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  • avatar karjunkie 07/19/09 12:08 pm PST

    You may just need a new gas cap. Quite often with the newer cars, the evap system will throw a CEL light if the gas cap is not on tightly enough for the system to pressurize. You can try putting some vaseline on the gas cap gasket and that might cure the problem. If not, a new gas cap for 10 bucks should fix it. Good luck!

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  • MrShift@Edmunds 07/19/09 12:07 pm PST

    You'll have to have the codes read. Try Autozone or Pep Boys or some such. They may do it for free for you. Hard to say what's wrong but sounds like a problem with your evaporative emissions controls system, since this happens in relation to the gas tank.


  • karjunkie 07/19/09 12:08 pm PST

    You may just need a new gas cap. Quite often with the newer cars, the evap system will throw a CEL light if the gas cap is not on tightly enough for the system to pressurize. You can try putting some vaseline on the gas cap gasket and that might cure the problem. If not, a new gas cap for 10 bucks should fix it. Good luck!

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