Doesn't Want a Full Tank - 2015 Dodge Viper GT Long-Term Road Test

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edited November 2015 in Dodge
imageDoesn't Want a Full Tank - 2015 Dodge Viper GT Long-Term Road Test

With massive horsepower and huge displacement, it's easy to deplete our 2015 Dodge Viper's tank quickly. But it's also not taking a full fill-up most of the time, requiring more frequent trips to the pump.

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  • ebeaudoinebeaudoin NE IllinoisMember Posts: 509
    Wait, you burned through a tank in 100 miles or so?
  • moparbadmoparbad Member Posts: 3,870
    16 gallon tank at 11 mpg, it does not take long to empty.
  • daryleasondaryleason TexasMember Posts: 501
    Why does Edmunds make it so easy to take potshots at Chrysler/Fiat/Dodge products? Oh yeah, because they keep buying them. Frankly, if a gauge is going to err, I'd prefer it to be pessimistic.
  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878
    Had this problem with my old Accord. The fuel gauge would show 3/4 full even though the pump shut off. Turns out the fuel tank sending unit was bad and not showing full.
  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Member Posts: 5,435

    Turns out the fuel tank sending unit was bad and not showing full.

    It does sound like a gage issue. The worst thing about that is attempting to "top off". That could force liquid fuel into the canister assembly and damage it.

  • agentorangeagentorange Member Posts: 893
    What with all the other quality issues, that Viper resembles a badly nailed together garden shed.
  • daryleasondaryleason TexasMember Posts: 501

    What with all the other quality issues, that Viper resembles a badly nailed together garden shed.

    Let's be fair to the Gardenshed...it's likely not to depreciate and may actually increase property value as well as likely not to need a service call.
  • longtimelurkerlongtimelurker Member Posts: 455

    Turns out the fuel tank sending unit was bad and not showing full.

    It does sound like a gage issue. The worst thing about that is attempting to "top off". That could force liquid fuel into the canister assembly and damage it.

    I think that was the "met with a strong gasoline smell" part.
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