How to Open Fuel Door on the Chrysler Pacifica

So you just want to refuel your Chrysler Pacifica minivan, but can’t seem to find out how to open the gas tank? You’re not the only one. Here’s the steps on how to access the gas cap.

First, just know there is no actual lever or button in the cab of like you’d see on other vehicles. Here’s how it’s done.

2005 – 2008 Models

  1. Exit the vehicle and walk to the rear of the vehicle.
  2. Slide afinger under the lip on the fuel door.
  3. Pull the door open.
  4. Remove the fuel cap before fueling.
  5. When you are finished fueling, replace the gas cap and close the fuel door.

 Note: No latch will engage. However, the door will remain closed until you pull it open again.

Pacifica Fuel Door

12 thoughts on “How to Open Fuel Door on the Chrysler Pacifica”

  1. Has anyone used that white plastic nozzle for refueling? Is it only for siphoning? Has anyone used this nozzle and is there a trick to using it? I have to fill my tank for the first time at a gas station after purchasing a 2019 Pacifica. Will the gas station nozzle fit directly down into tank with that anti-siphoning lock? Thanks.

    • Yes, the fuel nozzle will be all you need to fill the tank. The plastic nozzle is only if you need to use a gas can to put gas in your tank. The plastic nozzle just goes in far enough to open the safety valve that otherwise would not open if you were fueling from a can. Hope this helps!

  2. I did the same thing! Search everywhere for a button to open the fuel door. Thank God I googled it and found this website! Really enjoying the Pacifica. But I’ve almost needed a training class to find all the option controls. Took me a while to stop washing my windshield every time I put it into drive, park, or reverse. Lol The knob on the dash takes getting used to. And I’ve left it running a couple times because the engine is so quiet and not having a key also takes getting used to. But really glad we chose a Pacifica.

  3. I’ve been driving my 2019 Pacifica all over NJ shore for almost 3 months. (Brand new to me) I was in PA for a day and thought I would fill up there as gas was actually a few cents cheaper. Neither my daughter nor I could figure out how to open the darn fuel door. She pulled out the manual but no instructions written. We got disgusted and headed back to NJ. Fortunately I didn’t really need gas. This is a first for us. Thank you for the info. Now we don’t feel so dumb. And yes there are so many gizmos and gadgets it takes a while to learn them all.

  4. Yes, Thank you for this website and valuable info. My parents flew in from Michigan to visit us and their 5 Great Grandchildren (2 Pandemic Babies) to Atlanta, Georgia and rented the Chrysler Pacifica. On our way back to the airport to return the vehicle, needed to refuel, naturally. I realized while waiting in my vehicle that Dad could not locate the lever, button, etc. to open fuel tank, so I Googled it and found your site!! What a great assistance! Much appreciated!😊

  5. 2021 Pacifica plug in HYBRID….. DOES have a push button for the gas door. Driver’s door upper “map pocket”. There is also an emergency release if the button fails. This release is inside left rear side open door holding the tire inflator kit and charge cord. A second small door is opened to reveal the pull handle which will open the gas door.
    The Owner’s manual did not seem to mention these features.

    • Update! Just went to a Chrysler dealer to find out how to open the gas cover. It didn’t spring open because the spring is gone! Had to pull it open with fingernail. Spring ordered!


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