Erratic Fuel Gauge Operation on Chevrolet Colorado

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.

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Average mileage: 97,533 (30,000–227,000)
9 model years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, more2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
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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
2009 Chevrolet Colorado 100,000 mi,
Haven't fixed it. Gas Gauge shows empty when full, 1/4 tank when its actually at 3/4 correct at 1/2. You get the gist.
2010 Chevrolet Colorado 72,000 mi,
fuel gauge has been off for over a year and has gradually gotten worse. shows full when I know level is at 1/4 tank or less. have not fixed it yet. should be a recall on this crap
2006 Chevrolet Colorado 227,000 mi,
Mine did the 1/4 tank running out of gas too- keep a can of gas in back as well. Now the gauge completely stopped working, shows empty on a full tank. apparently need a sending unit?
2007 Chevrolet Colorado 77,000 mi,
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.
fuel gauge will show full then it may show 1/4 tank then it may go back to full just does not show correct amount
2007 Chevrolet Colorado 73,658 mi,
Twice my engine on my Colorado has shut down when gauge reaches 1/4 of a tank. I put gas in it and it starts right up. I always reset my trip odometer when I fill up and approximately when it gets low. I have had other flaky electrical bugs with this truck: dash lights flicker now and then(months apart), cruise control may not work once in awhile(months apart), abs light comes on when below freezing, etc,etc. Just hit over 100k on 3-30-2015, so truck still runs despite the Chevy electrical gremlins!!!
2005 Chevrolet Colorado 101,000 mi,
Erratic fuel gauge readings
2006 Chevrolet Colorado 77,000 mi,
fuel gage stop working
i have run out of gas 4 times since new. fuel gauge low level light never came on.
2009 Chevrolet Colorado 50,000 mi,
Bought this truck used and after driving for 3 days it was showing I only had 1/4 tank left. The next day it showed full. We were told that we needed to change the fuel pump to fix the problem. I hope when we pick it up its fixed
"Low Fuel" now means NO FUEL! I used to get 30 miles with the low fuel indicator on. Now I am out of gas when the indicator comes on. Is this worth fixing?
2005 Chevrolet Colorado 180,000 mi,
Fuel shutoff
2011 Chevrolet Colorado 76,000 mi,
engine light came on and stayed on. Took to dealer and they change the tank sensor $325.00
2005 Chevrolet Colorado 45,000 mi,
Truck runs out of gas but shows 1/4 tank I fill it with a 1 gallon gas can and it starts right up
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
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!
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.
2010 Chevrolet Colorado 30,000 mi,
gas gauge always over full or quarter full,mostly over full