherwise i would guess it is some neighborhood kid/teen/'crazy-old-geezer' who is playing around.

I have mine using the Ford Gas cap lock on it. (under the flap naturally)
I do not want anyone prying at the self closing spout and breaking it. [bawling]
 

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Mine popped open once in a car wash, but not from the blowers. The water pressure popped it.
 

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Find a dealer with some new ones and used ones. See if the amount of force to open other ones is the same as yours. Maybe the spring or catch has weakened.
 
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