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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 102002

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • miles


Gas gauge in my truck has been erratic since day 1. I have brought it back to the dealership numerous amounts of time. I thought it was lack of knowledgement from the dealership so I brought it to another GM service garage and they told me becasure of the design of the gas tank they would not be able to fix the problem. I have run out of gas twice and almost had a serious accident once. The needle reads fine U7ntil it reaches 1/4 of a tank and then it drops to empty and then you are on your own. When driving down the highway and the needle reaches 1/4 of a tank the needle doesn't move until you come to a stop and then it drops to empty and the gas gauge doesn't come on to let you know that you are low on gas. I have had it with this truck and the dealership. Please help !!! I let the 1st dealership take my truck and drivie it because they said that they couldn't duplicate the same problem they put 400 miles on my truck and said that the gas gauge didn't do what I was saying. I drove it out of their yard and went 15 miles and the truck did what I was saying it was doing. I think that I have been more than patient with this garage.

- Milford, NH, USA

problem #2

Sep 142001

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • miles
Fuel gauge does not accurately reflect fuel in the system(reads empty at any given time with or without fuel). Dealer advises that I am at fault because I failed to keep the fuel tank more than half full. Dealer will not fix fault. My wife now refuses to drive the truck because she never knows if it out of gas or not.

- Milford, MI, USA

problem #1

May 252001

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel monitoring system does not work properly, gauge does not give proper reading on how much fuel is in the tank, contacted dealer and dealer made 3 attempts to fix vehicle, dealer replaced gas sending unit and module cluster, but still has not corrected problem, also dealer found out all 2001 crew cab, S10 have same problem, dealer was told by manufacturer that vehicles had a program problem in the electronic module.

- Recluse, WY, USA

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