Fuel gauge inaccurate on 2003 Ford Taurus

Ran out of fuel today as idiot light didn't come on until 12miles prior. Added 1.5 gallons of gas, started car and gauge now showed almost 1/4 tank. Possibly related to occasional "shut-down" of vehicle at traffic light? Is this possibly an electrical issue? Please advise.

by in Lambertville, MI on March 17, 2013
1 answer
ANSWER by , March 18, 2013
more likely the fuel sender malfunction.