How do I open the gas tank on a Scion?

I’m trying to get used to all the interior buttons and features on my new xB, and I just realized that I need to get gas. I’ve only ever driven Jeeps before this car, so how do I open the gas tank on a Scion?

Jessica Gibson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Don’t worry—whether you’ve got the Scion xB,
Scion tC
Scion iA
, or another sporty offering, it’s easy to open the gas tank on a Scion!
Locate the fuel release switch on the left-hand side of the driver’s seat near the floor. Pull the switch, get out of the car, and open the fuel tank door. Then, **unscrew the cap and refill.
You can hang the gas cap on the fuel door’s hook while you’re filling up. This way you won’t misplace it. To finish up, screw the cap on clockwise and push the fuel door shut. Remember to tighten the cap or it may trigger the car’s
check engine light
You may have heard that some Scion drivers struggle with their gas caps. Scion is notorious for loose caps that frequently need replacing. Fortunately, you can buy an inexpensive replacement at any auto parts store.
Purchase a Scion or Toyota OEM (original equipment manufacturer)
gas cap
—either will fit! To save a little money, get an aftermarket part. For extra security, shop for a replacement cap that has a lock and key.
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