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Honda Locking Gas Filler Cap (Element, Fit)

Part# 17680-SAA-G00

List Price $43.33
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Bernardi recommends the locking gas cap as a means of protecting the fuel in your Honda Element or Fit from being stolen or having contaminants added to it.

Check Engine Light
Honda's fuel system uses a sealed vacuum to prevent gas fumes from escaping into the atmosphere. If the system detects a leak, it will warn you of the problem by turning on the check engine light. In most cases this light is caused by a loose gas cap or a cap that does not fit tightly because it is not a certified Honda product. Using a certified Honda gas cap such as this one and fully tightening the gas cap will normally cause the check engine light to go out within a few days. Should the light remain on, bring your vehicle to your local Honda dealer as soon as possible because there may be a more serious problem.

NOTE: fits the 04-06 Element and the Fit.

This product was designed for the 2007-2008 Fit. However, we have done some testing and it will work on the 2009-2013 Fit models. The tether and tether clip will need to be removed from the fuel door to allow proper fitment. Since Honda has not tested and approved this, ordering for a 2009-2013 is at the sole risk of the customer.

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by erikrichards on February 9, 2009

Thanks again for your “pre-trip research.” I’m happy to say the 2007-08 Fit’s locking cap is working perfectly on the 2009. I installed it after I got the car home Saturday morning. (The original cap and tether are stashed in the spare tire well just in case.) The car has now covered about 350 miles and there hasn’t been a Check Engine or Loose Cap warning light. No fuel odors, no sloshing or leakage, the filler door closes and nobody’s going to be siphoning off this guy. So, if any 2009 buyers want to know if the older model cap will work, I’d say it’s a go.

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by Anonymous on April 11, 2012

This locking gas cap does work on a 2012 Honda Fit (I contacted Honda USA and was told that using it would NOT affect the car's warranty). You can have the cap's lock keyed to fit your Honda's ignition key (DO NOT install the keyway/keyhole into the body of the gas cap before you take it to a locksmith). The key is laser-cut, so you'll need to call locksmiths first and ask if they have the internal replacement parts for keyways that accept laser-cut keys. (The largest locksmith in town didn't have the parts, but I found a smaller locksmith who did more automotive key work and they had them... don't give up, it's nice to have one key that fits all). BTW, the tether is not that hard to undo from the filler door, it involves squeezing together and then sliding, if I recall correctly. It's just a bit of a puzzle that you'll figure out. I did it with just my fingers (and maybe a tiny screwdriver to push/slide things with). It would be nice to have a tether, but I'm surviving without one. Good luck!

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by Anonymous on August 22, 2007

I love my Fit, but I wish it had an interior fuel door release. Fortunately, this locking gas cap is the next best thing. Works great, no problems at all, so far.

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by knowspicker on March 28, 2013

This works well on my 2013 Base Fit. I got the cup holder ash tray, too and keep the gas key there. That way I have just the key and no scratch danger from a big bunch of keys. Plus a place to keep parking change. This cap is worth it for the peace of mind.

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by jmac on May 30, 2012

Installed this on my 2011 Fit Sport. No Check Engine light and no problems. Cost about $15 to have it rekeyed at a local locksmith.

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by Anonymous on August 12, 2010

I wanted a locking gas cap for my 208 Fit. The one I had fell and broke. It was another company's but I could no longer find it. Other gas caps made my check engine light come on. This gas cap fixed this problem, so I'm getting an extra one.

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by Anonymous on April 18, 2010

I used it on my 2010 Element and so far so good. My chief complaint is that you have to sacrifice the tether to use the locking cap. The nut that attaches the tether is REALLY hard to get to, too. I finally took a small box wrench and pressed the tines inward, because the needlenose pliers just weren't doing it.

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by Anonymous on October 20, 2012

Works great on 2011 Honda Element had rekeyed for $20 nice to have just one key. No teather no problem since it has a holder for the cap.

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by Anonymous on July 27, 2012

I just got my gas cap and had it re-keyed for 25. Now I only have one key for the ignition and gas cap. I am using it on 2012 Honda Fit.

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by Tony on December 15, 2011

Needs a tether! Otherwise, great addition.

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by Anonymous on August 12, 2012

I had the gas cap for over a month now on my 2012 Fit no check engine light so far. It works, call some small Lock and Key service that is how I got my gas cap re-keyed. I highly recommend it.

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by Anonymous on August 27, 2012

I have a 2013 Honda fit. Same as the older models, no lock on the gas cap. Has anyone tried this gas cap on this model?

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