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Was driving along the highway minding my own business when the check engine light came on. Read the code (P0461) which shows a "fuel level sensor - a circuit range / performance problem".

Car had about 1/2 a tank of gasoline. I cleared the code and it hasn't come back (yet).

I have about a month left on the warranty. Is this a common issue which can be ignored or should it be looked at under warranty?
 

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wouldnt worry that much..

make sure you fill up with good gas, put in a can of stable stor and go for a drive..
 

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If you have only another month left under warranty you should bring your car to the dealer just to make sure everything is ok.

I also had about a month left in my warranty, so I looked around very thoroughly and found quite a few issues that could be fixed under warranty, like chrome bits peeling off, leather imperfections, filler flap stuck, automatic seats not moving back/forward properly and etc..

It's your last chance to get something done free of charge!;)
 

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Was driving along the highway minding my own business when the check engine light came on. Read the code (P0461) which shows a "fuel level sensor - a circuit range / performance problem".

Car had about 1/2 a tank of gasoline. I cleared the code and it hasn't come back (yet).

I have about a month left on the warranty. Is this a common issue which can be ignored or should it be looked at under warranty?
you should have tooken it to the dealer there is a bulletin that when this code comes on and vehicle comes in "to dealer" with this problem that they replace the fuel pump with the sensor under warranty....
 

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That's why I said go for a drive...

The code is now gone, nothing you can do about unless it comes back again and it probably won't...
 

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you should have tooken it to the dealer there is a bulletin that when this code comes on and vehicle comes in "to dealer" with this problem that they replace the fuel pump with the sensor under warranty....
what bulletin is this? i have never heard of it.
 

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While I do not recollect there ever being a "bulletin" or "campaign" or recall for this P-code it really doesn't matter. The fuel level sensor has a dead spot in the potentiometer that reads fuel level. The engine ECU is confused from a lack of input. The fuel level sensor and fuel pump are integral in the pump assembly, which is covered under warranty. Hope this helps, best of luck.
 

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While I do not recollect there ever being a "bulletin" or "campaign" or recall for this P-code it really doesn't matter. The fuel level sensor has a dead spot in the potentiometer that reads fuel level. The engine ECU is confused from a lack of input. The fuel level sensor and fuel pump are integral in the pump assembly, which is covered under warranty. Hope this helps, best of luck.
Kent I would agree with you, as long as the car is under warranty it will be fixed. But, there is no bulletin or campaign assoicated with that p-code.
 

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Kent I would agree with you, as long as the car is under warranty it will be fixed. But, there is no bulletin or campaign assoicated with that p-code.
i apologize i did not use my words wisely, not bulletin or campaign but more of factory rep advised the techs depending on what region of the us not to clear the code and kick it out. (Yes some dealers were doing this), but in the event of this situation replace the sensor & pump they are integrated into one unit you are correct. do you want to ask me witch rep was this also????
 

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I hate to say this but in today's world a technician needs to know there way around a computer better than a car. The obd tells you what the code is and 9 times out of 10 you replace that sensor without question. It makes it cut and dry.
 

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In reality todays' modern "technician" needs to understand the basics of electricity and memorize Ohms law. This particular diagnosis would be a routine check of electrical continuity and resistance with a digital multimeter.
Todays cars are "smart", sometimes too much for there own good, but the computer and tester can only point you in a direction, the rest is old school diagnostics.
 
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