Problem Description and Possible Solution
The fuel level sensor may fail resulting in erratic fuel gauge operation and illumination of the Check Engine Light. Replacement of the fuel sender assembly is recommended to correct this concern. A powertrain control module (PCM) software update may be necessary for the updated fuel level sensor to read correctly.
Average mileage: 156,285 (70,000–215,000)
17 people reported this problem
I noticed the erratic fuel guage behavior last week. It was a one-time occurrence. I have seen no other instances. However, my Check Engine light came on this morning. This is the first time that I've ever seen the Check Engine light, and I've owned the vehicle for six years.
At startup fuel gauge would read nearly empty,regardless of level in tank, and needle twitch with rpm increase. Upon driving the vehicle the guage would function seemingly normal for some time 5 to 10min.... Then. Glitch and repeat. Now complete failure. 2 to 3 weeks till "now"
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I have had this problem for 30k miles. I ran out of gas first time last week (forgot to reset odometer) so decided to look for fix. Dealership says fuel senser part is 400+ + 180 labor. Part on ebay is $30. Non oem, but wow.