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Re: Use Caution if Using Low Fuel Light to Determine Refueling

Funny you brought this up. Today is one yr Ive had the Jeep and today was the 2nd time Ive ever seen the fuel light. I drove around 25 miles at least on it and when I gassed it took 22.1 gallons.
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Re: Use Caution if Using Low Fuel Light to Determine Refueling

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I try not to get below 1/4.
Same.

Rather not overwork my fuel pump.
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When you refilled how much did it take?
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Re: Use Caution if Using Low Fuel Light to Determine Refueling

ive driven 25-30 miles more on the highway after the fuel light would come on and i never ran out of gas (knock on wood) but that with with the 3.6 v6, i now have a 5.7 hemi and i dont know if i want to try my luck doing it with this one..
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Not in the Jeep but in her Pontiac Montana I routinely drove 60-75 miles after the light came on. I tend to push it that way. Normally after I buy a new rig when it gets low I grab a gas can and wait til the light comes on and reset the trip meter then drive till I run out of gas...that gives me a rough estimate how far I can go in a "what if" situation.

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Re: Use Caution if Using Low Fuel Light to Determine Refueling

Aside from the light, can the Jeep be set to display "Miles to Empty"?


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Aside from the light, can the Jeep be set to display "Miles to Empty"?


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There is a page in the EVIC that displays this info. Below 30 miles it switches to a textual warning of "Low Fuel". I got the light and textual warning in rapid succession.
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Re: Use Caution if Using Low Fuel Light to Determine Refueling

Your float has to be bad... I would take it to the dealer and complain.
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Re: Use Caution if Using Low Fuel Light to Determine Refueling

You may have a problem with your sensor. My wife is notorious for this but has never managed to run it out of gas. She's done it with every car she's ever had - despite my pleading.
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Re: Use Caution if Using Low Fuel Light to Determine Refueling

Yup I agree something was messed up in your Jeep.
Not sure why people are so anal and say its bad to wait for your fuel light to come on because thats absolutely not true. The manufacturer adds in plenty of time and fuel to get to a gas station after your low fuel light comes on. I would say about 70% of the time my low fuel light was on when I filled up, and multiple times the DTE was also at low fuel. Each and every time I filled back up it was really not even that close to the tanks capacity. In other words there was still a couple gallons of gas in the tank.

My current car (08 Acura TL Type S) has so much slack that the low fuel light comes on, and unlike the Jeeps EVIC, the Acura DTE will go all the way to zero. It has been shown that even once the DTE hits zero range, that there is still 3 gallons of gas in the tank, and atleast 5 gallons when the regular low fuel light comes on. (another 100+ miles of driving!). So to anyone who thinks its bad to let the tank run until the low fuel light comes on, thats just not true, you still have plenty of fuel in that tank. At that point just get to a gas station when its convenient.
I think its just another case where people are stuck on the "old school" ideas that with older cars yes its bad to run the tank dry. Obviously thats true, and is still bad to do, but when the low fuel light comes on, your not even really close to running the tank dry is my only point. Kind of how some people still seem to think you have to change your oil at 3K or 3 months ;-)
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Re: Use Caution if Using Low Fuel Light to Determine Refueling

I fill up when I hit about a half a tank. I know people that were stranded when the big East coast blackout of 2003 hit and they were low on gas.
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Re: Use Caution if Using Low Fuel Light to Determine Refueling

That is very odd, I don't know about the WK2 but on any other jeep I've driven including my WK I could get an easy 40-50 miles highway after the fuel light comes on based on tank capacity and actual gas filled.
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