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.
Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Tahoe Fuel Level Sensor Failure
Chevrolet Tahoe Problem
Average Mileage: 103,873 mi (57,000 mi - 171,000 mi)
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe, 145,000 mi
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, 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, 80,000 mi
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, 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe, 122,550 mi
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, 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe, 99,000 mi
Erratic fuel gauge readings... had to replace the fuel pump... problem solved
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe, 171,000 mi
fuel gage floating from empy to full to half
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, 78,000 mi
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, 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
fuel gage stick
Visitor, 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe, 140,000 mi
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.
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.
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, 78,500 mi
Fuel guage bounces around.