Running out of fuel is not really a problem anymore. With the invention of the fuel gauge, the only thing you can blame when you end up with a dry tank on the side of the road is your own lack of planning… Or if you own a 2014 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse or GMC Acadia, the vehicle’s computer!
GM issued a recall for its full-size crossover. An error in the computer’s programming can cause a difference between the fuel level displayed on the dashboard gauge and the actual fuel remaining inside the tank. According to the manufacturer, the gauge in the car is a bit optimistic, so you may run out of gas while the needle is still somewhere over the red…
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If you own one of these vehicles, GM will reprogram the computer free of charge to solve this issue. It only takes a few minutes and it is completely free. The manufacturer has yet to alert owners, so in the meantime, don’t take any chances, keep the fuel gauge above 1/4!