05 trailblazer Fuel level sensor, hel...

05 trailblazer Fuel level sensor, help replace

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#1 Nov 8, 2007
Fuel level sensor is going bad. Dealer wants over $490+ tax to replace. I can get part between $100-$140.00. Is this a difficult job to take on myself?
Kat Benzamin

Iola, KS

#2 Jul 22, 2008
Darrin wrote:
Fuel level sensor is going bad. Dealer wants over $490+ tax to replace. I can get part between $100-$140.00. Is this a difficult job to take on myself?
I am having the same problem with mine. Is there a recall on this? Why should we have to pay for it if it is happening everywhere?
Kat Benzamin

Iola, KS

#3 Jul 22, 2008
I dont understand what is going on with our 2005 TB's. The dealership wont help me and I have seen 3 that the fuel sensor are out. What can I do about the fuel sensor?
Same Here

United States

#4 Aug 1, 2008
Our '06 TB has the same issue, we have the extended warranty, so I hope it is covered.

Batavia, IL

#5 Aug 3, 2008
My fuel gauge is not working either...dealer told me 900$
David Warren Mi

United States

#6 Aug 5, 2008
The fuel sensor level replacement part can be purchased from GM direct (not the dealership) for half the cost plus shipping. The labor to replace it varies by the hourly rate.

United States

#7 Aug 5, 2008
The part costs about $70.00 directly from GM
Steve D

San Antonio, TX

#8 Aug 5, 2008
How do you go about ordering directly from GM.
Steve D

San Antonio, TX

#9 Aug 5, 2008
I have the same problem and need to get the replacement part
Edgardo Feliciano

Phenix City, AL

#10 Aug 8, 2008
Same problem with the fuel sensor. This is absurd. I just got it replaced last March 07. Make me wonders if GM knows something and not telling anyone.
Herber Barrett

Tacoma, WA

#11 Aug 11, 2008
I also have a checy trail blazer wirh the same peoblem, Checrolet in Detroit will do nothing to help
I am finished dealing with GM, I'll ger it fixed for $600.00 from the dealer and will never buy a GM product again.


#12 Aug 19, 2008
My '05 TB started having problems about 8 months ago, and finally gave out about a month ago.....and yes, it is infuriating. I have to go by how many miles are on the Trip Odometer.

Montgomery, AL

#13 Aug 30, 2008
I have the same problem (fuel level sensor) with my 05 Chevy blazer. I'm done with american made cars. VW for life!

Painted Post, NY

#14 Sep 10, 2008
We have the same problem with our 2005 TB. What is going on here? How difficult is the unit to replace yourself?

Westland, MI

#15 Sep 25, 2008
Same problem with our 2005 TB.Just had it fixed 2days ago and then it died on the HIGHWAY because all of the gas ran out everywhere.Do these people know what they are doing?

United States

#16 Oct 3, 2008
Mine has gone out for the 2nd time in 3 1/2 years (bought new TB in '05).

Clarksville, TN

#17 Dec 2, 2008
If GM won't issue a recall is there a way to petition the Better Business Bureau or a consumer affairs office to file a complaint. With the way things are going for them right now I don't think they can use more bad publicity showing they make cheap parts and then overprice for replacements.

Atlanta, GA

#18 Dec 4, 2008
Hey Darrin,

If you call Chevy and report the issue, they give you a reference number. If they receive enough complaints on the issue, they will do a recall. I have already reported mine. I have a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer.

Oklahoma City, OK

#19 Dec 5, 2008
I have a 2005 Trailblazer with the same issue. I called Chevy and was told it was not covered under warantee and also that it will not be recalled. They also stated that it would cost me $1000 to fix. My lease is up in 6 months and I'm debating whether or not to get it fixed at my local shop before I turn it in. I am wondering if I should trade the truck in without getting it fixed??

Woodridge, IL

#20 Dec 5, 2008
HEllo all, I have a situation with my TB 05, my fuel level sensor, this started 2 weeks ago after I fueled my tank and it was giving me the empty light and the tank was full. If anyone knows where this part is located please let me know, so that I can check and see if is possible to do it myself.

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