Hyundai Elantra Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Failing Canister Purge Valve on Hyundai Elantra

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A failing vapor canister purge valve may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. This valve is part of the evaporative (EVAP) emission control system.

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Average mileage: 115,342 (13,100–266,000)
12 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
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Started with trouble filling gas tank. Hose shutting off in the winter at the beginning of the fill kind of like in the summer when it is hot and there is vapor lock. Won't let me put in much more than 25-50 cents then cuts off. Repeats many times. Last time I held the nozzle up and in to the fill cap as far as it would go and that let it fill more. Then when I went back to the position it would be in for normal filling or "auto-filling" it choked again. After maybe 5-6 tank fills like this, the red engine light is now shining on my dash.
Check engine light came on. Shop replaced gas cap and found charcoal had escaped from canister and moved into lines. Cleaned out lines, replaced solenoid and charcoal canister. Light came on again after about 50 miles. Don't know what's wrong now, but car runs great, so for financial reasons I am going to wait to get it checked again. Won't be able to pass smog check if this light is on, though.
check engine light on for weeks showing code PO 443 changed vent control solonoid and still have light on, something to do with EVAP system, lost!
Car was hard to start after gas fillup. Looked it up online...common problem= purge valve. I replaced it and problem solved for 8000 miles. Then it happened again. Replaced valve=problem solved for 6000 miles. I just replaced it again. We will see how long this one lasts. Thank goodness for lifetime warranted parts.❇
MIL [Check engine light] illuminated on dash. Garage diagnosed as P0440, [generic code?] and found straps holding EVAP canister were rotted, allowing same to partially drop and disconnect. Reattached and reset codes. Within 2 weeks, MIL reactivated, and I purchased a scan tool, which now shows P0441 [manufacturers code] purge valve problem. Yet to be re-addressed by repairer, who is not a Hyundai dealership, but a licensed repair facility.
So my check engine light was on and then I change my alternator because that was bad and then my light went off . Then three days later as I'm driving to work my check engine light came back on, so I took it to Pep Boys and they were showing me the menufactoring code P0441 . And I googled it it's telling me that something is wrong with the EVAP vapor emissions system. And this has been told to me before, and I thought it was fixed when I changed the gas cap by buying a new one at the Hyundai dealership so I really don't know what could be wrong with my car now. But when I do try to get gas sometimes as I'm pumping, the gas pump shuts off and I have to keep pressing the nozzle for it to continue pumping gas into my car. Are used to have trouble starting my car after getting gas but when I had bought a brand-new gas cap and put on my car that problem with away. So now I don't know what could be wrong with the car if anybody has any suggestions let me know .
It won't let me continuously pump gas into my car. Make pressure in my tank. Replaced n problem solved
This problem has not been fixed. Cant afgord right now but mechanics sid ev cannister and purge valve is messed up causing gas to spill out when feuling. Potential fire hazard.kathyme2@
This part continually fails! has been replaced twice and now is needed again. Since it really doesn't affect the vehicle, dealer told us OK to not do it a 3rd time.
Filling the car takes a lot of time as the gas pump clicks off from the gas backing up in the fill tube.
check engine light came on took to auto zone and they said ccv. waiting for the part! should arrive in two days
Car failed to start twice over a 3 day period. Engine would turn but no ignition. On the fourth day the an orange "Check Engine" light came on with no other problem. Car still ran, idled normally, fuel usage seemed normal. Light did not extinguish even after turning car off. Took it into service and the valve had failed. Apparently it was the original.
Check engine light keeps coming on even after getting the code checked (autozone suggested it was the gas cap) so I replaced it and the dealer reset the code. A week later it came back in and after I gas up my car seems to have a delayed start or it won't start and I'll have to start it twice.
I bought the car in in 2005. Problem started by about 2008. When I fill the gas tank, my engine will run rough and cut out very frequently until gas level gets down to 3/4 tank. If I only fill it to 3/4 I will have no problems. Mechanic told me it was the purge valve. The part will only cost me about $40 at the parts store, but the shop will charge me $66 for the part and another $50 in labor! I have not yet replaced the valve. I just have to be careful not to fill the tank beyond 3/4 full, and that's how I have been driving for the past 8 years! I love the car, but I probably won't ever buy a Hyundai again!