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Does the Enclave have a lockable gas filler door? I was able to open it on a dealer demo and find it hard to believe that Buick would omit it.
 

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vegashomes said:
Does the Enclave have a lockable gas filler door? I was able to open it on a dealer demo and find it hard to believe that Buick would omit it.
no, it doesn't and i was shocked to see that it didnt. with the prices of gas a lockable gas door or gas cap is a must. people might just revert to the old days of sypioning gas like they did when there was a gas shortage back in the 70's..... :rofl: :police: :beatdown:
 

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Wow, even a passive fuel filler door that locks with the rest of the car doors should be included. Some lock is included on almost all cars. Wow, big strike on this one - should have this issue fixed pronto!
 

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vermontcar said:
its better to have someone steal your gas than to damage your vehicle by prying open your gas door. Let em have it.
thats why i pay car insurance gas is not insurable besides that statement was all in fun.
 

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Yeah, I've had my Enclave for a week now and finally realized this too. Not only would siphoning be a potential issue but so would tampering/vandalism as well. The lack of such a simple safety feature isn't really befitting of such a premium make and model, does it? The other vehicle in my household, an '05 Subaru Legacy GT wagon requires you to unlock the fuel door lid via a release lever that's located near the bottom of the driver's seat. Otherwise, still love my Enclave a tad bit more!
 

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My next door neighbor has the locking lid on his cars. One night thieves used a screwdriver to pry the door open
and did considerable damage to his paint and fuel door!!!
 

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:ditto: that would be my concern...even if and when my insurance would cover the damamge it is just a hassle to get it fixed.
 

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Hi Guys, I notice this about a year ago and i asked the sales guy why that is! he said that its hard to get in there as the pipe into the tank is not straight and are blocked in places. And supposedly its very difficult for anything or anyone to get in there. I guess the reason why they don't have a cap or a lock is this confidence. I would think that they did the reasearch which they don't mention.
I would think that the Enclave for China would have the cap & lock?
 

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****! You're right, it doesn't lock!

I always assumed that is was like our BMW: the gas filler door locks when the rest of the doors lock, unlocks with the rest of the doors. But I just went out and tried it, nope, it's always unlocked!

Add this to my wishlist....
 

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You don't want a locking door; get a locking cap. Or move to a better neighborhood.
 

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rwagoner said:
You don't want a locking door; get a locking cap.
Having had cars with manual locking door, automatic locking door, and locking caps, I want automatic locking door. It is by far the most convenient.
 

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jacko said:
Just wondering if anyone has purchased one of these? These links indicate a Stant 10511 locking fuel cap would work on the Enclave however I also know if it doesn't completely seal properly you can get a "check engine" indication. With the price of gas what it is & where its going I would think it might be good insurance. :help:
 

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When I was a kid, we used to have a motor home and we lived about a mile from the high school. We had an 80 gallon tank in that thing and could never find a locking cap that would stay put, and my old man got tired of getting ripped off. He found this anti-theft device that looked like a long, conical shaped spring made of stainless steel that you screwed down into the filler opening and then locked itself in the filler neck. Voila-no hose could make it into the tank to siphon gas out. I'm not sure if anyone still makes something like this anymore, or if it would interfere with the emmissions stuff in newer cars, but it might be worth checking out. If not, any inventors out there....???
 

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Seems like I read somewhere that its almost impossible to siphon gas from the Enclave because of the shape of the filler pipe & there was a screen inside that wouldn't allow something to be dropped/pushed into the tank. Then again maybe I was dreaming. Anyone else have information on that?
 

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firebird said:
Just wondering if anyone has purchased one of these? These links indicate a Stant 10511 locking fuel cap would work on the Enclave however I also know if it doesn't completely seal properly you can get a "check engine" indication. With the price of gas what it is & where its going I would think it might be good insurance. :help:
I have an Acadia and use a Stant locking cap. Works great, I've never seen any DIC warnings with it's use. I don't know the part number, I just went to an auto parts store and told them my car model.

I also use them on my Expedition. One thing I have noted is that lock/key will "die" after a while so when the key starts to not work anymore (you have to work it), get a new one. It ain't that expensive.
 

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Thanks Jake... I am a little concerned that if someone can't siphon gas they might get PO'd & drop something in the tank. Starting to get a little paranoid in the World we live in..
 

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That's why I have it. Not so much for siphoning (they can always drill a hole in the tank) but for sugar water....

Not that I've made any enemies, but it would kill a brand new car engine...
 

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Drilling holes in gas tanks is the latest ting here in Florida. Especially on vehicles with high ground clearance
like SUV's and Trucks.
 
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