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 Silverado 2500 HD Fuel Level Sensor Failure
Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Problem
Electrical & Lights Affected: Gasoline
Average Mileage: 105,960 mi (27,000 mi - 250,000 mi)
Visitor, 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 200,000 mi
Fuel gauge works intermittently, it will go to empty and the low fuel light will come on. Sometimes it will start to work and read correctly, seems to be no pattern as to when it will work.
First time ran out of gas light never came on, nor were we completely low. Now 2 mos later run out of gas when it read 1/4 tank! Our truck is a 4x4 1500.
Visitor, 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 66,000 mi
Lately, my girlfriend has been driving my truck...06 HD2500 w/6.0 utility body. I've told her, it gets 10 MPG PERIOD. She has repeatedly drove the truck til the low fuel light comes on, then puts a little in. Well, she ran out of gas, and told me it was on 1/8 tank..."the little light didnt come on"..(yes she is a blond)I told her to drive the truck she must put gas in it. Well yesterday we went to Walmart, and on the way home, the truck sputtered and came to a stop...gauge read 1/4 tank,...I was WTF...shook the truck and listened to the tank...no slooshing sound...walked to gas station and got 2 gals to put in it...started right up...put another 60 bucks in, got a reading of 1/2 tank (bout right)...i think the sensor is bad now. Did someone mention recall? I just contacted General Motors....no recall in effect, they suggested i take it to a dealership for diagnosis...lol..i dont need them to tell me the gauge is reading wrong due to a faulty sensor....contact GM...make the recall happen.
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 133,000 mi
The fuel guage and range indicator malfunctions, sometimes I do not know where I am with fuel. Low fuel indicator will go on and I still have plenty of fuel. I heard that Chev was recalling this problem, but I haven't been notified yet. Great vehicle, bad mileage. I may be naive but I expect when you pay soo much for a product it should work!
Visitor, 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
On 4 different occasions my fuel gauge showed I had fuel, and the low fuel sensor never came on, and my truck ran out of fuel. This pass week while driving on I-75 @ 74 MPH my 2007 Silverado Crew Cab 4X4 my truck quit running. Luckily we were at an exit ramp, so we coasted off of the freeway. My fuel gauge showed it had 1 mark under a 1/2 tank of fuel. With assistance from a Michigan State Trooper, I bought a gallon of fuel & my truck started right up, I then drove to a gas station & ended up putting in over 24 gallons of fuel. I went to a local Chevrolet dealer & he pulled my VIN & he stated there was NO recall for this sensor problem, and that I would probably be a $500 to $600 repair.
I am NOT HAPPY !!!
Visitor, 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 27,000 mi
ran out of gas at 1/8 of a tank the first time 1/4 the second time almost 1/2 the third time should have kept my ford that had 200,000 miles and never failed me
Low fuel warning light coming on when there is a very small amount of gas in the tank . incorrect readings on the fuel guage. Problem still not repaired.
Visitor, 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 70,535 mi
my truck is a silverado 1500, chevrolet or all gm vehicles have gone to shit and gm doesnt back their product worth a dang anymore and dealerships are worthless... fuel light just started going erratic can be full then it shows half a tank sit still in a parking lot and it jumps back and forth from fuel levels then the low level light comes on.
Visitor, 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 119,000 mi
Running out of gas and fuel guage still shows 1/4 - 1/2 tank. Just started all of a sudden.
have not fixed it, talked to a mech i know he says it wont hurt anything just the sensor in the tank sticking, will fix it when or if the fuel supply becomes a issue tank has to be pulled.