Problem Description and Possible Solution
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
Problem DataRepairPal Verified
Average mileage: 105,000 (54,000–156,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: Gasoline
15 model years affected: 1996
, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
18 people reported this problem
On vacation in Florida, 1200 miles from home. Check engine light illuminates and I was lucky enough to be in an area where there was a dealer who stayed open later in the evening. The gentleman at the entry gate ran the code and it came back as a gas cap failure. Purchased and installed new cap and dealer reset computer. This seemed to be a cheap and easy fix. Approximately 800 miles into my return trip I recieved the same code via On-Star. I have replaced the cap 3 times with OEM equipment. Problem still exists. No problems with performance but I live in an area that requires emission inspections and now the code returns before the 100 mile requirement for the state regualated equipment will allow my inspection.