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2016 Smart fortwo fuel gauge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chas. J. Owens IV on Monday. 28 Replies

I have a new 2016smart, when the gauge shows I am down to my last 1.3 gallons of gas, I refuel the car, but I can only put 5.7-5.9 gallons of fuel into the car, the gauge then shows full. I went back…Continue

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Chas. J. Owens IV replied to Angela Fink's discussion 2016 Smart fortwo fuel gauge
"So, the gas station I had planned on using on the way home was closed when I got to it. This mean instead of filling up with half a gallon left (as planned), I had to find another gas station. Luckily, there was one around twenty miles closer to…"
Monday
elaine grant replied to Angela Fink's discussion 2016 Smart fortwo fuel gauge
"A rep from MB told me that my service people are aware of the tank filling problem and they are working with engineers to find a solution.  And they will let me know when they do.  I am sitting by my phone..."
Jan 30
Chas. J. Owens IV replied to Angela Fink's discussion 2016 Smart fortwo fuel gauge
"As expected, I was not able to drive most of this week due to the snow, but I was able to drive 88 miles. My MPG was a pitiful 32.2, so I burned about 2.7 gallons. The fuel indicator still says the car is full. Out of curiosity, I scanned the…"
Jan 29
Luke replied to Angela Fink's discussion 2016 Smart fortwo fuel gauge
"I cant even do 200 miles on a full tank, on my 2016 prime....... this is ridiculous. I am about to trade this b... for a old cabrio model. this sucks"
Jan 29
Ryan replied to Angela Fink's discussion 2016 Smart fortwo fuel gauge
"Hmm.... well that's weird.  It seems like NOBODY knows exactly what capacity the gas tank is supposed to be.  I remember the 451 having an 8.7 gallon tank, and i double checked that on Edmunds.com.  Then checked the 2016 ForTwo…"
Jan 21
elaine grant replied to Angela Fink's discussion 2016 Smart fortwo fuel gauge
"Thanks for the suggestion about inserting the nozzle sideways!  I will try it.  "
Jan 21
Chas. J. Owens IV replied to Angela Fink's discussion 2016 Smart fortwo fuel gauge
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Jan 21
Chas. J. Owens IV replied to Angela Fink's discussion 2016 Smart fortwo fuel gauge
"It seems to be related to the speed the gas goes in and the fumes coming out triggering the cutoff switch early.  The next time I pump I am going to try inserting the nozzle sideways.  This should defeat the [automatic cutoff…"
Jan 21
Angela Fink replied to Angela Fink's discussion 2016 Smart fortwo fuel gauge
"yes I agree, can't understand why Smart hasn't explained why they changed the tank in the first place never had any problems with my 2008, just put gas in like any normal car, pumped until it shut off. I always hated being next to the guy…"
Jan 21
elaine grant replied to Angela Fink's discussion 2016 Smart fortwo fuel gauge
"Yes, that is what I did as well Chas.J.Owens iv.  But the question is why should we have to do this to fill the tank.  Why won't it work like a normal vehicle when you fill the tank?  Is this something the manufacturer should be…"
Jan 21
Chas. J. Owens IV replied to Angela Fink's discussion 2016 Smart fortwo fuel gauge
"I tried an experiment today. I pumped until it stopped repeatedly, went to the store (the gas station I tend to use is part of a grocery store), and then pumped more gas. I was able to put almost two more gallons in the tank this way: .8 gallons…"
Jan 20
Paul W replied to Angela Fink's discussion 2016 Smart fortwo fuel gauge
"I have a 2016. My fuel gauge is reading incorrectly. It reads as if I use a full tank of gas but when I fill it, it only takes half as much as the gauge indicated. It reads as Full after I fill it. Calibration issue?? Is it only half full when it…"
Jan 20
jwight replied to Angela Fink's discussion 2016 Smart fortwo fuel gauge
"There's a discussion on SCoA about difficulty refueling the 453 smart: http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f208/453-gas-tank-capacity-107177/ The total capacity of the 451 tank was 10 US gallons, although not all of that was usable. …"
Jan 20
Angela Fink replied to Angela Fink's discussion 2016 Smart fortwo fuel gauge
"I don't like that I have to fill up at 250 miles I used to fill at 325-350miles, don't understand why the engineers would take a vehicle with an already small tank and make it smaller? You would think they would like to say that their cars…"
Jan 19
elaine grant replied to Angela Fink's discussion 2016 Smart fortwo fuel gauge
"I recently bought a 2016 Smart Prime and have the same problem.  The dealer told me just to fill it up slowly when it stops filling.  Apparently the tank is so small that the fumes from the gas that trigger the pump to shut off set it off…"
Jan 19
Chas. J. Owens IV replied to Angela Fink's discussion 2016 Smart fortwo fuel gauge
"I was only able to but in 6.4 gallons (by filling past the first few cutoffs) when the guage was reading one gallon left. My best guess is that the float isn't calibrated correctly and the actual reserve is closer to 3 gallons than 1.3 (but I…"
Jan 13

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I've been a smart owner since
February 26, 2008
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March 14, 2007
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Berks County, Pennsylvania
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I have a graphics business and provide decals for Smart Cars, such as eyelashes. Please email me at finkink@windstream.net for requests, I design graphics too.
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