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: 122,377 (30,000–256,000)
10 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
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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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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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Gas gauge reading empty. Just replaced fuel level sensor and still doing the same. Dont know what else to do
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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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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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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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Haven't fixed it, I keep track of miles driven to know when to get gas. It's annoying...
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.
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.
Have the same problem the fuel gauge goes from empty to various readings.So frustrating.
Same problem.... fuel gauge shows empty all the time. Low fuel light always stays on. Need to have a recall....
Same problem We need a recall
Fuel gauge gives various readings at random times. Fuel gauge sensor has gone bad.
fuel gauge erractic readings. moves around while driving. have to use my trip odometer to keep track
Incorrect fuel level readings. Low fuel pump pressureing.
Empty to full. Or sometimes shows a quarter to half or almost like its showing the correct level but then drops to "E"
same as everyone else. started a few thousand miles ago. Gas gauge jumps from normal reading to empty when vehicle is started. Low fuel light comes on. After moving, gauge works as correctly for random time.. then back to "empty"..
The gas gauge stop in the middle when empty thats when i know it needs gas
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