Your next car could be missing something

January 17, 2008 5:30:09 AM PST
There could be something missing on your next car -- the gas cap. Ford is showing off the 2009 F-150 pickup at the Detroit auto show -- sans cap. The company is making good on a promise to eventually get rid of the pesky gas caps on its entire line. Ford engineer Matt O'Leary says everyone who drives hates gas caps. Ford is building on its NASCAR racing experience with the new capless system. A spring-loaded flap inside the filler tube automatically retracts when the gas nozzle is inserted.

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