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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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" GASCAP" ??

My dashboard info center gave me a "GASCAP" alert message!

Why do I think that warning/alert has nothing to do with a loose or missing gascap (I got out three time to tighten or remove and replace securely and the light didn't go out)!

Anyone have any input on this alert ?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 01:51 AM
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If it don’t go off after a few starts then you need a new cap.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you, I posted this before I searched! (I'll know next time)

Had I searched I would have found my answer(s)!

Apparently there are a few causes for the "GASCAP" alert message!

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Gotta tighten the gascap until it clicks. If that's what you do anyway, then the seal on the gascap has eroded and you need a new one.
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I had the exact same thing happen this weekend. I checked the cap, took it out, put it back, it clicked all that. Light still comes on. Next time I go in for an oil change I will have them replace the cap. I don't think it will do any harm until then.
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Look for rust on the sealing face of the fuel neck. Usually happens on the weld seam that faces the front of the car.
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