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.