Tank on EmptyTank on Empty

Useless Light & Gauge

November 3, 2009 about Chevrolet Suburban

My 2004 Chevy Suburban's gasoline gauge is consistently unreliable below 1/4 full. If parked nose down, the gauge shows empty with the low fuel light on until the vehicle is later stopped on level or nose high ground and re-started. While driving long distance, I can give no value to the gauge below that 1/4 mark. Surpringly, after binding arbitration with GM in 2005, their position was that "That's the way it's designed to work". Not so on my four previous GM vehicles. Really now..... Who's fooling who.

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February 2, 2010 by dmou

my 2000 silverado does this, its so retarded. i drive about 50 miles a day just going to school, and once i get to 1/4 a tank, my gas meter isnt all that smart. when im on the high way goin about 72, the gas meter will be on the small line below the 1/4 mark. but once i exit the high way and come to a stop, the gas meter drops to the line above the red empty line. and it doesnt go back up. it just stays there. i dont understand it. where did those 3/16s of a tank go?

February 23, 2010 by Toyota timmy

Gas guzzeling heavey hunk of pig vomit. Total junk.

August 7, 2011 by S TYPE R man

I concur with the suburban gas gauge issue, I have 95 Suburban and it does the same thing,I can't beleive they didnt fix that 10 years on. After you get to 1/4 tank you just have to wing it! I kind of rely on what it says when im on flat pavement and moving a steady speed as braking and accelerating makes 1/4 tank difference as well. Having owned GM cars before i should just be grateful the thing reads anything at all. my old 2002 impala didnt work when i bought it. I think the fact it has such a huge tank (42 gallons) makes it harder for a gauge to read those last few gallons as its hardly on the sensor.

September 19, 2011 by Ivalene

Stay irnfomatvie, San Diego, yeah boy!

September 19, 2011 by Ivalene

Stay irnfomatvie, San Diego, yeah boy!

September 19, 2011 by Ivalene

Stay irnfomatvie, San Diego, yeah boy!

March 28, 2014 by Ayesha

very interesting a stulbe mix of visual dimensions the flatness of the tree vs the detailed foreground (suggesting a sense of depth) and the thin slice of white cloud above (reinforcing another kind of depth)!!!!!

February 10, 2016 by Rico

Same here, I've got a 2000 Suburban and after 1/4 of a tank it does the same thing, I think it was purposely made that way so us stupit humans don't burn out the electric fuel pump, basically Mr. Sub is saying "FEED ME". So I'm going with the 10% rule ( 10% of full tank). I get an ugly 11mpg, so 10% of fuel tank times 11 will equal my remaining distance. I hope.

June 6, 2018 by Lakesha

It's a plueasre to find someone who can identify the issues so clearly

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