Using a lot of gas but no smell or leak


Asked by jamster0318 Jan 28, 2013 at 03:25 PM about the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2010 Volkswagen Jetta SE. Here's what happened. I had to someplace. I had a little over a quarter tank of gas. I stopped at a gas station and got $10 more of plus grade. The trip up (it's approx a 130 mi. round trip) no problem gas burned at a normal rate. I picked up about 100 lbs. of items, no more than a passenger. On the way back suddenly I was watching the gas guage drop like a rock. Pulled over, could smell no gas near the tank, or under the hood. I barely made it home. Could they have put something other than gas in my car?

1 Answer


Gas gauges are no way accurate. I've seen plenty of them drop fast between 1/4 and 3/4. Do you know how many MPG you usually get? Use a site like and to keep track.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Volkswagen Jetta Questions

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 760
#2 Scott Sr.
Scott Sr.
Reputation 730
#3 Goodwrench707
Reputation 560
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Sentra"
498 Great Deals out of 36,822 listings starting at $1,292
Used Ford Focus"
796 Great Deals out of 55,721 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Corolla"
646 Great Deals out of 55,700 listings starting at $1,450

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE For Sale
278 listings starting at $14,191
2013 Volkswagen Jetta SE For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 180 listings starting at $11,878
2012 Volkswagen Jetta SE For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 436 listings starting at $9,972
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SE For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 273 listings starting at $8,495