Fuel gauge reading

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xizaccyix
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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by xizaccyix » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:58 am

If they cannot/will not fix it do we have any way of ditching the car completely?

It may seem like a trivial issue but it's bloody annoying - "here.. have it back"?!?
Zac
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Asher
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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by Asher » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:34 pm

I have got Opel Ireland now involved, car going back in on Wednesday and they are keeping it for a few days! Hopefully they fix it now that Opel are involved!


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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by cornishtaz » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:04 pm

I've got Vauxhall Tech Dept involved. They've got a very comprehensive email detailing everything along with several pics of my issue. Just waiting for a outcome/ feedback


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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by 1900sr » Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:00 pm

cornishtaz wrote:I've got Vauxhall Tech Dept involved. They've got a very comprehensive email detailing everything along with several pics of my issue. Just waiting for a outcome/ feedback
Good luck, mine's ended up worse than it started I reckon after going back to Luton. They now say there's no more they can do as they say it's working to spec.
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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by xizaccyix » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:32 pm

## UPDATE ##

Mine has had the software update and now its shows between 7/8ths and full (before it was @ 7/8ths).

I cannot be bothered to take it back again...
Zac
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RobMan
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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by RobMan » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:58 pm

God I just don't know where to start on this issue. Filled up 16 plate sri, 2.0 petrol 200PS for first time, 7/8 issue. Read most of the 39 pages here, and still dont know if I should call it in or not, dealer was Arnold Clark - Manchester.

What do you guys reckon?

Just curious - I got 350 mile estimated mileage from filling it up full, seemed low to me anyone else with same engine can share their stats?

Thanks


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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by JJ-Yorks » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:05 pm

Just trickle another 4 litres into the tank...your gauge will then show full...take a couple of minutes to do but at least the gauge shows full
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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by RobMan » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:28 pm

UPDATE:

I took it to fill again, following previous posts advise, went to 3 clicks, slowly withdrawing the nozzle each time, even tried to not fill a couple of times but held the opening to the tank open with the nozzle to let it "vent"? who knows if it worked, but overall I did get it to full now with an estimated milage of 414 when I did it.
So I'm happy with that, is it a good design? hell no, and vauxhall should really address it, saving me and a few others here messing about at the pump looking like idiots... Thanks to the whole forum.

Good luck to the rest if you're having issues, my heart goes out to you.


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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by Lee » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:10 pm

Hi Rob just picked mine up from Arnold Clark Manchester I don't have the fuel gauge problem mine reads full
But only estimated 340 miles on Full tank
I have the 1.4T 150 ps
Will keep track in keep you updated
Lee


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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by edinburghlad » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:08 pm

My latest update in this year long saga.....I posted on another thread that my dealer agreed to keep my car until they have a fix (I have a replacement Astra in the meantime).

Vauxhall have confirmed that they agree I have an issue. Latest update is that I'm having the fuel tank replaced.

I'll keep you all posted.


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