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Christopher Bruce2012-05-16 17:35:28

Ford Cap-Less Fuel Filler Also Prevents Fuel Theft

The system uses no cap like a conventional fuel filler. Instead, there are two spring-loaded latches

Sometimes in life there are just happy accidents. Ford'sFordFordUnited States of America, 1903 > present92 models
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Easy Fuel cap-less fuel filler system found on the FiestaFiesta Gen.6Ford Fiesta Gen.6United States of America, 2008 > 2017210 versions
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, FocusFocus Gen.3 [III]Ford Focus Gen.3 [III]United States of America, 2012 > present10 versions
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and MondeoMondeo Gen.4Ford Mondeo Gen.4United Kingdom, 2007 > 2013285 versions
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has been shown to prevent fuel thefts. The system was originally designed to prevent people putting the wrong fuel in their car. 

The Easy Fuel system works with two spring-loaded latches in the fuel filler that only move when a normal fuel pump is inserted. When the car is locked, the latches are also locked preventing a siphoning hose from going into the fuel tank. The latches are different on diesel- and petrol-fueled cars to only allow the correct pump in. 

Fuel theft in the UK is up 25% in the past year to 4,500 cases due mostly to the higher cost of diesel and petrol. 

“Our novel Easy Fuel feature ensures that Ford owners put the right fuel in their car. Another customer benefit is that it acts as a deterrent by slowing down the fuel thief," said Andy Barratt, Ford Britain sales director. 


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But what if you run out of gas, and you need to fill up via a canister? This system won't accept the canister noozle, no?
18.05.2012 @ 13:22


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