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#67 of 318 Fuel Gauge Issues
Aug 16, 2010 (8:40 am)
I had no idea that the fuel gauge issue was reported by so many people, the fact that GM/GMC won't do anything to fix this issue is simply amazing!
I currently have about 53,000 miles on my GMC 2007 Envoy SLT (bought new) and for about the last 10,000 miles the gauge hasn't worked consistently. I believe that this issue started early in ownership. I have never ran out of gas on a vehicle until I owned this one. The reason I say early failure is because at about 20k miles my low fuel light came on and I figured about 1-2 gallons more of gas, at minimum 16 miles. Within 7 miles i was sitting on the side of major highway with no gas. At the time I thought it was odd but thought lesson learned and I won't wait so long to fill up, but now looking back I see that i probably had this issue from the day I bought the vehicle.. It wasn't until the last 10k miles that this has become a major issue with sensor and lights coming on.
I have contacted my local mechanic and he indicated this was a known issue at that the dealerships are uncooperative in fixing this issue even for people just out of warranty.
The total cost to fix all issues, $1,000 ($500 fuel pump, $300 throttle assembly, and $200 for dealership to re-program).
I will be putting in a complaint with NHTSA through safecar.gov. I encourage EVERYONE with this issue and others to use that site as well.
The problems I have with this NOT being a recall item:
1. known issue affecting model years prior to 2007
2. extreme cost
3. *safety issue* - leaving motorists stranded on highways or even worse in the middle of highway!!
4. *safety issue* - i have a young family and being stranded on a highway or in traffic with an empty tank of gas with two young kids, one infant and one toddler is most certainly a safety issue - one that i will not tolerate.
At this point i will pay the money to get this fixed, more so for SAFETY of my FAMILY...but i won't be buying another GMC as i have sunk more than just this in the vehicle! I suppose until someone/or family is killed this won't become a recall, and i hope this never happens, but if it does I wouldn't want to be the GM/GMC representative who passively responded to these posts!!! Ethically and morally there is a responsibility to have this recalled, i'm just sad that it most likely won't happen until someone is killed.
I won't even get into the issues of the economy, the USA vs. Foreign made cars, but let me say that as a person who buys American Made, i'm thinking twice VERY hard!! I believe that if you buy a 40k dollar vehicle there are some expectations that should be met, no matter what country! But in the USA if you don't take care of your own...what is that really telling us?!?
#68 of 318 Re: Fuel Gauge Issues [absoluteg]
Aug 16, 2010 (11:07 am)
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#69 of 318 Re: GMC Envoy Fuel Gage Problem [gmcustsvc]
Oct 18, 2010 (11:16 pm)
I am having the same problem as everyone else what do I do after the problem is diagnosised? What is GM offering to fix the problem?
#70 of 318 Fuel gauge is fix for cheap
Oct 20, 2010 (9:31 am)
I found the part on ebay (Fuel Level Sensor) part # Sk1158 and lone and behold for $35US and dropping the tank it is fixed!!!!!!!! It took my husband 2 hours and 4 jacks and it is done and it works. I am so excited. There hasn't really been anything else that has gone wrong excep for stabilitrak light comes on when you drive agressively and the tire pressure light comes on but my mechanic told me it read on the computer that it is because of low battery. I hope this can help someone elses problem!!!!
#71 of 318 Re: GMC Envoy Fuel Gage Problem [gmcustsvc]
Nov 01, 2010 (11:11 am)
Is there any way to get any assistance with my 2005 Envoy? When I come to a complete stop the speedometer is stuck at 55 MPH. It only goes up from there. The Envoy just turned 50k miles and is pretty much like new. I called the dealer and they said there is no recall on the Envoy, only the full sized trucks. I have never had any speedometer issues with any of my vehicles and don't think I should have to pay $600 to fix this. Any assistance would be appreciated.
#73 of 318 Re: GMC Envoy Fuel Gage Problem [rsmcardinal]
Nov 21, 2010 (9:57 am)
Keep searching the internet...you'll find your solution sooner or later. And it won't cost you wasted time wiff GM Customer Service red tape or in your case, you mentioned calling a Dealership.
I have found every problem I've ever had on the internet. This site is great as well as others. You just have to keep looking and you WILL find it eventually
#75 of 318 Re: GMC Envoy Fuel Gage Problem [jonnyring]
Nov 23, 2010 (2:03 pm)
Thanks. I did go through the Red tape with GM customer service and they were no service at all. The GM dealer wants $420 to fix the speedometer. I'm pretty pissed now. If I do get it fixed I will probably take it to the Ford dealer. GM isn't getting any more of my money because they used shoddy parts. I'll keep searching.