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    Default 2010 Honda City Fuel gauge issue & mileage

    My apologies for raising this issue again as I'm a bit curious and a tad nervous on what I've been experiencing. Just wanted to know if this fuel gauge issue is "normal" or not. Whenever I refill with less than 10 litres of petrol, the fuel gauge refuses to budge. I have to fill at least 10-12 litres of petrol to make the gauge work. Also, the fuel average displayed belies the actual consumption. If the display is showing 17km/l average, in actuality the vehicle is doing somewhere around 12km/l. Is this also normal? The pick up and acceleration are excellent with no issue of knocking.
    As I have found out, this is a common issue/problem in 2010 City and is not just restricted to Pakistani models. Here are some links.

    Malaysia Honda City Owners Club :: HondaCity.my :: HondaCity.com.my • View topic - Fuel gauge indicator accuracy

    Honda City Fuel Indicator / Gauge Problem? - Yahoo! Answers India

    Would appreciate your advice and suggestions in this regard.


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    thats strange!

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    v.v strange

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    strange for me too as i never got this issue...my city 09 is working perfectly with the guage...
    now the question is ...is my city the only one which is telling me the true readings or someone else is with me or not?
    I am neither against nor supporting, I am just me………

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    Civic , City and Accord. I have all these cars. If your fuel goes towards end and yellow light blink then it start using the reserve fuel. So when you drive more , the needle stays there and yellow light still be there. Once you start fueling the gauge will rise after first filling the reserve, it takes 10-15 ltrs of fuel depending on the model. Regarding the fuel consumption shown by City, its also in corolla as well. When you drive smoothly it shows some times 15, 18, 22 etc, but its just for that particular instant of time. your actual fuel mileage will depends on the entire trip you did in that particular time.

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    Never noticed it but I,ve heard people saying that both Corolla and City have this problem of showing more mileage than actual.
    If a vehicle is actually doing 13km/litre, It will show 18km/litre?
    One of the most difficult things in the world is to know how to do something, and to watch without comment, somebody else do it incorrectly.

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    never seen before. strange
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    I have noticed in my Atis that instantanious fuel economy is the wrong firgure and is misleading..... While average fuel mileage for a trip is 90% accurate.

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    well our jdm 2010 corolla 1.6 shows exactly the same and accurate mileage!if it shows 14.5 km/liter then it proves it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aviatorx View Post
    My apologies for raising this issue again as I'm a bit curious and a tad nervous on what I've been experiencing. Just wanted to know if this fuel gauge issue is "normal" or not. Whenever I refill with less than 10 litres of petrol, the fuel gauge refuses to budge. I have to fill at least 10-12 litres of petrol to make the gauge work. Also, the fuel average displayed belies the actual consumption. If the display is showing 17km/l average, in actuality the vehicle is doing somewhere around 12km/l. Is this also normal? The pick up and acceleration are excellent with no issue of knocking.
    As I have found out, this is a common issue/problem in 2010 City and is not just restricted to Pakistani models. Here are some links.

    Malaysia Honda City Owners Club :: HondaCity.my :: HondaCity.com.my • View topic - Fuel gauge indicator accuracy

    Honda City Fuel Indicator / Gauge Problem? - Yahoo! Answers India

    Would appreciate your advice and suggestions in this regard.
    I have City 2010 and has noticed no problem with the guage as well as the fuel average. All seem to be fairly accurate. It must be an isolated issue, u better get it checked through Honda.

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    Honda dealership told me to fill up at least 10 litres of petrol for the gauge to work. Also confirmed this from various City owners including my neighbour. So, this should not be considered an issue any more.

    My observations on fuel avg calculator:

    As per my observations on the fuel mileage calculator. You can only get an accurate reading if you're driving at a constant speed and that is only possible on the motorway. No 1.3L car worth its money will give you more that 12-13 Km/l in city or 9-11 km/l during rush hour. So, everything's cool now. These electronic gadgets can be quite misleading. Try driving at a slow speed in high gear and you'll be getting a reading of 24 km/l.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aviatorx View Post
    Honda dealership told me to fill up at least 10 litres of petrol for the gauge to work. Also confirmed this from various City owners including my neighbour. So, this should not be considered an issue any more.

    My observations on fuel avg calculator:

    As per my observations on the fuel mileage calculator. You can only get an accurate reading if you're driving at a constant speed and that is only possible on the motorway. No 1.3L car worth its money will give you more that 12-13 Km/l in city or 9-11 km/l during rush hour. So, everything's cool now. These electronic gadgets can be quite misleading. Try driving at a slow speed in high gear and you'll be getting a reading of 24 km/l.
    The problem of Fuel gauge not rising up if you put less fuel in it happens with my car too. However, my solution is to "keep the switch on" (turn off the car, and turn the switch back on -- don't start it) while filling the car. This way, whenever I fill up, even if I put 500 rupees of Petrol, the needle jumps of immediately.

    As far as trip calculator is concerned, something is wrong with your car if you're getting 9/10 Kilometers per liter. I never got this average, ever with my car.

    I can put 1300 rupees of Petrol in my car in Rawalpindi, and go to Peshawar and come back without refueling. I do this on every second weekend. This makes the average around 21 Km/l. This distance includes the distance I travel within the cities to reach my home (after I get off the motorway). So regardless of what the computer is showing, the fact that I can drive precisely 400 kilometers in 1300 rupees implies that I am getting an average somewhere close to 21.
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    as already stated, if u r near empty, the fuel gauge wont pick up first 8-10 litres of fuel due to shape of the tank and position of the fuel gauge sensor. moreover these gauges are slower to react to changes, even if the fuel is not towards E.

    the difference in displayed fuel consumption and actual consumption is common and is not limited to Honda.
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    I also faced the same problem

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    So is it a inherent problem or there is any fix of the problem ??

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    im also facing the same issues with my honda city 09. meter shows somwehere around 15 and it actually consumes 12-13 once i refill my tank. this has happend to me twice or thrice... any ideas guyss???

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