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 Post subject: out of gas and can't open lid....help!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:04 am 
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My wife has the phev out on a longer drive and is at a gas station but unable to open gas lid. the screen says "refueling system service required"
Does anyone know how to open that gas lid in order to fill it up?


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 Post subject: Re: out of gas and can't open lid....help!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:12 am 
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Turning the car off and then turning it on in accessory mode (push start button without pressing the brake pedal) might help.

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 Post subject: Re: out of gas and can't open lid....help!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:32 am 
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If it's the same as mine there is a lever by your right foot in the footwell, if you are a mercin. the left foot.


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 Post subject: Re: out of gas and can't open lid....help!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:26 am 
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Hopefully your wife has made it home!

According to my Owner's Manual, "Fuel System Service Required" entails a visit to a Mitsu dealer - very helpful.

But chafed wiring is a common cause of this message on other Mitsu vehicles.

Artleknock wrote:
If it's the same as mine there is a lever by your right foot in the footwell, if you are a mercin. the left foot.


Mercin?? Beats me. But I guess he means on Left Hand Drive models.

The position of this lever caught me out on my first refuelling, but the Owner's Manual index "Fuel - Filling the fuel tank" spelled it out.
I now leave the Manual in the car as there are Sooo many unintuitive foibles in the PHEV.

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 Post subject: Re: out of gas and can't open lid....help!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:07 am 
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Thanks to everyone that chimed in.... still no answer though. Required a 100km tow to the nearest Mitsubishi dealer...and they couldn’t figure it out ( yet). Hopefully on Monday they have someone in that can figure out how to open the gas lid. And FYI: we’ve had the car for 20 months. 40k km on it. Filled it many times without a problem. Anyway, kinda rough to not be able to fill your tank! I’ll update when the dealership lets us know what the problem is.


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 Post subject: Re: out of gas and can't open lid....help!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:20 am 
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On mine, 2014 GX4H, it feels like a simple cable-operated release. Possibly a jammed or broken cable?

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 Post subject: Re: out of gas and can't open lid....help!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:43 pm 
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Ah, you didn't say that the release lever didn't work, sent us on a bit of a goose chase.......

Too late now, but I would guess that removing the inside trim on that side would give you access to the release mechanism.

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 Post subject: Re: out of gas and can't open lid....help!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:01 am 
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I seem to recall that newer cars have a locked petrol flap rather than the original simple cable release - that's progress for you :roll:


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