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#77 of 323 Fuel gauge problems
Dec 27, 2010 (10:38 am)
I'm having the same issue. I filled my car up and the fuel guage never went to full. Started driving and it went up to full. Then I stopped it went down to empty. This is after I just had my main switch on my driver door fixed ($400). Then my driver power seat just went out...again. This is the 2nd motor. GMC won't cover it because its out of warranty ($800 fix). So my car is now at a local mechanic that I was recommended to, to fix the seat, fix the fuel guage and now the engine light is on. My 2007 Envoy has over 75,000 miles so I know things will start to break but all at once and just after I had it at the dealer. I am a true believer of supporting the American car dealers but I've had every brand and they are always in the shop. Never had an issue with my foreign cars. I will still buy an American car because we need to support the US manufacturer's but something needs to be done to get the quality up.
#79 of 323 An answer reguarding the fuel sensor and engine light
Dec 30, 2010 (2:55 pm)
Ok I will try this again as my last post didn't post. Go onto ebay buy a Fuel Level sensor part # sk1158 I believe. Make sure it has a level unit on it not just wiring, for $34.99US. Buy the part, drop the tank, put the part in and in a hour and a half, some regular tools, and maybe a couple buddies helping you, you shouldn't have those 2 problems again. The problem is that Envoys can't have less than a half tank of gas in them. The level sensor gets too low and then when the tank gets filled the sensor snaps up to full and the little clip on the sensor gets weaker every time this happens, till it breaks off and you have to pay $650 for a mechanic to fix it. My husband did mine 6 months ago and it works perfect. Dealer may say you need a new fuel pump but most cases you don't.
#80 of 323 Fuel guage sensor issue
Dec 30, 2010 (10:23 pm)
I recently bought an older, (2000) Envoy, the car is in very good shape, looks clean with no damage to body, paint finish is near perfect.
The only problem that I have come across so far is, the erratic fuel guage. As you are well aware by now, this is an issue that deserves the attention of the "Powers to be" at GM/GMC.
I'am sure that if the problem has happened to any of those folks, it didn't cost them anywhere near the money that we poor, hard working consumers have to pay.
#81 of 323 Re: GMC Envoy Fuel Gage Problem [gmcustsvc]
Mar 15, 2011 (4:16 pm)
My GMC Envoy XL has now had a 2nd Gas tank fuel gauge fail. During normal maintenance at the dealer, rep stated that Ethanol Gas is corroding the internal gas tank fuel guage. He also stated that this dealership has seen a lot of these occur of late. My last one was replaced in 2007. If GM knows Ethanol gas is being added to almost all gasoline service stations, and if the reps explanation is true, why is there no recall fix for this problem
#82 of 323 Re: GMC Envoy Fuel Gage Problem [dick_k]
Mar 17, 2011 (3:22 am)
A 2nd? Was the 2nd one OEM?
I changed my wife's ONCE, with an after market ( Rockauto.com ?) $67 or 68? for the part. They probably cost more now as there is a demand, not to mention inflation. I did the labor myself.
I think Stealerships charge $182.00??? And another $600-$700 labor??
I haven't had a problem since (knock wood), that was 5 or 6? years ago??
I think if ethanol is killing the OEM one's, then it should be replace at no charge. Or the d(st)ealer is just a flat out LIAR and using ethanol as the scapegoat!!!
If you read this ENTIRE thread, you'll see that GM knows about this but never recalled it. If you paid for one OEM, that's unacceptable. If you paid for the 2nd, that's outrageous. If you pay for a 3rd, then you are just another unfortunate soul being taken advantage by the BIG Auto corps.!!
#83 of 323 Re: GMC Envoy Fuel Gage Problem [dick_k]
Mar 25, 2011 (10:18 am)
Could you e-mail me your information, mileage and VIN and I will look into your situation for you.
GM Customer Service
#84 of 323 Re: GMC Envoy Fuel Gage Problem [gmcustsvc]
Apr 02, 2011 (2:54 pm)
Lemmee know how Jeff in GM Customer Service helps you out ,eh?
We had another GM Customer Service Rep. here awhile ago...re-read previous posts.
I don't think she helped anyone out oN this issue either. She asked the same generic question to satisfy you and get your hopes up. BEWARE!
If they pay 1/2, I'll buy another GMC!!
#85 of 323 Re: GMC Envoy Fuel Gage Problem [jonnyring]
Apr 08, 2011 (7:12 am)
My job here is to speak with customers experiencing problems, evaluate their situation, and pass the information along to GM through our Customer Assistance cases. As every company we have standard operating procedures and gathering this information is one of the first things I need to do. This allows me to look into information on your vehicle, as well as set up a case with customer assistance. I understand that seeing many posts on the same concerns on this forum makes it seem apparent that there is a wide spread problem with this; unfortunately GM does not see this forum. This is why I am here. I am here looking through your posts and working on getting customers with these issues heard by GM. Recalls and widespread concerns come to light and are formed through cases to Customer Assistance. So, if you are experiencing any issues and care to send me some generic information I would be happy to set up a case for you.
GM Customer Service
#86 of 323 fuel gauge problem?
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 29, 2011 (1:18 pm)
A reporter is looking to interview anyone with a GM vehicle that doesn't seem to accurately read fuel levels.
Please email predmunds.com Friday, April 29, 2011 to share your story.