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Today is the second time this has happened.

Go to put fuel in the car, and the spring loaded flap refuses to spring open. Have already smeared a little grease on the small sprung piston.......but just had a panic call from my wife struggling to get the thing open??

Anyone else had/having this problem?
 

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search this forum, there was quite a bit about this problem about 3 years ago when they were first about.
 

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Very true, early models seemed to have this problem quite a lot and Audi allegedly fixed it and I have not heard of it for several years or had the problem on my MY2013.
I believe the work around advice when it was common for the filler flap to jam was to carefully use a credit card or similar plastic which levered the cap open when stuck.
 

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I remembered the filler manual release today but you beat me to it daydotz.
I have checked it out in the manual. It's under a cover on the back offside corner of the boot and is shown in the section of the manual titled 'Checking and topping up fluids' (page 140 in my manual).
 
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