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Old 08-23-2013, 11:48 PM
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I was on a 300 mile round trip today. At the midway point of my trip I looked at drive to empty, it showed 231 miles. Less than 10 miles into the return of the round trip it showed 79 miles to empty. As I drove another 10 miles the drive to empty was below 30 miles and the orange gas indicator light was lit.
I pulled off the highway and purchased $35.00 worth of gas and I was at full.
I had about 100 miles to get to home and the drive to empty went down to 35 miles, but as I got off the highway the drive to empty started going up! In the 4 miles it took me to get home the drive to empty was up to 79 miles.
Does anyone have any idea WTF is going on?
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Does anyone have any idea WTF is going on?
Ya....... has gone nuts
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Well thank you for your helpful diagnosis!
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300 miles will get me to the turn on my gauge. Wishing I could get another 300 on the back nine, however, I'm lucky if I squeeze another 125 before the pedestrian light comes on. And on the back 9, my DTE drops like a rock as well. I think the computer see the float go up and down with some fluctuation and, although the gauge won't fluctuate, the DTE will.
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I should have mentioned that the fuel gauge is also acting the same as the drive to empty information.
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Time for an exorcism!



Might be just a bad sensor. You're still under warranty? Shouldn't be too big of a deal (other than going without your vehicle which sucks) to have a dealership get ya a new one.
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Thanks for the input. I'm going to the dealer tomorrow to have it sorted out. I'm at 63,000 miles right now, but have the unlimited mileage, $100.00 deductible service plan. Hopefully it won't take too long to sort it out.
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Good luck with that bud.

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I would say it has to do with your driving and average mpg fluctuating. But if your fuel gauge is matching it, then something else is the culprit.
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others have mentioned this condition and it appears to be a precursor to a failing fuel pump
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