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GMC Jimmy Chevy Envoy Fuel Gauge Problem



  • rpeasteprpeastep Posts: 4
    I have an '05 Envoy that has the fuel gauge/sensor problem, started about 70,000 miles or so. Has 95, 000 on it now. VIN# is 1GNDS13SX52368218. Although I recently gave this car to my daughter when she finished school, it was my late wife's car since '06. I own 4 other GM products, each with substantially higher mileage, and have never experienced this problem with any of them.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,251
    Thank you for the information. Have you taken the vehicle to the dealership to have it diagnosed? Is the problem intermittent or all the time? Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • rpeasteprpeastep Posts: 4
    When it first started it was intermittent for a while but it soon became a constant problem and it never attempts to work properly. Should I establish a case with GM before I have her take it into the dealer?
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,251
    I can actually set up a case with GM for you. So that we can have one of our agents look into the situation for you. They are going to request that you take the vehicle to the dealership to have the issue diagnosed. I will need your contact information, dealership, and if you have an extended warranty or not. You can email me this information, so I can get the process going. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • jonnyringjonnyring Posts: 74
    edited April 2010
    This has happened to thousands of cars (Envoys, Jimmy's, etc.)
    GM should be repairing the sending units free of charge!
    My wife's 2000 Envoy did the same thing.
    This should have been a RECALL! It could have been an emergency situation if my wife ran out of gas on I-95 during rush hour while in the fast lane of travel.
    STEALERSHIPS want $580.00 to $800.00 to change entire pump/sending unit!
    I found a sending unit online for $68 and did the job myself!
    And I might was a PITA> One of the fuel tank securing straps SNAPPED because it was RUSTED. I had to replace that as well!!


    jonnyring, "2000 Jimmy/Envoy Fuel Gauge Problem" #1, 24 Sep 2006 5:58 am
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,251
    I apologize for the concerns you have had with your vehicle. Unfortunately dealerships are independently owned and operated, and we don't have control over what they charge to fix vehicles. I will document your concern and pass that along to GM. You can email me at if you have any other concerns you would like me to document. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • jonnyringjonnyring Posts: 74
    "Unfortunately dealerships are independently owned and operated, and we don't have control over what they charge to fix vehicles "
    That has NOTHING to do with this!.
    I believe there was a TSB on the level sender gauge problem, yet no RECALL!
    That is the problem. GM should be paying STEALERSHIPS to fix every bad sender.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,251
    I was just addressing your statement in your post about the dealerships. I can understand your frustration with the situation. I have also documented what you have posted and forwarded the information to GM. I understand that you want a recall for the part; however I cannot force a recall. All I can do at this point is document your concern and give it to GM. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • cymber74cymber74 Posts: 1
    I also am having a problem with my 2006 Envoy and the gas gage. It is very frustrating. We have an appointment with the dealer tomorrow to take a look at it.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,251
    Thank you for getting back to me. Let me know how it goes with the dealership tomorrow. If they are have any trouble finding a fix then I will look into the issue further. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • kreed2384kreed2384 Posts: 1
    I have a 05 and the gauge has not worked for almost a year now and it only has 66k. And I did run out of gas on the interstate with my 3yr old in the car not a fun time. I have had test run on this problem but they just say it needs new sensors. I have friends and relatives with envoys and they have the same problems. Sounds like it should have been a recall.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,251
    Hello Kreed2384,
    I am from GM Customer Service. When you said you took the vehicle for a test run, did you mean that you have taken the vehicle to the dealership already? Can you please email me with more information, so I can look into this further? You can access my email by clicking on my name. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • jonnyringjonnyring Posts: 74
    What're you doing here anyhow? Do you get paid to "Passify" everyone on any/every forum regarding a problem that should've been a RECALL to begin with? This has been an ongoing problem for 9-10 years now ...and after reading this entire thread from THE BEGINNING almost everyone has fixed this FUEL SENDER PROBLEM OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKET either from the extortionistic STEALERSHPS or like myself....ran the tank empty....jacked up the driver side of the vehicle...snapped a rusted fuel tank retaining strap, and either replaced the sender or sender and pump?
    Myself being a handyman mechanic, got off easy with a $68.00 (replacement sender) and 3+ hours labor (free) of my weekend.
    You are not part of the are merely a representative of the problem who has no authority to do "the right thing" and demand a RECALL.
    It's nice of you to visit us and provide useless information, but IMO. you have done nothing to resolve this problem, nor have have the authority to do so.
    What is your annual $$'s? I'll take job any day.
  • calahoocalahoo Posts: 5
    Hi Mariah,
    I am having the same issue with my 2007 Envoy gas guage. My low fuel light comes on and bings for what seems like forever. Who would I contact in Canada from GM? I assume I have to take it to the dealership again? Do you extended warranty for it to get fixed? I know it is probably be different in Canada.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,251
    Hello Jennifer,
    You would contact this number: Customer Communication Centre:
    1-800-263-3777 (English)
    1-800-263-7854 (French)
    Customer Communication Centre hours of operation are:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (E.S.T.)
    Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (E.S.T.)
    Closed Sundays
    You will speak to an agent who will most likely tell you to take it to the dealership to have it diagnosed. As far as the warranty I am not familiar with how it works in Canada, unfortunately I can only assist U.S. customers with warranty questions. However, your agent should be able to address those questions with you. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,251
    Hello Jon,
    I apologize that you take my presence here on this forum to be offensive. As you well know I cannot issue a recall simply because you request one. One of the main ways that recalls happen is by customers reporting issues. I do document those issues as I hear about them. So yes, I would like to think that I am part of the solution and not the problem. I am here to assist our customers to the best of my ability. Thank you for your comments Jon, and have a wonderful weekend.
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • jonnyringjonnyring Posts: 74
    edited May 2010
    Hi Mariah,
    Not "offensive"...just typical, rhetorical, bureaucratical "Customer Service" uselessness.

