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Fuel Guage may not read correctly on Toyota Prius

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The fuel gauge may read incorrectly. A service bulletin has been released by Toyota regarding this concern. The fuel filler pipe or the instrument cluster may need to be replaced to correct this concern.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 101,135 (23,000–171,000)
9 model years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, more2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015
51 people reported this problem
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Fuel gauge indicates tank is near empty but it takes less than 7 gallons to completely refill it. Consistent with this, the gauge seems to go down more quickly than fuel economy would suggest.
The fuel gauge is stuck at the 6 th notch and it doesn't move after filling it up to the full tank.
It's scarily driving when I don't know how much gas I have left.
gas tank is full but gas gauge only registers half a tank, recalibrated system and still registers half tank.
Fuel gauge was down to empty, indicate good for 20 miles, went less than 2 miles to gas station and filled up, gauge did not go up, have gone about 125 miles since (3 trips) and still reads empty, and now has a steady buzz that I want to stop buzzing.
Fuel gauge is stuck at one bar past half. I've filled it to full twice but it doesn't budge. I've driven it 300+ miles, but the gauge doesn't move up or down. I'll not fill it over the weekend to see I it'll go down.
Gage drops and when say empty can only fill 6.5 gallons - the dealership didnt have a solution and told me next time it drops to come by...
Gas guage/display is flashing, indicating near empty. Display is saying I have enough gas for 18-35 miles. I typically get 48-49 mpg, so it means I have less than a gallon left of fuel. Yet, when I fill the tank, I can only put approximately 8 1/2 to 9 1/2 gallons, though my tank holds 11.9 gallons. I have an appointment with dealer tomorrow.
Weather has been freezing cold at night? 1000 miles on car. Fuel gauge was working before the cold weather. Now indicator says a have 1/2 of a tank of gas permanently.....it never changes. The idiot light came on saying that I needed gas...so I filled up the tank. The indicator still says that I have 1/2 tank of gas. Prius C
Problem noticed for quite sometime probably around 100K, indicator does not reflect actual in fact tells me I'm empty and is blinking but only can get 8 gallons of gas in it.
We filled the tank and it continues to show full. We have driven 200 miles and it still shows full. This cannot be true.