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Is my fuel gauge broken...? Honestly.

Purchased a 2015 XLE Hybrid Touring 2 weeks ago.
Just started driving it.


Filled up the gas tank Friday.
Drove about 150 miles this weekend.
Fuel gauge has not moved?


Huh?



I have adjusted my driving habits.
Trying to keep cruise control under 30mph when posted 30mpg limit.
Highway driving trying to keep cruise control under 65mph.


I'm used to filling up the tank on my 98 Accord every 4 days.


So is this the efficiency of a hybrid? Or does something sound wrong?
The display says 344 miles until empty. I would have assumed the needle would have moved some?
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Purchased a 2015 XLE Hybrid Touring 2 weeks ago.
Just started driving it.


Filled up the gas tank Friday.
Drove about 150 miles this weekend.
Fuel gauge has not moved?


Huh?



I have adjusted my driving habits.
Trying to keep cruise control under 30mph when posted 30mpg limit.
Highway driving trying to keep cruise control under 65mph.


I'm used to filling up the tank on my 98 Accord every 4 days.


So is this the efficiency of a hybrid? Or does something sound wrong?
The display says 344 miles until empty. I would have assumed the needle would have moved some?

Drove to Columbus Ohio over the weekend once again filled up before leaving Massillon and traveled 125 to the hotel and my gauge didn't not mover either. Driving up it moved LOL but the entire trip mostly on cruise control at 68 MPH got me 39 mpg , this was the case both weekends

Oh when I got home gauge on the round trip was only down about a quarter of a tank

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Seems a little soon to be worrying about a non issue like this . Some fuel level gauges drop like an anchor early and some do it after the level is lower .
Not sure what you mean by trying to keep cruise at a speed .
Just watch the fuel gauge for several tanks and you will know what to expect.
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Fuel gauges for decades have been non-linear. My experience is most of them linger at Full for a long time, then move in a more linear fashion. My TAH is typical...doesn't move until about 150 miles are driven.

So, NO, your fuel gauge isn't broken...unless you drive 300 miles and it still hasn't moved.

At 89k miles, I still can nurse 42-43mpg (fully loaded) with a steady cruise around 68mph...I've done this every July, driving from DFW to Wintergreen, VA.

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