    People come here to see if other's are having the same (or similar) problems ... find the answers (solutions) to their problems and to see how to go about fixing them. All this has been addressed from the beginning of this thread since i started it on Sep 24, 2006, and pretty much now the issue has been diagnosed, answered and repaired by everyone.

    Now 3 1/2 years later, you chime in with "call your dealer to diagnose it"

    Your rhetorical:
    " this number: Customer Communication Centre:
    ...speak to an agent who will most likely tell you to take it to the dealership to have it diagnosed..
    Have you taken the vehicle to the dealership to have it diagnosed?
    ...we can have one of our agents look into the situation for you. They are going to request that you take the vehicle to the dealership to have the issue diagnosed.
    I will document your concern and pass that along to GM., blah, blah, blah..." too little/too late.

    I know you're just doing your job, but hands-on knowledge of this problem has already been discussed here and it is now pretty much a "dead issue".
    I think your services could be used and much more useful somewhere else..... (possibly the beginning posts of a new problem in a NEW thread?)

    Long List of TSB'S for Chevy TrailBlazer, TrailBlazer SS and GMC Envoy

    04-02-32-001C 07/26/2007 Steering Gear - Stub Shaft Bearing Kit Available
    05-06-04-022D 07/26/2007 Fuel System - TOP TIER Gasoline Usage (Canada)
    07-08-50-015 07/23/2007 Interior - Power Seat(s) Inoperative/Binds/Jams/Noisy
    06-08-50-009B 07/19/2007 Restraints - Front Passenger Seat Accessory Precautions
    05-08-44-005A 07/19/2007 Entertainment System - Headphone Foam Pad Replacement
    07-09-41-005 07/10/2007 Restraints - Air Bag Lamp ON/DTC B0092 Set
    05-08-46-009B 06/29/2007 OnStar(R) - Language Change Information
    06-08-43-002B 06/29/2007 Wipers/Washers - Delayed Windshield Washer Fluid Spray
    07-00-89-027 06/26/2007 Accessory Package - Cargo Capacity Reduction Label
    07-08-110-005 06/25/2007 Interior - Headliner Sagging Near Dome Lamp
    07-08-44-001A 06/25/2007 Audio System - Difficult To Install Fixed Antenna Mast
    06-06-02-014A 06/25/2007 Cooling System - Radiator/Heater Hose Clamp Inspection
    99-08-64-016B 06/22/2007 Body - Use of Silicone for Weatherstrip Maintenance
    00-06-01-026B 06/21/2007 Intake Manifold - Inspect/Replace After Engine Damage
    07-06-04-019 06/21/2007 Engine Controls - MIL ON/Reduced Power/DTC P2138
    06-08-44-012B 06/19/2007 Navigation System - DVD Navigation Update Program
    04-05-25-002D 06/14/2007 Brakes - ABS Lamp ON/DTC's C0265/C0201/U1041
    05-09-40-002B 06/13/2007 Restraints - Seat Belt Normal Locking Conditions
    03-06-04-030E 06/12/2007 Fuel System - Driveability Issues/MIL ON/DTC's Set
    05-06-01-022B 06/11/2007 Engine - Oil Leak from Rear of Crankshaft
    06-08-43-003A 06/08/2007 Wipers - Performance/Cleaning Instructions/Maintenance
    07-04-17-001 06/06/2007 Drivetrain - Rear End Bump/Thump on Braking
    06-08-59-002B 06/04/2007 Body - Liftgate Glass Squeaks When Opening
    05-07-30-021A 06/04/2007 A/T - Can't Remove Key From Ignition Lock Cylinder
    02-06-03-008C 05/30/2007 Charging System - Lights Dim/Low Voltage Display
    99-01-39-004B 05/29/2007 A/C - Odors In Hot/Humid Conditions
    03-00-89-008C 05/24/2007 Body - Metal Panel Corrosion Protection
    02-08-46-006B 05/23/2007 OnStar(R) - Incorrect GPS Location Reported During Call
