Problem Description and Possible Solution
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: 52,571 (5,600–110,000)
11 model years affected: 1991
, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014
30 people reported this problem
Fuel Gauge shuts down after fill up. Check gauge light comes on as well. At about 3/4 of a tank, the gauge come back on and goes off again at around half a tank. At fill ups, the gauge never fills past 7/8s of a tank. I have heard every fix under the sun on here, which is the right one? Sending unit? Which side" Re program? Replace the entire fuel system at the cost of thousands? Because a gauge doesn't work? Why? Techron?, used a ton of that!
I have had the same problem....check engine light....fuel gage stopped working at about 3/4 tank, now it is not working at all....I have not fixed it because I keep hearing it will happen again, is there nothing out there to fix the problem for good.
fuel gauge quit working when it reached 1/2 empty (from full tank). car continued to function as normal. currently at dealer for fuel level sensor replacement. this is a time consuming process as the fuel tank AND transmission have to be pulled. car is at dealership going on day 4....
some 2014 corvettes had a "fuel fill siphon pipe" failure (as this car did at 5,500 miles), and the above-mentioned failure may be related.
The sending unit doesn't have to be replaced, they just need a bottle of Techtron and it fixes the issue.
Same as reports that I am reading. Mine started at around 32K miles an then quite until 60k miles... Same symtoms as all reports...gives error messages than returns to normal...But lately it is occurring more frequently...have reported to Chevrolet Technical an opened a case #..Seems this is common with C5,C6 & C7 models.. I do not understand why Chevrolet does not do something about these faulty sensors other than trying to make you pay 2500 to 4500 for repair of THEIR choice of a faulty product..
Some time it work some time it not
has not been fixed. I am told the whole fuel tank has to be removed to repair the sensor problem. That's $1300 apparently. BTW I am in Canada and don't have a ZIP. My postal is L7P 0B5
when I fill up lately and start driving I get a service fuel system, check engine and low fuel with fuel gauge showing empty. after a while the fuel gauge will start reading normal sometimes only half a tank or full, and check engine light stays on
The gas gauge in my 2010 Corvette simply stopped working. First the dealership reset the gauge and about a week or so later the gauge stopped working again. Then the dealership replaced the sending unit within the pontoon tank. Within about a month the gauge again stopped working again. This time the dealership consulted with engineers in Bowling Green and it was recommended that the entire fuel system be removed and replaced. Both pontoon gas tanks and their sensor assemblies were removed and replaced. The problem has not occurred again but I have had several other continuing electrical problems with the vehicle including the rear trunk button needing replacement, the vehicle not recognizing either key fob and now the warning light for my air bags intermittently (about 90% of the time) lighting on my dashboard.
fuel gauge goes back and forth between full and empty a few times for the first 8 to 12 miles after a fill up.just happened on a 2000 mile trip. not fixed yet. just got back.
filled p the tank, was ok then went to empty, several minutes later came back, did this for a few times and then went to empty and stayed there, effects all electronic messages about fuel mileage. Shut the engine off, it comes back on. but starts all over again.
Fuel gauge was working fine when I purchased the car a couple of months ago, filled it up a week ago, showed less than 1/2 a tank on the gauge, the dealer acknowledged a problem with the sensor.- They need the car one week for the fix - They need to remove the transmission and the tanks to get at the sensors/pumps. Hopefully, the new parts hold up longer than the originals. Needless to say, extremely apprehensive about the upcoming surgery!
Engine would die while driving, sometimes it didnt start, all lights work when trying to start it , you can hear the starter trying to turn the engine but nothing, battery is new so I assume its ok,,then just ran fine till this happen again,, cheked the fuel pressure and nothing! There was no gas getting to engine, so by then I knew my problem was a fuel related problem,, my dad gave some hits to the tank and then pushed the car up and down from the trunk while I was starting the car, then boom! It started again,, we knew by then there was a problem with the fuel pump , so we now have to replace it,,
gas gauge gets down to half ..... it falls to E and says low fuel...... unhooking the battery is a temporary fix until next time it gets down to half a tank and then this happens all over again
fill up shows empty. drive a bit and it works till 1/2 tank. then goes to empty. i tried the techron fix but that didn't work. and now the bonding agent on my hood is showing under the paint (chrystal red metallic).
Same issue with the fuel gage.
Not fixed. A reset of CEL would allow fuel gauge to read 1/2 full when completely full. When fuel dropped below 1/2 tank the gauge would then show correct fuel level. Apparently it was reading the drives side fuel tank only. Passenger side sending unit is what usually fails. Had to perform the CEL reset frequently.
Right fuel pump, left sensor and cross over pipe replacement. $1826.00 plus tax.
Low fuel reading after filling tank, i was told sensor has carbon build up and must b replaced
fuel gauge showing miles remaining is off while car is moving and the sometimes shows the correct remaining miles
Need recall wire fixed.