: Why doesn't my new XTS have a locking gas tank door?



Engelman
10-19-12, 07:15 PM
I was very surprised to find that the XTS does not have a secure, locking, gas tank door. With no gas cap, and gas prices soaring, how vulnerable are we to gas thieves ??

handymantoo
10-19-12, 07:50 PM
The reason there is not a locking gas door is that there is no cap to remove to steal gas, and its impossible to put a hose into the tank. You must use the special funnel to put fuel or drygas into the tank. Have you located yout funnel???

Engelman
10-19-12, 09:39 PM
No! The dealer service advisor was clueless about this, and was also surprised that the gas tank was not secured. Why is it impossible to put a hose into the tank ??

longslim
10-20-12, 12:13 AM
The reason there is not a locking gas door is that there is no cap to remove to steal gas, and its impossible to put a hose into the tank. You must use the special funnel to put fuel or drygas into the tank. Have you located yout funnel???
No I can't, so where is it probably they have hidden it in plain sight?

tzydzy
10-20-12, 01:21 AM
Check for the funnel in the trunk near the spare tire well or inflator compressor. Info on both the XTS& Lincoln MKS state hoses can't fit down the filler line as there is a valve that keeps vapors under control, thus requiring the special funnel. I still like the remote lock that my Seville has.

thebigjimsho
10-20-12, 01:45 AM
Its not 1973. No one steals gas anymore. I've been driving Cadillacs without locking caps for nearly a decade...

Cadjiek
10-20-12, 09:31 AM
my funnel is in a slot right next to the air compressor. Now if I could only find that darn RPO label!!

flying fossil
10-20-12, 01:26 PM
Does this mean that in order to refuel, you open the trunk, retrieve the funnel, open the gas tank door, insert the funnel, start fueling?

Ormond
10-20-12, 02:00 PM
No, it means if you are filling with a gas can you need the funnel. You wouldn't need it when using a gas pump.

handymantoo
10-20-12, 03:09 PM
No! The dealer service advisor was clueless about this, and was also surprised that the gas tank was not secured. Why is it impossible to put a hose into the tank ??
Have you tried it??

Engelman
10-20-12, 03:23 PM
[QUOTE=thebigjimsho;3119747]Its not 1973. No one steals gas anymore. I've been driving Cadillacs without locking caps for nearly a decade...[/

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I live in the suburbs of Washington D.C. where everything imaginable is stolen. The only place Im sure my cars are safe is in my locked garage, inside my secured and gated property...........

blue_skies
10-27-12, 05:22 PM
Its not 1973. No one steals gas anymore. I've been driving Cadillacs without locking caps for nearly a decade...

Stupid marketing people. All 'up-level' Cadillacs always had and still have the locking gas cap, as do the 'up-level' European and Asian cars.

Such a minor item, why not make it mandatory on all cars that have auto-locking doors? The most expensive piece seems to be the manual mechanical override solution.

Not worried about gas being siphoned out, but would be upset if vandals put stuff (sugar?) in. I don't know where and when I will sometimes have to park.

Now will have to fiddle again with a key for the gascap? Come'on now, marketing people, please ...

The Tony Show
10-27-12, 05:42 PM
Most vandals wouldn't know they have to insert a long, narrow funnel first in order to trip the inner fuel cap. Things poured in past the first door only don't reach the tank.

CAPT Mike
10-27-12, 05:53 PM
If one's living environment is so bad, it's time to move, buy a cheap car, or deal with the bullxhit that comes with the neighborhood.

thebigjimsho
10-29-12, 12:33 AM
Stupid marketing people. All 'up-level' Cadillacs always had and still have the locking gas cap, as do the 'up-level' European and Asian cars.

Such a minor item, why not make it mandatory on all cars that have auto-locking doors? The most expensive piece seems to be the manual mechanical override solution.

Not worried about gas being siphoned out, but would be upset if vandals put stuff (sugar?) in. I don't know where and when I will sometimes have to park.

Now will have to fiddle again with a key for the gascap? Come'on now, marketing people, please ...

Good thing I own "down-level" CTS-Vs. I think the marketing people are fine. The buyers are a different story...