Erratic Fuel Gauge Operation on Chevrolet Suburban 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: 228,678 (80,000–1,400,000)
Electrical & Lights affected: Gasoline
9 model years affected: 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011
30 people reported this problem
13 people shared problem details
Fuel gage not reading correctly, then stopped working completely and low fuel light on. May work on occasion for 30 sec then goes off again. use my trip counter to know amount of fuel in tank
reads erratic, will be at like 1/4 tank showing, then after driving for a bit, go up to 3/4, etc.
fuel guage not reading correctly; does not even stay within the scale of the dashboard guage, but spins around through 360 degrees! Amusing to watch, but a pain in the a-- to drive with.
Fuel level not working problem sensor
Just received a brand new gauge cluster from GM. After 100 miles of driving with the new cluster, the fuel gauge reads full and then pivots to empty while driving. With the vehicle off, but the ignition ON, the vehicle reads correctly at 3/4 tank.
I had an engine light on. Tech replaced the O2 sensor. That problem went away but when I picked up the truck the fuelight was on. He said it was probably the fuel sensor. Could it be a programming problem. He used the programmer to clear the engine all arm and to tell him which O2 sensor was bad
Fuel range jumped 100 higher than usual. Needle went to empty when parked on an incline.
The gauge goes to full an then goes back to empty an stays there !!!!
Gas gauge stopped working then would work off and on then just stopped
I will go from range 60 miles, to 25, to low level, then out of gas in approximately 10 minutes if my truck had been parked on an incline
Hasn't worked right for 30,000 Miles. Can't trust it below 1/4 tank.
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