Toyota Tacoma: Release/Open Fuel Door

Opening the fuel door of a Toyota Tacoma can seem complicated if you’re unfamiliar with the car. Here’s a step-by-step guide on opening the fuel door of a Toyota Tacoma.

2005 – 2022 Models

  1. Place your finger inside the finger allowance on the fuel door.
  2. Pull the door outwards.
  3. The fuel door will pop open.
  4. To open the fuel cap inside, turn the cap handle counterclockwise.
  5. After refueling, close the cap by turning the cap handle clockwise.
  6. Close the fuel door.


Does the Toyota Tacoma Have a Fuel Release Lever?

No, the 2005-2022 Toyota Tacoma models don’t have a fuel release lever. You only need to place your finger inside the finger space on the fuel door to open it.

How Can I Tell That My Fuel Door Is Locked Correctly?

After fueling and closing the fuel cap, press the fuel door inwards until you hear a click. The click indicates that the fuel door is locked.

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