Problem Description and Possible Solution
It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pump module replaced on high mileage vehicles.
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Average mileage: 150,636 (70,000–232,880)
18 people reported this problem
At approximately 12 gallons remaining in the tank, I begin to get "low Fuel" warnings and actual fuel gauge will appear to register below "E", then will ease back up to between 1/2 and 1/4 tank within a few minutes.
I put $50 dollars worth of gas in my tank, around 12 gallons, and when I left the gas station I had a nearly half a tank. (I believe it holds 30 gallons including the reserve.) Not even 24 hours later and not that much driving shows me on my reserve tank again! WTF?!?!?!
When tank is filled, it reads empty for about 50 miles with the low fuel light on. After that it jumps between full and empty for awhile, and around 3/4 tank it starts to read correctly. Problem hasn't been diagnosed or fixed yet.