Last post on Dec 21, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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Toyota Yaris, Interior, Hatchback
Mar 02, 2009 (8:49 am)
Well, bad fuel gauge is definitely a bummer, but that's a good reason to reset your trip odometer at each fill-up. Outside of keeping an eye on fuel economy (a great early indicator of potential mechanical problems in general), it's also an accurate representation of how much gas you have left. If you are getting up over 350 miles (or 600 km) on one tank and it's still reading half full, that's a good sign of a bad gauge unless your drive to work is down a mountainside with the motor off.
Sadly, it doesn't matter what car you buy, or how much you spend - there's still always that remote chance you'll get a weird glitch. I'd wager your dealer hasn't seen too many instances like yours before. In my 3/4 of a million combined miles in Toyotas, I've never had a fuel gauge do that - the worst I got was in my old Celica after 175,000 or so miles the needle got slightly out of wack so it never showed completely full and would go below the "empty" mark. I just always filled up around 360 miles.
Mar 09, 2009 (4:45 am)
Hi, As the Yaris is relatively new I was keeping an eye on the fuel and noting the kilometres, litres, odo, price per litre etc every time I put fuel in..
I had a full tank and had only done 262 kilometres.
But was the gauge telling me the truth when I would put $20 or $30 top up in ?
Full may have been 1/2 full.....?
Still waiting on the part to arrive from a slow boat from ?
The dealers actually told me he had a new Yaris in the week before with a collapsed fuel pump.
Thanks for replying.
Regards to you.
#48 of 55 Re: [mousetrap]
Mar 09, 2009 (10:04 am)
So you are saying you filled the tank to the top (the gas pump shut off) and only went 262 km before you ran out of gas? If that's the case there's something else wrong.
If you put in a set amount of gas though, then that supports the gauge being mis-calibrated. In other words, if you thought you had half a tank (on the bad gauge) and put in five gallons or 19 L, then it would make sense you only got about 162 miles or 262 km as you really went from almost empty up to a half tank.
I would just make sure to fill the tank to the very top which should be around 10 gallons or 38 L on an average fill up (I believe it's an 11.5 gal tank). I've occasionally had some gas pumps shut off early and you just have to move the nozzle a bit to get it to keep going.
Once it's full, you'll be good for at least 480 km.
Mar 09, 2009 (10:50 am)
The capacity of the tank is 42 liters or 11.9 gallons. With normal driving you should be good for at least 600 kms or 373 miles.
Be really careful or stay on the highway and you could achieve more than 700 kms.
#50 of 55 Re: [highmiler650]
Mar 09, 2009 (5:26 pm)
Yeah, I've just never put in much more than about 10 gallons on any one fill-up, and that's with driving a number of miles with the little indicator flashing... I think it must come on when you're down to the last gallon and a half or so give or take.
#51 of 55 Speedo and ODO problems KM to MPH
Jul 26, 2009 (4:08 am)
I just imported my Yaris 2006 into the UK, the speedometer and ODO are in KM per hour.
So i managed to get another console in MPH, i took out the old one and put in the new one. Its come up in MPH and the ODO is in MPH, but the readings for the ODO are so wrong.
Another guy told me to disconnect the battery for a while and then reconnect it. I tried it and no luck. Its only showing the millage since i put the console in. And the trip reader seems to be wrong. I drove 9 miles and at the end of the journey its showing 1.2 miles.
The overall millage of the car, is it stored in that console or in the cars computer?
Any help would be greatly appreciated
#52 of 55 Re: Speedo and ODO problems KM to MPH [tfade25]
Jul 27, 2009 (9:07 am)
You should have just got a Scanguage II. You can easily toggle back and forth between Miles and Kilometers. They only cost about $160 or so.
#53 of 55 getting the best out of your Toyota Yaris dash
Aug 10, 2009 (7:47 am)
If you read your owner's manual, it should have said to take your Toyota Yaris to the dealer every time you plan upon disconnecting your battery from your car. Only the dealer can reprogram the odometer for your to reflect the correct miles or km.
A ecometer will give you mph, mpg, or rpm plus LED lights to remind the driver about how to best hypermile. The ecometer costs $69.99.
It took me all of a few seconds to adjust to the speedometer being moved to the top center of the dash. I have been driving vehicles for 35 years with the speedometer behind the steering wheel. One of the best parts of the design of the Yaris is that Toyota moved the speedometer to the center of the dash. The permitted Toyota to slope down the dash behind the steering wheel. The sloped down empty area of the dash gives the buyer of the Toyota Yaris the ability to customize the Yaris in ways unavailable to other vehicle drivers. It took me a couple of weeks to figure out that I could mount a navigation system right behind the steering wheel. Best place for the navigation system to be at. Behind the steering wheel is where I installed my ecometer as well.
I have seem some people install 4 additional gages in the storage compartment behind the steering wheel. Mounting gages in the door, or mounting gages behind the door, behind the steering wheel, is only possible if you buy the liftback version of the Toyota Yaris. I put a extra umbrella in that storage area. Of course if there was a Pep Boys near by I might pay someone put a few extra gages on the door. I am not certain of the Pep Boys equivalent here in NE Ohio.
#54 of 55 Re: Ran Out Of Gas! [typer73]
Dec 16, 2010 (11:02 am)
My 2008 Yaris is also having the same darn problem with the gas gauge. I paid $500 to fix my fuel pump, then the darn thing die again a couple days later.
After I towl it back to the garage to found out it was the gas gauge. When it is at 2 gauge it is out of gas.
Waste of my $$.......... next time I am buy something American....... piece of s$#!
#55 of 55 Re: Ran Out Of Gas! [pha_kue1119]
Dec 21, 2010 (2:40 pm)
Maybe you should refill when it gets down to 3 bars or 300 miles on your trip odometer..