I have no such button or sensors. But it would still require having the door unlocked while I’m not in clear sight of it. It only takes a second for someone waiting to snatch something.Kind of a double-edged sword here...a locking fuel cover is very desirable but at the same time, having it tied to the vehicle locking system (logical and functional) presents a potential security issue for some folks in some situations. Do remember you can re-lock the vehicle with the small button on the tailgate or the sensor on the passenger door, both of which are very close to the two positions folks might stand while fueling. No need to fob the fob for that as long as it's on your person. Figure out what works for you and make it an automatic habit.
Possibly it depends on the kind of neighborhood/town/city where you have to get your gas, perhaps the time of day you have to do your driving, etc.Living in NJ I had no idea gas station robberies were a big thing, this is unfortunate! For some reason we can't be trusted to pump our own gas here (good when the weather sucks, not so good when you're in a hurry) so it's something I never really considered, but is good to know when traveling out of state.
Shakespeare said: “much ado about nothing”.The gas filler on the passenger side is normally just a nuisance but with recent gas shortage lines it is dangerous. When you get in line and get to pump you have to turn around to get filler on correct side for pump. 99% of other cars have filler on drivers side.
I’m sorry, I don’t mean to be rude, but I would be embarrassed to post something like this. How long have you been driving cars?The gas filler on the passenger side is normally just a nuisance but with recent gas shortage lines it is dangerous. When you get in line and get to pump you have to turn around to get filler on correct side for pump. 99% of other cars have filler on drivers side.
Saab put the ignition switch in the center console in order to lessen the chance of keys causing a knee injury in the event of an accident.Interesting. When I had a SAAB (about 1977-81) I read somewhere that the ignition switch was between the seats so that if the driver were disabled all of a sudden (like heart attack) the passenger could turn the car off. Also, the hood opened from the back, presumable to prevent the hood from flying up if it was not latched fully. (That happened to me in the left lane of the Sawmill River Parkway in my father's Ford Falcon after a mechanic did not close the hood properly-the good news is that I did not get hit from behind crossing to the right shoulder and I was able to bend the hood enough to continue my trip).
The gas filler on the passenger side is normally just a nuisance but with recent gas shortage lines it is dangerous. When you get in line and get to pump you have to turn around to get filler on correct side for pump. 99% of other cars have filler on drivers side.
People do get hurt due to gas cap being on the drivers side, pretty sure it was on the FB version of this group someone told how their friend was creamed by a car while they filled up on the drivers side, no they werent standing in the road. I'm female btw and have never felt unsafe because of filling up my car from the passenger side. Just as easy to jump in the back seat and close/lock the door when seeing anyone shady. And if you leave your car filling up while you sit in side where I live, be prepared for someone to try and fill their own car coz you looked down for a second or two. I've also been near missed a few times while filling up a rental car in a gas station on the drivers side and having to stretch the hose over the car.I suspect that the majority of these posts are from men. It truly is a safety factor for me. I drive all over the country and in many of "shady" larger cities areas, or small one-station towns in the middle of nowhere, I am not comfortable getting out and walking around to the passenger side of the vehicle. On the driver's side, you are able to have a clear view of people approaching. And yes, this has happened to me on more than one occasion. Unpleasant people making unpleasant or threatening comments. Also, If you live in a cold/freezing area, it's a pain to walk around your car, begin to filll, walk back to get inside to stay warm and wait, then walk back to return nozzle to pump. Anyone who lives in MN can verify this. And last, I have never, ever, heard of anyone getting injured or killed while filling from the drivers side on a road. It's logical, but are these really contributed to filling a tank, or just ignorant people standing near the driver's side? Clarify study.