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I have a 2007 Toyota Avalon Limited with a stuck fuel filler

Customer Question

I have a 2007 Toyota Avalon Limited with a stuck fuel filler door. How can I release it?
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: No. never stuck before. I had a battery replaced since the last fill up.
JA: Are you fixing your Avalon yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Myself as I need gas and am on the road. There is power to the door.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Jared D replied 9 months ago.

First, have you checked the FUEL OPN fuse in the under dash fuse box?

Expert:  Jared D replied 9 months ago.

Next, if that fuse looks ok you should be able to access the fuel door motor from the trunk and manually move it to the unlock position.