Prius Fuel Gauge Issue

2004 Toyota Prius Long-Term Road Test

Prius Fuel Gauge Issue

January 26, 2007

The last two times we topped off the Toyota Prius' fuel tank the gauge hasn't shown more than three-quarters full, so yesterday I took the Prius to the Toyota dealer when I picked up the RAV4.

The service writer said they'd recalibrate the gauge and we'd see what happened then. I went to pick it up today, and still, the gauge only shows three-quarters, even after I added 2.8 gallons of gas after leaving the dealership.

After flipping through the fuel log, I realized we haven't let the tank drain since early November, instead we've been topping off a couple of gallons here and there... After talking to the dealer again, we've decided to run it down to empty before we refuel to see if the gauge will read accurately after that exercise.

Kelly Toepke, Manager of Vehicle Testing at 46,806 miles

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