Tank on EmptyTank on Empty

1995 V6 Xlt

June 25, 2007 about Ford Explorer

Not a story so much as an observation. My light comes on when I have 4 gal of gas left in the tank. It's a 22 gal. tank.

I've run out of gas in it 2 times. Once was on the way to the store and when it started sputtering (up a hill), I quickly veered into a gas station (at about 25 MPH), but ran out about 15 feet from the pump. To top it off, my battery was going out, so I ended up killing my battery trying to get it started to pull up to the tank. The other time, I was 1/2 way into my garage at home when it died. Luckily, I had a can of gas at home and was able to put a gallon in and coast down the hill to the gas station.

It's not an easy vehicle to push, so I don't recommend that you run it out of gas, especially not in the Northeast.


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July 6, 2008 by jim

WOW...my heart goes out to you...I drive a 97 ford explorer XLT...ever time I go down even the slight hill, my check gas light come on, then needle goes to practically empty. when I level out gauge says I still have 3/4 of a 1/4 tank left?

September 29, 2008 by Terry

I have the same problem. When I park on the downhill side of my street, and have 3/8of a tank of gas, it will not start in the morning. I need to coast diagonally across the street and then it will start.

May 28, 2009 by Kim

I have a '95 XLT and I've noticed pretty much the same. When heading down hill the needle drops and the light comes on. If you start heading up hill the needle raises. I suppose that's better than the opposite. Could you imagine if you were heading up hill to get to a gas station and the car didn't register that you had any gas left? At least this way if you're heading down hill you can coast until you level out or even start heading up hill again!

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