Engine-Codes - Ford - P0442 2008 FORD FUSION

P0442 2008 FORD FUSION Code - Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected Small Leak

Repair Importance Level: 1/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3
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|P0442 2008 FORD FUSION code possible causes

  • Missing or loose fuel cap
  • Incorrect fuel filler cap used
  • Fuel filler cap remains open or fails to close
  • Foreign matter caught in fuel filler cap
  • EVAP canister or fuel tank leaks
  • EVAP system hose leaking
  • Fuel tank leaking

|How is the P0442 2008 FORD FUSION code repair?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

|P0442 2008 FORD FUSION code tech notes

The P0442 code means that the control module has detected a small leak in the Evaporative Emission (EVAP). Loose fuel tank filler cap is the most common cause that triggers the P0442 code.

|What is the cost to diagnose the P0442 2008 FORD FUSION code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0442 2008 FORD FUSION code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

|When is the P0442 2008 FORD FUSION code detected?

Malfunction is detected when EVAP control system has a leak, EVAP control system does not operate properly.

|What are P0442 2008 FORD FUSION code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Possible a noticeable fuel odor caused by the release of fuel vapors

|What is P0442 2008 FORD FUSION code meaning?

The powertrain control module (PCM) monitors the complete evaporative emission (EVAP) control system for the presence of a small fuel vapor leak. System failure occurs when a fuel vapor leak from an opening as small as 1.016 mm (0.040 in) is detected by the EVAP running loss monitor test.

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