GMC Acadia Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue on GMC Acadia

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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GMC Acadia Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 66,600 (9,800–100,000)
7 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, more2011, 2012, 2014
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so far, the only thing being talked about with the service center is a diagnostic check for $95 to tell me what the issue is. then it will be on to parts and labor. come on GMC, you can do better!
Check engine light comes on. Replaced original gas cap with a locking gas cap, light turns off and stays off. Can't stand the locking gas cap. I removed the gasket on the original gas cap, turned it around and put it back on the cap. Put the original cap back on. Light stayed off for about a week. Then it came back on. Tried the locking cap again, light would not go out. Played around with the gasket on the original cap and got the light to go out again. I am now looking for an OEM cap to replace the original with.
Gas cap had not been properly tightened to "locked" position, unbeknownst to me. My check engine light came on, and my awesome mechanic figured out the gas cap was causing it (without charging me a dime).
So the check engine light and the service air bag light just comes and goes. I'm pretty sure it a computer problem with the car. GM wants $200 dollars to diagnose the problem and they are so backed up that by the time I get it in the shop the light has gone off. Im not about to spend the money if the light goes off before they can even get to it.