Fuel Pump Problems of Chevrolet Silverado - part 1

Chevrolet Silverado owners have reported 42 problems related to fuel pump (under the gasoline fuel system category).

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1
Failure Date: 05/14/2014

2009 Chevrolet Silverado. Consumer writes in regards to chassis electronic module containing internal contamination recall notice issues. The consumer is seeking reimbursement, as he experienced a failure prior to the recall. The fuel pump module shorted out and damaged the wiring.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2
Failure Date: 09/10/2011

I have a 2011 chevy Silverado with a fuel gauge problem. While driving downhill, my fuel gauge light just comes on and the fuel gauge goes down to empty. The vehicle then stalls losing all power and control of the vehicle (brakes, steering). As I reach the bottom of the hill, I have to place the vehicle in park and it starts right back up but the fuel gauge stays at empty. I had the vehicle serviced at a gm dealership and it was stated by the tech that vehicle is working as designed. This was also confirmed by gm engineering department. If I recall, the fuel pump is placed more toward the back of truck and while driving downhill gas moves towards front of tank giving the fuel sensor a false reading. I'm no engineer but I had a 2009 Silverado and never came across this problem. This is a big vehicle and I believe this poses a great safety risk to myself and family as well as the public. Many times when the truck has lost all power steering and braking capability, myself or my family members who are driving have narrowly avoided accidents. Gm tech and gm corporate said remedy is to keep more gas in vehicle. This is a continuous problem as at times in travel I may not keep my tank as full as required by gm.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3
Failure Date: 11/04/2008

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle began losing power. A mechanic stated that the fuel pump was possibly defective. The dealer and the manufacturer have not been notified. The cause of the failure has not been definitively diagnosed. The VIN was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 50,000.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 4
Failure Date: 08/25/2008

2004 chevy Silverado had a bad fuel pump. Consumer thinks that GMC should have a better quality fuel pump.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 5
Failure Date: 03/12/2008

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. While attempting to park the vehicle at approximately 3 mph, the brakes failed. The contact crashed into a pole. There were no warning lights prior to the failure. The front bumper was damaged. Two days after the crash, the contact received a recall notice for the brakes. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by a dealer. The contact has changed the fuel pump every 2,000 to 3,000 miles. Each time the fuel pump failed, the engine shut off and prevented her from driving the vehicle. The recall number was unknown. The failure mileage was 119,000 and current mileage was 119,500.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 6
Failure Date: 07/22/2006

In Nov. Of 2005 I purchased a Chevrolet Silverado, I have had nothing but problems with it. I have had the rear brakes and rotors replaced 3 times and the front once, also the fuel system had a problem, now they tell me that I need all tires replaced because the compound is bad. My truck only has a little over 7,000 miles on it!.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 7
Failure Date: 05/19/2006

: the contact stated the vehicle made a whistling noise since purchase and would stall at an idle without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where it was determined the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The pump was not replaced, and this component is inoperable and the vehicle has not been inspected by a mechanic.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 8
Failure Date: 05/12/2006

Anyone had their chevy truck fuel pump replaced? apparently this is a default on lots of 2000 and later gm SUV's & trucks, a quick survey of people I know and their contacts has revealed that this is a common occurrence (4 confirmed). My 2003 truck (45k miles) is sitting in a dealership waiting for me to authorize +$1,000 in repairs (@10% of the value of the truck). There is a recall for tahoe's & suburbans etc. Regarding this issue. I want to escalate this issue and make it a recall item. A fuel pump that fails to deliver enough fuel to an engine will lean it out and eventually kill the motor, making this a larger financial and hazardous issue. Please let the NHTSA know if this has happened to you. If it happened to an associate of yours, please have them email the ntsb directly. On craigslist.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 9
Failure Date: 03/06/2006

: the contact stated the vehicle had become hard to start. After speaking with a mechanic, the contact inspected the fuel pump, and found a burnt wire in the fuel tank. The vehicle has not been seen by the dealership.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 10
Failure Date: 11/15/2005

: the contact stated the vehicle stalls intermittently without warning. This only occurred when the vehicle was stopped however the vehicle would restart immediately. The vehicle was taken to dealer for inspection and the fuel pump was replaced. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05v155000 regarding the fuel system, gasoline: fuel pump. The vehicle has the same problem as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the model and VIN. 05/30/06 updated - fuel pump and leaking fuel pressure regulator were replaced.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1997 Chevrolet Silverado 11
Failure Date: 10/01/2005

The automobile would not start. No previous problems, this was the first incident. The consumer assumed it was the fuel pump. An independent mechanic came out to inspect the vehicle. He determined the fuel tank sending unit assembly had caught on fire which melted the wiring inside the fuel tank. There were no visible flames, when this incident occurred was unknown. He was unaware of this problem and would have not known unless the mechanic had pulled the fuel pan bed and discovered this failure. The mechanic offered no explanation as to why this happened. The plastic simply melted, and the wiring was burned. There have been no repairs or corrections made at this time.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 12
Failure Date: 09/01/2005

2004 Chevrolet Silverado stalled, and died, the engine warning light came on, and the message center on the dash read " reduced engine power". The truck would not restart and steering and braking was limited. The consumer pulled off the road and checked under the hood for signs of failure, none were found. The vehicle as restarted but it had no power, idled roughly and would go no faster than 3-5 mph. This problem recurred two more times. The problem was diagnosed at the dealer with a throttle actuator code, the throttle was replaced. The dealer believed the problem was with the fuel pump module because he had replaced several on similar vehicle, but since the code didn't come up during diagnostic he was unsure. The consumer mention a service bulletin (document id 1538353, #pip3022a- dated July 19, 2004) which the dealer was aware of. The consumer had the dealer remove the tank and indeed the fuel pump module on the truck had the same part number mentioned in the service bulletin. The manufacturer has refused any financial assistance.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 13
Failure Date: 08/15/2005