    00-00-90-002G 05/18/2007 Tires - Proper Inflation Pressure Info.
    00-05-22-002J 05/15/2007 Disc Brake System - Warranty Service and Procedures
    06-00-89-029B 05/09/2007 Interior - Cleaning Seats, Carpet, Leather, Vinyl
    05-06-01-026A 05/07/2007 Engine - Broken Head Bolt/Main Cap Bolt Removal
    07-07-30-010 05/03/2007 A/T Controls - Snapshot Data Information
    07-07-30-008 05/01/2007 A/T - 4L60-E/4L65-E/4L70-E Production Update
    03-08-111-002F 04/30/2007 Body - Paint Chipping By Wheel Openings
    05-08-51-008B 04/23/2007 Body - Bumps or Rust Colored Spots in Paint
    06-06-04-016B 04/20/2007 Emissions - SES Lamp ON/DTC P0411 Stored
    07-03-10-008 04/17/2007 Tires - Slight/Mild Tire Feathering information
    07-08-44-007 04/17/2007 Navigation System - Replacement Navigation Discs
    07-08-63-001 04/17/2007 Body - Polypropylene Energy Absorber Replacement
    05-06-01-010A 04/16/2007 Engine - Sealant Usage/procedures
    06-01-39-002B 04/12/2007 A/C - Front Blower Motor Inop/Won't Shut OFF
    01-06-01-011D 04/03/2007 Engine - Oil Consumption Guideline Info.
    07-08-98-001 04/02/2007 Body - Non-Approval of 'Clipping' for Collision Repair
    02-08-42-004A 03/30/2007 Instruments - Reduced PRNDL Display Visibility
    03-08-64-006C 03/29/2007 Body - Door(s) Are Difficult To Close
    02-08-46-007B 03/13/2007 OnStar(R) - Loses GPS/Can't Renew Hands-Free Minutes
    04-08-66-001D 02/27/2007 Body - License Plate Pocket Gasket Out of Position/Loose
    07005 02/16/2007 Campaign - Possible Fuel Sender Port Fracture
    05-07-129-001B 02/16/2007 A/T - Shift Lock Control Actuator Available
    05-03-10-005B 02/07/2007 Wheels/Tires - 'Upsized' Wheel & Tire Information
    04-07-30-013B 02/01/2007 Engine, A/T - Shift/Driveability Concerns/MIL ON
    06-00-89-051A 01/24/2007 Locks - Key Code Securtiy Rules & Information
    02-08-98-002B 01/17/2007 Body - Hem Flange Repair
    06-06-01-017C 01/16/2007 Engine - In-Vehicle Cylinder Head Service Procedure
    06-06-04-048B 01/12/2007 Ignition System - MIL ON/Misfire DTC's In Wet Weather
    04-06-04-054A 01/11/2007 Engine Controls - Aftermarket Accessory Usage
    05-07-30-018A 01/11/2007 A/T - Cold Weather Shift Characteristics
    00-03-10-006B 01/10/2007 Tires - Radial Force Variation (RFV) Information
    99-09-40-005D 12/20/2006 Restraints - Availability of Seat Belt Extenders
    03-07-30-007C 12/19/2006 A/T - Seemingly Slow 'Garage' Shifts
    06-08-51-005 12/14/2006 Body - Hem Flange Sealer for Corrosion Protection
    06-08-52-003A 12/12/2006 Body - L/H Front Door Won't Lock/Unlock With Key
    02-07-30-001E 12/07/2006 A/T - Diagnostic Info on DTCs P0894/P1870
    03-04-17-002A 12/06/2006 Drivetrain - Whine Noise from Rear Axle
    06-00-89-054 11/30/2006 Warranty - Claims Submission
    06-05-22-007 11/30/2006 Brakes - Rotor/Drum Refinishing Labor Operations
    04-06-01-029A 11/28/2006 Engine - Unnecessary Flushing Services
    04-06-04-047G 11/28/2006 Fuel System - TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline
    06-08-110-003A 11/27/2006 Interior - Headliner Sag at Rear of Sunroof
    06-03-99-001 11/27/2006 Suspension - Diagnosis/Repair of Rear Air Suspension
    06-00-89-050 11/22/2006 Warranty - DTC's Required On Repair Orders
    06-01-39-012 11/09/2006 Engine Controls - A/C Not Cold/MIL ON/DTC P0116 Set
    03-08-48-006A 11/08/2006 A/C - Rear Window Defroster Tab Repair
    04-08-49-015A 11/06/2006 Instruments - Noises From The Instrument Cluster
  • jonnyringjonnyring Posts: 74
    edited May 2010

