I've only had my 2011 Plateau since April and have had many "fuel gauge induced freak outs" when the gauge drops to "0" and the lights all come on! I think I need a 12 step program for it! I'm also finding that the "bars" are not equal in mileage - I'll go 50+ on the 1st bar and sometimes the 2nd to last bar only lasts 10 miles! I haven't figured it out. Also sometimes if the vehicle has been sitting the gauge will "round up" the fuel and you'll think you have say 4/10th of a tank and then after you drive 10-15 miles it will suddenly drop to 2/10 and then to zero long before you expected it to! I'm finding that resetting the trip odometer when you re-fuel is the best way to truly know where you stand in terms of "do I need fuel?" The last time I got fuel was on I-83 in Central PA - the light came on and I felt confident I could get to my destination and have fuel to spare, but of course I was panicked so I stopped at the one and only gas station, that luckily had diesel, in the area and put 19.9 gallons in. Not even 20! And I'd driven a good 10 miles since the light came on! grrrrr.... I so totally could have made it the 15-20 miles to the exit I wanted.
What did you teach? I'm an Elementary Reading Resource Teacher - I work mostly with k-3 doing a lot of intervention as well as teaching teachers. I used to teach 1st grade and before that Kindergarten. Also used to live in Cincinnati Ohio!
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