Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: N.E. Ohio
Car: Outback 2018 2.5i Premium
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Fuel Gauge Accuracy
The fuel gauge accuracy might vary between vehicles. Below is what I've recorded on my 2018 2.5. These figures have been consistent for me. The one time I checked it the light came on at 1.6 gal remaining. Supposed to be 2.6 gal.
It will be interesting to see if these numbers change when this re-programming recall is installed. Also, the MPG reported is always near 5% too high so I will be curious if that becomes more accurate. I rely only on the fuel gauge so I am not overly excited about this future recall.
12.5 gal left in tank___Gauge needle on 3/4 mark
7.8 gal left in tank___Gauge needle on 1/2 mark
1.6 gal left in tank___Gauge needle on 1/8 mark
1.2 gal left in tank___Gauge needle was just on the low side of the 1/8 mark when warning light came on.
0.7 gal left in tank___Gauge needle was ALMOST touching the E mark.
2018 Outback 2.5i Premium with "the works"
plus...Opt7 footwell lights, Rally Armor mudflaps, hour meter
Last edited by Trip Enroute; 11-16-2018 at 10:17 PM.
Reason: corrected 7.8 left at 1/2 mark