856,000 GM SUVs Under Investigation For Faulty Fuel Gauges

Harry Lay
by Harry Lay

Federal regulators are investigating 865,000 General Motors SUVs, including the 2005-’07 Chevrolet Trailblazer and Buick Rainier,for faulty fuel gauges that are inaccurate. The 2005-’06 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT, the 2005-’07 GMC Envoy, the 2005-’06 GMC Envoy XL and the 2005-’07 Saab 9-7X are also affected vehicles being investigated.

668 complaints regarding the vehicles having defective fuel gauge readings have been filed already. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said, “One complaint alleged a vehicle crash after the vehicle stalled while exiting the interstate, became disabled and was struck from behind.” A preliminary evaluation has been filed, which is sometimes a precursor to a formal recall.

[Source: Inside Line]

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  • Judy Judy on Oct 14, 2011

    Received my letter today, but have had the problem for 2 months now. Cannot afford to get it fixed even at 50%. I don't understand why this is not a total recall.

  • Donnelle Donnelle on Jan 11, 2012

    Just fixed mine - cost me $180 (my 1/2!) :-( When will the fix the Flickering headlight issues- that should be a Recall also!