I have had my 2002 EX one week and have experienced this annoyance with 5-6 gallons left in the tank. I called the dealership and they seemed like this was an unusual problem and said to bring it in. I searched the web and found an interesting review that mentioned this problem at the following web address: http://www.epinions.com/content_17280634500<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by tbearsch:
I have a 2002 EX-L. The fuel light comes on when there is still 8-9 gallons of fuel left. Is anyone else having this problem?
I don't know of too many people that fill up the fuel tank with the engine running. It's not the safest thing to do. I have filled up the car with the key on (engine off) on other vehicles I've owned and watched the fuel gauge rise during the process but never with the Ody. I haven't a clue why the gauge wouldn't reflect the rising fuel level without cycling the ignition switch.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Blooleader:
I have just topped off my new 2002EX-L Navi for the second time. Car was running during the fillup (there is no self serve gas stations in NJ by law, but Regular was only 87 cents a gallon). I pulled in with 1/2 tank. The issue is that during the fill up the needle never moved. I shut the engine off and restarted, then the needle went to full. Sound familiar to anyone? </font>
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by okarl: Like you Honda told me they didn't know how to fix and they have stopped trying. They are turning their attention to other fixable issues. I let them know I wasn't happy with a 15 gallon usable gas tank. If I was the only driving it I know, but if somebody else dosen't know that there maybe 5-6 gallons left when the light comes on and it is on "E". I hope you are right and they are looking further, but in 8 months of trying to understand and many calls to Honda I feel now they have just been stringing me alone.
Amen to that!!<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by MerpsMom:
And I'd rather worry about the gas gauge than the transmission.