Fuel Level Sensor question
I have a 2000 323i. I noticed a few weeks ago when I filled up, it fuel gauge did not show FULL. It showed only 3/4 full. After driving for a while, it slowly went to where it needed to be. The next time I filled up, it was the same thing. However, the time before last, after filling up, it stayed at 3/4 and then the next day, dropped to half. The "miles to empty" corresponded with the fuel gauge. I decided to rely on my trip meter to let me know when I needed to fill up. When I had driven to what my calculations would equal about a 1/2 tank, it seemed that the fuel gauge appeared to be working again. Still relying on my trip meter, I drove about another 75 miles, and the fuel gauge seemed to be okay.
Well, the last time I filled up was yesterday. Same problem as the time before. From what I have read on this forum, it appears that fuel level sensor on the driver's side is going bad and/or my husband needs to check the wires (the fuel pump was replaced in August). My question is, until I can get this fixed/looked at, if the fuel level sensor goes completely out and the fuel gauge shows empty, but I know that I have fuel in the car, will I still be able to drive it? I don't want to get stranded somewhere because the fuel level sensor went out and since the fuel gauge shows empty, the car stops running.
Any advice/response would be greatly appreciated!