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first embarrassing moment with the cruze!
so ive had my cruze for about 2 weeks now and was thinking of filling her up for the first time.
i park beside the pump and starting looking for a button, trigger, switch to open up the cap but i couldnt find one. after about 2-3 mins i just gave up and drove off while picking up a few weird looks

any1 else have similar experiences or embarrassing moments with the cruze?
 

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Hahaha, I did the same thing. I actually didn't have my car for a week and had a truck as a rental. I liked the truck so much that I totally forgot which side the fuel door was on my car. Looked like a total noob that had to pull around to the other side of the pump.

BTW, you push on the gas tank just to open it. In case you haven't figured that out now :)
 

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Push in the middle on the left hand side of the door ( as looking at it ). The hinge is a bit flimsy, I could totally see warping that hinge and having it not look right anymore.
 

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Didn't do this with my Cruze, but I did rent a car once years ago that I never did figure out how to open the gas cap cover. Fortunately I had pre-paid for a "full" tank and didn't need to fill the car while I was renting it.

Over the years I have pulled into the wrong side of the pumps on occasion, however.
 

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ohhhhhhhhh so thats how its opened
i tried it but from fear of breaking the cap did not push hard enough and decided to go home and look at the manual first
stupid me
 

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bahaha im glad I wasn't the only one. I spent a good 5 minutes before stepping out looking for the button that would pop it open.


I had an embarrassing moment of my own though, when I was leaving the dealership I accidentally had it on the manual mode (I drive an A/T ECO) and I heard the engine making wierd noises. When i looked down I felt so stupid haha.
 

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This
And figuring how to put the car in reverse. Manual
Had to call up a buddy and he didn't know either. Lol
Honestly spent 15 min trying to figure it out.
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Haha, my Saab had that collar to lift up too. Second nature for me. But it sure is funny to see other people confused by it.


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I had read the manual but I locked the car when I got out. Fortunately I figured it out. Also having driven a manual for years I didn't know about putting your foot on the brake to put it in gear. My manual predated having to push the clutch in to start.
 

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Spent a great deal of time looking for the truck release button in the glove box.

Most embarrassing was in my Kia. Trying to look cool (kind of an oxymoron) and do a burn out. FAIL. All it did was lurch forward and hurt my neck.
 
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Am I the only one who could not figure out how you were suppose to hang the gas cap on the inside of the gas door? I tried at least a dozen times & could never figure it out. Then one day common sense must have kicked in & I realized that little hook was for the cord that attaches the gas cap to the car, not the cap itself.
 

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The Cruze(as well as many other new cars) have an arrow on the fuel gauge indicating which side the gas fill door is located.
Pic, please!
 

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Am I the only one who could not figure out how you were suppose to hang the gas cap on the inside of the gas door? I tried at least a dozen times & could never figure it out. Then one day common sense must have kicked in & I realized that little hook was for the cord that attaches the gas cap to the car, not the cap itself.
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The Cruze(as well as many other new cars) have an arrow on the fuel gauge indicating which side the gas fill door is located.

Mind. Blown.
 

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Most embarrassing was in my Kia. Trying to look cool (kind of an oxymoron) and do a burn out. FAIL. All it did was lurch forward and hurt my neck.
Hey, your Kia does more than any of my other cars did then unless I dropped the clutch on them at 3,000 RPM. Even the Volvo just made angry grumbly noises if you floored it from a stop. No bottom end at all without the turbo. Now after 20? yessssss.

Ignore my comment...just testing out a repaired transmission solenoid :smile:
 

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I pulled up to the wrong side of the pump the first few times- every other vehicle I've driven except one has it on the driver's side. Not sure why they deviated here. My mom's MKX has the little hook for the gas cap, so I already knew about that.

Most embarrassing though, I'm not sure. I just get in and cruze :)
 

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first embarrassing moment with the cruze!
so ive had my cruze for about 2 weeks now and was thinking of filling her up for the first time.
i park beside the pump and starting looking for a button, trigger, switch to open up the cap but i couldnt find one. after about 2-3 mins i just gave up and drove off while picking up a few weird looks

any1 else have similar experiences or embarrassing moments with the cruze?

Sigh, the memories... Reminds me of one of my first threads.

http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/17-off-topic-discussion/4958-noob-story.html




I am a disappoint.




Am I the only one who could not figure out how you were suppose to hang the gas cap on the inside of the gas door? I tried at least a dozen times & could never figure it out. Then one day common sense must have kicked in & I realized that little hook was for the cord that attaches the gas cap to the car, not the cap itself.
I shake my head at every fill up. Couldn't have just added the holder on the gas door like every other car, we have to hang the cord on a tiny little hook.
 
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