Erratic Fuel Gauge Operation on Cadillac DeVille

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 121,946 (12,600–260,000)
14 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, more1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
185 people reported this problem
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Fuel sensor seems to report accurate from full tank to just under half a tank. Then it starts going up towards full again as the tank further empties.
It goes to full to Empty idk how much gas is in it.. I just wanna know how can I fix this problem
Fuel gauge does not work properly shows full most of the time can't afford to have fuel pump to be pulled out of the gas tank
Had to have fuel sensor replaced.
my car can be bone dry in fuel, but the dash shows full or half tank.
Fuel Sensor reports inaccurate fuel levels.
guage reads true (I think)when I turn key on but when the car starts the guage will read full and not move till car is turned off-hv not been able to fix or hv fixed-any ideas ? loumenn
Gas gauge reads full when empty and shoots back and forth.never know how much fuel is really in there
when is full tank it shows ok, as it go empty it starting to show is full tank, dtc P0463.
Replaced rheostat in the fuel sending unit.
already replaced fuel filter, but she still wants to stall...gonna replace entire pump next...??????
fuel indicator is not reliable
Pump won't work nor gauge
When the gas gets low the needle jumps to full tank only when the gas gets low below 1/8 of a tank
that fuel gauge reads anywhere from 6 gallons to F then back to E no matter what, but still tells flashes E multiple times when I really am out of gas
Been like this for over a year. I go by gal of fuel used window.
when the tank is less than 1/2 full the gauge starts going back to full as the tank gets lower and lower
Gage works a first but as it goes down it moves any where it wants to then just pegs out on full but mileage indicator is way off ,miles till empty.
Gas reads full half the time then it reads below half a tank even when I turn the switch without starting the car