    04-03-10-001C 10/02/2006 Tires - Tread Puncture Repair Procedures
    05-03-07-009A 09/28/2006 Wheel Alignment - Recommendations/Requirements
    04-03-10-012A 09/22/2006 Wheels - Pitting/Brake Dust On Chrome Wheels
    06-06-02-010B 09/22/2006 Engine Controls - MIL ON/DTC P0483 Set
    05-00-89-078A 09/14/2006 Fuel System - GM Fuel System Treatment Plus(R)
    06-08-46-005 09/13/2006 OnStar(R) - Hearing Impaired System Availability
    00-08-48-005B 09/12/2006 Body - Distortion On Outer Glass Surfaces
    01-07-30-038D 09/12/2006 A/T - Poor Performance/MIL ON/DTC P0757
    06-08-111-004 09/08/2006 Body - Exterior Emblem Discoloration/Peeling/Blistering
    06-03-10-010 09/07/2006 Wheels - Changing Procedures/Precautions
    05-06-02-002A 08/31/2006 Cooling System - DEXCOOL(R) Leak Detection Dye
    06-03-08-011 08/28/2006 Suspension - Revised Shock Module Replacement
    03-07-29-004C 08/28/2006 M/T - Normal Operating Characteristics
    03-03-10-007B 08/17/2006 Tires - Original Equipment Tire Characteristics
    00-06-02-006D 08/15/2006 Cooling System - Coolant Recycling Information
    06-06-04-037 08/04/2006 Engine Controls - MIL Function During I/M Testing
    00-03-10-002D 08/01/2006 Wheels Chrome Wheel Chemical Staining/Pitting/Corrosion
    06-01-39-007 07/25/2006 A/C - Contaminated R134A Refrigerant
    89358 11/01/1988 Battery - Diagnosis and Charging

