Whether you’re renting or have just purchased a new Chevy Malibu, you may wonder how to open the fuel door the first time you stop to refuel it. Don’t worry, we’ll show you how.
2008 – 2023 Models
There actually is no fuel door release button or switch inside the Chevy Malibu. Follow these steps instead:
- Unlock all doors and exit the vehicle.
- Locate the fuel door on the rear passenger side of the Malibu.
- Press the rear portion of the fuel door inward and release. The gas tank door will pop right open. Newer models feature a capless system where you do not need to remove a fuel cap. Simply insert the gas nozzle and start fueling.
2000 – 2007 Models
- Slide your finger into the depression next to the fuel door.
- Pull the door outward.
Is there a way to lock the fuel door?
If tampering or theft of gas is a concern, an option would be to purchase a locking fuel cap. Be sure to check that the item fits your year model.