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Fuel door dimple & Fuel Filler Cover

Has anyone noticed the little dimple on the fuel door of the Renegade? Was just wondering why that would be there?
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To show you where to push to open the fuel filler door.
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Correct. You stick your finger in the dimple and push and quickly release. The door opens a little and then you can open it all the way.

I saw one in person over the weekend and tried the fuel door. It's a clever design but I wonder how it will holdup after five years in freezing weather. Time will tell.

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I do prefer the gas door being pushed open from a lever within the car. Usually by the side of the Driver's seat or under the steering wheel.
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Correct. You stick your finger in the dimple and push and quickly release. The door opens a little and then you can open it all the way.

I saw one in person over the weekend and tried the fuel door. It's a clever design but I wonder how it will holdup after five years in freezing weather. Time will tell.
My 93xj had a fuel door with no lever or button inside the cabin to push. I simply pushed on the fuel door and it opened. It was working after 22 years in Northwest Ohio, as far as I know its still working, I sold the Jeep recently.

I like it much better than having a lever to pull, I have a Toyota mr2 with a lever that pulls a cable. The cable broke, until I replaced the cable I had to reach between the tire and the fender, go up the body panel to manually open the fuel door.
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the only downside with fuel doors that only have an internal release is when that release malfunctions.
but for the times it works, it's great for the added security as its no nearly as easy to siphon gas
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While not as simple as my XJ, tis a pretty simple release mechanism which means less of a chance of failure. And thinking about it if it were to fail it would still be usable, hopefully.

Really hoping these suckers prove to be as reliable as my XJ.

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Looks like a door ding

I honestly thought it was a door ding at first glance. After opening it, I noticed there is a tiny spider that says 'Cio' in the bottom right corner.
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This one? :-)

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Question Trouble with fuel cap

I had trouble trying to open the petrol cap whilst at a fuel station only yesterday. I'd had the car washed just before and I'm wondering if too much water had entered and the suction was too hard. I left it for a couple of hours and it seemed fine. Anyone else have this issue?
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