P0455 NISSAN - EVAP Control System Gross Leak Detected

Repair Importance Level: 1/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What does this mean?

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
  • Tech notes

    The P0455 it’s a very common code, because the code is set if the gas cap is loose or missing. Start by tighten the gas cap and clearing the code. In most cases the code can be clear by disconnecting the car battery for about 30 minutes.

    There is factory Nissan service bulletin to help diagnose the P0455 code:
    Nissan Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0455

    Nissan models with factory service bulletin:

    2005-2007 Nissan Pathfinder
    2005-2007 Nissan Pathfinder Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0455

    2007-2009 Nissan Altima Sedan
    2008-2009 Nissan Altima Coupe
    2007-2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid
    2009 Nissan Maxima
    Nissan Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0455





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    When is the code detected?

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

    Possible symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Possible a noticeable fuel odor caused by the release of fuel vapors
  • P0455 Nissan Description

    This diagnosis detects leaks in the Evaporative Emission System (EVAP) purge line using engine intake manifold vacuum. If pressure does not increase, the Engine Control Module (ECM) will check for leaks in the line between the fuel tank and EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve under the following vacuum test condition.

    The vacuum cut valve bypass valve is opened to clear the line between the fuel tank and the EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve. The EVAP canister vent control valve will then be closed to shut the EVAP purge line off. The EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve is opened to depressurize the EVAP purge line using intake manifold vacuum. After this depressurization is implemented, the EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve will be closed.

    OBDII Code P0455 Nissan - EVAP Control System Gross Leak Detected - Engine-Codes.com

    Related Information

    Repair Importance Level: 1
     
    1=Low 2=Medium 3=High  
    Repair Difficulty Level: 3
     
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