Vent Solenoid Bracket Issue for Mitsubishi

May 10, 2021

This bulletin applies to all Mitsubishi vehicles 2016 and beyond.

This bulletin applies to all Mitsubishi vehicles 2016 and beyond. The vent solenoid bracket attached to the evaporative canister may be susceptible to bending and cause DTC P0442 to be stored in the ECM.

During DTC P0442 troubleshooting, a visual inspection of the vent solenoid bracket may assist in proper diagnosis. Also, inspect the hose clamps at the evaporative canister and ensure they are positioned correctly. If either of these conditions are present, repositioning those parts may correct the issue. To can force the monitor to run with MUT-III to determine if the repair was effective.

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Mike Mavrigian | Motor Age Editor

Mike Mavrigian has written thousands of automotive technical magazine articles involving a variety of  specialties, from engine building to wheel alignment, and has authored more than a dozen books that crisscross the automotive spectrum. Mike operates Birchwood Automotive, an Ohio shop that builds custom engines and performs vintage vehicle restorations. The shop also features a professional photo studio to document projects and to create images for articles and books.

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