Common Electrical Problems

  1. Fuse Block Connections Cause Engine Stalls

    Certain generations of GM vehicles have problems inside the fuse block that cause flickering warning lights and stalled engines. Unfortunately these sorts of problems are often difficult to diagnose.

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  2. Inaccurate Gas Gauge

    GM vehicles have a problem with defective gas gauges that leave owners wondering just how much fuel is left in their tank. The gauge goes a little whacko once the tank is less than half full, with owners saying it sticks in place or bounces…

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Where Electrical Complaints Happen

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Recent Electricals News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at CarComplaints.com.

  1. Ahh, the gas gauge -- dependable travel companion and broadcaster of low fuel warnings. A device so simple that not even General Motors could mess it up ... or so we thought.

    GM is recalling over 50,000 SUVs because the gas gauge could provide little to no warning that the vehicle is about to run out of gas.

    How bad is it? In a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), GM said a defective engine control module (ECM) "may result in inaccurate fuel gauge readings at both the high and low end of the fuel range by as much as one quarter of a tank."

    Do I smell a new marketing slogan opportunity? GM: our gas gauges are only off by 25%!

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