Chevrolet Tahoe Problem Report
Chevrolet Tahoe Erratic Fuel Gauge Operation
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.
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. - Visitor
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. - Visitor
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. - Visitor
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. - Visitor
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. - Visitor
Erratic fuel gauge readings... had to replace the fuel pump... problem solved - Visitor
fuel gage floating from empy to full to half - Visitor
gas gauge fell down touching another gauge - Visitor
Replacement - Visitor
fuel gauge no longer goes all the way to "Full" - it stops between 3/4 and full. - Rikster
Fuel guage bounces around. - Visitor
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). - Visitor
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. - Visitor
engine won't start with less than 1/4 of fuel showing on gauge. Problem solved by adding at least 3 gallons of fuel. - Dan9000
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. - Visitor
Have replaced fuel pump twice .last time 2 yrs ago . Now fuel level gauge is sporadic. - Visitor
My fuel gauge begin acting erratically after a few months after buying the vehicle, running out of gas & the gauge reads that I had a 1/4 tank. Had the vehicle towed & did my own investigation since I'm very mechanically incline with diesel trucks & cars. Now to find out after shooting starting fluid in the intake & it started up but shut down after a couple of seconds. Put about $10 of gas in the tank & it started right up! Yay! Now I know it's a problem with the sending unit in the tank which is connected to the fuel pump, just to find out it's all one unit & best to replace the whole fuel pump to get the proper reading on the dash to prevent this to happen again even tho the fuel pump is working fine.. :( very expensive part $300-$400 if you do it yourself, so if u have this problem then that's what it is! - Visitor
fuel gage stick - Visitor
Panel Cluster Gauge Needle does not work. I have no idea what speed I'm going, the gas gauge is not working and my engine light is on. Took it to the dealer and they will replace the panel but I have to pay 300 for labor. They will need to keep the car for 2 days. Call GM to ask why I'm paying for labor when its clearly their problem. They were not helpful at all. - Leisa364
My gas gauge has not worked for the last four years or more. I had problems with it for the last 7-8 years in total. - Visitor
Eveytime i start the engine it will go to a normal idle then instantly start missing and quit....
I get "popping" sounds every so often coming from the tank I would guess, mostly during big amb...
new plugs and fuel pump. took it in for a diagnostic was told i need a distributor ,,,now why...
my 2003 Tahoe has 31000 Miles on the odometer and over the last 12 months my fuel consumption d...