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This past Saturday I spent the morning detailing my 2010 GT500 in preparation for a show I was going to take it to that afternoon. After finishing it I stopped by a gas station to fill it up (had less than 1/4 tank). When I put the nozzle in and pulled the handle it immediately shut off as if the tank were full. I tried again and the gas began to flow. About ten seconds later it cut off again and the gas that I had put in the tank spit back out all over the side of the car and then onto the ground. Quite the bummer having just spent hours getting her ready.

 

Yesterday I took it to the Ford dealer and the service writer informed me that there was a notice from Ford about this problem on 2010 Mustangs. I'm now waiting for a sensor part to come in so they can fix this problem. Hopefully all will be well tomorrow.

 

Just wanted to share this in case anybody out there finds themselves wondering why the gas dispensor clicks off when you know you haven't filled the tank. Be careful! I don't want you to have your car "throw up" the gas you just put in all over the side of your car...or potentially even you if you stand too close to the fuel door. Go get it checked right away.

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It happened to me once when I just put the hold clip and left the handle to fill up auto (I was being lazy). Since then I have held it each time w/ no problems.

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Actually, I did use the hold clip but only because when I tried by hand it kept immediately cutting off. Either way it shouldn't happen.

 

It happened to me once when I just put the hold clip and left the handle to fill up auto (I was being lazy). Since then I have held it each time w/ no problems.

 

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Just a quick update. The new sensor came in and was installed this past Wednesday. No luck! Same problem. So now I'm told I need a new gas tank. It's supposed to be in today. Hopefully I get it back this evening.

 

This is so strange. I've never seen nor heard of anything like this before.

 

 

This past Saturday I spent the morning detailing my 2010 GT500 in preparation for a show I was going to take it to that afternoon. After finishing it I stopped by a gas station to fill it up (had less than 1/4 tank). When I put the nozzle in and pulled the handle it immediately shut off as if the tank were full. I tried again and the gas began to flow. About ten seconds later it cut off again and the gas that I had put in the tank spit back out all over the side of the car and then onto the ground. Quite the bummer having just spent hours getting her ready.

 

Yesterday I took it to the Ford dealer and the service writer informed me that there was a notice from Ford about this problem on 2010 Mustangs. I'm now waiting for a sensor part to come in so they can fix this problem. Hopefully all will be well tomorrow.

 

Just wanted to share this in case anybody out there finds themselves wondering why the gas dispensor clicks off when you know you haven't filled the tank. Be careful! I don't want you to have your car "throw up" the gas you just put in all over the side of your car...or potentially even you if you stand too close to the fuel door. Go get it checked right away.

 

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Just a quick update. The new sensor came in and was installed this past Wednesday. No luck! Same problem. So now I'm told I need a new gas tank. It's supposed to be in today. Hopefully I get it back this evening.

 

This is so strange. I've never seen nor heard of anything like this before.

 

 

Had this same issue on the 06 Chrysler 300c my wife had. Apparently the new vapor recovery system built into the new cars doesn't like to be topped off after the pump handle clicks off. Had you done this previous to the problem? Techs say it can saturate the system and cause the problem. They cleaned out the system and never had another problem. Lesson learned.

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This issue has been popping up since 2005. It seems that some gas station nozzles will cause it to shut off while others are fine. Try turning the nozzle upside down. Trigger and handle pointing up is sometimes the only way to get the tank full.

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This issue has been popping up since 2005. It seems that some gas station nozzles will cause it to shut off while others are fine. Try turning the nozzle upside down. Trigger and handle pointing up is sometimes the only way to get the tank full.

 

 

My Toyota beater will stall about two miles down the road if I top off the tank. Must be something to do with venting. Wish my new ride would get here before October. Been 6 weeks still no VIN or anything except "Material Hold". 550 horsies.....ultra nice!

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