Erratic Fuel Gauge Operation on Chevrolet Tahoe

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: 150,554 (57,000–379,352)
9 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
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My fuel level gauge has completely stopped working...at first was sporadic (but always wrong) and now it just points straight down. It has not been fixed.
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WONT START BELOW 1/4 TANK GAS.PUT ENOUGH TO RAISE IT ABOVE A 1/4 RUNS FINE...IM SICK AND TIRED OF SPENDING ALL MY HARD EARNED MONEY TO KEEP THIS TAHOE ABOVE A 1/4 TANK.IT COST ME ABOUT AN EXTRA $300 A MONTH JUST TO BE ABLE TO DRIVE THE THING.
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe171,000
fuel gage floating from empy to full to half
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe145,000
Fuel gauge says there is 1/4 tank of fuel left, but it won't start. It does start if I add fuel to tank.
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe140,000
fuel gauge occasionally but rarely reads the correct level, usually pegs all the way empty. we use the trip to keep track, @300mi, fill up. when towing, @220mi.
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe122,550
When the tank is full, the gage will read empty, and then will start working when the fuel level comes down - but after about half a tank, it becomes erratic.
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe146,000
gas gauge fell down touching another gauge
fuel gauge no longer goes all the way to "Full" - it stops between 3/4 and full.
Erratic fuel gauge readings... had to replace the fuel pump... problem solved
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe163,000
Replacement
Fuel guage bounces around.
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe129,000
Won't start if below 1/4 tank of gas
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe111,000
fuel gauge is never reads the same from when you shut the vehicle off and restart it also you can have dash indicator set at miles that you have left in your tank it will go up or down 20 to 50 miles when you only traveled 10
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe210,000
pumping gas fuel sensor states it is full when it has 5 gallons in it
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe143,000
i have replaced the cluster and fuel pump asseblemy
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe200,000
My fuel gauge never reads the same with each fill up and if I'm low on gas the check engine light will come on. After filling it up the check engine light goes off. I know it makes no sense but it's true. Lol
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe110,000
Fuel. Gauge has never worked right. Approx cost of repair??? This Mon my engine light came on. When I finally noted mileage on Sat I was at 110500. I checked oil just in case & I was low. Had to put in 1 qt. Opinions on whether it caused light to come on or not? If not, what other scenario besides just about anything could there be? It's also had cooling sys probs that I first experienced around 60k mi (approx) It did fix somewhat?? But I have still experienced approx 5 engine overheats, since the thermostat & pump repairs (twice).
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe145,000
Fuel gauge has worked perfect up to this point, now the fuel gauge always shows Empty and the Low Fuel Indicator displays on the Message Center Display. Will be installing new fuel pump assembly.
engine won't start with less than 1/4 of fuel showing on gauge. Problem solved by adding at least 3 gallons of fuel.
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe180,000
My gas level was reading empty. Once the tank was dropped I still had at least a quarter of a tank. Replaced the fuel filter and now it wont start.
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