SO why the thumbs down nothings wrong with your car my Sonata does that too once the fuel is so low it cannot estimate any longeri was 1 bar left from being empty. so i decided to put it on estimated miles, (31 miles left) and when i came to a stop. it didn't have an estimation. what a bummer. just wanted to share.
And it stayed on the hypens. Word.
Wish they had a reserve lever (like in motorcycles, old VW beetles), that when the engine sputtered, you could turn to access the last third of a gallon left in the tank, telling you to get to the gas station....... a great, simple, cheap way to stretch your range. I often traveled 15 miles on reserve with only tenths of gallon remaining & always was secure to reach a station...... its too bad they cant be very accurate.
Funny!, the reality is that the technology is out there to calculate down to the last mile. My dad did it in his 2010 Acura MDX. I think running the Accent "OUT" of gas may be damaging in some way, and may also be difficult to get re-started.lol i imagine that too. its too bad they cant be very accurate. My estimation goes faster than my mileage. well these cars are in a competition world.
There have been claims that the submerged nature of the fuel pump aids in its cooling. That repeatedly running the tank to below 1/4 full will lead to shortened pump life. I don't know if that's true. But, it sounds plausible.I think running the Accent "OUT" of gas may be damaging in some way, and may also be difficult to get re-started.
Wow, you're brave! I would have been very nervous and expecting my car to die at any moment. Once I get down to the last bar and/or my fuel light comes on, I drive directly to the gas station for a fill-up.I drove about an hour on the Interstate one time after the range went blank. The last 20 to 30 mins there was no bar in the gas gauge. Judging by how much gas it took to fill up, there was still a half gallon or so left in the tank. There has to be a margin of error in the gauge (variations in manufacturing, wear over time, variations in resistance in the car's wiring) and I guess it is better to fill up a bit early rather than bit late - after running out. Certainly more convenient!