Honda Accord: Check Fuel Cap Message - Before Driving - Honda Accord 2008-2012 Owner's ManualHonda Accord: Check Fuel Cap Message

Your vehicles onboard diagnostic

Your vehicles onboard diagnostic system will detect a loose or missing fuel fill cap as an evaporative system leak. The first time a leak is detected a CHECK FUEL CAP message appears on the information display.

Turn the engine off, and confirm the fuel fill cap is installed. If it is, loosen it, then retighten it until it clicks at least once. The message should go off after several days of normal driving once you tighten or replace the fuel fill cap. To scroll to another display, press the select/reset knob.

The CHECK FUEL CAP message will appear each time you restart the engine until the system turns the message off.

If the system still detects a leak in your vehicles evaporative emissions system, the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) comes on. If the fuel fill cap was not already tightened, turn the engine off, and check or retighten the fuel fill cap until it clicks at least once. The MIL should go off after several days of normal driving once the cap is tightened or replaced. If the MIL does not go off, have your vehicle inspected by a dealer. For more information, see page .

406

    Refueling
    1. Park with the drivers side closest to the service station pump. 2. To open the fuel fill door, push down on the lever located to the left of the drivers seat. Gasoline is highly flamm ...

    Opening and Closing the Hood
    1. Park the vehicle, and set the parking brake. Pull the hood release handle located under the lower left corner of the dashboard. The hood will pop up slightly. 2. Reach in between the ho ...

    See also:

    Roof Molding Replacement
    Special Tools Required KTC Trim Tool S e t SOJATP2014* * Available through the Honda Tool and Equipment Program; call 888-424-6857 Molding Replacement NOTE: - Put on gloves to protect your han ...

    Automatic Transmission
    Check the fluid level with the engine at normal operating temperature. 1. Park the vehicle on level ground. Start the engine, let it run until the radiator fan comes on, then shut off the en ...

    Grab Handle Removal/Installation
    Special Tools Required KTC Trim Tool Set SOJATP2014* *Available through the Honda Tool and Equipment Program; call 888-424-6857 NOTE: - Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to a ...