The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an evaporative emission (EVAP) system fault. Our technicians tell us these EVAP system faults can be difficult to diagnose but it is not uncommon to find a failed charcoal canister or a loose or worn gas cap.
Car Problem Reports
Toyota Echo Check Engine Light Due to EVAP System
Toyota Echo Problem
Average Mileage: 111,887 mi (99,655 mi - 153,333 mi)
Visitor, 2001 Toyota Echo, 99,655 mi
PO 0440- REPLACED CRACKED HOSE JUSTED AFTER EVAP PURGE VALVE NEAR ENGINE
Visitor, 2003 Toyota Echo, 101,500 mi
lights been on for a while but I just got it checked because i need regd and smogged here in NV. What a pain ! Gotta get it fixed before i get pulled over again cause they wont register my car with a check engine light problem here.
Visitor, 2001 Toyota Echo, 100,000 mi
crack in rubber hose atfer evap valve by air cleaner /sometimes did not set code but would not go into readly-ness mode so i could to to smog station
Visitor, 2004 Toyota Echo, 104,950 mi
Mechanic thought it was the evap in the engine and replaced a small part. Reset and the light came on within a day.
He ran the diagnostic again and sent it for a smoke test.
Came back that it needs a charcoal cannister. They don't do it in aftermarket so the part is going to run about $300 on its own, plus the smoke test plus installation etc.
I also need a ball joint replaced so I'm looking at about $1000! (BRUTAL)