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Running your FEH out of gas

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I have just purchased a 2006 FEH ( 75K ) from
a private party. The owner shared with me
an incident where she ran it out of gas. Seems
the FEH simply reverted to battery only mode
and she was able to go the 3 blocks to a
station and fill up. All seemed well after that.
Has anyone else experienced out of gas?
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When your fuel message states "miles to empty" you have approximately 1.2 gallons left in the gas tank of the 2005-08 models. The 09 and newer vehicles will have approximately 0.8 gallons left at the same message signal. At another "FEH" site, two individuals have run their 2005 FEH approximately 2 miles without any fuel in their tanks. You are limited to around 20 mph and in the last mile the vehicle will slow down like a spinning top ready to topple over.

The use of E10 and "higher" blends will work to dissolve all the "crude" found in gasoline but not in ethanol.
I know two that did this on purpose to provide information to other owners. After adding fuel to the tank and restarting, the ICE -MG1-MG2 recharges the hybrid battery to normal status. There is no need for you to do this.
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