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Unhappy Fuel level light did not change the colour

Hi all,

I am owning my CX-3 for almost a year. I fill-up my car quite often when the tank is low around 50% most of the time. Last 2 months, I forgot to fill-up and petrol level dropped to less than 25% and I noticed the fuel light on the dashboard did not change the colour from White to Yellow/Orange.

In my memory, I remember my car shows the Yellow/Orange light when the tank is less than 25% few times (as it should be).

I brought my car to Mazda dealer, they plugged the machine and read all the error code but could not see any error at all.

I took this photo yesterday, shows the tank is almost empty but the fuel light is still White.

Could any of you please help me to confirm your CX-3 shows the same thing or the light changes to Yellow?

I suspect the fuel sensor on my car is not working.

Thanks for your help!!!
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-13-2017, 08:50 PM
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That's not the fuel light. It shows which side the filler is on. You'll know when the fuel light comes on and it is backed up on the centre display.

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Thats not the fuel light

Mine doesn't turn on until I have about 2 of those bars left; definitely quite a bit less then 25%. Probably closer to 10-15%
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Yes it appears as a yellow light in the area where all the indicator lights appear. From your photo near the handbrake light.

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According to the Owners Manual :-

"The light turns on when the remaining fuel is about 9.0 L (2.3 US gal, 1.9 Imp gal)."

So as the capacity of the fuel tank is 2WD 48.0 L (12.7 US gal, 10.6 Imp gal) or 4WD 44.0 L (11.6 US gal, 9.68 Imp gal), the yellow dash light coming on will be roughly when you have just under or over 20% left on either model. Note that Mazda recommend "keeping the tank over 1/4 full."

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