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Pontiac Vibe Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

 
Pontiac Vibe Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 113,067 mi (44,000 mi - 165,000 mi)

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

  • gas cap purchase worked

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  • , , 97,000 mi

    check engine light came on, I took it to Asian Auto in Savannah, GA. They told me about the gas cap problem, but also said I needed a transmision flush. The cost for this was 350.00. Looking at this site, makes me feel that this was really high. Any input?

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  • , , 100,500 mi

    Replaced gas cap -- but light came back on after 50 miles or so. Mechanic said the only possible fix now was to replace the gas pipe for $400. I don't think so.

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    I have had the same problem so my mechanic suggested a new gas cap. That was this past March. The check engine light was off all summer then as soon as it became cold again (the day after Halloween) the light came back on and has been on since. My mechanic gave up on it. Told me he had done everything he knew to do and I would have to take it to the dealer.

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  • , , 165,000 mi

    replaced Vapor canister #CP3192

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  • , , 81,000 mi

    All of a sudden check engine light came on and don't know why

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  • , , 130,000 mi

    I reported this problem earlier. It's now a year later and the engine light still goes on and stays on. I took it into a General Motors dealer in December 2014 and all they did was tell me why it went on. They apparently have no clue why it stays on or comes on so frequently. The light stayed off about a week and went back on. It has been on most of this winter. I am trying to ignore it. My next step is to take it to a Toyota dealer and see if they know any more about it than the GM dealer did. I would also like to say that my gas cap and part of the fuel line was replaced in 2014, as was a part that dealt with emissions. The mechanic said the code pointed to that part being defective but replacing it did not fix the problem. I spent about $1,000 during January, Feb., and March of 2014 but I still have the problem.

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  • , , 125,000 mi

    What solutions did anyone find to the engine light problem?

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  • Well the lights don't work the way you like them to so we have to keep them on a certain way in order for they to work right, and the radio lights are bad as well, this all accured about five years after we purchased the car.

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  • , , 150,000 mi

    happens constantly and keeps on happening!

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