Car Problem Reports
Toyota Camry Check Engine Light Due to Failed EVAP Purge Control Valve
Toyota Camry Problem
Average Mileage: 131,906 mi (15,000 mi - 249,000 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.
Codes po441+446.I got these codes one day right after filling up.
Visitor, 2003 Toyota Camry, 203,000 mi
Evaporation canister valve-engine light on
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, 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, 2007 Toyota Camry, 175,000 mi
Toyota Said they'd fix the purge valve, $200 later... Light came back on the same evening.
Visitor, 2000 Toyota Camry, 153,000 mi
check engine sign may be evap purge valve
Visitor, 2002 Toyota Camry, 85,000 mi
Problem code p0440
Visitor, 2008 Toyota Camry, 80,000 mi
Bad purge valve