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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Fuel Level Sensor Failure

 
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006

Average Mileage: 123,972 mi (36,001 mi - 235,000 mi)

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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.

  • Visitor, , 36,001 mi

    Just after the warranty expired the fuel gauge started acting up. When you fill the truck up with fuel it tells me I'm out of gas. Sometimes when I hit a bump the fuel gauge will seem to work briefly. It does seem to work properly as the fuel in the tank gets closer to empty.

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  •  Rookie

    Fuel sensor gauge never reads correctly. It continuously jumps between full and empty while I'm driving or while I'm at a light. I have to use keep track of how much gas I actually have by keeping track of how many miles I've driven since the last fill up. Chevrolet needs to do a recall of this issue.

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  • Visitor, , 82,170 mi

    Fuel gauge is erratic and not accurate. When I stop the gauge goes to empty and the low fuel light comes on.
    After driving several miles, it will correct itself but the same thing happens when I stop. Dealer says it could be two different things causing the problems and each one is $500 to fix each one. Other people I know have the same problem. General Motors needs to do a recall. I'm keeping track of my milage.

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  • Visitor, , 68,000 mi

    Same as everyone else. Gauge starts jumping all over. I replaced the pump and sending unit it, and now i am stuck on E.

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  •  Rookie

    Gas gauge reading empty. Just replaced fuel level sensor and still doing the same. Dont know what else to do

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  • Visitor, , 150,000 mi

    I have the same problem. Sometimes the gauge will read completely empty even on a full tank. Sometimes when I hit a bump it will read empty or will go back to the true level. Very annoying how hard and expensive it is to replace the sensor.

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  • Visitor, , 107,000 mi

    erratic fuel gauge. Drops to empty at stop lights and sometimes when driving down a smooth stretch of road. Not fixed yet.

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  •  Rookie

    Haven't fixed it, I keep track of miles driven to know when to get gas. It's annoying...

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  • Visitor, , 106,060 mi

    Fuel Gauge level reads incorrect.

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    FUEL LIGHT COMES ON AN FUEL GAGE GOES TO (E)WHEN TANK IS FULL,OR IDELING FOR LONG PIRED OF TIME,IF I PUT TRUCK IN(R)THEN BACK IN (P)PARK EVERYTHING WORKS LIKE IT SHOULD.

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