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FujativeOCR 05-12-2013 12:26 AM

Fuel guage won't go past 3/4 tank
Quick search reveals that all fuel tanks/sensers/guages are essentially the same amongst manufacturers. Some folks with this problem have waited it out and it corrected itself/recalibrated. But with 2 top offs today, it won't read past 3/4. Once I drive 75-100 miles its accurate at about 2/3 tank and below. But on a fresh top off my EVIC reads 190 to empty. Others with this problem have traced back to faulty fuel sending unit. I'll watch it fir a week or two then get it looked at. Should be under warranty.

FujativeOCR 05-18-2013 12:31 AM

Filled up from 1/4 tank today and the gauge worked fine. 244 mi to empty.

KayCeeJeep 05-22-2013 01:55 PM

The fuel sending units can get crudded up, this has been even more problematic with the ethanol gas. "Techron" fuel system cleaner has a good reputation for cleaning them up and it has worked for me for just that purpose in the past.

FujativeOCR 05-22-2013 02:35 PM

It seems to be working again. Kind of silly problem to have at 19,000 miles.

The fuel that day was Shell.

aroundincircles 05-22-2013 11:18 PM

I don't buy shell fuel. Its hurt a couple of my cars...

FujativeOCR 05-23-2013 11:28 AM

As one of the Big Six gas companies, if you can't trust them you can't trust any of them.

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