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From what I understand, the 2009 Carens 2.0i has a fuel tank capacity of 55liters. The gauge was showing that the tank was close to empty last night. Only when I filled it, I only had to fill it with 39litersof petrol (not complaining...did close to 400km on only 30 litres of fuel with urban and autobahn driving)!

I had an additional 16 liters of fuel in the tank. When we rented a diesel Carens earlier in the year, I noticed a similar issue. For the longest time, the gauge hadn't moved from the full position and when it did register as being close to empty, I didn't have to fill it with too much diesel.

Is this a common issues with the Carens? Or have I just had the bad luck to have driven two different cars with a faulty sender unit?
 

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Thanks for that bit of info. I really don't like having to wait for the fuel warning light to come on to tell me to fill up, but it's a minor niggle.
 

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I suppose I'll just have to do that. The general innacuracy of the gauges is the only thing that bothers me with the Carens. I can't think of a reason as to why the fuel gauge is so innacurate other than the float used is not suitable to the tank shape (if the tank is unusually long/wide compared to it's depth).
 
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