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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, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012

Average Mileage: 109,471 mi (19,000 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.

  • Visitor, , 70,000 mi

    Filled up but car did not register it. Remained on 4 bars

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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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  • prius gas gauge stuck in empty position.

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  • Visitor, , 104,812 mi

    after only driving 50 easy miles, gas gauge went down 3 bars!

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  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    gas gauge shows half a tank after fill up and show empty with 6 gallons left

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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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  • 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, , 200,000 mi

    gas gauge reads empty and car takes 6 gals.

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  • Visitor, , 97,000 mi

    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.

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  • 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.

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