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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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I've seen it a few times. Probably just a bug in the display update software routine. I don't think it is anything to worry about, your gas is still in the tank...
In about 10 or 15 minutes, when it used another "bar" of gas, the blue bars came back and everything was fine.
I'm a software engineer and this is a classic "display update" problem. When the software detected it needed to update the display due to gas usage, it went and did it.

It's a software bug. Your battery is fine and it wasn't caused by the hill.
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