Gas Flap

The silver flap that closes the fuel filler neck on my 2007 Ford Focus appears to have broken off and fell into the gas tank. What are the consequences? I have driven the car for two tank fills and have not encountered any problems. Will I need to be concerned in the future?

Assuming you’re not having trouble filling the tank I don’t think there will be any consequences. The little flap will lie harmlessly on the bottom of the tank.

Are sure the flap was ever there? I have recently seen cars that don’t have them.

If you aren’t sure whether or not it was there in the first place, take a look at another Focus to see if it has one.