Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue on Buick Park Avenue

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

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Average mileage: 109,500 (60,000–175,000)
10 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
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2001 Buick Park Avenue 175,000 mi,
Car drove fine, but Service Engine light was on. Had it checked out and was told of a small air leak and gas caps loose their seal after a while. Got a new gas cap and the light went out.
2001 Buick Park Avenue 70,000 mi,
440 code showing as problem and after resetting/clearing code engine light always comes back on. Replaced fuel cap. Still coming on. Smoke tested car and replaced sensor...still comes on.
2004 Buick Park Avenue 90,000 mi,
check eng. light came on. cleaned rust off of fill pipe cleand cap reset light no prob
2003 Buick Park Avenue 60,000 mi,
Fuel cap will not stay on.
2000 Buick Park Avenue 100,000 mi,
it's not fixed
2000 Buick Park Avenue 101,000 mi,
Check engine light came on and I took the car to repair shop. Mechanic kept the car for one day and told me that he had identified the problem as an ill-fitting gas cap. He replaced the gas cap because he said that it was worn and not fitting tightly enough and he said that was causing the engine light to go on. That sounded like repair shop voodoo to my husband, but amazingly the new gas cap solved the problem.