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    P 0496 Is this Still Valid?

    I have a STS V6 95000 miles. The Service Engine Soon light came on. Had it checked and the code is PO496 evaporator emission canister purge solenoid valve may stick open or closed I searched past posts and found this!

    Re: Starting Problems- P0496


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    #09205: Special Coverage Adjustment - Evaporative Emission Canister Purge Solenoid Valve Warranty - (Mar 11, 2010)

    Subject:

    09205 – Special Coverage Adjustment – Evaporative Emission Canister Purge Solenoid Valve Warranty

    Models:

    2006 Cadillac CTS

    Equipped with 3.6L V6 Engine (LY7) or 2.8L V6 Engine (LP1)

    2006 Cadillac SRX, STS
    Equipped with 3.6L V6 Engine (LY7)



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    Condition


    On some 2006 model year Cadillac CTS, SRX, and STS vehicles equipped with 3.6L V6 engine (LY7), and 2006 model year Cadillac CTS vehicles equipped with a 2.8L V6 engine (LP1), the evaporative emission canister purge solenoid valve may stick open or closed. If this occurs, the Service Engine Soon light will illuminate.

    Special Coverage Adjustment


    This special coverage covers the condition described above for a period of 10 years or 120,000 miles (193,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership.

    Dealers are to replace the evaporative emission canister purge solenoid valve. The repairs will be made at no charge to the customer.

    For vehicles covered by Vehicle Service Contracts, all eligible claims with repair orders on or after March 12, 1010, are covered by this special coverage and must be submitted using the labor operation codes provided with this bulletin. Claims with repair orders prior to March 12, 2010, must be submitted to the Service Contract provider.

    Vehicles Involved


    Involved are certain 2006 model year Cadillac CTS, SRX, and STS vehicles equipped with 3.6L V6 engine (LY7), and 2006 model year Cadillac CTS vehicles equipped with a 2.8L V6 engine (LP1), and built within the following VIN breakpoints:
    Year
    Division
    From Through
    2006 Cadillac
    CTS
    60100001 - 60190130

    2006 CTS SRX STS Cadillac


    STS
    2006 Cadillac
    601000019-60190129

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    Re: P 0496 Is this Still Valid?

    It's a $25 part and right on the top of the motor, do it yourself. Just did mine a few days ago, very simple job.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thHIXyGmm9E

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    Oh I just noticed they'll do it for free. Yeah just take it to a Cadillac dealer.

    My car has 140k so it wasn't eligible anyway.

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    Re: P 0496 Is this Still Valid?

    hello

    thanks, same with my 2006 STS.
    I'm from Switzerland and will be next week in Michigan visiting friends.
    So I will such a spar part take home in my bag.
    bye Bruno

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