my chevy lumina only has 48,000 miles. the gas gage does not work is thisadefect on 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

car in great shape. only has 48,000 miles. was taken car of. gas gage is not reading accurate. I ran out of gas and it said I had a full tank! low gas light didn't come on. is this a manufactures defect? will gm fix for free?

by in Syracuse, NY on December 12, 2012
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by on December 12, 2012
poss fuel tank sending unit as it is 12yrs old
COMMENT by on December 12, 2012
is this expensive? major repair?
COMMENT by on December 12, 2012
could range from 400.00 to 500 depending on which pump u use aftermarket or factory
ANSWER by on December 12, 2012
Yes, it is a defect.