Park Avenue

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue on Buick Park Avenue

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 108,444 (60,000–175,000)
10 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
27 people reported this problem
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Car drove fine, but Service Engine light was on. Had it checked out and was told of a small air leak and gas caps loose their seal after a while. Got a new gas cap and the light went out.
440 code showing as problem and after resetting/clearing code engine light always comes back on. Replaced fuel cap. Still coming on. Smoke tested car and replaced sensor...still comes on.
Very difficult getting the gas cap off. I have to kind of pry it off with my fingers in back and forth sort of motion. Bought the car used about 1 1/2 yrs. ago, worked fine for a week or so. Have not fixed it but would give it a try myself if you have suggestions?!
Check engine light came on and I took the car to repair shop. Mechanic kept the car for one day and told me that he had identified the problem as an ill-fitting gas cap. He replaced the gas cap because he said that it was worn and not fitting tightly enough and he said that was causing the engine light to go on. That sounded like repair shop voodoo to my husband, but amazingly the new gas cap solved the problem.