Erratic Fuel Gauge Operation on Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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: 121,056 (30,000–256,000)
12 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013
174 people reported this problem
103 people shared problem details
Gas gauge reading empty. Just replaced fuel level sensor and still doing the same. Dont know what else to do
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.
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.
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.
Same as everyone else. Gauge starts jumping all over. I replaced the pump and sending unit it, and now i am stuck on E.
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.
Haven't fixed it, I keep track of miles driven to know when to get gas. It's annoying...
erratic fuel gauge. Drops to empty at stop lights and sometimes when driving down a smooth stretch of road. Not fixed yet.
1st noticed it when gauge read 1/4 tank and I ran out then when I filled it,, it reads empty as i drive it goes up VERY slowly to full most of the tome but on occasion it goes up only to drop back to empty
Fuel Gauge level reads incorrect.
Same problem.... fuel gauge shows empty all the time. Low fuel light always stays on. Need to have a recall....
Have the same problem the fuel gauge goes from empty to various readings.So frustrating.
Same problem We need a recall
Fuel gauge gives various readings at random times. Fuel gauge sensor has gone bad.
Goes to empty and flies back to actual amount
When ignition is turned off and engine restarted the fuel low warning light always comes on and the guage reads empty and slowly rises (it takes about 10 minutes) to what I assume is the correct fuel level.
fuel gauge erractic readings. moves around while driving. have to use my trip odometer to keep track
I have a 2000 chevy 1500 st 96000 miles full gauge is accurate however if I idle in park for more then 2 minutes gauge go's to empty after I put the truck in gear and move it a few feet gauge works properly and will continue to work properly until I idle it again.
Will pump up gas to half a tank, few minutes later it's in between half and a quarter tank. Next morning jumps back up close to half a tank. Sometimes depending on the grade of the ground will read more or less than what it really is. Drives great, get about 350 miles in city average on my 4.3l Silverado.
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