How do you open a Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 gas tank?

Is there a trick to opening the gas tank on a Mercedes-Benz CLA 250? I can’t figure out how to do it. Surely the gas tank lever is hidden somewhere?

Liz Jenson · Answered on Dec 20, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
To open the gas tank on a Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, all you’ll need to do is press inward on the fuel door on the exterior of your vehicle. This will cause the fuel door to pop open. From there, you can unscrew the gas cap as normal to fill up your tank.
However, it’s worth mentioning that your fuel tank door will not open unless your vehicle is unlocked. When your car doors lock, your fuel door does, too. This is to prevent gas tank tampering, siphoning, or other mischief by unknown parties.
If you’ve already unblocked your car and pushed on your fuel tank door to no avail, however, it’s best to visit the mechanic. It’s possible that there’s an issue with the door locking mechanism, and you want to drive to the mechanic before you run out of gas and need a tow instead!
But to make you never get stranded, consider adding towing and labor coverage to prepare for future sticky situations!
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