Toyota Prius Problem Report
Toyota Prius The Fuel Gauge May Read Incorrectly
The fuel gauge may read incorrectly. Our technicians tell us there is a recalibration procedure which should be performed to correct this issue.
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. - Visitor
Filled up but car did not register it. Remained on 4 bars - Visitor
prius gas gauge stuck in empty position. - Visitor
after only driving 50 easy miles, gas gauge went down 3 bars! - Visitor
gas gauge shows half a tank after fill up and show empty with 6 gallons left - Visitor
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 - Visitor
Filled gas tank and gas gauge did not change from half full reading. Finally Changed after four stops and thirty miles. - Visitor
Fuel Gage not accurate below 1/2 Tank - Visitor
I have run out of gas three times, once in a dangerous place because the fuel gauge doesn't work anymore. They told me it would cost $1000.00+ to fix it, so I just watch the miles traveled, but that is a pain too. - Visitor
The fuel gauge got stuck at 4 bars with a full tank of gas. The milage on the dashboard is not in sync with the one on the front panel either. - Visitor
by gas tank was blinking I put in gas and NO CHANGE still blinking, I went and put more gas in and still it is blinking on the last one - Visitor
felled up the gas it still reads a half tank - Visitor
Left us stranded twice now because fuel guage never indicates below half a tank. It shows tank is full after filling up but as fuel is used never drops below half so we never know how much fuel we have unless we calculate miles driven. - tgtech570
My car gas gauge is dropping 50% faster than normal. It was blinking, so I went to fill up and it only took 4 gallons to fill up - even though it was blinking as if it were on empty. - Visitor
My gas gauge was down 4 notches. I filled up until it clicked off at 3.5 gal. The gas gauge still reads 4 notches down. Didn't move at all. Turned the car on and off 2 times incase it needed to reset. Didn't register that I filled up. Yikes - Visitor
gas gauge reads empty and car takes 6 gals. - Visitor
While traveling on the freeway, over 100 miles after a fill up, the gauge went back to reading full. It had gone down 2 ticks, then jumped back up to full. Later it went back to a correct reading. I mentioned it to the dealer, and they basically blew me off. It just happened again on another trip. - Visitor
Gas gauge was at one bar. Parked car, restarted and then it read three bars. Drive about 5 miles and started blinking one bar. - Visitor
2012 Prius C. Gauge is inconsistent. We have run out of gas 4 times now, and all times the gauge has had at least 3 bars. Each time, we get it towed to Toyota to have them look at it. We have had no help, they have reset the car by disconnecting the battery and told me it must be because I am only putting a little gas in at a time (THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED!!!) or because I try to "top off" the gas (ALSO NEVER HAPPENED) Obviously there is an issue with the car, but I swear they are just trying to wait out my warranty so they don't have to fix it. - Visitor
Today, my daughter put $10 in fuel in her car with no visible change in the guage. Just shy of 5 gallons. Out of concern, I gave her another $10. Still no change. I will call Yota tomorrow to see if a recal is needed.(?) otherwise the car has been perfect. - Visitor
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