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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Tahoe Fuel Level Sensor Failure
Chevrolet Tahoe Problem
Average Mileage: 135,066 mi (57,000 mi - 267,113 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, 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, 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.
fuel gauge no longer goes all the way to "Full" - it stops between 3/4 and full.
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.
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
engine won't start with less than 1/4 of fuel showing on gauge. Problem solved by adding at least 3 gallons of fuel.
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe, 180,000 mi
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.