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Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue on Chevrolet Colorado

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 83,538 (10,000–155,000)
7 model years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, more2008, 2009, 2010
48 people reported this problem
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cant seem to stop the light from coming on after three gas caps newly replaced. anyone have a fix
fuel cap light on, and check engine light on. Replaced gas cap twice, still does it.ANNOYING!!!!
The check engine light on my 2005 Chevy Colorado kept coming on. I took it to a garage and had them hook it up to their computer. they told me it was due to my gas cap.
This has happened and i replaced the gas cap twice! Yes, the CEL went off BUT NOW back on, had the shop hook it up and test. It is caused by a BAD PCM! The comp. bad causing all kinds of electrical issues such as the rear light out, blinkers would work then randomly not. The heater and ac work n not work when ever it felt like it, and the CEL and gas cap notice on dash. The shop stated Colorado are known for electrical issues and it seems as if everyone is working around the issue and never actualy get the problem and it re-occurs after time and it is the PCM causing mis reads and missfires on codes and all electrical issues.
THE GAS CAP DID NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM .
Engine code, replaced gas cap, and @j 60,000 engine light came back on send bad gas tank vent valve
The fan for the heat a/c quiets working at regular intervals. The resistor pack has been replaced and the wiring harness has been repaired, but the problem is still there.
same as noted not fixed yet
Check engine light came on. Took it into the mechanic ran some tests found it was the gas cap. Bought a new one and have had no other problems with it since. At least no more problems with the gas cap.
Gas Cap every year or so no reason just goes bad. Chevy has no solution other than replace it. I am original owner with 150K miles
Gas cap within the first 100K chevy dealer replaced it for free. 4 times

Dash lights dim out to nothing then come back on after a few minutes. Have no reason why
Happened twice. reset gas cap and now I make sure it clicks two times.
My light just went on again after a couple of gas caps, the last time I just changed around the gaskets on the cap and it seemed to work for years. Going to try it again today if it's not too cold outside, don't want to crack the gasket. It is winter here in MA and it's been very cold when the light went on. Could be the gasket just shrunk due to the cold and is thinner now, physics will slap you around every now and then.
I have receipts for purchasing four gas caps for this reason.. Come on Chevrolet, want us to buy local, but we can get better equipment next time since you messed up so badly on these same things.....
need to replace the gas cap every two years
Check gas cap message, failed inspection twice
check engine light comes on. problem could not be found. persisted for approximately 3 years. judy took it in for another look and they, the dealer, found that there is a hole in the gas tank. i was told that i needed to change the gas tank. Prior to this, i has the gas cap replaced 4 times, the gas line to gas tank replaced and everything else up to the tank replaced just last year. from the gas cap to the gas tank is all new, less than two years old.
check engine light on. replaced cap and went off for a few months. back on again.
Check engine light came on, replaced gas cap, fixed problem.
I have had the same problem.. replaced the cap twice. 2nd time from dealership. They (dealership parts man) told me what ever the problem was it would hurt anything to ignore it
Replaced the cap, seems to have fixed the issue... For now.