Hyundai Elantra P0456: EVAP System – Small Leak

The most frequent trouble code with the Hyundai Elantra The P0456 Code. This is the trouble code that you get when you plug in your Elantra to a OBDII scanner. A P0456 code indicates that there may be a slight leakage in the evaporative exhaust control system. This code is often found with or related to P0420,P0441 and, very rarely, P0440.

Hyundai Elantra P0456 Diagnosis

The P0456 problem is not usually a threat to your Elantra's driveability. Certainly anytime the service engine soon light is on, it’s good to deal with it as soon as possible.

While the trouble code may state that there is a “small leak” in the EVAP system of your Hyundai Elantra, it is actually referring to the amount of pressure lost, and not the physical size of the leak. They can also be very minor.

 

Índice de Contenido
  1. Hyundai Elantra P0456 Definition
  2. Hyundai Elantra P0456 OBDII Code Symptoms
  3. Elantra P0456 Troublecode Causes
  4. Hyundai Elantra Diagnostics - Page 0456
  5. The Most Popular P0456 Fixes
  6. Do you consider P0456 to be a serious concern?

Hyundai Elantra P0456 Definition

P0456 stands for a universal OBDII code. It means that no matter what make or model vehicle you have, this code will always mean the same (Elantra). Technically the code is:

System Leakage of Small Size – Evaporative Emission System

The EVAP captures any fuel vapor in the fuel tank, and transmits it to engines intake for ignition. When there is a small leak in the Hyundai Elantra’s EVAP system, it will throw the P0456 OBDII Code. If there is a large leak, it’ll throw P0455.

 

Hyundai Elantra P0456 OBDII Code Symptoms

P0456 Hyundai Elantra

The P0456 code is usually not accompanied with any other symptoms than those listed. Smells like gas And the service engine soon light.

Particular attention should be paid to the smell of fuel near the fuel tank or fuel filler tube.

The EVAP system is responsible for fuel vapors. If these vapors are leaking from the system, you’ll often smell them faintly while operating the vehicle. But, it won’t affect the way the engine itself runs. The EVAP system is for fuel vapor and does not affect the operation of your Elantra's engine.

 

Elantra P0456 Troublecode Causes

P0456 can happen for many reasons in Hyundai Elantra. If your Elantra has warned you at all in the last few months that the fuel cap was off when it wasn’t, then replacing it would be a great first step.

These are some of the most frequent problems that can throw off the code. They're listed in alphabetical order, from the most likely to the least.

 

  • Hose of the Evap System– The hose that carries the fuel vapor from the fuel tank to the intake manifold can begin to leak. This can lead to the code P0456. It should be checked for tears or holes. This is the leading cause of code.
  • Vapor Canister Purge Valve– One of the most common causes of the P0456 code is the vapor canister purge valve. It’s really easy to replace. You will need to locate and take out a few clips.
  • Fuel Tank Sending Unit– It is possible for the gasket that attaches the fuel sending unit to the gas tank to go bad. It can lower the tank pressure, which could throw out the code.
  • Fuel Cap– A bad fuel cap can cause the code to be thrown for sure. Often, you’ll get a message informing you that the fuel cap is off even when it is on. It may be worth your time to get that message and a P0456 to ensure you don't waste any money.
  • Fuel Filler Neck– There is often a gasket where the fuel filler neck connects with the gas tank. The gasket may dry out especially if the vehicle is in dry conditions. When it dries out, the fuel tank can’t hold pressure anymore.

 

Hyundai Elantra Diagnostics - Page 0456

To diagnose the problem with your Hyundai Elantra's P0456, a mechanic can use a variety of tools. These are some of the common diagnostics that can be done for the code.

  • The mechanic will usually check for any additional trouble codes. A mechanic will usually check for additional trouble codes to help diagnose the problem. That’s because when they appear together in certain combinations, there will often only be only a few conditions that will throw any combination of codes at one time.
  • The mechanic will normally determine what trouble codes are associated with P0456. Check out the EVAP System. These include the line and purge valve.
  • To ensure that the cap can withstand pressure, the mechanic will check it. If you are getting a warning that your gas cap is off, even when it’s on, replacing it will more than likely clear this code.
  • Monitoring and checking the fuel tank pressure is a must.
  • The mechanic will then perform the following tests after completing the above-mentioned checks:
  • A smoke test, and they’ll use a scan tool to confirm that the EVAP solenoids and valves are operating properly.

Here’s a pretty good video on diagnosing these leaks from Scotty Kilmer, if you are interested:

 

 

Below are the top Elantra fix P0456:

  • Replacement of gas cap
  • Replacement for EVAP Line
  • Replace charcoal canister
  • Replacing the fuel tank

It is best to begin with the gas cap, and then work your way up to the fuel tanks. The gas cap is the most difficult and cost-effective item to replace.

Here’s a great video on How to check your gas cap.

It's a good idea to try and figure out the reason your Hyundai Elantra ejects the P0456 code. This should help. Please feel free to add anything below.

 

Do you consider P0456 to be a serious concern?

While P0456 is not going to cause the Elantra’s engine to stop running, it should not be treated lightly. There could be fuel contamination. Check your tank regularly to make sure there is no fuel leaking. It is best to have it checked and/or dealt with immediately.

Please leave comments below if you have any suggestions. Thanks!

 

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