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2006 Saturn ion 2, 2.2L my car is burning more gas than it use to could the code PO446 causing it to burn more gas?
Hi, regarding to code PO446 please check the following information.
Possible causes are:
- Plugged vapor canister
- Faulty vent solenoid
- Pinched or blocked EVAP hose
- Faulty FTP sensor
Dirt and dust intrusion into the EVAP canister vent hose assembly, resulting in restricted air flow, may cause this condition.
When is the code detected?
- The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) sets the P0446 code if the vacuum decay rate is greater than a predetermined value.
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Possible a noticeable fuel odor caused by the release of fuel vapors.
Posted on Jan 05, 2018
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: saturn ion fuel pump
Misnikie32 . .. I just had the same problem around the time you figured out your problem and I just got it fixed yesterday. For almost 3 weeks I had starting problems and I constantly smelled gas. The problem is a safety issue and the car needs to be recalled. The hose that is connected to the fuel pump is cracked. Since the hose is incorporated with the fuel pump, the entire mechanism needs to be changed. Look at spending about 700.00 . I informed saturn and told them my life was at danger. Please contact them on their website and goto your state's attorney general and launch a complaint, as well as the office of defective investigations and the NTSAB (google them). This needs to be brought to their attention and all owners of this car. I googled this and many other people are having this problem. Some are even on this forum. PLEASE DO THIS ! ! ! !
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
SOURCE: Gas leak in 2006 Saturn Ion
My car has had these symptoms. And just yesterday I started smelling gas. I will get it checked immediatly. If it is that I will file for a recall also.
Posted on Nov 03, 2009
I had the SAME problem...do you smell any fuel smells? Is your car getting less MPG and is does it have less excelleration? It is the Fuel Injector(s)...
Most likely...one or more has gone bad, I believe this is yet another common problem with the Saturn ION...hhhhmmmm I wonder why they went out of business...
Posted on Dec 23, 2009
When this happened to mine it ended up being a bad door switch. The alarm, dome/map lights and electric door locks are all connected to the door switches. It cost $65 for diagnosis, parts and labor at Saturn of South Burlington VT
Posted on Jan 29, 2010
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