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It does not register when tank is full. After 50-75 miles, starts registering correctly again. IS there a recall?

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Replace sending unit in fuel tank-to correct gauge reading

Why would there be a recall, after the warrantee period,you get a few, but surely you expect nothing after tens years!

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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It's simple there is a fuel shut off switch on the passanger side (inside) there is a button there just press it for 5 seconds and you will have your guage working properly. i did it myself when mine was not working. now it does give it a try

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