Check Engine Light and Erratic Fuel Gauge Operation on Honda Passport

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.

RepairPal Verified
Average mileage: 148,400 (70,000–203,000)
3 model years affected: 1998, 2000, 2001
10 people reported this problem
The nation’s largest network of independent repair shops certified for expert training, quality work and fair pricing
problem details
1998 Honda Passport 169,000 mi,
Check engine light on and off , plus fuel gauge bouncing back and fourth from full to empty.
1998 Honda Passport 203,000 mi,
I pit a new fuel pump with sending unit and it still didn't fix my issue with the fuel but the Honda dealer said the PCM needs a system update that could fix it but that's another 100 bucks
2000 Honda Passport 70,000 mi,
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.