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: 149,415 (57,000–379,352)
11 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008
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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.
Gas gauge not working. Stays at empty even when gas put in. Have not fixed problem yet. Just bought car 3 days ago and researching on what needs to be done.
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.
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.
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.
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe 171,000 mi,
fuel gage floating from empy to full to half
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe 146,000 mi,
gas gauge fell down touching another gauge
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe 143,000 mi,
i have replaced the cluster and fuel pump asseblemy
fuel gauge no longer goes all the way to "Full" - it stops between 3/4 and full.
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.
My fuel gauge has been fluttering back and forth with a little noise. It doesn't register the fuel level properly.
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 99,000 mi,
Erratic fuel gauge readings... had to replace the fuel pump... problem solved
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe 78,500 mi,
Fuel guage bounces around.
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 152,500 mi,
Upon starting the engine the gas gauge shoots over to the three o'clock position and then settles to an area roughly to 1/8 to 1/4 lower then where the gauge read prior to starting the engine.
Gas gauge reads about 4 o clock past full mark. Appears to adjust as full goes down but not sure. New fuel pump and sensor was installed.
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe 59,000 mi,
Gas tank filled up completely and guage registers 1/2 full
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 163,000 mi,
Replacement
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe 192,145 mi,
It won't crank when it get to a 1/4 tank or 140 miles digital but if I put gas in.. it will no problem
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe 129,000 mi,
Won't start if below 1/4 tank of gas