Is there a car hack that can save your life -- a secret button behind the flap covering the gas tank that can unlock the doors? No, that's not true: A video posted to a satire website claims to show a trick to help a woman who locked her keys in the car, but the secret button does not exist.
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This is what the post looked like on Facebook on May 14, 2021:
(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Fri May 14 20:46:52 2021 UTC)
The video is posted on the Facebook page Sarcasm but is not identified as a satire video. It opens with a woman trying to reach the keys locked in her car through a small gap in an open window. She is unsuccessful but a man stops to help her and reveals a secret button inside the gas tank area of the car that will unlock the doors in an emergency.
At 29 seconds the man says:
All cars have an emergency button ... you know where it is? The fuel pump."
He is unable to find a button near the nozzle hole but peels off what looks like masking tape from the inside of the gas cap hatch and finds a button that he presses that unlocks the doors of her car. This button does not really exist as standard equipment.
The Vitz, also known as a Yaris, does not have a papered-over secret button under the fuel door, as multiple images reveal here.