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Chevrolet Malibu The Fuel Gauge May Not Read Correctly and/or Check Engine Light With Code P0455/P0461

Chevrolet Malibu Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014

Average Mileage: 95,651 mi (6,000 mi - 210,000 mi)


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.

  • , , 144,000 mi

    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.

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  • , , 66,000 mi

    Check engine light is constantly on, and fuel gauge always shows empty even after fill up.

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  • , , 65,000 mi

    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

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  • , , 95,000 mi

    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.

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  • , , 129,000 mi

    I have a full tank but my gauge always says empty an my gas light is always on...

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  •  Rookie

    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.

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  • Trying to figure out why my gas light came on after full tank like everyone else?? HELP!

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  • , , 142,000 mi

    just put on a new fuel pump and filter,but now gas gage is reading half full when it should be reaing full

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  •  Rookie

    I just had a new fuel pump put on my car But now the fuel gage is not reading correctly.

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  • , , 73,500 mi

    check engine light, code P0461 - Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor Circuit High Voltage, incorrect fuel reading.

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