Check Engine Light Due to Failing Canister Purge Valve on Hyundai Elantra

A failing vapor canister purge valve may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. This valve is part of the evaporative (EVAP) emission control system.

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Average mileage: 114,051 (13,100–200,500)
10 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013
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2002 Hyundai Elantra 68,000 mi,
Check engine light came on. Shop replaced gas cap and found charcoal had escaped from canister and moved into lines. Cleaned out lines, replaced solenoid and charcoal canister. Light came on again after about 50 miles. Don't know what's wrong now, but car runs great, so for financial reasons I am going to wait to get it checked again. Won't be able to pass smog check if this light is on, though.
2007 Hyundai Elantra 94,000 mi,
Started with trouble filling gas tank. Hose shutting off in the winter at the beginning of the fill kind of like in the summer when it is hot and there is vapor lock. Won't let me put in much more than 25-50 cents then cuts off. Repeats many times. Last time I held the nozzle up and in to the fill cap as far as it would go and that let it fill more. Then when I went back to the position it would be in for normal filling or "auto-filling" it choked again. After maybe 5-6 tank fills like this, the red engine light is now shining on my dash.
check engine light on for weeks showing code PO 443 changed vent control solonoid and still have light on, something to do with EVAP system, lost!
2004 Hyundai Elantra 79,000 mi,
Check engine light comes on. diagnostic says failing canister purge valve.
2003 Hyundai Elantra 117,000 mi,
Car was hard to start after gas fillup. Looked it up online...common problem= purge valve. I replaced it and problem solved for 8000 miles. Then it happened again. Replaced valve=problem solved for 6000 miles. I just replaced it again. We will see how long this one lasts. Thank goodness for lifetime warranted parts.❇
2002 Hyundai Elantra 85,000 mi,
MIL [Check engine light] illuminated on dash. Garage diagnosed as P0440, [generic code?] and found straps holding EVAP canister were rotted, allowing same to partially drop and disconnect. Reattached and reset codes. Within 2 weeks, MIL reactivated, and I purchased a scan tool, which now shows P0441 [manufacturers code] purge valve problem. Yet to be re-addressed by repairer, who is not a Hyundai dealership, but a licensed repair facility.
2003 Hyundai Elantra 140,000 mi,
It won't let me continuously pump gas into my car. Make pressure in my tank. Replaced n problem solved
2007 Hyundai Elantra 130,000 mi,
Check engine light came on, car won't start right after filling up w fuel
2004 Hyundai Elantra 139,420 mi,
check engine light came on took to auto zone and they said ccv. waiting for the part! should arrive in two days
2000 Hyundai Elantra 135,000 mi,
This problem has not been fixed. Cant afgord right now but mechanics sid ev cannister and purge valve is messed up causing gas to spill out when feuling. Potential fire hazard.kathyme2@
2001 Hyundai Elantra 200,500 mi,
Evap caninister
Yup, got the same problem with the check engine light
2010 Hyundai Elantra 135,000 mi,
Need info on how to fix it
I bought the car in in 2005. Problem started by about 2008. When I fill the gas tank, my engine will run rough and cut out very frequently until gas level gets down to 3/4 tank. If I only fill it to 3/4 I will have no problems. Mechanic told me it was the purge valve. The part will only cost me about $40 at the parts store, but the shop will charge me $66 for the part and another $50 in labor! I have not yet replaced the valve. I just have to be careful not to fill the tank beyond 3/4 full, and that's how I have been driving for the past 8 years! I love the car, but I probably won't ever buy a Hyundai again!
2006 Hyundai Elantra 78,150 mi,
Engine light went on. Wouldn't go off. Ran it like that 4 days due to time constraint. Took it into the dealership because it is within 2 miles of home. They had it 2 an a half hours but found nothing. Took it back the next day so I could get a loaner. They had it for about 3 days and replaced the purge valve at: believe it or notL a whopping $482 for a part that costs around $40/-
2004 Hyundai Elantra 200,000 mi,
Unable to fill the fuel tank, it only allows 1 gal to be put into the tank. Air Compressor used to blow out the venting system. That didn't work, we will now be trying the Evap Charcoal vent canister...
This part continually fails! has been replaced twice and now is needed again. Since it really doesn't affect the vehicle, dealer told us OK to not do it a 3rd time.
Check engine light on
2000 Hyundai Elantra 150,000 mi,
Filling the car takes a lot of time as the gas pump clicks off from the gas backing up in the fill tube.