Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: W PA
Car Year: 2006
Car Model: Forester
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Did Re-Tightening The Gas Cap Work?
While driving to work this morning, my Check Engine light came on and stayed on steadily and the "Cruise" light came on and blinked. Before I could pull over I looked at my owners manual and it said an Emission Control maintenance issue. I did back into some snow while pulling out of my garage, so when I pulled off the interstate I checked the muffler and there was no snow plugged in it.
After reading this thread and posting this, I'm going to go out and re-tighten my gas cap. Hopefully this will work, but I filled the tank yesterday while coming home from a weekend trip, and drove at least 80-100 miles before the lights came on.
Can anyone of you guys who this happened to give me/us an update regarding your fix and clearing your CEL?
Of course, I should stop by Auto Zone and have them read for the "real" code.
Edit: having stopped to get the CEL read and cleared, it showed a PO420 code a catalytic maintenance somethingorother. I'm sure my cat is not going bad and that the issue was probably detected form having backed into deep snow and slightly plugging the exhaust for a very short while. The electronic reader cleared the warning lights and they have not come back on (yet).
Last edited by Buddur; 12-18-2007 at 07:49 AM.
Reason: ....I'm Editing 'Cause I'm One Bad Mutha!