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Warning Alarm for Petrol - but no petrol light?!

hi, my Fiat 500 pop is only 6 months old and I was driving today and low fuel warning beeped at me, but my petrol light wasn't on and i still have 3 bars left? Does anyone know why this would happen?

freaked out a bit!

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Re: Warning Alarm for Petrol - but no petrol light?!

I get the beep on engine start but the light does not come on for a while after. See if you get a Range reading from the trip computer right after it beeps without the light.

If after the beep the light comes on and stays on, you will no longer get a range reading. The problem is that is exactly when you need it the most.
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Re: Warning Alarm for Petrol - but no petrol light?!

The beep is part of the computer system, same as your trip computer.

The light is controlled by a sensor in your fuel tank attached to the gauge.

Could be a software fault, go on the gauge if that days your fine assuming you've not done many miles. If you've done 300miles and it says 3/4 remaining it'll be the gauge instead..
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Re: Warning Alarm for Petrol - but no petrol light?!

thanks for your help, i'll mention it to the dealership next time i'm in. i put petrol in just in case and the level did go up and no warning has gone on since!!

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