How do you open a gas tank on a Jeep Cherokee 2021?

This morning, my family and I set out on a cross-country vacation in a rental car. Eight hours in and I’m at a gas station, desperately looking for a button or release lever for the gas tank door. The kids are fighting, my wife is trying to calm them down, and I’m beginning to get a monster headache. Please, can you tell me how to open a gas tank on a Jeep Cherokee 2021?

Rachel Rigolino · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Yes, the perils of driving a rental SUV—figuring out how to gas up! Actually, the first thing to realize is that the 2021 model of the
Jeep Cherokee
does not have an interior release lever. You’re going to open the gas tank door from the outside.
First, unlock all the doors—if the doors are locked, the gas tank door will not open. Now, exit the Jeep and walk around the passenger’s side of the vehicle to find the gas tank door. Next, gently press on the gas tank door, and it should pop open.
If you follow these directions, you should be back on the road—and closer to your hotel room and a relaxing night by the pool—in no time!
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