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post #1 of 15 Old 04-16-2016, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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2015 GLA Fuel Filler door pops open

For no apparent reason. Went out to garage this morning and found the fuel filler door open.

Closed it ok. 10 minutes later it was open again.

Close it again. STayed closed for about 3 hours....then popped open.

Anyone else having this issue/know a solution?

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Probably a bad latch or connection since these covers are electronically locked.

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Wife called from another city citing this problem and then called later the today day saying the door won't open at all. Does anyone know if there is a manual release inside the service panel I can direct her to? It says nothing in the manual. @jnjrappe hopefully yours doesn't progress into not opening.
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Make sure the wife knows the car has to be unlocked for the filler to open. Mine didn't.
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I find that if I lean against the car while filling, the door locks, making it hard to close the flap. I have a little hatch inside the car, driver side rear, about where the filler flap is-I bet there is a manual release there.
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Fuel door seemed to be a software control issue. Mine went through phases of not being able to open at all to popping open randomly while driving and stationary. Took it in and they did an update and it seems to be fixed. And @tasmerc Thankfully my wife is pretty into cars and knows her way around.
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Mine is currently in the shop right now for the same issue, it too is a 2015 GLA 250 4matic with only 24k miles. Needs a new fuel filler door lock Actuator. Pretty embarrassing driving down the road and having folks flash their high beams at you to alert you to the fuel door open.
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Fortunately we live in enlightened times. Go to your dealer and ask for duct tape in your car's body color. My gas flap stays put, but my windshield wipers run at random, no matter what position the switch is in.
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Yeah, the car needs to be unlocked in order to access the gas door. Makes me glad that my wife doesn't touch my GLA. She probably wouldn't know that the car needs to be unlocked to access the gas door, and I can picture her forcing it open by prying at it, damaging the latch (and maybe the car itself) somehow.

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Fortunately we live in enlightened times. Go to your dealer and ask for duct tape in your car's body color. My gas flap stays put, but my windshield wipers run at random, no matter what position the switch is in.
As for the windshield wipers, I believe there is a setting in the dash where you can turn off the moisture detection for the automatic wipers.

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Any idea where that setting might be? I don't dare use a car wash because the wiper might come on at an inconvenient moment and be torn off the car. I hate the thought of taking the car in, but I may have to.
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