Fuel light

Derekftm

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storeman

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My fuel warning displays with different numbers for the miles till empty. I think it has something to do with the relationship between the average mpg and the instant mpg.

The trip computer isn’t the most accurate. I set off to Leeds on Sunday and the trip computer said I had 99 miles in the tank. After completing the return trip and parking up outside my house in Oldham it said there were 98 miles left in the tank. Not bad for a 68 mile round trip.

spanner-uk

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Sounds about right.

I suppose Pug have recalibrated newer models to allow for motorway/country use where petrol stations are sometimes far apart.

Peugeot just being a bit cautious.

pauls0701

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My fuel warning displays with different numbers for the miles till empty. I think it has something to do with the relationship between the average mpg and the instant mpg.

The trip computer isn’t the most accurate. I set off to Leeds on Sunday and the trip computer said I had 99 miles in the tank. After completing the return trip and parking up outside my house in Oldham it said there were 98 miles left in the tank. Not bad for a 68 mile round trip.

Derekftm

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antony508

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In my 508GT 2012, the fuel warning comes on with 80km of estimated range left. and this is clearly calculated based on the amount of fuel remaining, and the average fuel consumption based on what I estimate to be about the last 10 to 30 minutes of averaged economy.

In other words, if I hit the motorway with an estimated 80km range left, the economical cruising will show this estimate to increase over the next 10 minutes or so, and continue to increase for quite a long time — but as soon as you come off the motorway and are no longer getting such good economy, it will quickly plummet.

Once the estimated range gets below 30km, my trip computer doesn’t give a figure. the 30km is replaced with —- . and then you have no idea!

I have found that it is actually quite accurate. once it says 30km, I really do only have 30km left — and its easy to test this by seeing how much fuel is required to fill up the tank — you can see then how much was still left.

I have lots of fill-up options on my route to work, so tend to run it quite low — and stupidly I have run out on two locations, and have rolled to the pump — not a sensible thing to do, but that is how I know when the trip gets to 30km or —- , then you are left with barely a cupful of fuel!

I have had other cars which you can push to at least 50km past the trip computer saying that the range is 0km (Ford Focus 2012 for example) — but the 508GT is not one of them!

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