I wonder if other GM vehicles are affected as well? The fuel gauge first
acted up on my '99 Regal at 6,648 miles. The gauge would stay between 3/4
and FULL until the level dropped down to a few gallons, then the gauge would
regain accuracy. The sender/pump assembly was replaced. This happened two
more times before the warranty ended at 36,000 miles. The last fix has
worked until this week at 66,000 miles and now it's gone again. I'm going to
call the dealer that serviced it last and see if they can work with me in
any way since it's been a repeat failure since I bought the vehicle.
UPDATE: Just called the dealer, but they no longer are affiliated with GM.
They gave me the next closer dealer where they send their customers. I
called and explained the situation. "Doyle" was very courteous and suggested
I bring the car to him so he can verify the sender is the problem. He claims
he will call GM and feels pretty confident they can take care of it given
the circumstances. We'll see how that turns out. I would hate to have to pay
for a part that failed on three seperate occasions while still under
warranty. After 3 or 4 sending units, I'm determined that this car has a
voodoo curse or the actual problem was never solved. Funny how it always
works for a good while after the sending unit is replaced then fails again.
The car has never had anything but Exxon gas from local clean, modern gas
stations. (relative works for Exxon, so kinda biased)
Good luck to me,
has an admission from Shell.
Just after the warranty ended, my 94 Yukon ran out when the gauge
still read 1/4. The gauge reads hard over the top when the tank's
full, only dropping after about 200km. I refill every 500km or so
instead of relying on the gas gauge. It only reads true after a
good cold night (-30C), but is soon back up to false positive. It
isn't worth fixing.
Frankly if GM is using shitty parts and the fuel companies are causing the
gauge to fail, then they should pick up the repair cost irrespective of year
I have seen other brand cars with 10 years and 300,000 miles and no problem
and GM cars have issues after 1 to 2 years after the install of a new gauge.
What a rip from "America's Finest"
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