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Gas bars disappear despite showing ample gas range remaining

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Hi all,

I have a 2013 Volt Premium with 48k miles. Yesterday, I was running in charge sustaining mode (i.e. depleted battery) and I noticed the gas bars in the gas gauge disappear despite having over 100 miles remaining of gas. It was showing 3 gas bars or 1/4 tank when this happened. I will try to post a picture below. Once I got home and parked, I cut the car off, waited 10 seconds and started it back up and the bars were still gone. I plugged up and let it charge overnight. When I left in the morning the bars were back so all was good. Anyone else see this before?

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If you have OBD, check what the % fuel remaining is if/when this happens again.
Yes, it would confirm the computer knows you still had fuel (and how much), regardless of what the picture said.

If you were logging it, you might also see a momentary dip to low/zero which triggered the image drawn to 'empty', but then recovered and the system had a glitch that didn't redraw.
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