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Yaaseen

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Monday, November 19th 2018, 12:04pm

Fuel Gauge Not Going To Empty

Hi Guys

Hope all is well and guys are ready to hit December with a vengeance.

Normally when i fill up my tank the gauge shows full and the range shows 700 or 800 kms depending on my consumption. All this is fine. As i drive the fuel gauge decreases and so does the range as expected. but when it gets to quarter tank and the range is still showing 200km or so, I'm actually on EMPTY!!! I've gotten stuck like this....TWICE. Its ridiculous because I'm expecting to still have at least 150km before the reserve light comes on and it just cuts out. I don't ever get a reserve light warning at all. It seems the gauge and range are talking to each other but neither are talking to the actual fuel in the tank.

Maybe the sensor that reads the fuel in the tank is not reading below quarter and perhaps that is the same sensor that feeds the info to the computer that calculates range. its just speculation... Can anyone advise?

Has anybody also had or heard of something like this happening to other fortuners. O and before I forget its a 2012 fortuner 3.0 D4d 4x4 manual.

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Monday, November 19th 2018, 4:57pm

Had a similar issue.

The needle was on the second blue line from the bottom and it was empty.

Turned out that the gauge itself was faulty and they replaced the cluster.

All sorted out now

2012 Tuna as well.

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Tuesday, November 20th 2018, 10:05am

Had a similar issue.

The needle was on the second blue line from the bottom and it was empty.

Turned out that the gauge itself was faulty and they replaced the cluster.

All sorted out now

2012 Tuna as well.
what YM said or the floater in your fuel tank itself could be faulty! ?(

replacing the cluster will be expensive - filling up when the tank when it hits half mark will also sort the problem. :vain: :rofl:
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Tuesday, December 18th 2018, 9:57am

Fuel Gauge

Sit met dieselfde probleem. Is dit nie dalk 'n vervaardigings probleem nie. Hoekom net op die 2012 - 2013 modelle soos ek kon optel uit die forums.
Het iemand dit al opgeneem met Toyota.

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Wednesday, December 19th 2018, 12:55pm

Fuel guage problem

Selfde probleem op my 2012 3.0D4D. Het vanoggend sonder brandstof gaan staan. Toyota se die cluster moet vervang word?

Stem saam, iewers is daar 'n probleem

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Sunday, February 3rd 2019, 11:06pm

Fuel Gauge 2012 Fortuner

Sit met dieselfde probleem. Is dit nie dalk 'n vervaardigings probleem nie. Hoekom net op die 2012 - 2013 modelle soos ek kon optel uit die forums.
Het iemand dit al opgeneem met Toyota.
Wat se julle, het Toyota nog nie na die party toe gekom en erken daar is 'n probleem met die 2012-2013 se "fuel gauge" nie. Nog nie gehoor van enige voertuie wat herroep is vir herstel nie. ? ?( ?( ?(

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Monday, February 4th 2019, 8:45am

With the number of customers with the same issue , you'd think they'd pick up on their systems that there is a definite problem.

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "YasMeister" (Feb 6th 2019, 5:07pm)


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Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 3:40pm

Mine has the same issue, 2013 model. Now i make use of the trip meter to decide to fill

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Friday, February 8th 2019, 8:39am

Buy the 4L - mine goes from full to empty within 3 hours of driving....630km range....if I am lucky

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