Toyota 4Runner: Release/Open Fuel Door

Opening the fuel door of a car can be tricky if you’re unfamiliar with it. Luckily, opening the fuel door of a Toyota 4Runner only takes a few simple moves. This guide covers the steps to release the fuel door of various Toyota 4Runner models.

2019 – 2022 Models

  1. Find the fuel door release lever in the car’s cabin close to the driver’s footrest area.
  2. Pull the fuel door release lever upwards.
  3. The fuel door will pop open.
  4. To open the fuel cap inside, turn the cap handle counterclockwise.
  5. After fueling, return the fuel cap to its original position, then turn the handle clockwise.
  6. Close the fuel door.

2010 – 2018 Models

  1. Place your finger inside the fuel door finger allowance.
  2. Pull the fuel door outwards to open.
  3. Open the fuel cap inside by turning the handle counterclockwise.
  4. After fueling, turn the fuel cap handle clockwise until you hear a click.
  5. Press the fuel door back in place to close.

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