Check engine light from lowish fuel? 65 miles to empty? Thats what the dealer says
My wifes evoque just threw a check engine light, she just drove it to Land Rover, they called me and said that as it says 45 miles to empty (this is after 20 miles of driving with it on) it is probably due to low gas.
When I asked what code came up he told me that hadnt connected the computer as they were full and if they did and it turned out to be low gas I would be charged for the check. That pi$$ed me off a bit as we bought this car new from them 3 months ago.
My wife runs the car down to near empty often and we have not had a check engine light before.
Anyway, I just agreeded to fill it up and see what happens for a few days.
Just wanted to hear if anyone else had heard of check engine for nearly low fuel?
04-10-2013 02:20 PM
Wife drives a 2013 -low fuel light comes on around 45 miles to empty - have not seen a check engine light for low fuel. Dealer story sounds Suspicious
Also this check engine light came on 15 miles BEFORE the low fuel warning.
The dealer says that can happen and it's normal. Then they went on to ask the normal stupid questions like "Did you use premium fuel"
If it is normal that a check engine light for low fuel comes on before a low fuel warning, then there is something very wrong with the core software. I don't really believe that this would happen, and this is why I don't agree with the service guys answer.
Well, never heard of this before. They can call it whatever they want, but if you are under warranty, they have to fix is. However, how's your battery? Cars with CANBUS electrical systems are famous for throwing off random error codes if the battery gets low. Or is going south. If you are consistently getting the infamous 3 minute warning (and not the 10 minute warning) then your battery may be shot. I would get it load tested, by someone you trust.
OK, well today the car is now doing a strange jerking/lurch thing when going forward or back slow with no gas and the foot on the brake, like coming into and out of a garage.
Tonight after starting the car it stalled and then on restarting turned over for 8/10 seconds while flashing 'charging fault'
Also it's starting making a strange clunking noise when starting.
Back to LR to tell them it wasn't a low gas problem.....
The low fuel light has been on in mine several times. I have never had a check engine light for it.
Sounds like you have something going on, and they need to hook it up and figure out the problem
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I REPEAT... how is your battery?
Originally Posted by chrisb321
1) When you go to the dealer be sure they have applied the "charging fix" software. Before the fix cars were not getting enough charge.
2) They need to load-test your battery.
3) Run for error codes -- however, if they run for codes and there is nothing logged... that's usually because of a low battery.
I did ask them to specifically look at the battery.The car gave them 4 different error codes and stalled a few times while in the dealer.They are running some software checks and are in contact with Land Rover as there are some errors that have not been seen before and they have been unable to resolve so far. I don't have the details of the error codes yet.They are keeping it for longer, I told them to keep it until its fixed.once I get the results I will post
Originally Posted by scrannel
Wow! Yes, please keep us updated. Thanks
Well the car has now been in the shop 3 weeks today!
Turns out that it was some kind of solinoid. They had never heard of it before. They had to wait a week and a half for the part from the production line in Europe.
Now they have had to bring in specialists to help them open up the engine and change the part.....!
Once we get it back (supposed to be on Monday, although the date has changed 4 times since) I will post the exact details of the part that failed.
So much for a low fuel problem...!