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Has anybody heard of a fix for the situation where the entrance for a gas nozzle freezes or locks and you are unable to put gas in the car? This is a serious problem for those of us in cold climates.
 

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I had a similar issue happen several times and just drove for awhile and went back later and the flap lock released. Make sure you always have enough gas when it sits outside.
 

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As it turns out, Maserati includes a plastic funnel in the spare tire kit. It seems that maybe Maserati knows about this design flaw after all? Anyway, I stuck the funnel into the opening for the gas, and it unfroze it, enabling the car to be filled with gas. Happiest I have been to spend $50 to fill up.
 

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Just saw your post first thing the salesman told me after finishing paperwork was the funnel in the trunk to use it when the gas tank freezes lol
 

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As it turns out, Maserati includes a plastic funnel in the spare tire kit. It seems that maybe Maserati knows about this design flaw after all? Anyway, I stuck the funnel into the opening for the gas, and it unfroze it, enabling the car to be filled with gas. Happiest I have been to spend $50 to fill up.
Is it the regular pump you're using to fill up? I'm asking because if you managed to open it with the funnel, it sounds more like a pump problem, rather than your car's fuel door being frozen.
A few months ago I got to a gas station and had the same issue. It turns out the pump nozzle tip was a bit bent or something, and it wouldn't open the door because of that. Fortunately a gas station assistant told me that a lot of cars with capless fuel doors had problem with that particular pump, and told me to use the pump on the other side - which, magically, worked.
 

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As it turns out, Maserati includes a plastic funnel in the spare tire kit. It seems that maybe Maserati knows about this design flaw after all? Anyway, I stuck the funnel into the opening for the gas, and it unfroze it, enabling the car to be filled with gas. Happiest I have been to spend $50 to fill up.
that specific funnel is to use a gas can in case of running out of gas it it wouldn't have a nozzle long enough/correct enough to reach through the double flaps of the capless neck.
 

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Has anybody heard of a fix for the situation where the entrance for a gas nozzle freezes or locks and you are unable to put gas in the car? This is a serious problem for those of us in cold climates.
Has anybody heard of a fix for the situation where the entrance for a gas nozzle freezes or locks and you are unable to put gas in the car? This is a serious problem for those of us in cold climates.
Mine is frozen now..... I don't have the one that came with the car but I purchased one and it didn't work.
 

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As it turns out, Maserati includes a plastic funnel in the spare tire kit. It seems that maybe Maserati knows about this design flaw after all? Anyway, I stuck the funnel into the opening for the gas, and it unfroze it, enabling the car to be filled with gas. Happiest I have been to spend $50 to fill up.
How did the funnel fit if the metal gas flap is shut as mines is. I can’t fit anything into it it’s stuck in closed position
 
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