How do I open the gas tank on a 2016 Volkswagen Jetta?

My car is in the shop and I was given a 2016 Volkswagen Jetta as a rental, but I can’t seem to figure out how to open the gas tank! I’m kind of embarrassed to ask, but how do I open the gas tank on a 2016 Volkswagen Jetta?

Mariza Morin · Answered on Feb 01, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
No need to be embarrassed! Opening gas tanks can vary from vehicle to vehicle these days. But it’s actually very simple to open the gas tank on a 2016 Volkswagen Jetta. All you have to do is push the left side of the fuel filler door and it should open right up for you. That’s right—that’s all there is to it!
But if that doesn’t work for you, you can just grab your key fob and unlock the door. Then try pushing the fuel filler door once more and you should be ready to refuel your Jetta in no time.
If you’re looking for tips for saving money on gas, there are a few easy things you can do! Make sure to keep up with a proper car maintenance schedule, and avoid aggressive driving and braking on the road, as well as idling—which can surprisingly eat up a lot of gas. And keep in mind that Volkswagen vehicles do not require premium gas, so use regular unleaded gasoline in your Jetta to save even more on fuel costs at the pump.
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