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Honda CR-V Check Engine Light on Due to Binding Fuel Cap

Honda CR-V Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Average Mileage: 97,803 mi (53,735 mi - 175,000 mi)


A binding fuel filler cap can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Our technicians tell us this can be caused by a problem with the fuel filler neck which may require replacement.

  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    I tighten the fuel cap down good and snug at fill up. Once I hit about half a tank the light goes on again..Take off cap, reinstall and tighten and the light goes out. It must be a pressure drop in the system causing this. Is there any place I should look to find the leak?...

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  • Visitor,

    My check engine light will not go off and the reason is to check the fuel cap. I have replaced
    and tightened this cap numerous times. Now and alert (where my mileage shows) consistently
    says "check fuel cap". Whats up!!

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  • Visitor, , 66,000 mi

    needs a new fuel filler neck

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  • Visitor, , 141,000 mi

    Engine light comes on all the time. Always loose gas cap. Re tighten and light goes out 24 hours later

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  • Visitor, , 53,735 mi

    Gas cap binds and will not seal causing "check engine" lite to illuminate.
    Purchased a new gas cap - did not fix problem, still binding. Notified Superstition Springs Honda in Mesa, AZ of the problem - they had no recommendation for a fix. Problem still not fixed 3 years later - spraying with WD-40 or equivalent helps temporarily. Current mileage is 82,214. Honda should issue a recall for this problem.

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  • Visitor, , 79,000 mi

    P1456 code readout on OBD reader. I noticed that the small, recessed black rubber gasket in the filler cap has a small split at one point. This is probably destroying the pressure seal. At any rate, I'm going to replace the cap. Nothing wrong with the filler neck, its clean and no burrs. I suspect others may have the same issue?

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  • Visitor, , 127,500 mi

    Every time the check engine light comes on, it turns out to be the gas cap issue. I haven't fixed it and I ignore the light unless I experience some other symptoms or I am at the oil change place that reads the code for free.

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  • Visitor, , 175,000 mi

    First time problem occurred was at 60K. Dealer replaced fill pipe neck. Said was defective. Have had this problem off and on since.

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    No solution, same issue

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  • Visitor,

    replaced gas cap with new one, light evetually went out

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