Check Engine Light Due to Failed EVAP Canister Vent Valve on Nissan Frontier

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a defective charcoal canister vent control valve. The charcoal canister is a component in the Evaporative emissions (EVAP) system.  Our technicians tell us a failed vent valve will require replacement.

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Average mileage: 69,570 (10,000–180,000)
10 model years affected: 1998, 2001, 2004, 2005, more2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
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service light came on at 16400 miles- couldn't gas truck except very slowly- trickle, stop, trickle-- truck still under the 3 yr warranty. Service Center said vent control valve clogged with dust, just over $600 for part and labor since that part wasn't covered by warranty. I'm still driving it, go to a local station with old style pump or use a portable container to transfer gas from pump to truck. Nissan did design a new part. Can the old part be replaced by local human mechanic or does a computer have to be involved?
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"Service Engine Soon" light came on. Following instructions to "check gas cap, etc.", I took vehicle to dealer who said that the "flap" in the evaporative canister purge control valve was stuck open. Estimated repair cost w/labor was $221.00.
I purchased my 2008 Nissan Frontier 4.0 new/used. Went down the street to fill it up, 10 seconds after I started filling I heard a gurgling sound. Putting my head closer to the tank to determine what the noise was not the smartest choice, I managed to pull it out of the way just in time to keep from getting the side of my head soaked in gasoline. The purge valve I had shorted and stuck closed. Thus giving the vapors from fill up and or driving no where to go but up and out the filler neck. NOT COOL ! ! I temporarily solved this problem by disconnecting the valve from the tank (OK for temporary but not forever) this enabled me to be able to fuel without back pressure. I purchased a new 911-503 Vapor Canister Purge Valve on eBay for about $50 shipped and installed it in about 3 min. Now I need the check engine code reset, boo hoo.
check engine soon light came on. took to dealer and they ordered charcoal canister and vent valve
Check engine service soon light on error code P1441
replaced solenoid valve at ~50,000m and now have the same problem at 114,000m. Getting tired of the same "pricey" fix. It's too bad that you can't even drive a P/U on a dirt rd.
Check engine light came on and I was told I needed an upgrade on the cannister under the bed and over the axle. I paid over $700 for this so called upgrade, and was told in the future all I had to do was have a filter replaced. A year or less later the light came on again. Service said they knew nothing about a filter replacement, they cleaned it and said I should come in annually to have it cleaned. Now this light is on again and I want this fixed! We will see what the Dealer has to say this time when I go in?
Light on and giving evap code.
To continue my saga with Evap Valve. Contacted Dealer and was informed that because my upgrade is now showing up with check engine light, my upgrade is most likely ruined and I only have to spend another $745 to purchase another upgrade and this time a replaceable filter is actually available with this upgrade and in the future I will be able to buy the inline filter that goes with it for $76 and rcommend because I live on a dirt road they want me to replace this filter every 6 mo. (or every other oil change) you can expect to add additional $76 to replace filter, in order to stay ahead of the engine warning light! This is their fix, if you call it that.To me that is too much to expect, so the warning is if you live or travel on dirt roads, this rig is not for you!Vern
Service engine light came on. Checked manual and gas cap was not on tightly. Took it to Nissan dealer and they attached it to be diagnosed. A day later it came back on. Took it back to dealer and they said it was the vent control valve.
where is it located on the car ????
These yahoos (at nissan dealership) have tried to fix this problem at least on eight separate occasions. I live off a gravel road and lame story I heard was that Nissan doesn't make their trucks for off-road or gravel roads. Then I asked why they even build a 4x4 then? I'm sure I'm not the only Nissan truck owner who has to drive a gravel road or takes it off road. Majority of my commute to work is a four mile gravel road, followed by 10 miles of State Highway. It's not that bad. Supposedly the sensor is in near the back of the truck where it should be in front near the air filter. Not sure if that is really true or not. This last time, they are ordering a more rugged sensor (not off general assembly line at factory) and are going to move the sensor forward towards the front of the truck. this problem is a major design flaw on Nissan's part. They should be responsible for making it right.
Also at 114000 / 172000/ 201000 KM. Service engine light comes on, dealer checks codes & light goes out. 2-3 days later check light on again. Dealer then replaces Canister (P/N. 14950-EA20B) & Valve (P/N. 14935JF00B0 Explanation is that this happens because some of my driving is on gravel roads.
Check lights 1448 1441
2001 Nissan Frontier125,000
evap code large leak cannot seem to find the problem
Service Engine soon. 2009 Nissan Frontier SE. Went to dealer. Replaced vent control valve and cleared codes. Light came back on within 30 miles. Went back to dealer, cleared codes, drove for about 70 miles, light back on. Truck in dealer's shop again. For $$$$ north of 300.00, I want the PROBLEM FIXED! Otherwise truck runs and drives like new, no issues, just the stupid light. If you can't fix...........just say so. This is the same dealer that can not tell me how to wire the truck for trailer tail lights.
code P0448 and P0455
engine light on
Check engine light came on and was told by advance its evap code. Not sure what to replace.
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