How do you open the gas tank on a 2016 Nissan Pathfinder?

I’ve rented an SUV for a skiing trip, and I realized as I was driving it home that there doesn’t seem to be any button or release for the gas tank anywhere in it. Can you tell me how to open the gas tank on a 2016 Nissan Pathfinder?

Amber Reed · Answered on Jan 31, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
This is indeed something you want to know—otherwise, you could have to pay a fee for returning your rental with an empty tank!
You can open the gas tank on a 2016 Nissan Pathfinder by unlocking the driver’s side door and pressing gently on the right side of the gas tank door. The door should pop open, and there you have it!
Since you’re renting, make sure you know the fuel grade that your Nissan needs. This can often be found on the gas tank area itself or in the owner’s manual. Using fuel with the proper gas octane rating is essential to keeping an engine running right, and you’ll certainly want to make sure you return your rental in peak performance!
Returning a rental car with an empty tank of gas is just one of the many ways to accrue rental fees and pay too much for your rental. Filling up the tank before returning it is one of the easiest ways to save money on a car rental.
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