getting it fixed not as easy as it sounds....
As you'll see in my posts, I've got two vehicles that will not pass because of the same EVAP code. I've checked the EVAP systems, changed the gas caps on both vehicles and spent at least $250 on each to try to fix them, they still won't pass. My next option is to spend $1039.00 at the dealer (I did take it there and get an official estimate). The Inspection waiver has become an option because fixing this little 'check engine light' problem has become a pain. I copied below from the NY DMV website:
"Inspection Waiver. A vehicle that is required to have the OBDII inspection can qualify for a waiver if:
The vehicle fails the OBDII inspection, but passes the safety inspection, the gas cap check, and the visual inspection of the emission control devices, and
The vehicle receives repairs that are related to the failure of the OBDII inspection and the cost of the repairs is at least $450, and
The vehicle does not pass the OBDII inspection during a reinspection.
The waiver is valid for one year."
Definitely change your gas cap, it's cheap and it's the first suggestion when EVAP is in question.