1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Fuel Gauge Sticking

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by gm125800, May 16, 2018 at 1:48 PM.

  1. May 16, 2018 at 1:48 PM
    #1
    gm125800

    gm125800 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2017
    Member:
    #9506
    Messages:
    97
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gerardo
    Vehicle:
    2017 Bronze CM 1794
    None, yet...
    It appears I have encountered another electrical gremlin:(
    Has anyone had their fuel gauge stick? I've had this happen twice so far. I stop by and pump a mere 29 Gallons of fuel at a local Exxon in North Dallas. I hop in, go about my way and glance at my cluster. The cluster is showing slightly over half a tank when i topped it off. Miles to empty started at 400+ miles but is quickly dropping. I make it home, (no smell of fuel leaking sensed), and the MTE ends up at 340 miles. Google Maps states its 35 miles from the fuel station to my place. I get that the MTE is rarely accurate but will the fuel needle issue be something the stealership can diagnose? These days, they barely want to touch if there's no Check Engine light on.
     
  2. May 16, 2018 at 1:55 PM
    #2
    ARamirez73

    ARamirez73 I'M GOIN' OFF THE RAILS ON A CRAZY TRAIN

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Member:
    #3487
    Messages:
    16,184
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    THE LONE STAR STATE...TEXAS
    Vehicle:
    2014 CM TSS MGM 4WD SR5 5.7FF
    Rough Country 6" lift / 35x12.50R20 Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx/ 20x9 +20 Fuel wheels "Mavericks" (Came with) / S&B CAI/ 2-10" Rockford Fosgates R2/ Massive Audio Nano N2 amp (Came with)/ KatSkins seat covers (Came with)/ Weathertechs window vent visors and floor mats/ 1A-AUTO.com aftermarket tow mirrors/ Undercover tonneau bed cover/ Viper alarm 3305V/ Flowmaster Super 40 Dual in-out/ 40" led light bar/ TRD Pro grille/Rough Country 30" LED light bar/TRD rear sway bar/ Ranch Hand legend grille gaurd
    '14 here, no issues, I'd take to dealer take pics or video of it n show em
     
  3. May 16, 2018 at 1:56 PM
    #3
    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan Now you know something

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2015
    Member:
    #2160
    Messages:
    12,078
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jose
    Parker, CO
    Vehicle:
    2016 White Crew Max TRD
    TRD Pro Grille, ESP Storage, Tailgate Inserts, Line-X Bedliner, Weathertech Floorliners, Wet Okole Seat Covers, 5" Shorty Antenna, Mickey Thompson MM-366 Wheels, ToyTec Boss, 35" BFG KO2 to name a few.
    I think if you take it in with a full tank of gas an the needle is barely above mid-point, I think they need to address CEL or no CEL.
     
    NewImprovedRon and 15whtrd like this.
  4. May 16, 2018 at 5:17 PM
    #4
    NewImprovedRon

    NewImprovedRon SouthBoundSteve Fan Club President

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2015
    Member:
    #1501
    Messages:
    7,973
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ron
    Bentonville, AR
    Vehicle:
    2015 Radiant Red TSS Doublecab 4X4 Off Road
    Deck rail system, Bed divider, door sill protectors, LED reverse light bars, Aries Bull Bar with 28" 180 watt LED light bar, LED step lights, LED bed lights, driver-side grab handle, TRD Rear Sway Bar, BedRug bed mat and tailgate mat, Morimoto Fog Lights, more to come.....
    Absolutely! Sounds like a faulty sending unit or gauge and I am betting on the sending unit. Uncle Toyota needs to fix this.
     
    rocky_mtn_trd likes this.
  5. May 16, 2018 at 5:53 PM
    #5
    SilverRider

    SilverRider New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2017
    Member:
    #9500
    Messages:
    35
    Gender:
    Male
    Las Vegas
    Vehicle:
    2015 Silver Crewmax Limited 4x4 TRD Off Road
    My 2003 tundra would get stuck but it was because dust got inside the dash and would make the needle stick. All you had to do was tap the dash and it would move. No issues on my 2015.
    On a 2017, definitely take it in and have them fix it.
     
    NewImprovedRon likes this.
  6. May 16, 2018 at 5:55 PM
    #6
    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 T-Rex Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2014
    Member:
    #6
    Messages:
    23,141
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    Sounds like a stuck float sensor or whatever it’s called.
     
    NewImprovedRon and Ike74 like this.
  7. May 16, 2018 at 6:00 PM
    #7
    rocky_mtn_trd

    rocky_mtn_trd Voided Warranty

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2017
    Member:
    #11123
    Messages:
    707
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeremy
    Palmer Divide, Colorado
    Vehicle:
    2017 Tundra SR5 CM TRD
    Take it to the dealer and have them ohm out the sending unit in the tank. Bet it's faulty, but it will be warranty work.
     
    NewImprovedRon likes this.
  8. May 16, 2018 at 8:22 PM
    #8
    MotoTundra

    MotoTundra The Ocho

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2014
    Member:
    #8
    Messages:
    5,629
    Gender:
    Male
    -TRS Mini D2S Retrofit on TRD Pro Headlights (Apollo 2.0 Shrouds, 35w XB Ballasts, 5500k Bulbs) -Baja Designs Squadron R Sport Aux lights. -TRD Pro Grill -TRD Rear Sway Bar -BakFlip VP Tonneau w/BakBox -Dipped wheels & bumpers -Iron Cross HD steps -Undercover Swingcase -SunTek Paint Protection film -Tinted glass -Bedmat -OEM Towing Mirrors
    Warranty. Keep us updated and good luck.
     
  9. May 17, 2018 at 3:30 AM
    #9
    Stumpjumper

    Stumpjumper New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2016
    Member:
    #4546
    Messages:
    986
    Gender:
    Male
    Fate, Tx
    Vehicle:
    2017 Tundra TSS 4x4
    Take it to dealer like others said. With a full tank they will take bed off or loosen bolts and raise drivers side to access sender if that is what it is.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top