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Your Fuel Gauge On 2022 Toyota Tundra Is Not Broken. Here’s What To Do

Have you noticed that the fuel gauge on the 2022 Toyota Tundra has sometimes stated that it is full even though you may have half a tank? There is a simple fix that that dealer can do.


As more and more people see that the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is indeed a pretty good truck (if you don’t get a bad one), more and more subtle little problems start to become seen in the mainstream forums. Things like the seat trims cracking or window seals coming loose. However, the majority of Tundra owners say that they have a pretty good truck. Remember, any problem for Toyota is not going to be a small problem. If 1% of trucks are affected by problem A, then that’s a lot of trucks in terms of quantity.

On Facebook’s 2022+ Toyota Tundra Owners group, Benjamin Baatz surfaced one such problem. He said, “Does anyone else’s fuel gauge show full when it’s warm outside? It went from 3/4 to full just sitting in the driveway.” Now don’t think that your truck makes its own fuel. While that would be very convenient, the 2022 Toyota Tundra does not have that capability. Instead, a lot of owners have said it is due to a calibration error which the dealer would have to fix.

Your Fuel Gauge On 2022 Toyota Tundra Is Not Broken. Here’s What To Do

Becky Haskell said, “Mine does that if I park on a slope. Tell the dealer it needs to be recalibrated.” This is a very simple fix which you could do now or when you go to get an oil change. Usually this will not affect your average mpg as that calculation is not done by the amount of gas you have in your tank or at least what the computer thinks is the amount you have. However, this could be pretty bad if you always forget how much you put in. if you filled up 2 weeks ago and it still shows that it is full, chances are you are already running low and may need some more gas.

My advice is to either keep an eye on it and remember how much gas you have or just get a quick re-calibration from the dealer. It should be covered by your warranty anyway. Small things like this are usually covered but it would be a good idea to call ahead and make sure that this is something that can be covered. However, just like almost all other Toyota vehicles, if you for some reason moded your Tundra’s fuel tank, then that warranty would be voided because they could just blame it on your mod.

Make sure to only mod things that you know are less likely to fail like wheels and tires or even a few body mods. Check out our older article on Toyota’s bumper to bumper warranty.

All in all, I think that this isn’t something to panic about however it could be catastrophic if you don’t keep an eye on it.

What do you think? Do you have this problem? Let us know in the comments below.

Harutiun Hareyan is reporting Toyota news at Torque News. His automotive interests and vast experience test-riding new cars give his stories a sense of authenticity and unique insights. Follow Harutiun on Twitter at @HareyanHarutiun for daily Toyota news.


Mark Dietz (not verified)    July 18, 2022 - 12:53PM

My 2022 Tundra has done this regularly since I am launching my boat. I had a calibration done last week and yesterday after pulling the boat out I had a full tank again according to the gauge. Unacceptable and impractical to go to the dealer weekly or remember to keep topping up.

Bryan (not verified)    August 7, 2023 - 6:42PM

In reply to by Mark Dietz (not verified)

Not exactly correct. There is absolutely an issue with the fuel gauge on several 22 and 23s. Calibration isn’t fixing the issue. Most likely a fuel level sensor issue. Mine repeats going to full on its own every single tank.

Bill kasper (not verified)    September 7, 2023 - 11:16AM

In reply to by Mark Dietz (not verified)

Same issue here I have had to shut the truck off in drive then restart in park and the Grafe will reset unacceptable. Another issue I came through a rain storm and my fan motor would only run on low no AC and no Heat. Two hours later driving and the cab at 80 degrees the fan AC and heat started working again . At the dealership now hopefully they will find the issue.

Stuart “crombi… (not verified)    September 1, 2022 - 5:56PM

Same exact issue as the guy above me and I haven’t gotten a calibration yet. That pisses me off and I wanna ditch the truck

Broph (not verified)    September 19, 2022 - 11:35PM

In reply to by Stuart “crombi… (not verified)

Only 900km on my 2022 tundra and twice fuel gauge stuck on full. Happened both times after pulling boat. Seriously Toyota let’s have a recall and fix this issue…these trucks aren’t cheap.

John (not verified)    September 25, 2022 - 8:21PM

I have just had the fuel guage issue today will be taking into dealer only 12000 km on it, However my my biggest issue is when I drive on dusty off road adventures the box of the truck fills up with dust, covers all my belongings so bad they are not even useable until I clean them up like lawn chairs ect. this is with a tonnoue cover also. I have tried to make rubber seals on the gaping voids between the the box and tail gate with limited success.I think toyota should manufacture a gasket that will alleviate this problem. not happy with these issues on such an exspensive purchase

Carlos Crespo (not verified)    October 24, 2022 - 8:30PM

Have the same issue here.I just bought this truck yesterday used with 1760 miles is certified used by Toyota. Can I return the car if I just bought yesterday? I am planning on taking the Tundra to the dealership tomorrow but my concern is that base on everyone experience the issue repeats itself.

JT (not verified)    October 28, 2022 - 10:53PM

I purchased a new 2022 Toyota Tundra on SEP 17 2022. After approximately 1100 miles, my fuel gauge started to reflect incorrect fuel levels. I can fill up with gas, and drive 100 plus miles and park it. In the morning when I start up the vehicle, the fuel gauge reflects a full fuel tank. I reported this to my dealership and they said there was no current recall. As I search the internet, there are quite a few people reporting this issue. What is the fix?

Shannon Ordner (not verified)    December 12, 2022 - 3:00PM

In reply to by JT (not verified)

Start your vehicle and then place it in drive. Shut it off with it in drive and wait a few seconds and then place it in park. You will see the fuel gage adjust to the proper level. Start the truck and verify operation. This fix worked for me as my 2023 Tundra started doing this yesterday after pulling my boat.

Tasha (not verified)    May 6, 2023 - 6:24PM

In reply to by Shannon Ordner (not verified)

This was incredibly helpful, thank you. We just bought a 2023 and hauled our horse trailer for the first time yesterday, and were SO confused when we got in the truck today to a “full” tank.
This fix worked and put the reading back to where it was supposed to be.

Eric Irwin (not verified)    April 26, 2023 - 5:24PM

In reply to by JT (not verified)

I am having the same issue. My tundra is T about 12,000 miles started incorrectly reading fuel levels where it would go down to 3/4 of a tank then go back up to full. Dealership said they’re starting to see a lot of these complaints. Toyota has a case number with me. I’ve been promised callbacks. no callbacks. Very suspect.

Crystal (not verified)    February 12, 2023 - 9:38AM

The "Hold to Rest" feature is completely missing from the fuel economy area on my 2022 Tundra TRD PRO, has anyone seen this issue before??