P2422 - EVAPORATIVE EMISSION SYSTEM VENT VALVE STUCK CLOSED
Description of DTC code P2422
The Evaporative Emissions Control System (EVAP) avoids fuel vapors escaping into the atmosphere. These vapors are contained within the EVAP system until the vehicle's computer determines the time and operating conditions at which the vapors can be purged and cannot any damage to the engine.
The EVAP system consists of the fuel filler cap, the fuel tank, a recent charcoal canister, pressure sensors, valves, and some hoses or vacuum lines. The vapors are stored in the charcoal canister, which is connected to the vent valve. This is usually closed to prevent the vapors from escaping into the atmosphere.
When the diagnostic code P2422 OBD2 is set, it means that the valve is stuck in the closed position. Once it was instructed that it should open, it fails to open due to a malfunction in its control system.
Symptoms of fault code P2422
- The Check Engine light is ON.
- Other Evaporative Emissions system codes were established.
Causes of OBD2 P2422
Reasons for storing the DTC P2422 OBDII code:
- The vent valve may be faulty.
- The vent valve solenoid controller may have failed.
- The purge control solenoid may be working wrongly.
- Perhaps the fuel cap is not properly tightened.
- Vacuum hoses may be loose or defective.
- The EVAP system cables or connectors may be damaged.
Possible solutions of the DTC code P2422
To troubleshoot the P2422 OBD2 error code, try this:
- Check the Evaporative Emission Control System wiring and verify that none of the wirings is damaged due to high temperatures or corrosion. Repair or replace any of these if necessary.
- Check that the EVAP system connectors do not have bent pins or are not correctly tightened. Make the necessary corrections.
- Make sure that the fuel cap is properly secured. Replace it if necessary.
- Inspect vacuum lines and EVAP system hoses for possible leaks. Repairs as required.
- Replace the vent valve solenoid.
- Change the vent valve of the EVAP