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Saturn Vue Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

Saturn Vue Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Average Mileage: 85,706 mi (23,000 mi - 165,000 mi)


A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate. At this time, RepairPal cannot confirm a recall for this gas cap issue.

  • Visitor, , 104,200 mi

    check engine light comes on about every 10,000 miles, i'm on the 4th gas cap - is there anything else that can be adjusted?

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    Same issue. Also have problems filling tank with gas; backs up like it's full when it's not.

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  • Visitor, , 70,000 mi

    Mechanic at the shop says it is "vapor lock" due to a loose fitting gas cap that trips the sensor. I have to have the stupid light reset every 3,000 miles when I have my oil changed.

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  •  Rookie

    Yes, the gas cap will cause the light to come on. Replace it when you get the light to see if that is the problem.

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  • Visitor, , 50,000 mi

    Check engine light has been on due to emission system. Unable to find solution

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  • Visitor, , 101,000 mi

    My check engine light would come on also because of the gas cap, but by replace the cap it stopped.

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  • Visitor, , 124,000 mi

    I have had the gas cap issue come and go thru out the life of my car,i have probably bought more gas caps than anyone in the usa.

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  • Visitor, , 72,000 mi

    code p0449 or p0455 show up

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  • Visitor, , 89,000 mi

    Same for me. Have replaced gas cap twice, (I had to have it replaced a few months after I bought the car NE) and now the gas cap is loose again. What angers me is that I have to pay $80.00 to come in and have then hook the car up to the computer to see what the "service engine soon" light is on for!

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  • Visitor, , 122,000 mi

    I have tried multiple gas caps and all seem to set of the light within months. I have tried clicking the cap a certain number of times; my repair shop has used graphite thinking it was maybe dings in the inside of the cap area; and nothing seems to work. any help would be much appreciated! It is soooooo frustrating.

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