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Use Caution if Using Low Fuel Light to Determine Refueling

I would say 1 out of 10 fill ups I allow the low fuel light to come on before filling up. Only once have I gotten to the point where the DTE meter switched to just a "Low Fuel" warning.

Neither of these scenarios were the case today. I knew I was low on fuel but no low fuel light was on. At noon I decided to make the ~1mi drive to lunch. From the lunch place I would then drive across the street to gas up.

Got in the Jeep after lunch, started it up and the low fuel light came on immediately followed by the textual low fuel warning. Then the Jeep died.

Zero warning that I was that low on gas. Yes, I know some of you will say you should never let the Jeep get to the point of the low fuel light. The light is there for a reason and it only gave me a 15 second warning; not a 30-50mi warning like it should have.

Anyways, just a warning that we might need to give the WK2 low fuel light a little bit more weight when figuring out how far we have.

First time ever running out of gas. Embarrassing.
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Re: Use Caution if Using Low Fuel Light to Determine Refueling

I never do. With the cold weather here, I like to keep it full as much as possible.
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Re: Use Caution if Using Low Fuel Light to Determine Refueling

Sorry to hear you ran out of gas. I have never had a problem with the fuel light and the 'Low Fuel" message being wrong for me, although, I drive 95% highway - I am not sure if that would make a difference.
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Re: Use Caution if Using Low Fuel Light to Determine Refueling

Were you parked on level ground?
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Were you parked on level ground?
Relatively. Maybe a slight upslope.
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Did you try restarting again?

I have driven few miles after getting the "Low Fuel" warning and the maximum I ever filled was 23.5 gal. Our fuel tanks are, IIRC, 25 gal capacity.

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Did you try restarting again?

I have driven few miles after getting the "Low Fuel" warning and the maximum I ever filled was 23.5 gal. Our fuel tanks are, IIRC, 25 gal capacity.

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I did try restarting.
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Re: Use Caution if Using Low Fuel Light to Determine Refueling

Always fill up at about 1/4 tank. If it happens again you may want to take it in...faulty sensor
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Did you try restarting again?

I have driven few miles after getting the "Low Fuel" warning and the maximum I ever filled was 23.5 gal. Our fuel tanks are, IIRC, 25 gal capacity.

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

I try not to get below 1/4. Of course it tends to get warm here and the gas cools the fuel pump.
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Re: Use Caution if Using Low Fuel Light to Determine Refueling

I let the beast run down to the fuel light, but for obvious reasons I don't push it. She doesn't sip fuel........
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