I heard this over Thanksgiving dinner, someone said that people were complaining to their dealerships about the check engine light coming on when they have simply forgotten to tighten the gas cap, and causing them to worry needlessly about a problem that needn’t be worried about. And the expense of having it checked by a mechanic etc.
So the sol’n they tell me is many manufacturers intend to eliminate the gas cap! Seriously, I’m not making this up. I guess they’ll have some kind of automatic gagdet that opens when you fuel the car and closes when you remove the nozzle , but no more gas cap that you take off.
Anybody else hear this? It sounds like a very complicated solution to a simple to solve problem ; i.e. just provide a way for the driver to know that the CEL is on because of a gas cap problem, and not some other problem.