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Check Engine Light Due to Failed EVAP Canister Vent Valve on Nissan Maxima

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a defective charcoal canister vent control valve. The charcoal canister is a component in the Evaporative emissions (EVAP) system.  Our technicians tell us a failed vent valve will require replacement.

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Nissan Maxima Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 129,979 (64,200–200,000)
5 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2008, more2009
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Service Engine Soon light came on while driving and went off about 90 miles later. Nissan dealership said it needs an Evaporative Vent Control Valve and at cost of $468.00. Is this price correct and if so are there other companies that can replace it for a lower price? How long can I continue to drive it and what are the possible problems that can result from it?