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Hi All...Just enquiring as to whether anyone has experienced a fuel gauge reading error....

Was out yesterday and petrol gauge was a notch above the Red, so I pulled into the next garage who's petrol was over priced..So rather than fill up i decided to put a tenner's worth in...just to get me home...Got back in car started up and the gauge did not move...Switched engine off and tried again stiil the same. Decided to carry with journey but a few miles down the road the low petrol light came on!!!. Rather than risk " running out" I pulled into another garage and put in another 20 quids worth. Started up and the gauge responded accordingly and immediately moved to just above half full.

Anyone ideas why this could happen...???

Paul
 

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There seems to be a strange threshold when the tank is empty. When selling my cts I was on zero mikes remaining on the computer so I put in seven quid which I calculated to be just enough to get typ the dealership. Got back in the car and the computer remained at zero!

Put another tenner in and it jumped to where it should be. Did a few laps of the ring road to get my monies worth :D
 

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It's because the fuel tank is so large, it doesn't register small quantities of fuel being added. It all depends how low on fuel you are. If you have half a tank and add £10, it'll notice it. But if you're practically out, and put a small amount in, it won't.
 

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It's because the fuel tank is so large, it doesn't register small quantities of fuel being added. It all depends how low on fuel you are. If you have half a tank and add £10, it'll notice it. But if you're practically out, and put a small amount in, it won't.
Not large - but strange shape - the level indicator cannot go below a certain level
 

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This also happens in a Jazz!
 

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Yep happened to me also, its a bit nervy driving a good few miles after the zero even though you know youve filled up
 

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This also happens in a Jazz!
Yeah, been had twice by my dealer with a Jazz courtesy car. You have to return it with the fuel light off. I've done about 2 miles and it's come on, then had to put about £15 worth of fuel in to get it to go off - and I'm only doing about 20 miles!

Well at least I got to rag it everwhere to try to use the fuel :)

Don't know about the Civic, I've always filled it up.
 

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Yeah, been had twice by my dealer with a Jazz courtesy car. You have to return it with the fuel light off. I've done about 2 miles and it's come on, then had to put about £15 worth of fuel in to get it to go off - and I'm only doing about 20 miles!

Well at least I got to rag it everwhere to try to use the fuel :)

Don't know about the Civic, I've always filled it up.
Had the same problem. I get a receipt for what fuel I put in in case this comes back on me. I also tell them if theres a problem to check the tracking details on the vehicle to show I stopped at the petrol station. Can't be too careful.:cool:
 
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