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Old 06-04-2006, 07:49 AM   #1
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Got in my car yesterday and it told me to "check fuel cap" I live in NJ so i don't pump my own gas, and this was the first time i've personally even see what my cap looks like. I unscrewed and rescrewed and that didn't do the trick. Any ideas? Thanks

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HuH? I didn't even know there was a message for that. I thought the check engine light comes on when your fuel cap is loose. Odd. Hey, at least you didn't get a check engine light. I got one Thursday night and almost crapped myself. Honda took care of it though.
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k i'll try that, i was doing 2
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Copied from November 2005 Honda Service News

NOTE: This article applies to ’05–06 Accords,
’06 Civics, ’05–06 CR-Vs, ’05–06 Elements,
’05–06 Odysseys, ’05–06 Pilots, ’06 Ridgelines,
and ’06 S2000s.
If a vehicle’s fuel fill cap is loose or missing, and
the ECM/PCM detects an EVAP system leak when
it runs the EVAP monitor, the CHECK FUEL CAP
message appears on the information display when
the engine is started. (On ’06 Odyssey Touring
models and future Honda models, it’s the
TIGHTEN FUEL CAP message.) A temporary
DTC is also stored in the ECM/PCM’s memory. If
this happens, there’s really no need for the owner
to bring the vehicle in for service. All he or she
has to do is shut off the engine and make sure the
fuel fill cap is in place and it’s properly tightened
(it’s one or three clicks, depending on what’s
written on the cap).
Although the owner can cycle the message from
the display with the reset button (the actual
button name varies by model), the temporary
DTC that’s setting the message is still there. This
means the message never really goes away. It can
be cycled back with the reset button, and it comes
on again if the ignition switch is cycled or the
engine is restarted. This message keeps coming
back until the EVAP monitor runs again and it
finds no EVAP system leak. This could take several
days, even weeks, depending on how often the
vehicle is driven.
If, when the next EVAP monitor runs, the cap
wasn’t tightened or there’s another EVAP system
leak detected, the MIL comes on and the message
goes off. A permanent DTC is now stored in the
ECM/PCM’s memory. If the owner now tightens
the cap, the MIL should go off after the next EVAP
monitor run, yet, this could still take days or
weeks. If the MIL is still on after that monitor run,
then it’s time to bring the vehicle in for service.
If the vehicle comes into your shop with the fuel
cap message or the MIL on, make sure the fuel fill
cap is in place and properly tightened. Record the
DTC, then clear it with the HDS, and run the EVAP
system function test. If there’s still a problem,
press on with normal troubleshooting
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It resets itself. Mine came up about a month ago one afternoon before I left from work. I drove to the dealership right away and (according to them) even before they hooked the car up to run diagnostics, it turned the message off on its own. Common problem I guess, because in my case, I've been tightening gas caps for over 10 years now, I know I didn't tighten it improperly. Chances are, you guys or the gas attendant didn't either.
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Yeah mine did the same about a month ago. I got check fuel cap message and it displayed it everytime I turned the car on for 3 days then it went away. And like dpao6 said I know I didnt tighten it improperly. I guess this is a glitch is some of the coupes. Hmm..... Click the image to open in full size.
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what does being from jersey and not pumping your own gas have to do with each other???
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what does being from jersey and not pumping your own gas have to do with each other???
I think it is illegal to pump you own gas in NJ.... Something done a few years ago which tells you how confident the government is on the typical knowledge of drivers. It may also be a boon to reduce the unemployment since stations have to hire people to pump gas and we all know it doesn't take much skill.

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I think it is illegal to pump you own gas in NJ.... Something done a few years ago which tells you how confident the government is on the typical knowledge of drivers. It may also be a boon to reduce the unemployment since stations have to hire people to pump gas and we all know it doesn't take much skill.

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