The fuel gauge may read incorrectly. Our technicians tell us there is a recalibration procedure which should be performed to correct this issue.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Toyota Prius The Fuel Gauge May Read Incorrectly
Toyota Prius Problem
Average Mileage: 102,942 mi (50,000 mi - 258,000 mi)
Visitor, 2007 Toyota Prius
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, 2006 Toyota Prius
prius gas gauge stuck in empty position.
Visitor, 2006 Toyota Prius, 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
Visitor, 2007 Toyota Prius, 85,000 mi
Filled gas tank and gas gauge did not change from half full reading. Finally Changed after four stops and thirty miles.
Low fuel indicator comes on 150-100 before it should. still haven't had it fixed :(
Visitor, 2004 Toyota Prius
reads empty way too soon
Visitor, 2004 Toyota Prius, 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.
Visitor, 2006 Toyota Prius, 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)
Visitor, 2007 Toyota Prius, 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.
Visitor, 2001 Toyota Prius, 60,000 mi
the fuel gauge reads incorrectly, possibly affected by temperature