How Far does the Low Fuel light go? - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
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How Far does the Low Fuel light go?

Kinda wondering how far you can go on the "Low Fuel" light? Is that the reserve tank when that kicks on?

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It stays on all the way until you run out of gas. lol

I think you have about 10L left once the light turns on. (About 2.5G)



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Yeah, usually about 2-2.5 gallons left when the warning comes on. I got 47 miles from when the warning came on to empty.


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Nice.

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Mine came on once and it took 17 gallons, I drove in the station the minute it came on.

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Ya I push about 35-40 miles out of mine before I fill it up.


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My low fuel warning usually comes on with around 3 gallons left in the tank....well, comes on when I'm in Drive with 3 gallons left in the tank. If I'm in reverse, it comes on sooner.


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My truck has a low fuel light? Didn't know that.

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My truck has a low fuel light? Didn't know that.
It doesn't have a low fuel "light", but it will display "LOW FUEL" on the DIC if you go long enough without getting gas ;)


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To directly answer your second question: No. There is no "reserve" tank in the truck. The sending unit (that tells your gas gauge in your instrument cluster where to be based on fuel left in the tank) just tells the DIC to light up the "Low Fuel" warning when the main and only tank on the truck gets to a certain level. I agree with most here that it likely means about 2.5 to maybe 3 gallons of fuel left in total.

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