The fuel level sensor in the fuel tank may fail causing erratic fuel gauge operation. Our technicians tell us that on high mileage vehicles you may wish to replace the complete fuel pump module assembly if this condition occurs.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Colorado Fuel Level Sensor Failure
Chevrolet Colorado Problem
Average Mileage: 91,174 mi (30,000 mi - 188,170 mi)
Visitor, 2006 Chevrolet Colorado, 48,000 mi
April 1st my engine quit and I coasted to a parking spot. Gas Gauge still showed just under 1/4 tank. Towed it in to the dealer and they said I was out of gas. They dropped the tank and replaced the fuel sensor. I got down below a 1/4 tank again a couple of days ago and the engine quit again. I walked 4 miles round trip to get a can of gas and it started right up. Tank was empty again. I took it to the dealer with a full tank and said he could find no problem. Everything checked out okay. Could not repeat the problem. Said to bring it back again if it does it again and it is empty. Presently I am driving around with a can of gas in my car.
Visitor, 2006 Chevrolet Colorado
i have run out of gas 4 times since new. fuel gauge low level light never came on.
Visitor, 2006 Chevrolet Colorado, 86,279 mi
truck runs out of gas but gauge shows 1/4 tank has happened 4 time in about 2 months
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Colorado, 101,000 mi
Erratic fuel gauge readings
Visitor, 2007 Chevrolet Colorado, 77,000 mi
I have a fuel problem I REPLACE FUEL PUMP AND THE TRUCK WILL RUN GOOD THEN IT STARTS TO ACT UP BY NOT STARTING DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY IDEAL WHY
Visitor, 2007 Chevrolet Colorado, 188,170 mi
Fuel gauge show up as about 1/8 full. Then dies in the middle of roadway. Sounded like there was no gas. Got me a gallon and it fired up. Originally thought that it was the ignition sensor lock not letting the engine start. But apparently it was the sensor. May be best to keep a gallon of fuel in the truck from now on
Visitor, 2006 Chevrolet Colorado, 77,000 mi
fuel gage stop working
Visitor, 2006 Chevrolet Colorado, 55,000 mi
Fuel gauge read 1/4 tank left and ran out of gas then read 1/2 tank of gas and ran out, finally read almost 3/4 tank left and ran out of gas... Fuel sensor and installation roughly $425.00!
Visitor, 2008 Chevrolet Colorado, 70,000 mi
The first time the truck ran out of gas with the gauge showing a little less than 1/4 tank. The dealer replaced the fuel sensor. A year later it has happened again.
Visitor, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado, 30,000 mi
gas gauge always over full or quarter full,mostly over full