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When I took my 01 EX in for the 18k service. I told them that my fuel gauge was not reading full when I pump a full tank of gas. It would read about 7/8 when it should be full. During the service they replaced the fuel tank sending unit under warranty. It was under the 2nd row seats (closer to the driver).
 

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I had the same problem and it was solved the same way. It happened last June. No problems with the gas gauge since.
 

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I filled my gas tank yesterday while car was running when I left gas station and drove about 1 mile I looked at gas needle and it showed that I had same amount f gas in tank as before I filled it (THought I got taken at station) but after about 30 minutes the needle slowly went toward full. Anyone else have this trouble???????
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by wallstreet123456:
I filled my gas tank yesterday while car was running when I left gas station and drove about 1 mile I looked at gas needle and it showed that I had same amount f gas in tank as before I filled it (THought I got taken at station) but after about 30 minutes the needle slowly went toward full. Anyone else have this trouble???????</font>
Maybe you should shut the engine off before filling.
 

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I have not experienced this with the Ody, but have encountered the same problem with a couple of European cars. I wanted to listen to the radio while pumping gas, so I left the key in the "accessory" position. I stopped doing this and the gas gauge never exhibited the problem again.

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There's a service bulletin in Canada about the problem with the gas gauge not registering full in the 99 and later Odysseys. There's also one in the States dealing with the same problem in the 95 - 98 Odysseys. I have a 98 in Canada and there's no service bulletin about it here although I've had the sending unit replaced twice. It usually works for about 6 months and then stops going up to the full mark - usually shows about 7/8. Also, the gas gauge is then inaccurate and I find that at EMPTY I still have close to 20 litres of fuel - 5 U.S. gallons. Luckily, the 98's have a 5 year warranty for Major Components (much more than power train) so Honda has been paying for the sending units - I'm taking the van in next week to have the third one installed. Other than that, and noisy front brake pads, the 98 Odyssey has been great.
 

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It's really sad that Honda can't seem to master the art of measuring fuel. This should be a no-brainer.
I'm damn glad, however, that Honda has NOTHING to do with the fuel gauging systems that are used in commercial airliners.


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Just had the same problem as wallstreet. Filled up with the engine running (I know, I shouldn't) and the gas gauge took about 10 minutes to register full. Have not driven it since, but will check with my wife to see if it now works normally.
 
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