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Saturn SL2 Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

Saturn SL2 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Average Mileage: 98,860 mi (29,157 mi - 150,000 mi)


Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

  • Visitor,

    I've had this problem for more than a year, and have had the gas cap changed, and it still happens off and on.

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  • Visitor, , 108,000 mi

    check engine randomly comes on and goes off since September, now I am having problems getting the gas cap off. Code that comes up is cylinder 1 misfire.

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  • Visitor,

    If gas cap isn't screwed on tightly, Check Engine light will come on after a few times. After correcting problem, it takes several more good trips (far enough to heat engine) before it goes out.

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  • tm4ever, , 141,000 mi

    New Gas cap

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  • Visitor, , 105,006 mi

    I've had this problem twice since I've owned this car (6 months). The first time it just went away on its own after reading a "small evap leak" check engine light code. Light came on again just 3 days ago... hoping it will just go away on its own again.

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