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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: 88,039 mi (53,735 mi - 141,000 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, , 66,000 mi

    needs a new fuel filler neck

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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, , 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,

    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, , 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, , 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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