Hyundai Tucson P0455 code diagnosis
This is one of the most commonly encountered trouble codes for the Hyundai Tucson The Code P0455. This code is used to refer to the number given when your Tucson is connected to an OBDII scanner. If there's a problem, P0455 indicates it. Leakage large In the evaporative emissions control system. This code is often found with or related to P0420,P0441 and, very frequently, P0440.
Your Tucson's driveability is generally not affected by P0455. Certainly anytime the service engine soon light is on, it’s good to deal with it as soon as possible though. It's often associated with P0442. More information is available at Hyundai Tucson OBDII Code P0442.
Hyundai Tucson P0455 Description
The universal OBDII code P0455 can be used to diagnose trouble codes. The code can be used regardless of the make and model of the vehicle. Technically, the code stands for:
System Gross Leak – Evaporative Emission System
The EVAP system collects fuel vapor from fuel tanks and then sends it to the intake to ignite the engine in normal combustion. When there is a large leak in the Hyundai Tucson’s EVAP system, it will throw the P0455 OBDII Code.
Hyundai Tucson OBDII Code Symptoms
A P0455 Code will usually not cause any symptoms except the ones listed below. The smell of gas And the service engine soon light. The slightest drop in fuel economy may also be noticeable.
The fuel tank and fuel filler tubes should smell particularly strong.
The EVAP process deals with fuel vapors directly. If these vapors are leaking from the system, you’ll often smell them faintly while operating the vehicle.
Tucson P0455 Trouble Code Causes
The P0455 trouble code can be triggered in Hyundai Tucson by many factors. The most frequent problems that trigger this code are:
- Hose for Evap System– The hose that carries the fuel vapor from the fuel tank to the intake manifold can begin to leak. The P0455 error code will be generated. You should look for a hole or a tear in the code. This is the leading cause of code.
- Vapor Canister Purge Valve– One of the most common causes of the P0455 code is the vapor canister purge valve. It’s really easy to replace. You will need to locate and take out a few clips.
- A Faulty Canister of Charcoal– The charcoal canister is often the cause of P0455.
- 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. You may not get the message but a P0455. This will save you time and money.
- Fuel Filler Neck– There is often a gasket where the fuel filler neck connects with the gas tank. It is possible for this gasket to dry, particularly if vehicles spend a lot of time in dry environments. When it dries out, the fuel tank can’t hold pressure anymore.
Hyundai Tucson Diagnostics - Page 0455
To diagnose the problem with your Hyundai Tucson's P0455, 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 P0455. Take a look at the EVAP system. These include the line and purge valve.
- A mechanic will examine the gas cap and verify that it is able to withstand high pressure. 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.
- Monitor and check the pressure in your fuel tank.
- Following the inspections and repairs, the mechanic will conduct two more tests.
- 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:
While the trouble code may state that there is a “large leak” in the EVAP system of your Hyundai Tucson, the actual leak will most likely still look rather small. The “large” really is referring to how much pressure is being lost.
The most common P0455 fixes
These are some of the most popular Tucson P0455 solutions:
- Replacing the gas cap
- Replacing EVAP lines
- Replace charcoal canister
- Change the fuel tank
You should start with the fuel cap. This is by far the easiest to replace and the least costly of all items.
Here’s a great video on How to check your gas cap.
We wish you all the best in finding out why your Hyundai Tucson is throwing the P0455 code. This should help. Please feel free to add anything below.
Do you consider P0455 to be a serious concern?
While P0455 is not going to cause the Tucson’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. You should immediately take it in for repair or replacement.
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