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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Postby astramaster » Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:51 am

Similar cases of faulty fuel gauge are reported here: :o
http://www.astra-k-forum.de/index.php/T ... /?pageNo=1
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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Postby 1900sr » Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:33 am

Thanks Nuno50, interesting that someone on there quoted me from this very forum back in November. If I read it right (the auto translate isn't great, but it's better than my German) it seems that Opel are working on a software fix for the problem.

Razormatt, it does sound like you've got the same problem as me. With the tyre pressures I'm also running in Eco mode. The car knows it's set to Eco, but like you Onstar still shows the recommended normal pressures.
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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Postby Razormatt » Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:00 am

Hopefully there will be a software fix soon which should be automatic if you have onstar and no need to go to the dealers
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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Postby Razormatt » Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:31 pm

Called onstar and the woman I spoke to said they are aware of the app not reporting properly For some settings and said didn't know when I would be fixed
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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Postby astramaster » Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:35 pm

1900sr wrote:Thanks Nuno50, interesting that someone on there quoted me from this very forum back in November.

The idea of forums is always to share knowledge and learn more! :D
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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Postby astramaster » Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:37 pm

Razormatt wrote:Hopefully there will be a software fix soon which should be automatic if you have onstar and no need to go to the dealers

Maybe that's true for the application error. Let's see...
But, for the instrument cluster error, there must be needed some kind of programming with Tech2.
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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Postby astramaster » Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:39 pm

Razormatt wrote:Called onstar and the woman I spoke to said they are aware of the app not reporting properly For some settings and said didn't know when I would be fixed

That's too much technical question for OnStar operators team.
But it's good to know that Opel/Vauxhall already are working to fix the error.
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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Postby 1900sr » Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:48 pm

nuno50 wrote:
Razormatt wrote:Hopefully there will be a software fix soon which should be automatic if you have onstar and no need to go to the dealers

Maybe that's true for the application error. Let's see...
But, for the instrument cluster error, there must be needed some kind of programming with Tech2.


I think the app and the fuel gauge both giving false readings are linked, I think the app is reporting what the car is telling it. My theory is the car thinks it's got a 52 litre tank so while it knows how much fuel it has got, it can't work out what percentage it is.
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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Postby astramaster » Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:57 pm

Yes, that's my idea too.
The car thinks it has a 52 litres deposit like the previous versions H and J.
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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Postby cornishtaz » Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:50 pm

This is my readings when I filled up at lunchtime Image
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