Fuel Sender Failure

Mujtaba Waseem

Asked by May 26, 2016 at 03:50 AM about the 2013 Ford Mustang V6 Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hey, I have a 2013 Ford Mustang. Recently I am
facing a problem with my Fuel Sender. The Fuel
gauge on the speedometer drops sometimes while
driving and then comes back to it's position after a
The engine check light also turns on. The OBD
shows codes P0462: this code is for the Fuel
Sensor Circuit.

I have asked a mechanic and it will cost me about
$500 to buy a new fuel pump and repair it.
I just wanted to know is it safe to keep driving, as I
am short of budget right now.

I am leaving for a cross country road trip for about
4000 miles. Is it OK to drive to car, as I can
calculate my Fuel level by the no. Of miles driven
instead of relying on the fuel tank gauge?

5 Answers


Odd it would go out that quick usually they last at least 6 years unless you have been getting poor fuel, if that is the case I would be concerned about the fuel pump too, 1 thing I would do is replace the fuel filter and back blow it just to see how much crud comes out, if you get a lot then your fuel pump is a concern as it might leave you stranded and usually where you don't want to be, like at a rest stop or filling station, etc. then you have to be towed someplace to get it fixed. HTH

Best Answer
Mujtaba Waseem

Thank you so much for the response. The car is driven a lot. It's 90K miles. Do you recommend adding STP's fuel system or carburetor cleaner in the tank?

Mujtaba Waseem

The 2013 mustang doesn't have a replaceable fuel filter

Tom Demyan

Adding a fuel treatment won't fix a fuel sensor problem, just use top tier fuel when you fill the tank up.


No the damage is done.

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