All canadian cars I've dealt with shown the low fuel light just fine I would guess the DIC message comes as a pre-light warning...it's a bit weird though. But GM has done a few funny things with that system...like ICE POSSIBLE warning on start when the temp is below zero (duh )Well I haven't had this issue yet in my Malibu but my Cobalt I just threw away had the same issue.. LOW FUEL would come on the DIC but the actual indicator light (Which I know was there as I saw it off) never illuminated. It's probably these regional laws and crap with Canada, United States, and Europe.
I am sure it's the same on Canadian cars I find this warning sillyActually, it comes on a few degrees before that on cars sold in the states. It kind'a coincides with those "Bridge Freezes Before Road Surface" signs.
pretty close to 0(E) maybe a few millimeters above 0(e). Thanks for your input ;-pI just checked mine - didn't see a dedicated fuel light on startup. I will keep an eye on it in bright sun.
And yes, I agree a red light on a dash would be nice. If not a fuel light, maybe some kind of generic light (like it was in my 93 Cavalier, the "check gauges" light would come on)
Unless the DIC message would come back in a while or chime or keep doing something distinct.
I am just curious - where the fuel gauge needle was when you got the message?
Here's how my 2004 Malibu LT works:So far on mine, Just under 50 miles remaining according to DIC I got a "Low Fuel Warning" I let it go a little further and on the way to work today it said "Low Fuel" and dinged a few times, Im guessing the next step would be the dash light screaming bloddy murder maybe? lol
I stopped and put some gas in so thats as far as I got. I didnt want to chance it beacuse the Needle was exactly on the "E" when it changed from a Warning to "Low Fuel"