2008 Pontiac G8 GT: Range On The Blink
August 06, 2009
The range readout on our beloved long-term 2008 Pontiac G8 GT has gotten glitchy. When I jumped in the car to drive it home it read 130 miles to empty. Half a mile down the road it read 85. A mile or so later 110. When I got home (a 9 mile drive) it said 98.
I didn't think much of it, but when I fired up the G8 this morning it rear 258. And with less than half a tank. No way.
Whatever, I started driving. But by the time I hit the office I had seen 137 (pictured), 188, 112, 156, 124 (pictured), 118, 217 (pictured), 76, 202 and plenty more. By the way, the three pictures above were all taken while I sat at a redlight.
Obviously something is up. I've signed the car out for the weekend, so I'll fill it up and on Monday I'll let you know if the problem continued.
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief