Top Makes and Models with DTC P0456 (2024)

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While error code P0456 (Evaporative Emission Control System—Small Leak Detected) is an OK-to-drive problem, ignoring the trouble leads to reduced fuel economy, increased emissions, and other issues. Toyota, Ram, and Jeep models are the most vulnerable, as are dozens of other vehicles.

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Top 10 Most Affected Makes

RankMakeLowModerateHigh
1ToyotaAvalon, Highlander, Prius, RAV4,Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra4RunnerCamry, Corolla
2FordExpedition, Explorer, F-350, F-250, Fiesta, Mustang, Ranger, TaurusEscape, Edge, Focus, FusionN/A
3RamN/AN/A1500
4JeepN/ALibertyGrand Cherokee, Wrangler
5NissanFrontier, Pathfinder, Titan, Versa, XterraMaxima, Murano, Rogue, SentraN/A
6DodgeDakota, Grand CaravanCharger, Durango, Ram 1500N/A
7ChevroletAvalanche, Cruze, Equinox, Impala, Malibu, Silverado 2500, Sonic, Suburban, TahoeN/AN/A
8ChryslerN/ATown & CountryN/A
9VolkswagenCC, Passat, TiguanJettaN/A
10SubaruForester, Legacy, Impreza, OutbackN/AN/A

Toyota fans will be surprised to learn that the Camry and Corolla are at the top of the list of vehicles with the most frequent occurrence of diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P0456. FIXD sensor data also reveal that other high-ranking offenders include the Ram 1500 pickup, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the Jeep Wrangler.

These brands continue to have a strong but less elevated P0456 code presence with the Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Liberty. Other Chrysler (now Stellantis) products with moderate P0456 occurrence levels include the Dodge Charger, Dodge Durango, and Dodge Ram 1500. The minivan is no stranger to this issue either.

Owners or buyers of a Ford Escape, Edge, Focus, or Fusion should be aware that these vehicles have a history with this DTC. The same applies to the Nissan Maxima, Murano, Rogue, and Sentra. However, code P0456 troubles aren’t limited to American and Japanese brands. The Volkswagen Jetta also appears on this list.

There are notable absences from this index, too. According to FIXD research, two of America’s most popular vehicles, the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500, don’t have issues with DTC P0456.

Keep reading as we cover the top makes and models prone to code P0456 instances. These year-by-year details look at low, moderate, or high occurrences and are based on a broad spectrum of model years, from 2000 through 2023, and vehicles with installed FIXD sensors.

What is Code P0456?

In simple terms, DTC P0456 involves a small leak in the evaporative emission control (EVAP) system. Fortunately, this problem doesn’t require rushing to a mechanic or stopping the car. However, it should still be addressed and not ignored. Failing to fix this trouble can lead to a persistent check engine light, poor fuel economy, increased emissions, and a gas aroma.

The cause of a P0456 error code can range from a troublesome gas cap to a faulty EVAP system charcoal canister. You’ll want to read the complete article, P0456 Engine Code | Evaporative Emission Control System—Small Leak Detected, to learn more. Learn what DIY approaches you can take and when to turn to a professional for help.

Top Models for P0456 Codes

Here’s a look at the makes and models most likely to have P0456 codes, according to FIXD sensor data. The absence of a model year ranking indicates no P0456 code was detected among the analyzed years, insufficient data, or the model wasn’t in production.

Acura P0456 Occurrence

Make + ModelLowModerateHigh
Acura MDX2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 202020052003, 2004

Audi P0456 Occurrence

Make + ModelLowModerateHigh
Audi A42002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. 2018, 20202005, 2006, 2010, 20132007, 2008

BMW P0456 Occurrence

Make + ModelLowModerateHigh
BMW 325i2001, 2004N/AN/A
BMW X52001, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2017. 2018, 2019, 2020, 20212002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 20152004, 2005

Buick P0456 Occurrence

Make + ModelLowModerateHigh
Buick LeSabre2003N/AN/A

Chevrolet P0456 Occurrence

Make + ModelLowModerateHigh
Chevrolet Avalanche2003N/AN/A
Chevrolet CruzeN/AN/A2015
Chevrolet Equinox2005, 20082006N/A
Chevrolet Impala2007, 20092010, 2014N/A
Chevrolet Malibu2013, 202220142007
Chevrolet SonicN/AN/A2017
Chevrolet SuburbanN/AN/A2014
Chevrolet Tahoe2008N/A2014

Chrysler P0456 Occurrence

Make + ModelLowModerateHigh
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2015, 20162006, 2007, 2009,2011, 2012, 2013, 20142008, 2010

Dodge P0456 Occurrence

Make + ModelLowModerateHigh
Dodge Charger2008, 2011, 2012, 2018, 2019,2020, 2021, 20222006, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2016, 20172007, 2010, 2015
Dodge Dakota2001, 2009, 2010, 20112002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 20082003, 2004
Dodge Durango2002, 2008, 2009, 2019, 2020, 20212003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 20172014, 2015, 2018
Dodge Grand Caravan2001, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 20152010, 20112007
Dodge Ram 1500^20022003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 20102004, 2005, 2007

