Erratic Fuel Gauge Operation on Buick Park Avenue

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: 121,823 (80,000–195,642)
8 model years affected: 1994, 1997, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
38 people reported this problem
23 people shared problem details
When I turn my gas guage will travel either to the empty position or it will travel the opposite direction to the full position intermitent problem also gives false mileage left on digital readout on dash
Guage ok at greater than 1/4 tank level. Below 1/4 tank level guage was erratic and occasionally would bounce wildly side to side. Tank level needle ended up stuck under empty pin and stopped acting erratically but no level indication until low fuel light illuminated. Miles to empty and low fuel light continued to work almost flawlessly. Replaced fuel tank punp and sender, now need to unstick the gauge needle to have a working fuel tank level gauge again.
the fuel gage dosen't work
The fuel gauge will go erratic, going from empty to full, I never can tell how much fuel I have. Every time I fill the tank, I have to reset thr trip odometer so I can track how much fuel I have used/ to go.
fuel gauge swing to the right or left when I turn
THE FUEL GAUGE WOULD SWING BACK TO FULL AFTER ABOUT 200 MILES AND THE ONBOARD COMPUTER WOULD SHOW A FULL READING AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WOULD LIGHT UP. THE SOLUTION IS TO HAVE SOMEONE SHUT OFF THE LIGHT AND KEEP THE TANK FULL. THIS MEANS FILLUPS AT 2OO MILES RATHER THAN AT 350.LARRYM
My gas hand never reads correct. The car ran out of gas and after putting gas in the car trying to start it killed the battery now I believe my fuel pump has gone bad
Same problem in both vehicles - never really know how much gas is in the tank. Have devised means to know whether I will run out of gas or not. BUT this should not be in am American car! slaycharlesb@gmail.com
Gas gage reads full when actually its empty
Fuel level sensor (Gauge) indicates full tank when tank reaches half full. Has not been fixed, waiting for G M to reconize they have a inherent problem and order a recall. This is a knowned problemb for many years and yet it has not been corrected. This will be the last GM car I will purchase.
fuel gauge irractic and unreliable.
erratic gas gauge readings after dropping below 3/4 tank...mechanic recommends replacement of fuel pump and sensor.
fuel range just jump back and forth one minute it says I have half a tank the next minute he says I'm empty
i've owned 3 park aves past 10 yrs, a 1999, and 2 2002's. all 3 experienced the gas gauge 'wrong side' issue and both '02's had fuel pressure/regulator problems requiring both fuel pumps to be replaced. only saving grace was that pump in the 02 model yr is located/accessed through the back corner of the trunk and does not require 'dropping the tank' to replace. mi on 2nd 02 pk ave was 125000
fuel gauge erratic below 1/4 tank
Fuel gauge bounces around from full to empty when tank is 3/4 full or less
when the tank is half full the gas needle keeps bouncing back and forth from full to empty
At about 1/2 tank shoots to full then goes to empty and all over the place
Guage would read full when car started and eventually fall to what might be considered thelower level, however when it was replaced it was showing 1/4 tank but reproted by mechanic as beng almost empty. Mechanic did not need to empty tank to work. final cost $383.27
gauge will go to full when tank is about 1/4 tank have to pay attention on miles
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