    There is also this Recall that showed up. Again, not sure if this is already in the Resources
    Campaign - Possible Fuel Sender Port Fracture
    Service Update for Inventory and Customer Vehicles-Fuel Sending Unit Port Fracture-

    This is not a "possible fracture" in the sending is a fracture!

    you have a nice weekend as well!
  • atlbrv405atlbrv405 Posts: 1
    Looks like you can add me to the list of people who have their gauge stop working. I have an 2007 Envoy with 41000 miles on it. Just filled it up from being empty and the gauge and light have not shut off. I do not want to spend hundreds on this problem since it is out of warranty and numerous people are having issues.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,251
    Hello Atlbry405,
    I apologize that you are having a concern with your vehicle. Can you please email me your VIN? You can get my email by clicking on gmcustsvc. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • jonnyringjonnyring Posts: 74
    Do you have any info. on TSB:
    #99-07-30-022A Info - Shift Stabilization and Tow/Haul Mode Feature for Hydra-Matic 4L60-E/4L65-E and 4L80-E/4L85-E Transmissions - (Jun 5, 2003) ????

    I think I've narrowed an intermittent "whine" down to the Tow/Haul Mode Feature on my 2000 Envoy, VIN.- 1GKDT13WOY2234397.
    If you could elaborate on this TSB #, that would be great since you might have access to inside knowledge?
    Thanks in advance,
  • raederzooraederzoo Posts: 4
    I got online hoping to find help with my driver's side door's "power" not working and wow, I can't believe that a lot of the issues I've been having with my 06 envoy, so many others have been having. I was hoping and assuming the lack of power to the door was due to rain yesterday. No, it didn't get completely soaked but did get some light rain. Now that's the least of my worries. I, too, have been having issues with our gas gauge all of a sudden not working. Fill it up and it goes on E. Been doing this for about 3 weeks now; guess I'll try the new gas cap. Because I can assure you I will not be suckered into buying a new one when all I have to do is reset my tripometer every time I fill up; granted it's a royal pain but it beats forking over $500+ for something so many others are having issues with. And my service stabilitrack light comes on at times but goes off when I restart the truck. Man, this is very frustrating. I love my truck but after stumbling upon this site and seeing that so many are having the same issues, makes me wonder how much is just "little" things...seriously!
  • jonnyringjonnyring Posts: 74
    edited July 2010
    My 2000 Envoy door window switch had the same problem. I cleaned the switch (actually I just removed it and reinserted it) and it cured everything. Just clean the switch with some electrical contact cleaner.
  • raederzooraederzoo Posts: 4
    thanks Jon, I'll try that. And I'm going to sound like an idiot but where would I find electrical contact cleaner? And you're talking about popping off the control panel, right? where the buttons to control everything is at, right? I popped it off last night and just let it hang, hoping it will dry, if that is the problem. But it's like my door has absolutely NO power, at all.
    Thanks again
  • jonnyringjonnyring Posts: 74
    Electrical cleaner= auto parts store/spray can..or try WD-40 first.

    Yes, pop the button(s) off and spray in behind them AND where they plug into, to get a good contact. If it's gotten wet over time they tend to corrode and the connections become bad/intermittent.
  • raederzooraederzoo Posts: 4
    Thanks Jon, I will go to autozone now and pick some up...hopefully it works :)
  • jonnyringjonnyring Posts: 74
    If that doesn't work....check the fuse for the power windows. If it got wet, it could've popped the fuse. The fuse for power windows is usually a 30 amp (large ampereage), but just check your manual or the fuse location cover may tell you what each fuse is for.
  • raederzooraederzoo Posts: 4
    that was the first fuse I checked, both are fine...and the electrical spray didn't do the job so I guess I need to find me a new module thing.
    Thanks again for your help :)
  • absolutegabsoluteg Posts: 5
    edited August 2010
    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 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?!?

  • absolutegabsoluteg Posts: 5
    edited August 2010
    The link for posting is actually:
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