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.
Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Colorado Fuel Level Sensor Failure
Chevrolet Colorado Problem
Average Mileage: 94,166 mi (30,000 mi - 180,000 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, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado, 30,000 mi
gas gauge always over full or quarter full,mostly over full
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Colorado, 88,000 mi
GAS NOT RIGHT
Visitor, 2007 Chevrolet Colorado, 86,000 mi
Truck just won't start, like it is not getting gas. Usually this is common when the fuel pump fails. However, it happened once before and I put a extra gallon of gas in and it started right up.