2002 Hyundai Santa Fe. The fuel door release latch needs a lot of upwards
pressure in order to open the fuel door. A couple of years ago I experienced the
same issue, but it wasn't as difficult to release. I lubricated both the latch
inside the car as well as the hinge for the fuel door and all was fine (until
now). Today I had to get out of the car and use 2 hands to get it to release.
1) is this an easy repair?
2) am I correct in my assumption that there are no electronics involved with the
3) I'm in Chicago. Is it possible the de-icing salt from our shoes corroded the
latch/cable/housing inside the car?
4) Can that cable snap? And if so, how would I open the fuel door?