I have had a number of gm vehicles and the fuel sending unit seems to be a problem in all the truck models. I can only find a pending recall for 2000-1 GMC yukon xl, and suburban. Are the same parts not used in all the truck models in those years? are there any other pending recalls on these vehicles? see recall notice 05v155000. Thanks.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 14
Failure Date: 07/07/2005

Purchased brandnew and babied sinced. Fuel pump failed 4 years after, no complaints, it happens, dealer replaced with same lasted 9 months, dealer did not warrant pump, dealer replaced with acdelco ( I made sure) lasted 1. 5 years and left me stranded. Another pump lasted 2 years, this time the dealer offered aftermarket, I stuck with ac delco and failed last year 2010. Another ac delco in the tank and today 2011 Dec 25 it failed. My trcuk is like brand new, and only use hi test gas, the only problem I have is the fuel pumps, a major issue for me.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 15
Failure Date: 07/03/2005

Abs system inoperative since 70,000 miles due to burnt control module. Paid dealer $100 to test to find out repairs will be in excess of $900. Module located on frame rail where it takes all water from lf tire. Numerous others that I know of with same problem. No help from either gm or dealer. Duct shields/backing plates completely corroded at 175000 miles as well as the rear differential cover. Vehicle has not been in any unusual conditions. Failure of the backing plate caused emergency brake shoes to become misaligned and damage rotors and service brakes. At 65000 miles gas gauge became sporadic. Dealer service rep informed that they go bad due to cold gas being put into vehicle in winter. Entire pump assembly needs replaced at $380. I realize truck has now 175000 miles, but I know too many others and have read hundreds of posts on message boards about the exact same problems.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 16
Failure Date: 06/01/2005

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving on the highway the vehicle stalled. Upon checking the fuse box the contact noticed that fuel pump fuse had blew out. As long as the contact kept the fuel tank below a half a tank this problem did not occur. The fuel pump fuse had to be replaced four times. Also, the vehicle will show inaccurate fuel readings. He purchased two fuel pumps to make sure exactly what the problem was before he did this work on the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to a dealership. One of contact's friends noticed on the internet several other similar complaints. He had this problem for about two months. The way he deals with this problem is to keep fuel below a half a tank.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Silverado 17
Failure Date: 04/02/2005

Electronic fuel pump on the 1998 Chevrolet goes out ever 10,000 miles, consumer has replaced fuel pump 3 times already.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1997 Chevrolet Silverado 18
Failure Date: 03/15/2005

This incident has happened more than once and has not been resolved. While driving vehicle stalled. Driver tried was unable to restart vehicle. Driver noticed that steering wheel and the brakes failed, and would not work when applied. The driver had the truck towed to the dealer, and mechanic determined that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. This is the third pump installed in the vehicle since it was purchased. When the pump failed the engine shut down without warning and there was no power steering or brakes, the vehicle just rolled to a stop.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1997 Chevrolet Silverado 19
Failure Date: 03/02/2005

While driving approximately 45 mph vehicle stalled. When servicing it was determined to be the fuel pump.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 20
Failure Date: 02/14/2005

I own a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck. The fuel pump quit and had to be replaced, when the vehicle had just under 45,000 miles. The cost of the repairs amounted to $642, and was not covered under warranty. I have talked with 2 other owners of gm vehicles of this type and year and they have also experienced fuel pump failure.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 21
Failure Date: 11/01/2004

The contact stated the fuel gauge was providing an inaccurate reading. There was a recall for other vehicle models for this problem. This specific vehicle model was not included in the recall. The service dealer said it was the fuel gauge sensor. When he contacted the manufacturer, they said the recall was for a wiring issue not a fuel gauge sensor. The vehicle has not been repaired. Updated 12/27/05.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 22
Failure Date: 10/13/2004

On oct 13, 2004 my 2002 chevy truck, 2500hd 4wd crew cab, was struck head on by another vehicle and a fire was started under the hood on the drivers side. This fire was extinguished several times by small extinguishers but kept coming back until there was no extinguisher left. The result was the total distruction of this vehicle. My family and I and a friend (4) were in this vehicle and fortunately got out prior to the truck being totally engulfed by fire. We recognize that if anyone of use were pinned in this vehicle more than we were, we would not be here today. The truck was totally burned up in 5-10 minutes before the fire department arrived. We are concerned that there is no safety mechanism to shut down the fuel pump after a head-on collision like this one. Everyone I talked to told me nothing could be done because you were not seriously burned. Our injuries were miner compared to what they could have been if I could not have gotten out. I want to propose a sensor be added to recognize airbag deployment and then shutdown power or fuel. This will save lives for anyone less fortunate than my family. Does a life need to be given before change is made? if I can help maker this vehicle safer, I will have felt I have been heard. The failure was that the fuel pump kept running after the collision and should have had a way to shut it down automatically.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 23
Failure Date: 08/10/2004

Consumer has a concern that the fuel pump terminal is over heating and the connectors are loose. Problem was repaired by the dealer at 35,000 miles. At the present time of 48,500 miles the problem is recurring. Please provide further information.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Silverado 24
Failure Date: 07/21/2004

While approaching a traffic light vehicle stalled. When this occurred vehicle lost power steering and brakes. Cvonsumer was able to steer vehicle into a curb. Dealership indicated that the fuel injectors and pump were bad and need to be replaced. This was the second time these parts were replaced.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 25
Failure Date: 01/25/2004

Fuel pump failure. With only 10266 miles on odometer, the fuel pump failed causing the vehicle to stall in heavy highway traffic. We were nearly hit by other vehicles numerous times before making it to a shoulder.

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