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Toyota Prius The Fuel Gauge May Read Incorrectly

Toyota Prius Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008

Average Mileage: 104,528 mi (50,000 mi - 258,000 mi)


The fuel gauge may read incorrectly. Our technicians tell us there is a recalibration procedure which should be performed to correct this issue.

  • prius gas gauge stuck in empty position.

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  • One year ago, the fuel gauge dramaticallly changed, going down much faster than the mileage would have indicated. Keeps getting worse, now starts blinking as though empty and still has about 4 gallons in it. The Toyota dealer is telling me it can't be fixed. They did try to recalibrate it but that didn't fix it.

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  • Visitor, , 120,387 mi

    Gas gauge was at 1/4 full and I put 5 gallons in tank and gauge has not moved. I have made 3 trips equaling about an hour worth of driving. My 2008 Prius Touring should be almost full. JTDKB20u987765535

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  • Visitor, , 69,479 mi

    Filled the gas tank but indicator stuck on 1/3 full. Drove up and down some steep hills but indicator did not change. Will try recfalibration next

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  • Visitor, , 85,000 mi

    Filled gas tank and gas gauge did not change from half full reading. Finally Changed after four stops and thirty miles.

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  •  Rookie

    Low fuel indicator comes on 150-100 before it should. still haven't had it fixed :(

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  • reads empty way too soon

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  • Visitor, , 107,950 mi

    The car tells you that you need to put gas in and the gauge reads 1 blinking bar. The max amt of gas I've put in so far is 7 gals. It makes it hard to know if I'm really out of gas or the gauge is wrong or the gas tank bladder has a problem. I'm taking it to the dealer since the "req maint" message is coming on.

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  • Visitor, , 79,000 mi

    Last week I drove about 290 miles the gas gauge start to beep and blink. I filled up the tank and only took 6.6 gallons. Yesterday I filled the tank again till full then the gas gauge at half tank full, but the gas gauge was not responding (indicated it's still at half tank full)

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    The fuel gauge registers that there is less gas in the tank than there actually is. It beeps and signals low fuel where there is still 3-4 gallons in the tank. I have not yet brought it in for diagnosis or correction.

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