Car Problem Reports
Toyota Camry Check Engine Light Due to Failed EVAP Purge Control Valve
Toyota Camry Problem
Average Mileage: 139,428 mi (15,000 mi - 276,400 mi)
Visitor, 1998 Toyota Camry, 107,500 mi
Same problem here since 2010 please see this web site for the problem on many 98 Camrys built before Feb 28 of 1998 when Toyota fixed the problem with improved part (s)
Toyota lost a suit filed by the US EPA that may cover your car. see also the link below.
Visitor, 2003 Toyota Camry, 203,000 mi
Evaporation canister valve-engine light on
Codes po441+446.I got these codes one day right after filling up.
Visitor, 1998 Toyota Camry, 120,000 mi
still running with p0441 code 1998 v6 Camry....code came on at 120K...now has 146K passed California smog by cleaning the purge valve and IAC...engine light went away but came back on again....sounds like a badly engineered evap system...ive hear people replacing full charcoal canister, evap valvs still problem comes back again...had three Camry 96, 98, 97...all had emission issues that are difficult to diagnose...even by dealer...won't buy Toyota again..
Visitor, 1998 Toyota Camry, 75,000 mi
Maybe 2 times a year the Check Engine light will come on and the code is related to the EVAP system. Just reset the Check Engine and it goes away for the next 5 - 6 months.
Visitor, 1999 Toyota Camry, 170,600 mi
Light on and I failed the smog test even though the emissions were normal or better, but the purg valve had failed.
Visitor, 2002 Toyota Camry, 125,343 mi
haven't fixed it yet, but check engine light is on and code shows error in the evap system. Car seems to run just fine with the error, but even clearing the code, it came back next time i started the car.
Visitor, 1999 Toyota Camry, 200,901 mi
Check engine light on and off. Changed gas cap 3 x in one month because mechanic advised me to but three weeks later check engine light turns on again.
Visitor, 2000 Toyota Camry, 276,400 mi
Check engine light came on; canister valve was diagnosed to be not working properly - sticking. Mechanic closed valve and replaced gas cap. Within a couple of weeks check engine light came back on. Canister - closed valve part of evap canister. Light came back on some weeks later and has been on and off for past couple of months. New problem: engine seems to stumble (like not getting consistent flow of gas or engine missing) at cruising speed - not consistently.
Visitor, 2007 Toyota Camry, 63,000 mi
check engine light came on coded out as evap canister