Opening the Gas Cap in your New Mazda
There’s a lot to learn when you buy a new vehicle. You’ve gotta know where the parking brake is, where the wiper controls are, how to navigate your navigation system. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the many buttons and levers packed into new cars. And if you’re used to manually opening your gas cap, the fact that some vehicles lock their gas caps with a mechanism can catch you completely off-guard. Which usually happens some time between figuring out which side of the vehicle the gas cap is on and which type of fuel to put in.
Worry not! Here at Hall Mazda near Milwaukee, we’re Mazda experts. We’ll show you how to open the gas cap in a Mazda.
How to Open a Mazda Gas Cap
The gas cap in a new Mazda is opened via a button inside the cabin. Follow these steps to find it’s usual location:
- Start at steering wheel.
- Locate stability control toggle button which is to left of and almost level with the steering column.
- Find the hood latch release button, located about 6 inches below the stability control toggle.
- Directly under the hood latch release will be two buttons, the rear hatch release button on the right and the gas cap release on the left.
- Push the gas cap release button until you hear the lock mechanism open.
And that’s that. Now you can fill up and keep driving your Mazda.
Still Won’t Open?
If your gas cap still won’t open, you’ll want to bring your Mazda vehicle into a licensed technician. If you’re near Milwaukee, schedule an appointment with us. We’d be happy to diagnose and fix the issue for you. While you’re at it, check out the service specials we have going on, so you can make sure that you’re getting the best deal on the best service for your Mazda.