Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Sonoma County Calif
Car: 2015 Outback 2.5i, purchased new Oct 2014
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
My fuel door has become a real problem. Unfortunately I'm past the B-to-B warranty so I'll have to bite this one.
As far as the failure goes, it's not a problem with the pin, the hinge seems to have a lot of float to it and the door is moved so far to the rear it binds in the body. It's to the point that it's as hard to close as it is to open. It binds before the inner boss of the door is close to the pin. If you watch the pin while someone uses the release lever, the pin fully retracts.