R171 Fuel Flap won't open

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hi y'all..

Mrs SLK driving (us) on fumes last night pulled in at petrol station. Fuel flap would not open. Car nearly 4 years old, serviced by MB.

long story short - suspected not enough fuel to get home.

So we called Service24 who agreed we were covered. Sent a local independent to us who thinks needed to get behing filler flap from underneath, removing trim etc.

So as not really a roadside job he recovered us to home and car to his compound - to deliver it to MB this morning.

So question is.. is this a simple (cheap?) job and is it covered under warranty?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi Charlie. let me have the first 6 vin number and I will find you a how to,,dont think that the guarantee would run 4 years
 

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2 papers sent,, fairly easy to do :D:D
 
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Malcolm thanks! I won't get in a flap now, because I can get in a flap....

enjoy Portland Bill!
 

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Malcolm thanks! I won't get in a flap now, because I can get in a flap....

enjoy Portland Bill!

Thanks, it could be just stuck but the chances are you will need a new diaphragm
 
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recovery paid by mercedes 24h support as still serviced by MB

new solenoid paid for by personal lease company under 'with maintenance' policy

result!

Thanks Malcolm
 

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