Problem Description and Possible Solution
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: 129,787 (27,000–300,000)
Electrical & Lights affected: Gasoline
101 people reported this problem
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.
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.
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!
Fuel guage doesn't read correctly. Sporadically the fuel guage will fall clear down as far as it will go then jump back up to about 3/4 tank. No real consistancy as to when it happens.
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
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 !!!
Gas gauge shows empty all the time. Changed fuel sender in tank and still shows empty??
Fuel guage indicator jumps from empty to amount of gas there is in the tank and back to empty causing low fuel warning light to go on and off
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.
I own a 2500 HD Duramax Diesel, and it is now approaching 175K miles.
The Fuel Gauge is reading only 1/4 full after a fill up and the mileage range is only 110 miles. The Mileage Range begins to read as Low even with the tank still holding over 10 gallons. I recently had the duel filter housing assembly replaced as the truck would not start.
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.
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.
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.
The fuel gauge has been erratic for the last 50000 miles. It tells me the fuel level for a short period and then goes to reading empty.
Fuel gauge intermittently functions. Only works for a few seconds, then fails. However, the low fuel light seems to function normally.
My fuel gauge started reading empty as soon as I filled my gas tank. I have the 8.1L gas motor. Well that went on for awhile and now it will do that and more. It doesn't read a correct reading at all, doesn't jump around , exept as soon as I fill the tank up but my wife says when its cold, like when she goes out in the morning to start the truck, if she turns the key just to accesories it will give a correct reading, but if the truck is warm that trick doesnt work. My truck sucks the gas and varies so much its hard to tell were the fuel level is unless you fill it up and then you can just reset the trip meter and at about 200 miles I fill it up angain to be safe. It is a pain in the neck!!! , What if I wanna tow stuff or go on a trip? what will I do then, keep gas cans with me? well thats fine but running a truck out of gas is really bad for the fuel pump and plus with the 8.1L you go threw so much gas that all the crap in the bottom of the tank gets sucked up . In Alaska we dont have the best gas stations either, alot of water in the gas no matter where you go. Ive had the truck die a few different times becasue of water in the fuel_ real nice huh?
Fuel gauge is not reading the proper level of Diesel fuel in the tank.
My fuel gauge reads empty after filling only 17 gallons of fuel
I noticed about a week ago that the fuel gauge on my 2500 Silverado HD had dropped to "E" and the low fuel light was on. I have been buying diesel regularly with the cost being so low, so I'm sure the tank is near full. Someone told me today that the Chevys do have a problem with some of the gauges and they just go bad. After reading all the comments here I guess he was right. I don't feel like paying the dealer megabucks to fix it so I guess I'll go see my local mechanic and get an estimate or just get it fixed.