Check Gas Cap Indicators

Check Gas CapThese are Check Gas Cap Indicator symbols. The image symbol, which is really half of a car with an unscrewed gas cap, can look like a water pitcher with a screw or bolt next to it.

Why does this matter?



Because, if you ignore this light, the Check Engine light will likely come on next. So, if you see this light, or the text image below, stop the vehicle in a safe place and make sure the gas cap is tightened properly (to at least one click).

Check Gas Cap IndicatorAlso, note that any air leak in the fuel system may fool your car into thinking that its gas cap is loose. So, in older vehicles, check that the cap’s seal is good and replace the cap if it is cracked or otherwise damaged. And if that doesn’t do the trick, your dealer or authorized service center will be needed.


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