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AUTO Q AND A: Engine light might be sign of vapor leak

Published 09/28/2009, McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Help! My car has begun to show the check engine light for a few days, about once or twice a month. It runs perfectly, and I was told by my mechanic neighbor it's the "gas cap code." I replaced the gas cap with a new one and this didn't help. I was also told this isn't really a big deal, but the light bothers me. What else could it be? Is it really not serious?

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