Then the bar owner showed up and banned everyone from his bar....... >One day Mr. Bond, a cow and a squirrel walk into a bar and Mr. Bond says, "Anyone heard of a fuel gauge recall?". Cow replied, "You're late to the conversation." prompting Squirrel to say, "Don't be so snarky to Mr. Bond."
I've seen a couple articles now where it's called a "stalling" issue. My sister in law actually sent a similar article to me and was all concerned... I'm like, no. It's just a software bug, it'll get fixed soon, and I'll be fine because now that I know, I'll just fill up when I get close to a quarter tank. Some of these articles make it sound like our cars are just going to stall randomly for no reason! :laugh:The trade journals make mountains out of mole-hills to sell hits to their web sites. It is a programming flaw (bug) in how the low fuel indication and miles-to-empty values are calculated. It is fixed by pushing new firmware in to the computer.
The trade journals make mountains out of mole-hills to sell hits to their web sites. It is a programming flaw (bug) in how the low fuel indication and miles-to-empty values are calculated. It is fixed by pushing new firmware in to the computer.
There will still be a large number of people who imagine that the dash board will be disassembled or the gas tank will be dropped to do major surgery on the car.
You are always gambling whenever you are depending upon some display that tells you "11.2 miles to empty" and then you get bent out of shape when it conks out 3 miles later. It's like "OMG! how could they do this to me! if I only had those additional 7 miles I could of prevented that accident officer!"
Less diligent engineer.... LOL, nice euphemism for "incompetent" or one that just got of the boat from some third rate engineering school in a country where cows are the primary form of transportation.I can see where someone let a less diligent engineer make some assumptions to the programming.
Yes and as someone who has had cars from the 60's 70's 80's and 90's those needles also hit E and just below and you had enough fuel to go a ways. It didn't mean you should or it was the smartest maneuver to perform.there was once a time when the needle on the dash was all you had to go by