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Our 2006 GMC Envoy's gas gauge started going up and down the last time we filled the tank. After driving for a while, it settled down and did fine. However, tonight when we filled it with gas, it started again and the check engine light came on. Is it safe to drive?

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{: ) It is still safe to drive as long as you are aware you have enough gas for the trip. The problem is your fuel level sensor could be getting erratic and sending inaccurate signals to the engine control module, thus illuminating the check engine light at times. If you unexpectedly run out of fuel, thats when you will stall on the road. Better have it checked as soon as possible.

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