Mine just started this nonsense (01 model). Sometimes the fuel gauge works right, gut mostly now it reads empty, and the fuel light blinks. WTH??? Is there a fix for this, or are we doomed to wait for recall?
Yes and I don't think mama yama is gonna help us out.
Two ways to 'fix' this issue.
First, replace the float and sensor in the tank. Somewhere around $95.
Second, is to take the float and sensor out of the tank and gently bend the 'fingers' that move with the float and ride against the stationary circuit board so that they press against it better. This is a stopgap measure and while it works for a while, I'm sure that it's a temporary fix. It's cheap though, just your labor.
You might try to tighten up the float arm where it pivots. That seems to me to be the real problem with it, because it eventually works itself loose and causes the 'fingers' to compress so that when it sways away from the board, they lose contact. Bad design by Yami
It could and should be corrected, but don't count on it.
It would be great if we found a way to correct this ourselves.