Ford P0456 Occurrence

Make + ModelLowModerateHigh
Ford Edge2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019,2020, 20212011, 2012, 20142013
Ford Escape2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019,2020, 2021, 20222011, 2012, 2015, 20172009, 2010
Ford Expedition2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020, 20212004, 2010, 20112003
Ford Explorer2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 20212004, 2006, 2011, 20172013, 2014, 2015
Ford Fiesta2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,20182017, 2019
Ford Focus2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 20162012, 2014, 2017, 20182013
Ford Fusion2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015, 2018, 20202010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 20192012
Ford Mustang2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2019, 2020, 20212003, 2004, 2012, 2013, 2017, 20182005, 2006, 2014, 2015
Ford Ranger2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2019, 20202001, 2003, 20052004
Ford Taurus2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017, 20182014, 20152013

GMC P0456 Occurrence

Make + ModelLowModerateHigh
GMC Sierra2005, 2014,2020N/A
GMC Yukon2005N/AN/A

Infiniti P0456 Occurrence

Make + ModelLowModerateHigh
Infiniti G35N/A2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 20082003

Jeep P0456 Occurrence

Make + ModelLowModerateHigh
Jeep Grand Cherokee2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2019, 2020, 2021, 20222005, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2016, 20172014, 2015, 2018
Jeep Liberty2003, 2006, 20092004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 20112012
Jeep Wrangler2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 20222009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 20172007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Kia P0456 Occurrence

Make + ModelLowModerateHigh
Kia Rondo2007, 2010, 20122008, 2014, 20152009

Lexus P0456 Occurrence

Make + ModelLowModerateHigh
Lexus IS 2502006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 201520082007

Lincoln P0456 Occurrence

Make + ModelLowModerateHigh
Lincoln Navigator2006, 2009, 2013, 2017, 20192003, 2004, 20112008

Mercury P0456 Occurrence

Make + ModelLowModerateHigh
Mercury Mountaineer2000, 2005, 2007, 20102002, 20082004, 2006

Nissan P0456 Occurrence

Make + ModelLowModerateHigh
Nissan Altimax
Nissan Frontier2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2020, 2021, 20222009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 20192008, 2010
Nissan Maxima2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 20202008, 2010, 20142012
Nissan Murano2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 20222010, 2011, 20152009
Nissan Pathfinder2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 20202008, 2010, 20152011
Nissan Rogue2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 20222014, 20152009, 2016
Nissan Sentra2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 20222010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 20172015
Nissan Titan2004, 2005, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 20212006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 20172009, 2012, 2013
Nissan Versa2010, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 20222007, 2009, 2014, 20152008, 2012, 2016
Nissan Xterra2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015N/A2008

Pontiac P0456 Occurrence

Make + ModelLowModerateHigh
Pontiac G62007N/AN/A

Ram P0456 Occurrence

Make + ModelLowModerateHigh
Ram 1500^2010, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 20222011, 2012, 20132014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Scion P0456 Occurrence

Make + ModelLowModerateHigh
Scion tC2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 20162005, 20082006, 2007

Subaru P0456 Occurrence

Make + ModelLowModerateHigh
Subaru Forester2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 20212006, 20112007
Subaru Impreza2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2020, 20222006, 2009, 20142007
Subaru Legacy2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 20192001, 2008, 2012, 20142015
Subaru Outback2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2018, 2020, 20222001, 2002, 2013, 2014, 20152012

Toyota P0456 Occurrence

Make + ModelLowModerateHigh
Toyota 4Runner2003, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 20222004, 20082005, 2006, 2007
Toyota Avalon2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 20162003, 2004, 20052006
Toyota Camry2000, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020, 20212004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2016, 20172003, 2005
Toyota Corolla2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 20212006, 20102004, 2005
Toyota Highlander2002, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 20192003, 2004, 2006, 20202005, 2007
Toyota Prius2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 20152006, 2008, 20102007
Toyota RAV42013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 20192004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 20142005, 2011
Toyota Sequoia2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 20172004, 20062003
Toyota Sienna2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020, 20222005, 2007, 20182006
Toyota Tacoma2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 20212003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 20122006
Toyota Tundra2002, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 20212004, 2006, 20102007, 2008

Volkswagen P0456 Occurrence

Make + ModelLowModerateHigh
Volkswagen Jetta2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2018, 2020, 2021, 20222006, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2016, 20172019
Volkswagen Passat2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019N/AN/A
Volkswagen Tiguan2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 20212011, 20122013
Volkswagen CC2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 20172012, 20142013

^ Beginning with the 2010 model year, Ram was spun off from Dodge and became a separate brand. Ram-branded trucks are often called Dodges, although this is technically incorrect.

Source:

Data was collected from installed FIXD sensors in vehicles from the 2000-2023 model years.

Top Makes and Models with DTC P0456 (3)

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