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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
86,870 miles
Total Complaints:
38 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (17 reports)
  2. gm recall all these types of fuel sensor (13 reports)
  3. replace bad fuel sending unit sensor (4 reports)
  4. after i replaced the fuel pump, fuel guage fixed. who knew? (2 reports)
  5. replace fuel pump for inaccurate guage and not starting (1 reports)
  6. use fuel injector cleaner (1 reports)
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #18

Mar 172007

Silverado LS 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


Happens a lot to a lot of drivers. Chevy should FIX !!

- , Mt. Olive, AL, USA

problem #17

May 212005

Silverado V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles

Bought this truck from a car lot with this problem, drove me crazy until I purchased a new fuel pump and installed it. Pull the bed, don't drop the tank, much easier. 9 months later and it's back. Same problem, full, empty, full, empty. GM should be ashamed of themselves for not fixing this problem with a recall.

- , Davie, FL, USA

problem #16

Jun 162006

Silverado LS 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles

gm needs to recall this. There are too many people having the same thing happen to their truck. We should not have to pay for this. Why is this not a recall it should be!

- , Rogersville, TN, USA

problem #15

May 082000

Silverado 1500 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


The gas light comes on when it is full and reads full when it is not then back and forth. After sitting on the side of the road thinking we had gas countless times we now own own roadside assistance- enough said.

- , Greenup, KY, USA

problem #14

Jan 012008

Silverado 1500 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

The fuel gage sits on empty and will go to full then empty while I am driving down the road. It is really annoying. I never know how much fuel is in my truck. GM needs to get this fixed now, I should not have to pay 400 dollars for this fix since it is their problem.

- , Polk City, IA, USA

problem #13

Apr 292006

Silverado LT Z71 1500 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

I have had problems with this since the day a bought it. I will fill it up and the gauge will bounce around. I feel like GM needs to do something about this. I have two other people that I know that have 2001 silverados that have the same problem. I don't understand why we should have to pay for this fix if it is going on in all these trucks.

- , Kenton, OH, USA

problem #12

May 222007

(reported on)

Silverado V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


THIS IS SO FRUSTRATING! The gas gauge in my truck is all over the place. It is not only annoying - it is dangerous. GM suggests filling the tank and tripping the odometer when it gets to 200 miles fill up again. I only have 50,000 miles on this truck. I can replace the entire fuel pump to fix the sending unit then if for some reason that doesn't work I can replace the cluster they tell me. Or vice versa till I get the right one. Of course I can spend all my money to do it too. As I did a search for this problem I noticed that this is all over the web. Not only in the trucks but in the car models as well. If there is something wrong in all these vehicles then it should come out of gm's pocket not mine. It is apparent that there is a problem with the parts not the owners.

- , Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #11

Oct 102007

(reported on)

Silverado LS EX Cab 4x4 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles

Bought used a few months ago. Extremely annoying. I just filled up today because I wasn't sure how much was in there. "low fuel" light was on and would not go away. Tried the usual trick of rocking back and forth, but no luck. A $75 dollar fillup and what do you know- "low fuel" light was still on it went away after a few miles. Typically, I'll turn the truck on -->low fuel--> the needle jumps around from low to full--> and then settles where it "is believed it should really be." If you are having this problem, please write in.

- , Ellettsville, IN, USA

problem #10

Oct 072007

(reported on)

Silverado 1500 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

I have a Chevy Silverado 5.3 and we have had nothing but problems with it. Are having problems with the fuel sender. Fill the tank up and it stays on E until we put it in neutral and then it goes to F. Not a reliable truck. GM needs to do a recall and get this problem fixed.

- , Pocatello, ID, USA

problem #9

Sep 062007

(reported on)

Silverado LS 4.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

The fuel gauge on my 2000 Silverado is only registering 1/2 the tank. It bounces from full to empty and back but never registers less than half a tank, even when totally empty.

- , Hendersonville, TN, US

problem #8

Jul 082007

(reported on)

Silverado LS 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


My fuel gauge worked for like 5 minutes. I have had the truck 4 years and have learned to live with it. Funny that I have known 3 other owners of the same year truck with the EXACT same problem!

The gauge works on occasion... just enough to let you know how much is in there. The occasions are rare.

I got this priced out to get fixed about 3 years ago at a tag of $475.00. They said that the float sticks.

- , Pueblo, CO, USA

problem #7

May 012007

(reported on)

Silverado LS 4.8L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

The fuel gauge does not indicate the true amount of fuel in the tank. To avoid an excessive replacement cost (~$400), we just reset the trip odometer at every fill-up, and re-fuel before 350 miles. In the course of a few seconds, the gauge will read empty, 1/4, empty, full, 1/2, empty, full, etc. It's annoying to watch the gauge bounce all over the place, and even more annoying running out of gas on the highway. GM should replace these under a recall. I don't want to purchase a new one, especially if it's the same exact unit that will end up failing the same way. I am no longer a GM customer after this truck (now an Acura owner).

- , Orlando, FL, USA

problem #6

Feb 242007

(reported on)

Silverado 1500 4.3L

  • Manual transmission
  • 80,000 miles

replaced 2 fuel pumps within a yr, sending unit not working. gauge for gas not working right very undependable!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- , Conklin, NY, USA

problem #5

Oct 262006

(reported on)

Silverado LS 5.3

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,125 miles

I own a 2000 silverado z-71 5.3 2 door long bed 4x4. the low fuel light comes on and the fuel gauge goes to E after i fill up my truck to the top. it will also come on and go to E if my truck is sitting for a short bit. I found that if i rock the truck back and forth, or press the brake pedal, the light goes out and the fuel gauge goes back to full. The dealer that I bought the truck from told me that this problem is a recall due to a bad fuel sending unit sensor of some sort. I have yet to find info on this "so called" recall. if anyone knows what this is caused by, please e-mail, thanx

- , Pelham, NH, USA

problem #4

Jan 152007

(reported on)

Silverado LS 5.3

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

gas gauge doesn't work when ideling or at full tank , goes to empty

- , St. John's, NF, Canada

problem #3

Dec 252006

(reported on)

Silverado 5.3

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

it is well documented... i have two of these pos

- , Mabelvale, AR, USA

problem #2

Nov 292006

(reported on)

Silverado LT 4.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

The gauge flips back and forth and you never can tell how much fuel you have. Have to use the odometer to keep track of fuel left in tank.

- , Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #1

Nov 042006

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,000 miles

Fuel gauge is incorrect except when fuel is low. This problem is all over can read about it on lots of web sites. I have 2 GM's and both have same problem

- , Roscommon, MI, USA

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