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Just purchased a 2014 ELR here in Atlanta and for some odd reason when the gas tank is filled it only registers 200 miles instead of the 300 miles that it should read. Unless all car reviewers and GM published the wrong specs it sounds like the software isn't properly measuring the total miles that the fuel can take me. I plan on calling the dealership when it opens Monday of course but wanted to see if anyone has heard of a recall due to this issue. Google pulls up some stuff but you have to read a laundry list of other recalls to try and find the info.

Just FYI...I am a previous Volt owner so I love these types of cars!
 

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I think mine showed 280 miles when I picked it up from the dealer. However, rather than going back to the dealer, I'd drive it for a while and see what shakes out. Might just be that the engine was running when the car wasn't moving, and the estimator is using that to calculate the total miles available. AFAIK there is no recall.
 

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Fuel gauge should just show full to empty, range estimate depends on various factors including how it was driven last few times. As Don says, drive it on gas for a bit to get a better feel. My volt has a tiny full to empty gauge with the range estimate next to it, if the gauge is full the gas tank is too.
 

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Probably worth knowing the fuel economy for the ELR, at least mine can vary a lot. Hills (mountains) or use of mountain mode challenge 30 mpg. For instance today I made run up the mountain from town and with mountain mode engaged it used .75 gall in 15 miles. Note this was 70 mph and climbing a grade the whole way, 3 or so miles being a 6% grade.

I fill my tank so infrequently I don't remember what it reads for mIles with a full tank, but right now per the Onstar app with 60% or 5.5 gall remaining my estimated fuel range is 181 miles.


Your mileage may vary :cool:

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Like the electric range estimate the gas range is also just an estimate based on previous usage.

My guess is the gas engine was used in a series of short runs that never made it up to operating temperature. So the gas mileage will track as being poor. I would think a couple of decent runs on gasoline should resolve the estimated range.
 

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Like the electric range estimate the gas range is also just an estimate based on previous usage.

My guess is the gas engine was used in a series of short runs that never made it up to operating temperature. So the gas mileage will track as being poor. I would think a couple of decent runs on gasoline should resolve the estimated range.
Or all the previous test drivers were leadfoots. Like others said, drive graciously for awhile and you will see the range estimator go up. It's normal.
 

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Sounds like normal operation. Mine was driven mostly on gas (~250mi) before I got it. Probably short demo runs. It was estimating 230 or so.

ELR uses the gas engine more than my Volt did. (ERDTT) My MPGcs is 25 vs Volt @ 35+.
 

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Thanks for all the info...my concerns have been alleviated. The car is running great and I am thoroughly enjoying the technology and comfort of this incredible car!
 

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I am inclined to agree!
 
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