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Faulty Gas Gauge and Weight in Passenger Seat

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I have two questions/issues:

1 - Last Friday I was driving, and headed to get gas. I had less than 1/4 of a tank, but I was not on Empty - in fact, the gas gauge did not pop up, indicating I was very low.

I was coming up a small hill, when suddenly my 2007 FJ died. 4:45pm on a Friday, on a heavily-traveled road. I could not get it to start... I was able to put two gallons of gas in it, and it started right up.

Why did this happen? I know I needed to get gas, but it wasn't *that* low. Any tips for this?

2 - I bought a pumpkin on Saturday, and put it in the front seat. Within a minute or so of driving my FJ started beeping - I could not find the cause. I finally pulled over, adjusted things, and happened to leave the pumpkin on the floorboard. When I started driving again, no beeping.

Apparently the weight caused the passenger seat issue - the seat belt was not buckled.

What can I do to turn this feature off, or adjust it?

Thank you!
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Could be a faulty sending unit. That is why it isn't registering accurate fuel meter.
Yep, this is a common issue... check out this thread

My FJ's (2007) gas gauge worked fine when I bought it a couple of years ago, but then encountered the issue. I'm permanently about 1/8th of a tank off now. It still works, until I get down to an 1/8th. I no longer run it down into territory where I know I should need gas. It isn't worth fixing at this point for me.
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