Chevrolet Malibu Problem Report
Chevrolet Malibu The Fuel Gauge May Not Read Correctly and/or Check Engine Light With Code P0455/P0461
The fuel gauge may not read correctly and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate with code P0455/P0461 stored for a fuel level sensor issue. These faults may be caused by a fuel vapor line inside the fuel take interfering with the fuel level sensor. If this is found to be the case, repositioned and securing the vapor line should correct this concern. If no fault is found with the fuel vapor line, the fuel level sensor itself may be at fault.
Filled tank and fuel gauge did not seem to register. Turned car off and back on and it registered a full tank. Shortly thereafter while sitting in traffic the fuel gauge dropped to empty and check engine light came on. Never had this problem before. Up until now I have been very lucky with minimal repairs required. - Visitor
Check engine light is constantly on, and fuel gauge always shows empty even after fill up. - Visitor
when I fill up, the gauge goes to full, then immediately drops to empty and the check engine light displays. after about 2 days it shows correctly and CE light turns off. no solution yet...looking for one - Visitor
My fuel gauge drops to empty and the check engine light comes on after filling up. Used to fix it by tightening the fuel cap extra tight (20 or so clicks while pushing in hard). Then just replaced fuel cap with AC Delco GT283 fuel cap and no more problems. Check engine light went out after a few miles of driving with the new cap. - Visitor
I have a full tank but my gauge always says empty an my gas light is always on... - Visitor
Code P0463- Poor electrical connection at the fuel level sending unit. Engine light came on and went off every time my gas was low in car. Now it stays on and my gas gauge will go up and down all the time. - SlickErdy
Trying to figure out why my gas light came on after full tank like everyone else?? HELP! - Visitor
just put on a new fuel pump and filter,but now gas gage is reading half full when it should be reaing full - Visitor
I just had a new fuel pump put on my car But now the fuel gage is not reading correctly. - YHWH
check engine light, code P0461 - Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor Circuit High Voltage, incorrect fuel reading. - Visitor
Only when I fill up the tank I have this issue, I checked the vapor lines, gas cap, opens short , and the only thing that fixed the problem was to buy a fuel Level Sensor AC DELCO ACSK1257 or SK1257 for arround $75 USD at e-bay.Problem Fixed and took me a couple of hours to replace it my self.
Be careful if you buy this at another place it will come without an o-ring, I've got it at e-bay as a kit o-ring and sensor. - Jesus S
My gas gauge does not read correctly, the "Check Gas Cap" light came on, and the "Check Engine" light came on. - Visitor
I'm having the same issue as others. This just started about a month ago. When I fill up, the fuel gage drops to empty and the check engine light comes on. It periodically go from full to empty. After driving some it reads properly.
With so many of us having this issue, why have there been no recalls? Is this possibly linked to the newest recall? - MissK8
Same. As described - Visitor
This just happened for the first time today, 5 miles after I filled up with gas. Gage dropped to empty. Lights and whistles came on. Gradually it eased back up to full. I haven't taken it to the dealer yet. - Visitor
HAVE THE SAME ISSUE WITH MY GAS GAUGE BEING UNRELIABLE GOES TO FULL THEN DROPS ALL THE WAY TO EMPTY LIGHT COMES ON SHORTLY AFTER GAUGE DROPS. - Visitor
When tank is full the fuel gauge reads correctly. Once fuel level goes below half a tank, fuel gauge varies from empty with low fuel light on back to what I assume is the correct fuel level. My check engine light came on and I had it checked at Advanced Auto. They gave me a code of PO463 Fuel Level Sensor Circuit High. They priced me an AC DELCO replacement fuel sensor for $89.99. I called a local Chevrolet dealership and they priced me a factory GM replacement for $130. For them to install it they must remove the gas tank so with part and labor they gave me a total cost of $437. However, my check engine light has now went off and as long as I keep a full tank, I don't have an issue, at least not yet. I think I will wait until it gets worse and then have my dad to replace it. - Visitor
was towed to the dealership with this problem second trip before service rep understood exactly the same problem price was quoted 1200.00 - Visitor
Fuel gauge reads full when filled but immediately then drops to empty and stays there. There is no measurement in between.
Took to dealer and they replaced sensor for $500 which didn't solve problem. Brought back once they said it was fine but we
Needed a temperature sensor for another $300 plus. Am back in again waiting to see what they say this time.
It has been a nightmare as we only have one car. Doesn't Chevrolet see a pattern here for a recall? - Visitor
The fuel gauge reading empty immediately after fill up and engine light coming on (the next day) happened several months ago and again the last two times I have filled up. Last month when I filled it not only did the engine light come on but at one point it switched from miles to km (both odometer and speedometer). Luckily it was normal the next time I started the engine. This fill up it has decided to turn on the traction control light, emergency brake light, and ABS light in addition to the engine light. Have not taken it anywhere to attempt a fix. Afraid of the cost. - Visitor