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#1 OFFLINE   SSE

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 07:25 AM

Ok all, the other morning I was driving to work and I looked down at the left gauge. It said "<can't remember the word> fuel" and one other phrase and the category was options. I didn't know what it wanted me to do (if anything) so I either left it alone or brought it back to the screen I always use.

 

When I went to check later I can't find an options screen.

 

 

Anyone else ever see this?


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 07:57 AM

Shirley I would love to tell you what it might be but there isn't enough information for me to go by.  If you see it again and you remember exactly what is there or better still take a picture with your cell phone of it and post it?

 

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 10:03 AM

Shirley I would love to tell you what it might be but there isn't enough information for me to go by.  If you see it again and you remember exactly what is there or better still take a picture with your cell phone of it and post it?

 

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I would have done that but I was driving at the time so no picture and I thought I would just go back when I had stopped to look at it and when I tried it was gone. Ghosts I guess



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 11:00 AM

Well if it was this one,

 

 

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You'd know for sure what it meant!   :hysterical:



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 02:14 PM

Well if it was this one,

 

 

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You'd know for sure what it meant!   :hysterical:

LOL, nope wasn't that one. It was interesting :)



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 03:25 PM

Did that come on because you ran out of gas?

 

I see the fuel tank gage is empty and the fill icon is red  :smile2:

 

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 04:08 PM

Did that come on because you ran out of gas?

 

I see the fuel tank gage is empty and the fill icon is red  :smile2:

 

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yup.  game over.



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 06:34 PM

Your hybrid battery was dead too at the same time or did it die after you ran out of gas?

I always wondered if you ran out of gas could you continue on the EV battery if you had a full charge, I think the answer to that is yes, can you confirm?

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 10:24 AM

No.  As you can see in the pic, I still had about 1/2 battery.  More than enough to continue to the next safe place to stop and refill.  I was carrying a spare gas can in preparation for running out (hybrid forum mileage challenge).  Powered right back up and drove off with the ICE coming back on nice and smooth.  



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 11:04 AM

Yeah that was 1/2 a hybrid battery where the engine had been running, but what it you were in EV later and had some %age remaining in the HVB?

 

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 11:14 AM

I don't have any personal experience with EV Later and running out of gas.  I did that challenge in my former CMax Hybrid.

 

I know in the Prius world bad things happen if you run out of gas AND use up all the HV battery charge as there will not be enough "juice" to start the ICE once the tank has been refilled.   The car then has to be towed to a Toyota dealer who must get a special factory charger brought in from the regional level to bring the cells back up to nominal levels (if the pack is still serviceable as they don't repair individual cells).



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 11:28 AM

Oh yeah makes sense as the hybrid depends on the motor to drive all the time.  Logic would make sense that if you had a full HVB you should be able to drive while out of gas, as if it happened while the engine was running and the car said stop safely now and you did and power cycled it back on in Auto mode you would expect that it would use the battery first before looking at the engine again.

 

If the battery died you could still plug in the car and recharge the HVB normally to have enough power to start the engine later.  I see no difference in this as you should be able to recharge you HVB even if it was dead (0%) with the stock charger or a HV charger as the 12v battery should still be good to throw the relays to charge up.  Only if the 12v battery is dead then the car is disabled (even with a full HVB) as you can't click the relays to charge up the 12v battery or to power on the car to drive it and charge the 12v battery while in motion from the HVB.

 

-=>Raja.





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