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Hyundai Tucson: Fuel filler door

Hyundai Tucson - Fourth generation (NX4) - (2020-2023) - Owner's Manual / Convenient features / Exterior features / Fuel filler door

Opening the fuel filler door

  1. Turn the engine off.
  2. Ensure Driver's door is unlocked.
  3. Press the rear center edge of the fuel filler door.

  1. Pull the fuel filler door (1) outward to access the fuel tank cap.
  2.  To remove the fuel tank cap (2), turn it counterclockwise. You may hear a hissing noise as the pressure inside the tank equalizes.
  3. Place the cap on the fuel filler door.

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The fuel filler door will unlock when Driver's door is unlocked.

To unlock fuel filler door

  • Press the unlock button on your smart key
  • Press the Central Door unlock button on armrest trim of driver's door

The fuel filler door will lock when Driver's door is locked.

To lock fuel filler door:

  • Press the lock button on your smart key
  • Press the Central Door lock button on armrest trim of driver's door

*All doors will automatically lock after the vehicle speed exceeds 9 mph. Fuel filler door is also locked when vehicle speed exceeds 9 mph.

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If the fuel filler door does not open because ice has formed around it, tap lightly or push on the door to break the ice and release the door. Do not pry on the door. If necessary, spray around the door with an approved deicer fluid (do not use radiator antifreeze) or move the vehicle to a warm place and allow the ice to melt.

Closing the fuel filler door

1. To install the fuel tank cap, turn it clockwise until it "clicks" one time.

2. Close the fuel filler door until it is latched securely.

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To lock the fuel filler door, make sure the fuel filler door is completely closed. Press the LOCK button on the remote key or smart key to lock your vehicle. The fuel filler door will also lock.

Note that if the fuel filler door is not completely closed when the vehicle is locked, the fuel filler door will not be locked.

CAUTION

Make sure the fuel filler door is completely closed before driving through a car wash or operating a high pressure spray washer.

WARNING

Automotive fuel is highly flammable and explosive. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH:

  • Read and follow all warnings posted at the gas station.
  • Before refueling, note the location of the Emergency Fuel Shut-Off, if available, at the gas station.
  • Before touching the fuel nozzle, you should eliminate the potential buildup of static electricity by touching a metal part of the vehicle, a safe distance away from the fuel filler neck, nozzle, or other gas source, with your bare hand.
  • Do not use mobile phones while refueling. Electric current and/or electronic interference from cellular phones can potentially ignite fuel vapors and cause a fire.
  • Do not get back into a vehicle once you have begun refueling.

    You can generate a buildup of static electricity by touching, rubbing or sliding against any item or fabric capable of producing static electricity. Static electricity discharge can ignite fuel vapors causing a fire. If you must re-enter the vehicle, you should once again eliminate potentially dangerous static electricity discharge by touching a metal part of the vehicle, away from the fuel filler neck, nozzle or other fuel source, with your bare hand.

  • When using an approved portable fuel container, be sure to place the container on the ground prior to refueling. Static electricity discharge from the container can ignite fuel vapors causing a fire.

    Once refueling has begun, contact between your bare hand and the vehicle should be maintained until the filling is complete.

  • Use only approved portable plastic fuel containers designed to carry and store fuel.
  • When refueling, always shift the gear to the P (Park) position, set the parking brake, and press the Engine Start/Stop button to the OFF position. Sparks produced by electrical components related to the engine can ignite fuel vapors causing a fire.
  • Do not use matches or a lighter and do not smoke or leave a lit cigarette in your vehicle while at a gas station, especially during refueling.
  • Do not over-fill or top-off your vehicle tank, which can cause fuel spillage.
  • If a fire breaks out during refueling, leave the vicinity of the vehicle, and immediately contact the manager of the gas station and then contact the local fire department. Follow any safety instructions they provide.
  • If pressurized fuel sprays out, it can cover your clothes or skin and thus subject you to the risk of fire and burns. Always remove the fuel cap carefully and slowly. If the cap is venting fuel or if you hear a hissing sound, wait until the condition stops before completely removing the cap.
  •  Always check that the fuel cap is installed securely to prevent fuel spillage in the event of an accident.

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Make sure to refuel your vehicle according to the "Fuel Requirements" section in suggested in chapter 1.

NOTICE

  • Do not spill fuel on the exterior surfaces of the vehicle. Any type of fuel spilled on painted surfaces may damage the paint.
  • If the fuel filler cap requires replacement, we recommend that you use only a genuine HYUNDAI cap or the equivalent specified for your vehicle. An incorrect fuel filler cap can result in a serious malfunction of the fuel system or emission control system.

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