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trafford48 said:
Yes I have problem with fuel giuage. When you fill up it shows fuel but it doesn't start to move until you have used at least 4 galls according to trip computer . Have now used 5.6 galls but it shows just a bit more than two thirds full.
will need re-calibrating at service.

The fuel gauge is exactly that "A gauge" It's not a technical instrument. I fear if you ask them to re calibrate they will laugh you out the showroom.
 

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It maybe "a gauge" but it should be more accurate. IF YOU HAVE USED HALF A TANK it should not show you have two thirds left. It is no big deal at present as trip computer is accurate. We shall see what they say when it goes in for service ,but that will not be until April next year.
Petrol gauge on my old clio was always spot on, so it should be more accurate.
 

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I don't think you have a fault. What you are doing is not just filling the tank, but the pipes leading down to the tank, so the fuel level is above the gauge for a long time before it starts sensing any usage. The same happens when the tank is nearly empty, the float will be above the fuel level but there will still be fuel in the pipes. In the mid range everything is reasonably accurate. Half full on the needle, will be half full in the tank.
 

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Hello!My Capturhave only 1250 km on the Clock but last week my fuelgauge would not go past 3/4 even if it was ful.
I Contacted the dealer and the booked me in the past day and gave me a rental car for free so the could fix it!

When ilooked at the fuelgauge in the rental Clio - 14,it was the same problem with the fuel gauge ason mine.
The mechanic said that the problem is that i fill upp the tank every 100 km.

When i collected my Captur later on it was fixed. The mechanic said that it was just to remove the negative pole on the battery for a few seconds and the problem was fixed!
 

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Just think about it for a minute. It should have been obvious that any time you get a problem with a computer you turn it off and on again. Just like the IT Crowd!
 

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Sutty's blue captur said:
Just think about it for a minute. It should have been obvious that any time you get a problem with a computer you turn it off and on again. Just like the IT Crowd! <img src="http://www.capturownersclub.co.uk/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif" alt="Big smile" title="Big smile" />
Interesting point Sutty.....a lot of these intermittent problems seem to be cured by switching off and on..! As you say, probably resetting the computer..!
 

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The fuel tank i guess is a funny shape wide at the top and getting smaller area as the tank fits the space under the car. Hence the joy of filling the car and the guage not moving for 200 miles than drops faster as it goes down the tank to free fall for the last 200 miles. But at 50 quid to fill it and 500 to 600 miles i am still happy man
 

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I am with you on that keith cant argue with the mpg I am getting in the 1.5 diesel.
 

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Had my Renault Captur Diesel 4 month. Suddenly the fuel gage will not go to FULL. It sticks at 3/4. Anyone else had this problem? :)
 

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Hello!
Yes!
Disconnect the battery for a minuteand the problem is solved!
And do not fill upp the tank Before it is half empty.

This is a common isue on Captur

Best regards
Ola
 

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I've got a 110 diesal 1.5 and driving it 60mph on the motorway I'm getting 510 miles out of a full tank. The range is saying I've got another 125 miles to go but I'm worried that might be a true reflection. Can anyone advise me?
 

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My fuel gauge is similar. I have never actually run out, but goes from showing 99miles left, to zero as soon as the light comes on. Not very helful.
 

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In my own experience you should never allow your fuel levels to drop so low and continually wait until your 'Fuel Low Warning Light' activates on your dashboard before refuelling.
If you persistently allow this to happen your fuel filter will simply clog up very quickly and will need replaced causing engine misfire etc.
Sediment in the fuel tank will cause this to happen and gets worse if you continually do this practice.
Every 3rd fill up use something like V-Power or use engine fuel treatment like Forte brand or similar to feep fuel and pipes in good condition.
Again merely my own opinion but I have found this helps keep fuel system in tip top condition.
Hope it helps
 

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Hi all new to this forum but have had my Captur since 9th August.
I have found the Captur to be a great car but as somehave alreadypointed out,there would appear to be an issue with the fuel gauge.

I have to commute to work after a recent change to my employment, hence the reason from changing from a Mazda RX8 to the Captur, I also noticed immediately that you use approx 3 gallons before the needle starts to drop, not a big issue I thought unit last week when I had a quarter of a tank left, looking at the expected mileage I had approx. 120 miles to play with and my journey was only 38 miles. A breeze I thought, fill up when I get back to my home town.

Travelled approx.20 miles of motorway driving at a steady 65mph when the fuel light came on, I was surprised to say the least, then noted that the fuel range had dropped to 63 miles, again I thought 18 miles to go, no sweat!!

Lets just say I was sweating profusely as I exited the motorway at my hometown with the needle now at zero just willing the car to just keep going that little bit longer. Got to a petrol station, relaxed slightly and started breathing again, started filling up and hey filled to the first click with, you guessed it 45ltrs of diesel.

I believe there is a major issue with the fuel gauge or the calibration of it at least and while searching the web to see if others had issues I noticed that there were 60000 Renault Koleos recalled for faulty fuel sensors earlier this year in China.

Renault recalls over 60,000 cars in China: Report

Obviously a slight difference as the Koleos issue manifests itself after prolonged use. But they have had issue with one vehicle fuel sensor why not another.

Me being a bit of a conspiracy theorist, have they fitted the faulty gauges removed from the Koleos to the Captur's


Anyway, from now on I am not going to get it go below half a tank.
Hi All, I am experiencing this problem on the Kadjar, full gauge showing half a tank then all of a sudden the fuel light comes on and reads 70km before empty, then all of sudden it reads 0km.
 
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