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Woman says bad gas damaged her car

Woman says bad gas damaged her car


EYEWITNESS NEWS NIGHTLY STARTS NOW.>>>TONIGHT AT 11:00 A WOMAN IS DEALING WITH AN EXPENSIVE CAR REPAIR, SOMETHING WE ALL DO, FILLING OUR CARS WITH GAS. NOW SHE SAYS THE GAS SHE BOUGHT NEAR 96th AND MERIDIAN WAS BAD AND CAUSED HER CAR TO BREAK DOWN. SHE TELLS MARY MILLS SHE ISN’T ALONE.>>WHEN LIZ PULLED INTO TOYOTA WEDNESDAY, SHE HAD NO IDEA. SHE SAID IT STARTED FILLING FUNNY NOT LONG AFTER SHE FILLED UP WITH UNLEADED.>>NEXT THING I NOTICED, WHEN I WENT TO TURN ON MY CAR, IT WOULDN’T START. IMMEDIATELY, I JUST BOUGHT THIS CAR MAY 2nd. THERE’S NO WAY SOMETHING IS WRONG.>>SHE GOT IT STARTED, BUT IT WOULDN’T ACCELERATE.>>THIS IS WHAT COME OUT OF HER CAR, 5,000 MILE VEHICLE SHOULDN’T LOOK LIKE THAT. THIS IS MUCH CLOSE TORE WHAT YOU WOULD SEE.>>THEY TESTED THE FUEL. WHAT WE FOUND OUT THERE WAS BAD FUEL CONTAMINATION.>>I WAS, LIKE, BAD GAS? WHAT IS BAD GAS? I’VE NEVER HEARD OF THIS BEFORE.>>SHE SAID WHEN SHE CALLED CIRCLE K CORPORATE OFFICE THEY ACKNOWLEDGED THE PROBLEM.>>WHEN I CALLED BACK TODAY AND THEY SAID THERE’S OVER THREE PEOPLE HAVING ISSUES FROM — THE SAME CLANT FROM THE SAME GAS STATION — COMPLAINT, THEY’LL HAVE TO TAKE IT UP WITH THEIR THIRD PARTY INSURANCE.>>WHEN WE STOPPED AT THE SHELL, WE SAW TWO TANKERS, ONE WITH AN ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION COMPANY. THERE WERE SIGNS AT THE PUMP NOTING PREMIUM FUEL ONLY. TURNS OUT LIZ’S VOC SHOULD BE FINE, BUT THE COST, CLOSE TO 2,000, COUNTING ON CIRCLE K TO PAY.>>HER CAR IS PRACTICALLY BRAND NEW, KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG WITH IT, BUT IMAGINE SOMEBODY ELSE HAS AN OLDER CAR. THINKS IT’S A BAD BATTERY OR SOMETHING ELSE.>>I’M HOPING THEY RE’EM BURST ME. I’M THEY GO ABOUT THE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO HAVE DAMAGED VEHICLES, WHO KNOWS WHAT THE PRICE WILL BE FOR THEM.>>WHO KNOWS IF THEY KNOW.>>RIGHT.>>IF YOU FILLED UP HERE WEDNESDAY AND HAVE HAD CAR PROBLEMS, MIGHT BE BEST TO SEE A MECHANIC. MARY MILLS, CHANNEL 13

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