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fuel guage intermittent - has anybody else had this problem?

Old March 24th, 2014, 7:36 AM
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Question 07 Equinox Fuel Gauge Malfunctioning

My fuel gauge on my 07 Chevy Equinox is malfunctioning. It has been going all over the place for last 2 months on and off. It went from 3/4 of a tank to all the way on the other side of the gauge. It is getting on my nerves. And also my tire pressure sensors are that lets you know how many pounds are the tires are malfunctioning too. Could someone let me know whats going on or what I should do?
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 8:28 AM
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The gauges in my 2008 Equinox are also acting crazy. The fuel gauge reads 3/4 tank but I only have 54 miles left. Since last night the RPM Gauge never goes down to zero even with the car turned off. The speedometer stays at 50 even at a stop light. And as of today the Temperature gauge is staying high. I am a single mom and this is very Scary. My Equinox only has around 60,000 miles on it and I make certain to keep it well maintained. HELP! Last 8 are: 86281575
Also, every once in a while my car tells me that stabilitrack is off however the little indicator on the gear shift console is lit as if it is on, and the lights on the area that indicate the passenger air bag status is now not coming on (just black). The panel also tells me to service my brakes. I had my brakes serviced recently at Firestone and the panel has told me that since then. I pulled into Firestone and had them check what was up. They checked the fluids and the light went off so I am assuming it was a tad low.

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Old December 3rd, 2014, 9:17 PM
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The gauges in my 2008 Equinox are also acting crazy. The fuel gauge reads 3/4 tank but I only have 54 miles left. Since last night the RPM Gauge never goes down to zero even with the car turned off. The speedometer stays at 50 even at a stop light. And as of today the Temperature gauge is staying high. I am a single mom and this is very Scary. My Equinox only has around 60,000 miles on it and I make certain to keep it well maintained. HELP! Last 8 are: 86281575
Also, every once in a while my car tells me that stabilitrack is off however the little indicator on the gear shift console is lit as if it is on, and the lights on the area that indicate the passenger air bag status is now not coming on (just black). The panel also tells me to service my brakes. I had my brakes serviced recently at Firestone and the panel has told me that since then. I pulled into Firestone and had them check what was up. They checked the fluids and the light went off so I am assuming it was a tad low.
Others have had luck temporarily pulling related fuses to put a stop to the crazy gauges. You may even find that you have a blown fuse since the air bag indicator light isn't working. I would also remove the radio/HVAC bezel and disconnect/reconnect the plug going to the passenger air bag indicator. If you still have the factory-installed battery, it may need to be replaced.

The traction control button by the shifter doesn't contain an indicator light. It just has illumination that gets turned on with the dash lighting. FYI, the traction control can be turned off by pressing and holding that button for one second. You can also hold it for five seconds to disable the Stabilitrak. Both features are automatically re-enabled when the ignition key is cycled, unless a fault exists.
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my 07 equinox is doing the same thing. the only way I can correct it is if I turn the car on and off multiple times. I am getting about fed up with this. Clearly this is some thing going on with all of them and GM needs to be doing a recall
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Old April 24th, 2017, 1:59 PM
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[Yes my gas and tem gages in my 07 equinox are more like a compass....pissing me off...need to diy...but cant find info to do it. Very dissapointed Chevy! !
UOTE=wolfdogg;206883]In my 2007 equinox the fuel guage has been doign wierd things lately. it is going higher than normal, to where then the tank is full it shows to be about 200% full, and when its near empty it swings down to about the 3/4 tank mark . Luckily, the range indicator is not affected, so when the guage is acting up, were depending on the range to decide how much gas is still in the tank. most of the time the guage appears fine, but then its having its bad days.

Im assuming its having voltage problems. Im guessing first hand that the tank might have a metal strap holding the tank in that is its ground, and needs cleaning. Otherwise, im suspecting somewhere along the wire harness that brings the lead from the tank to the dash a connection needs to be reseated. If not then what else could it be? I want to fix it.

has anybody has an issue with their fuel guage? theres almost 140k on the car now for comparison.[/QU
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Old September 22nd, 2018, 11:51 AM
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I have the same problem. First the fuel gauge stated acting up. Check engine light came on. Said to replace EGR valve and I had that done. Didnít fix my issue and days later, still saying egr valve needs replacing. Months later, the temp gauge started acting up and the engine got/Ac off light came on and no ac. I then actually started having my engine run hot and the gauges werenít working so I didnít know. The alternator was so hot that the mechanic said it was melting the gaskets and rubber around it. That was replaced. Still having the gas and temp gauges acting crazy and check engine light on saying egr valve.
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Old February 14th, 2019, 11:30 AM
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Does the range function on the Driver Information Center still appear to be accurate? If so, it is most likely a problem with the gauge instead of a sending unit. There are little motors on the back side of the instrument cluster that can go bad over time. I have had the same issue with my 07 Equinox and also the tach on my 05 Impala. For me the issue seems to start when the weather gets cold. I'm currently not willing to pay to fix it as it is mostly an annoyance currently, I just drive around with the range functure showing on my dash.
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Old February 16th, 2019, 8:41 PM
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Default Same problem w/fuel & temp gauge not working.

The Range indicator seems to be correct. I have been relying on the Range for fuel level for all but the first 2 years. My dealer says it is a common problem with the gauges in the console. The console must be removed to fix it and it is very labor intensive=costly. He said most people don't get it fixed and rely on the Range gauge for fuel and the Temp indicator light to show temperature problem.
Has anyone had the gauges fixed/replaced?
Interested in the costs.
Thanks for any info you can provide.
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