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My fuel gauge is off in the red on E is only 20 gallons?? please help

Ok i thought it seemed like the fuel gauge was moving quite fast. so i ran it all the way to the red it said 30 miles to empty on the dash. when i filled it up it would only take 20 gallons of fuel. my window sticker says 31 gallon fuel tank so i have 11 gallons still in there but how do i adjust the gauge or what can i do?
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When you filled it, was that until the pump shutoff or when you could see fuel at the top of the filler neck after the foam disappeared?

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There have been reports of some bad sending units FYI.

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ya, i get the same kind of feeling, when mine is down to 90 miles to empty ill get about 19 gallons in the tank, seems low to me
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Mine does the same thing, so I figured the sending unit was off or I actually had a 26gl tank instead of the 32. I've driven 119 miles from when the dash said 0 miles left for fuel and when I filled up it still only took 24.5 gallons. If you have a warranty see if they can fix it.
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