Check Engine Light Due to EVAP System Fault on Toyota Matrix

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.

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Average mileage: 117,529 (46,000–211,320)
8 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, more2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
26 people reported this problem
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2003 Toyota Matrix145,000
Whenever I would gas up, the light would come on and stay on for the first half of the tank..then go off. I failed an inspection because of it. I paid more than $400 to two garages and never got the problem fixed...finally registered the car in Florida and I don't need an inspection.
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I have this same problem. It does go away after a while. But it seems to happen when the humdidity is high
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2004 Toyota Matrix199,000
check engine ligth on code#po441
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2009 Toyota Matrix90,000
emission garbage poorly designed- Toyota not my fav. anymore- shame on you toyota!
2005 Toyota Matrix102,000
I have an evap code.and a strong smell of gas from time to time and even a leak from the top side of the tank when filled all the way. I can seem to find where it is coming from though.
I have very upset. I have a 2006 Toyota Matrix. I had to take it in for repair/examination due to check engine light. Keep in mind I had to take it in to Toyota dealer several years back on a recall matter and the check engine light was on at that time. The codes with regards to the check engine light are as follows: P0741-torque converter solenoid likned to transmission and also P0171-system to lean bank one code. I was told when I took it to a Toyota dealer with online documentation with regards to both codes that they could not take care of it. I am not dealing with a shop and of course they want an arm and a leg in terms of payment. The shop gave me 3 different fees amounts $1100, 1600, 1400. If I merely just replace the torque converter that will cost $1100.00 and the paperwork stated, "this is possibly the problem," that is after a fee of $120.00 to per their add properly diagnoise the transmission problem. At this point I had to get my boyfriend involved. The conversation ended with me having to go with a rebuilt transmission becaues the transmission "may" go out not will. I point all fingers back at Toyota. There is a host of complaints online about transmission problems with no prior notification being given to customers. From this bad experience I will say 100% for sure I will never buy a Toyota again. Its sad they have a host of these problems online yet they wont own up as a business.
2004 Toyota Matrix211,320
o2 sensor problem
2005 Toyota Matrix77,500
$500. parts and labor
engine light came on. dealer said it was from loose gas cap.
2004 Toyota Matrix46,000
check engine light came on; Toyota replaced the gas cap and then told me the 'sleeve' from the cap to the gas tank needed to be replaced ($1200); they said it is a problem with 2004 Matrix's but since I had the repair in 2010 I was out of warranty##**!
i dont know if its the evap system however my car trys to stall and looses power for a couple of seconds..after that..runs great
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