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Why doesn't the fuel door lock on the 2021 Ford Explorer ST?

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Hey guys, just had a important question,

Why doesn't the fuel door lock on the 2021 Ford Explorer ST?
 



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Hey guys, just had a important question,

Why doesn't the fuel door lock on the 2021 Ford Explorer ST?
Not to sound like a smart a__, but Ford just didn't build it that way. All I've got.
 






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Hey guys, just had a important question,

Why doesn't the fuel door lock on the 2021 Ford Explorer ST?

Not having a locking fuel door, and having an open fuel filler neck bugs me too. They did save money on each vehicle that doesn't use a lock though. :rolleyes:
 






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Hey guys, just had a important question,

Why doesn't the fuel door lock on the 2021 Ford Explorer ST?
Ford introduced the Easy Fuel capless system back in 2008 so your ST isn't the only one without a cap, Lockable caps were available in the Ford Accessory Store for some of the 5th earlier 5th gen Explorers, and likely earlier gens, but they no longer have them.

Peter
 






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I think the only way you'll have a locking Ford gas door is with a hybrid. I haven't had locking doors on any of my capless vehicles since my 2008 Roush 428R. That includes my Rams. I wish I didn't have a locking gas door on my Powerboost F150.
 






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I think you might be able to answer your question by trying to siphon the tank. It's more trouble than it's worth.
 






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I believe this is the actual reason for the adaptation of capless, lockless systems...

 






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I think you might be able to answer your question by trying to siphon the tank. It's more trouble than it's worth.

I am more worried about a hoodlum putting something in the tank just because that's what hoodlums do ;)
 






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I am more worried about a hoodlum putting something in the tank just because that's what hoodlums do ;)
That, and drill holes in the tank to steal gas.
 






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Not having a locking fuel door, and having an open fuel filler neck bugs me too. They did save money on each vehicle that doesn't use a lock though. :rolleyes:
Put one on it. I did on my explorer
 






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I am more worried about a hoodlum putting something in the tank just because that's what hoodlums do ;)

There are easier ways for hoodlums to hoodlum...
 












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Hoodlums usually live in the ghetto's.

You didn't live in the suburbs I did ;) Rich kids with entitlement syndrome can be just as much a hoodlum when it comes to vandalism.
 












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Could you share the part number?
I doubt a gas cap for a 2010 would fit on a 2018. I've tried searching on the Internet for a locking cap for the later model 5th gens without any luck.

Peter
 






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Thanks Dale. Good find. Unfortunately, it doesn't fit the 6th gen for those wanting one.

Peter
 






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