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2008 Lexus RX400h Question: check engine light and gas cap?

 

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mita, Pearl, MS, November 06, 2012, 08:44
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my way to work this morning, the check engine light came up. Lexus dealership said the gas cap is not sealing properly that is the reason the light came up and i need to order a new cap. this car has only 35000 miles and gas cap looks new, is this a real problem? do i need a new cap?

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    goodguy November 06, 2012, 11:49
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    I cant say for sure but the gas cap is a common problem

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    globalhelper November 06, 2012, 12:56
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    go to auto zone and have codes scanned for free and post so we can adv

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    your.mechanic November 06, 2012, 20:42
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    Mita, the dealership told you that the gas cap is not sealing properly, why don't you just order that cap?

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    ziptie12 November 07, 2012, 08:22
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    Looks can be deceiving , especially when the valving in a gas cap is not easily visible. The round o-ring you see is often not the part that leaks. IF they are set-up for emissions testing , then they should have equipment to test and verify gas cap failure........Maybe not enough fiber in cars diet??

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