Distance To Empty Gauge Incorrect
i was driving my BA XR6 around town when the fuel warning light and sound went off. I checked the range on how much petrol i had left and it showed 80km to empty. So i kept driving fo about 1/2 hour and the range had dropped to 60km, the next thing i had notice was the the car had lost all power. I pulled over to the side off the road and tried to start the car again. The car had run out of petrol. I thought what the F&^$ is going on, i checked the range again, it showed 60km. To cut along story short, i got the thing started agin after a 1.5hr walk to the servo. ( no road service yet, hadn't filled in the form ).
1 week later it happed again with about 55km left on the range.
I thought the first time was just a one off thing, to happen to me twice,something wasn't right.
I took the car back to ford, they checked it out,. and found nothing wrong, they advised me that the range to empty was not accurate and i should fill up when it fuel light is activated.
I have driven other cars, and i have got the range down 7km and still made it to a servo, i know they are not 100% accurate but 60km should give me plenty time to get to a servo.