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#155 of 169 Re: ODB Codes P02420, P0441, P0453 [hardcharger43]
Jan 08, 2011 (7:31 pm)
Thanks for the update. Do you know if a recall number has been assigned yet? If available the recall # and the production number of the defective part would be of great help to the rest of us who are searching for info on this. I do remember seeing the name Delphi some place else. I think this may be the part that is causing my problem. Other possible names I've seen for this part are PCM [Power Train Control Module] and ECM [Engine Control Module].
Jan 26, 2011 (1:01 pm)
My check engine light went on this morning. I have a 2006 Vibe, i checked the oil and it was low so i added 2 qts (its been a while since i changed oil)..
i went to Autozone and the guy there said the computer said it was some sort of "emissions" prob. I just filled up yesterday so im thinking i didn't tighten the cap enough, so i did. How long does it take for the light to reset itself?
No sure what else it could be.. and driving with that light on freaks me out. I have 62k miles on it.
thanks in advance for your help.
#157 of 169 Re: check engine light [whirlygirl72]
Jan 26, 2011 (1:15 pm)
The light should go off immediately. My 2003 Vibe Check Engine light came on & it turned out that it was the O2 sensor in the exhaust. I added a bottle of AMSOIL Performance Improver (PI) & after driving about 20 miles it went out. I believe the same will work for you.
#158 of 169 Re: check engine light [lubeexpert]
Jan 26, 2011 (1:36 pm)
geez, enough of the advertising already. Back to planet earth: if your CEL is because of you not tightening the gas cap, it will take several cycles of the engine (on/off) before it goes off. I does not go off immediately.
#159 of 169 Re: check engine light [maxx4me]
Jan 26, 2011 (1:48 pm)
thank you so much!
#160 of 169 Re: check engine light [maxx4me]
Jan 26, 2011 (3:05 pm)
Not advertising. Just letting her know what I did to solve the same in my Vibe. She can at least try it before doing something far more expensive.
And if the cause is just a lose gas cap, according to the shop who diagnosed my O2 sensor problem, the light should go out the next time it's started after tightening the cap.
#161 of 169 Re: check engine light [whirlygirl72]
Jan 27, 2011 (9:10 am)
I would recommend taking your vehicle to your dealer of choice.
GM Customer Service
#162 of 169 Re: Problems [gurabita]
Feb 25, 2013 (12:05 pm)
I have a 2004 Vibe with 200,000 miles and only have done brakes, tires, and oil changes. Just replaced the Timing chain and water pump as a preventiive measure, but there was nothing wrong with them at the time. Great Car!
#163 of 169 Re: ODB Codes P02420, P0441, P0453 [arthur13206]
Feb 27, 2013 (9:36 am)
The above problem was eventually resolved by replacing an evap emission canister.
#164 of 169 ODB code PO171 & PO453 Vibe 1.8L
Feb 27, 2013 (9:59 am)
After the initial CEL/ODB code reported earlier and having the Engine Control Module replaced under recall I have had about a year and a half of trouble free driving. Though I did have to replace the license plate light for inspection.
Now the CEL is giving ODB codes PO171 & PO453 as read by Pep Boys Auto Parts. Has anyone had experience with this code combination? Can this be fixed DIY or will it cost a pile of money at the dealership?