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i was looking at my moms tundra and the gas door and gas cap dont lock ?
 

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If people really want your gas that bad, they probably cut the fuel line and get it that way. I would rather have them not do that and just siphen it out.

They find a way...
 

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I agree, it's a mistake not to be standard on all vehicles. My daughter's '99 Beetle has a locking fuel door, for goodness sake. I'm not so worried about fuel theft as I am about something being put IN the tank I wish wasn't there by someone who might be upset I'm not driving a "Big Three" pickup. There is no reason not to have a locking fuel door, IMO, for the same reason most hoods can't be opened from the outside anymore.
 

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well it would be nice to have any one know if theres a locking gas cap that fits or will a aftermarket one cause problems
 

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My guess is Toyota knew what it was doing when it designed it that way.
I have a Tacoma and it has a locking gas door that unlocks with the ignition key. I loved it, but I can see where not everyone would, so maybe Toyota opted to skip that on the Tundra. I'm not saying it's right or wrong, but maybe their research indicated that most truck buyers don't like fooling with gas door/cap locks. It's not that big a deal, though, because you can buy a locking gas cap at any Wal-Mart for a few bucks.
 

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I hate locking gas caps.


Each time you fuel up, take the keys out of the ignition and stick them in the gas door. Thats a PITA alone right there. Then your door gets scratched up over time from the other keys hanging from the key chain. Not to mention they can freeze up in the winter time... No thanks.
 

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I think locking gas doors and locking gas caps are a PITA also, as I would always get out and then have to turn around and get key out of truck or pocket, and then to prevent scracthing the gas door I had to remove keys and put in pocket. If I needed one or the other, I would rather have a locking gas cap, rather than have some perp pry open the gas door and cause $$$ damages to vehicle. I have to many keys, so they are a PITA anyway, I look like the janitor or the coach at highschool with 10lbs of keys on a 4" keyring:eek:
 

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That's also one of my pet peeves is the lack of locking gas cap or fuel door in a vehicle costing 40+ k.:mad: Yeah I guess if someone really wants gas bad enough they can cut the filler tube or punch a hole in the gas tank BUT I think in most cases they will just find another truck that is not locked. Another thing I also worry about is some kid deciding to pour their coke or whatever else in my tank. I know the key thing can be a pain and I have to be real careful not to scratch and paint when unlocking the cap BUT it does at least give me a little piece of mind.:sleep:
 

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They wanted to save money...end of story. Its ridiculous that again thet leave this out (my Tacoma dosent have it and I cant stand it). BTW its not a lock I prefer just a remote release, like my Sequoia. Stuuu-Pid.
 

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Don't want to say it but if you spent upwards of 40k on the truck then you can surely afford another few bucks to get a locking gas cap. No company will ever be able to make everyone happy. I would have preferred a locking fuel door but oh well....cant make everyone happy
 

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Don't want to say it but if you spent upwards of 40k on the truck then you can surely afford another few bucks to get a locking gas cap. No company will ever be able to make everyone happy. I would have preferred a locking fuel door but oh well....cant make everyone happy
I agree with you, Cooper.:tu:
 

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I am more disappointed with the plastic fuel filler door that could easily be broken off by some clumsy fuel pump attendent.
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The same attendent could hit a metal fuel door with his hip or elbow and fold a crease in it. So, either way fuel doors are fragile. No self service in your part of Canada?
 

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Even my corolla has a locking metal fuel filler door.Yes there is self service in most areas that I travel,but not in some of the more remote areas.
 

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Well I do like the fact that my M3 has a locking gas door, but it's remote activated no key required. I think it might depend on the hood you live in, no one here seems to interested in the gas as much as taking the whole vehicle ;)
 

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If people really want your gas that bad, they probably cut the fuel line and get it that way. I would rather have them not do that and just siphen it out.

They find a way...

I agree. Just last week they showed some gas thieves on the news. They went around and drilled holes in peoples gas tank to steal the gas. We have plastic tanks so it would be real easy.
 
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