2014 Sequoia Limited. We purchased the vehicle new. No previous damage or problems before I was reared ended in Sept 2017. Body shop did about $4600 in parts and labor, replacing rear bumper cover, rear lift gate, tailpipe and right rear quarter panel. No work done on the gas tank or fuel system.
Prior to the accident, when the low fuel light would come on, I filled the tank to full and was able to put almost 21 gallons of fuel in. After fueling, the instrument panel would show approximately 320-325 miles until empty.
Subsequent to the collision, when the low fuel light comes on, I fill the tank to full and the most I am able to put in is 16 to 17 gallons of fuel. The instrument panel now shows 275-280 miles to empty after fueling. Tracking my mileage (mostly in the city), I am getting 225-235 miles per tank before the low fuel light comes on again.
I took the vehicle to the dealership to have them figure out what was going on. They dropped the tank but didn’t see any damage to the fuel pump or anything else they looked at. The low fuel light was on when I took the vehicle in, and the techs did say that there was a lot more fuel in the tank than they expected there to be. Other than suggesting I drive the vehicle until the engine stops running, they were not of much help.
While not the most pressing problem in the world, I would like to see if I can resolve this. One, it’s my wife’s vehicle and I’d like her to have less frequent trips to the gas station. Two, when we take road trips to Montana, I’d like to have more piece of mind and be able to stop less frequently.
I have a different shop that I trust that I’d like to take the vehicle to, but I wanted to see if anyone on here has any thoughts as to possible problems so I can suggest a focus to their examination.