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My gas guage quit working. Have been told I need a new fuel level sensor,but was also told this is a common problem with 2001 buick century cars. True? Have there been any recalls for this? How much should I expect to pay for this repair?

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Yes this is a common problem but not just Buicks Centurys but most and trucks and a few other makes and models.No recalls that I have seen.Can be about 200.00 or so plus labor depending on the labor rate and what part of the country your in.Prices could vary.Hope this helps.Good luck.

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