Fuel gauge problems - Camry

redvettredvett Member Posts: 1
edited December 2014 in Toyota
Filled the gas tank as full as I could get it. Done this many times. Now the fuel gauge is stuck on (F) full. Anyone have this problem? How did you fix it?


  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Member Posts: 5,559
    edited December 2014
    You should never top off any car today, and this is especially true for a Toyota. The problem is you can force liquid fuel into the evaporative emissions system and damage the carbon canister. Usually overfilling doesn't impact the performance of the fuel level sending unit, but depending on how large of a vapor chamber that should have been remaining with a normal fill-up it may just be taking longer than you would expect for the fuel level according to the gage to start to drop. How far have you driven since filling up?
  • jipsterjipster Louisville, KentuckyMember Posts: 6,221
    Same thing happened with my dad's 2002 Camry. Needle stick on full. Had problem diagnosed at dealership. They ran  diagnostics ordered part ($340 to install). Now he sees needle starting to drop with car being run, But says needle doesn't drop to empty when engine shut off. Thoughts?
    2020 Honda Accord EX-L, 2011 Hyundai Veracruz, 2010 Mercury Milan Premiere, 2007 Kia Optima
  • LenInArizonaLenInArizona Member Posts: 1
    We own a 2020 Camry XLE and the fuel gauge has NEVER been accurate since DAY ONE.... my wife drives the car only about 11,000 a year.... after the first year.... Toyota tried numerous things (reset, and change the fuel sensor, etc...) and it is still not working correctly. The gauge stays on full until the tank is apparently about half full.... then.... it changes to correct itself. The MPG reading "appears" to be correct (21.2). It appears that upon fill up... the gauge indicates you can drive approximately 300 miles (which does NOT seem correct... it should show more)..... after it drops and indicates about 200 miles.... it jumps up again to almost 300 miles. I have brought the car in to fill the tank when it shows the tank is half full and the car takes 12 gallons for gas.... the car does NOT have a 24 gallon tank!!!
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