Erratic Fuel Gauge Operation on Chevrolet Blazer

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: 129,032 (15,000–255,750)
10 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
142 people reported this problem
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had the fuel pump replaced at 93000 miles and it is doing the same thing AGAIN! Chevy manufacture knows about the continual problems of the BLAZERS but REFUSES to do any type of RECALLS. We must unite in this cause because all of us owners will be subjected to these different and very costly I might add! problems if we don't do something now I hear about more and more problems about this blazer no matter what year you own. CHEVY needs to own up about it's problems that all chevy owners have not just the Blazer series and yes we have 3 Vehicles that are Chevy's LOL and this fuel gage is the same in all of ours but more predominately in the Blazer (my car go figure the one that does the most running around) other mom's and dad's know what I am talking about LOL.
gas gauge goes from F to E and the low fuel light comes on and bounces back and forth
2000 Chevrolet Blazer142,000
When the problem first started the gas gauge would fluctuate from full to empty very often. Now it stays above 3/4 of a tank at all times except when idling, then it goes all the way down to E and the low fuel light comes on. When you let hit the gas it goes back up to 3/4-full.
1997 Chevrolet Blazer135,000
fuel gauge is erratic, it's from E TO F. this should be a recall
Erratic fuel gauge operation. "Service Engine Soon" light comes on because fuel level sensor is drawing too much voltage.
when tank is about half guage will jump to f to e then stay at about 1/4
I have the same problem AA mini vans have like the VENTURE I have had three, the rotten stickin feul level gauge should be recalled it has never worked sinve 20,000 miles, NOBODY seems to care, some hints, as an electrical guy, it seems it could be due a wiring, crapper connector, maybe plug perhaps underneth vehical, FOor a while i could effect the gauge and bruing it "true" by BANGING ON THE GAUGE AT THE DASH OTHER TIMES WHEN I PURPOSELY HIT BIG SHARP BUMPS ESPECIALLY while backing up it would go back to true for sometimes days, cheys's input was ho hum, buy another car jackass, I am going to longer buy american because they arn';t americans any longer they are gov't run communists and completely irresponsible ! JM in Jax fl.
2002 Chevrolet Blazer113,000
Usually only happens when I put it in nuetral and have less than half a tank.
1996 Chevrolet Blazer130,000
Needle is stuck on E, despite two changes of fuel pumps. So fuel pump has been changed and needle continues relapse to same problem.
Purchased 2004 Chevy Blazer LS, 2dr, 4wd on 07/30/11 from dealer with recorded 79,322 miles. Displayed current PA emissions and inspection stickers with dates 6/2012. Vehicle gas tank was filled immediately after purchase. Drove 75 miles after fill up. Next day, upon starting vehicle low fuel light came on. Drove vehicle about five miles and low fuel light went out. The gas gauge reading went from full to 3/4 tank to 1/2 tank back up to 3/4 tank, then continued to float until settling at about 1/2 tank. 4 days after purchase, 08/03/11, instrument panel gauge assembly replaced by independent mechanic, due to low fuel light on and faulty fuel gauge reading. 08/09/11 after market fuel pump assembly (indicating at least one prior issue) replaced with GM OEM fuel pump. Documented mileage on repair order, for both repairs, 79542 miles. Cost of instrument cluster, $285.00. Fuel pump assembly list price, $536.44. Total cost of repairs $1029.23 with labor included.
2001 Chevrolet Blazer131,000
fuel guage bounces at will from full to empty will stop momentarily then start bouncing again.very unreliable.also has heater flap door broken AGAIN!!!!!
1997 Chevrolet Blazer120,000
replaced my fuel pump.the problem continues.
I own a 2002 Chevy Blazer that has 100,000 miles on it,at around 60,000 miles i began experiencing a problem with the fuel gauge bouncing between empty and full the gauge would settle to the empty mark with about a half of a tank of fuel. i also noticed that when this condition would occur if i would shift from drive to park then back to drive the fuel gauge would would come of the empty mark and settle around the half tank mark. i have noticed that this is a common problem with the Chevy blazers and believe that Chevy should have realized by know that this is a common problem due to defective components and should stand behind their product and do whats right issue a recall and fix the problem
2000 Chevrolet Blazer102,000
It isnt repaired yet can not relie on fuel gage must go by mileage
2001 Chevrolet Blazer120,000
Fuel level sensor would jump back and forth. Mechanic replaced the fuel pump and fixed the problem.
2002 Chevrolet Blazer100,000
The gage would show full after a gas fill up but would soon drop to showing no fuel and then it may jump up to show fuel. Then the gage would show no fuel even with half a tank. I will probably have to replace the entire fuel pump which contains the fuel level sending unit.
Once my Gas Gage is at 1/4 tank or less, it tends to flutuate down to below empty & may stay there for awhile. Very undependable when travelling & trying to make it to the next gas station those times you are close to empty. Also I've noticed when I put the Blazer in Park , the gage will move if 1/4 tank or less & drop down below empty causing fuel lite to come on. Never sure what decides if my Blazer has gas, the sensor which is saying below empty OR the actual fuel in the tank which isn't much but 1/4 tank . Haven't gotten this fixed yet as I've heard fuel sensors are cheap enough but ya gotta drop the gas tank to change it which costs $. Will update once fixed....agree GM should be recalling this...very common, everyone I know that owned a Blazer has had this problem. Cheers
no fuel level indicator most times
2001 Chevrolet Blazer175,000
The gas gauge is constantly moving and cannot ever tell how much gas I have. Most of the time it stays on the empty line, even if I just filled up. I have run out of gas 3 times, at very inconvenient times. It's extremely frustrating to worry all the time wondering if I have enough gas or not. I have had the fuel pump replaced twice and problem still occurs. I have friends who also drive Blazers and have the same issue. I have not fixed the gauge yet bc of money and mechanics always wanna rip me off. Plus, I've tried fixing it by replacing fuel pump and I'm sick and tired of this money pit of a vehicle. Other issues, l pour one full container of power steering fluid in the truck everyday bc it obviously has a leak. CD player doesn't work. Driver power window doesn't work. A/C has been fixed once about 2 years ago and now it's blowing room temperature air when it's on Max* A/C. Windshield wipers stopped working. Check Engine light never goes off. Back window windshield wiper doesn't work at all.
2002 Chevrolet Blazer130,000
Gas Guage problems
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