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.
Car Problem Reports
Honda CR-V Check Engine Light on Due to Binding Fuel Cap
Honda CR-V Problem
Average Mileage: 88,039 mi (53,735 mi - 141,000 mi)
Visitor, 2004 Honda CR-V, 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?...
Visitor, 2003 Honda CR-V, 66,000 mi
needs a new fuel filler neck
Visitor, 2000 Honda CR-V, 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.
Visitor, 2003 Honda CR-V, 75,000 mi
No solution, same issue
Visitor, 2002 Honda CR-V, 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.
Visitor, 2002 Honda CR-V, 141,000 mi
Engine light comes on all the time. Always loose gas cap. Re tighten and light goes out 24 hours later
Visitor, 2003 Honda CR-V
replaced gas cap with new one, light evetually went out