P0456 2012 NISSAN PATHFINDER - Evaporative Emission Control System Very Small Leak Detected
P0456 2012 Nissan Pathfinder 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
- Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister or fuel tank leaks
- Evaporative Emission (EVAP) system hose leaking
- Fuel tank leaking
P0456 2012 Nissan Pathfinder Tech NotesThe fuel tank filler cap and the Purge Volume Control Valve are the more common problems that will trigger the P0456 code on Nissan vehicles.
There is factory Nissan service bulletin to help diagnose the P0456 code:
Nissan Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0456
Cost of diagnosing the P0456 2012 Nissan Pathfinder code
Labor: 1.0The cost of diagnosing the P0456 2012 Nissan Pathfinder code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
When is the code detected?Malfunction is detected when Evaporative Emission (EVAP) control system has a very small leak, EVAP control system does not operate properly.
P0456 2012 Nissan Pathfinder Possible Symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Possible a noticeable fuel odor caused by the release of fuel vapors
P0456 2012 Nissan Pathfinder MeaningThis 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.