Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue on Chevrolet Impala

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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Average mileage: 88,610 (23,000–181,000)
12 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
109 people reported this problem
45 people shared problem details
I kept getting the check engine light and tighten gas cap. Paid dealership (almost $200 including labor) for a new gas cap. Now almost a year later getting same check engine light and tighten gas cap. This time they're saying I need to replace evap vent solenoid for $130. It seems like a lot of the issues with this car are the same. GM should step up and solve them.
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Engine light comes on, reads large emissions leak, replaced gas cap.
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Check engine light is on. It says check gas cap, However gas cap is tight.
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3rd time in 7 months the check engine light came on and dealer keeps telling me the gas cap isn't on tight enough. i'm soooo sorry i bought this car!
2006 Chevrolet Impala110,000
Same issue, worn gas cap allowing air in the tank and check engine light. Bought a new cap and fixed the issue. 50,000 miles later still no re-occurrence.
Same issue, same story, paid for the most expensive gas cap they could find!
engine light on; replaced gascap...one of many issues with this car...
2006 Chevrolet Impala114,000
Replaced gas cap; still have problem.
Check engine light illuminated due to gas cap issue. Replaced cap. Check engine light still on
2008 Chevrolet Impala100,000
engine light came one whenever I got gas, replaced cap and it was fine for two years, now it has started again.
2006 Chevrolet Impala131,000
had to buy a gas cap from chevy dealership because of tighten gas cap indication
reports gas cap, replaced but keeps repeating. paying 100 dollars each time for poor service. weather, raining it comes back. Three gas caps later it still comes back? Help.
loose gas cap keeps causing check engine light
Clean off the inside of the gas cap with WD40. After I got all of this dirt out, the "Tighten Gas Cap" error never came back up. Air must have been getting into the system and reducing the vacuum pressure for the gas going to the engine.
check engine light came on due to faulty gas cap.
engine light came on . we took the car to have it checked and were told the gas cap was faulty! REALLY?
have replaced the gas cap 3 x at different intervals so far.
Gas cap won't tighten
Engine light on and every single time I get gas it hesitate to start
2012 Chevrolet Impala160,000
Same issue. Bought new gas cap...new cap won't tighten either...same issue and check engine light. GM needs to fix!
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