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2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged: Locked Fuel Door

February 11, 2013

2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged

The fuel door on the right side of the Jaguar XF is one of those push-it-to-pop-it-open types. But it won't open if the car is locked. It only pops open if you have pressed the unlock button on the keyfob.

I only notice these types of security issues because I grew up in a neighborhood where people fought over parking spots as if the sidewalk was their personal property. Some of the crazies would actually put sugar in your gas tank if you parked in front of their house.

It didn't help that my family had four cars. So, even though I am a long way from that old neighborhood, I appreciate the added security of a locked fuel door. Go, Philly.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @donnaderosa


  • vvk vvk Posts:

    This feature is very common in European cars with central locking.

  • jederino jederino Posts:

    Neighbors can be, well, un-neighborly. I had a buddy in high-school that had a ragged Gran Torino who made it a point to park in front of his elderly neighbor's house. She would complain and call the cops, but the eye-sore was parked legally. I suggested he be considerate and just park in front of his parent's house, but he would not "on principle" that this was public right of way. Now, people he destroy other's cars, that's a whole different category...

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    I am saddened to hear that I missed out on some childhood experiences! Life goes on I guess....

  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    After the shenanigans I used to see with petrol theft in the UK, I was appalled to find that US cars rarely have locking fuel caps and that aftermarket versions were like hens' teeth. Why is that?

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