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contiki

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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2013 7:50:53 AM

Both our vehicles have a low fuel light that come on when you are low in gasoline in your tank....

Does your vehicle have this low fuel light and have you seen it much through the years with your vehicle.....

[Edited by: contiki at 9/13/2013 7:56:08 AM EST]
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wamster
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 8:25:52 PM

Once; deliberately. I bought a new vehicle and wanted to see at what level the light would come on. A bit under a quarter tank; with 50 miles to empty.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 4:28:37 PM

Nuzan says " Yes. I don't usually run the tank that low"

Nuzan, I know what you mean.....I always thought that as well until this past cold winter and it seem like every time I look at the dash the low fuel light was on....
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Nuzan
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 12:27:38 PM

Yes. I don't usually run the tank that low.
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justinemt14
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 12:12:06 PM

Yes, and it comes on occasionally (usually when I'm broke)
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 11:29:44 AM

yes, saw it in the owners manual.
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psm80134
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 10:01:51 AM

Yes, but I've only seen it come on once.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 9:37:15 AM

yes....see it a lot this winter.............
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lled
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 11:03:17 AM

yes and yes
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Vin63
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 10:20:51 AM

Yes and yes.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 8:48:26 AM

The light is on again this morning on my Accord.......time for more gas...

I have notice that the light has been on a lot this season......
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MeTaBall
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 7:18:38 AM

Yes/No
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 1:17:02 PM

yep and nope
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 1:03:18 PM

yes you have one and no it has not come on is how I take your post jessejames......

I said that to myself for a few years with our vehicles but last winter was so different that that low fuel light seem to be on so much on both vehicles.....

[Edited by: contiki at 4/20/2014 1:04:03 PM EST]
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calypso93
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 7:35:37 AM

Yes, twice.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 7:19:30 AM

Yes and no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 7:15:27 AM

I have like this feature very much this year.......seen the light a lot....
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 6:47:42 AM

This feature has been great this winter but has been seen a lot.....

I never like to have my fuel tank go so low to see this light but I did this winter.......
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 6:30:33 AM

We always seem to run low this year and see this light a lot lately....
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 1:21:02 PM

yes, it has this but I try to avoid running that low.
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vando45
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 1:17:10 PM

yes, it was on this morning.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 1:13:23 PM

yes.......it been seen a lot lately...........
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 6:41:46 AM

We have seen this LOW fuel light a lot this past winter.....
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eB40
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 1:18:22 PM

Yes
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 6:40:49 AM

Yes, try not to let the car get that low on fuel when possible
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 6:38:08 AM

don't have one
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 6:37:11 AM

On both vehicles we have this feature and it has been seen it a lot this past winter....glad we have this feature.........
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down2fumes
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 9:51:52 AM

Y
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 9:43:20 AM

Yes.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 6:23:43 AM

This Low fuel light has been on a lot this past winter.....glad I had this feature on both vehicles........
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 1:14:58 PM

My LOW fuel light is on yet again....on my way to get gas now and the light will be gone until the next time...........
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gvan
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 10:24:28 AM

Never had it come on with my 2005 or 2009 vehicles because I fill up at 1/4 tank.
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 6:44:30 PM

Yes/No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 6:40:32 AM

We see this LOW fuel light a lot this winter on both vehicles........
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dieselpower2014
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 1:22:27 AM

Nope never have
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morrongiello
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 7:14:33 PM

yes, and no
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eB40
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 2:36:21 PM

Yes
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davisadm
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 10:51:50 AM

I have one, and it comes on every time before I fill the tank.
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 10:44:04 AM

yes/no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 4:11:48 PM

Houckster says " My own personal policy is to keep the tank nearly full when possible to avoid condensation adding water to the fuel and to be ready for any emergency driving that might be necessary. Normally, I won't let the tank fall below half full. On trips, where refueling opportunities are not a problem, I'll start looking for gas at about the quarter tank mark. "

Houckster , I understand what you are saying and I agree to much of the same as you mentioned but this winter has been so different with so much cold weather......

I don't know if the cold weather this winter has let my guard down about possible condensation in the tanks of both vehicles and the problems that could happen...

I just found this winter has been long one and as I post this posting, it is snowing in Ontario now.................



[Edited by: contiki at 3/25/2014 4:14:09 PM EST]
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 12:53:07 PM

I'm pretty sure that most car production in the last decade has included a low fuel light. In most cars, it's going to come on when the fuel level in the tank has gotten close to the point where the fuel pump won't be submerged in gas. The OEMs do this because the fuel pump needs the cooling that the gas provides.

I once let my fuel level drop to the point where the low light level came on to see when that happened and I probably had, maybe, about 2 gallons of fuel left.

My own personal policy is to keep the tank nearly full when possible to avoid condensation adding water to the fuel and to be ready for any emergency driving that might be necessary. Normally, I won't let the tank fall below half full. On trips, where refueling opportunities are not a problem, I'll start looking for gas at about the quarter tank mark.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 12:07:04 PM

I sometimes wonder if I might have run of gas a few times if it was not for this LOW fuel light coming on......

I have seen it a lot this cold winter.....

I don't remember ever seeing this low fuel light on as much as I have seen it come on this winter.........
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eB40
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 7:23:13 AM

Yes/No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2014 9:47:23 AM

On again...........this light has let me know fuel has been low a lot this winter.....
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scoobynuts
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2014 8:07:14 AM

never has come on
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2014 6:36:46 AM

My wife's Civic is showing the LOW fuel light this morning.......

This winter the light has been seen a lot...............
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 2:34:14 PM

Yes, according to the manual. I have not let it get that low on my current vehicle.
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TomB2
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 2:24:32 PM

I actually don't know.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 11:57:19 AM

Tonester1 sounds like you have quite the option there....glad you are using it to it's fullest..............

I just have the light on both the Accord and Civic but it has been on a lot this cold winter here in Ontario........

[Edited by: contiki at 3/13/2014 11:57:45 AM EST]
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Tonester1
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 11:02:06 AM

When my car's Low Fuel Light comes on I also get a message on the display asking me if I want to find the nearest gas station. If I picked yes then my car's navigation system will take me there. If I say no then business as usual with the exception of the Low Fuel Light being on.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 6:33:05 AM

We are very glad to have this option on both our vehicles....

This LOW fluid light has been seen a lot this cold winter..............
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