Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue on Chevrolet Suburban 1500

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

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Average mileage: 109,612 (42,000–198,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: Gasoline
15 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
41 people reported this problem
9 people shared problem details
After repeatedly getting a Check Engine light after fueling, I took it to a dealership who informed me that the code that showed up when they hooked it up said that I needed a new gas cap. Well, I paid the big $$ there for the cap and a couple weeks later it came on Again!! This time I took it to my normal oil & tire guy who let me in on the real issue (in my case at least!) I hadn't been tightening the fuel cap enough "clicks"!! I might stop at 2-3 & he said turn til you hear at least 10! Otherwise the vehicle senses that as a "leak" in the fuel system, be it fuel or air/compression. This happens quite often in many other makes/models too! Hope this helps someone!
The 'Tighten Gas Gap' came across monitor 2 days ago. I tightened gas gap. The monitor reading went away. This morning, the 'Tighten Gas Cap' came up on my monitor reading again. I turned car off for 1-1/2 - 2 hrs.. When I got back in car, started it up, while driving, the engine light came on. Panicking ..... Called a friend for a car repair persons name & they suggested I google the problem. I did. Yippee!! I found this is a 'problem' w/ this make and model year 2004 Suburban. I tighten the gas cap really, really hard & the engine light is no longer on. Thank you! Thank you! for those who've reported the same challenge.
Check engine light came on and would not go off. Repairmen checked vehicle w/instrument and item was corrected
Check gas cap light came on, then check engine light came on and stayed on. Code showed gas cap was bad, replaced and problem was still there. Examined entire sytem for pressure leak and found that the fuel pressure sending unit and gasket was bad. Replaced. problem solved.
Check engine light is still on. Just replaced gas cap.
Check Engine Light due to emissions issue that sounds like this one. Tech ran OBD2 scanner on it and found the code related to a fuel system emissions problem. Gas Cap is suspected.
This occurred occasionally at first and then more frequently. About 40,000 miles it never went off. I had the system tested and was told there is a seal leaking at the TOP of my gas tank. Due to the cost of labor, this will be a repair close to $600.
Check engine light stayed on and once the cap was replaced, it stopped.
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