Here is my story, looking for some sanity and advice.
On Wednesday lunchtime I left work and drove 5 minuted to the nearby gas station. I filled my tank which was pretty low with Amoco Ultimate. I started my journey home, all was running just fine for 5 minutes when suddenly my car starts shaking like crazy and then stalls. I start the car my EPC light comes on orange and my car judders like crazy, I limp the last few minutes home at 15 MPH and the MIL light also comes on orange.
I call a tow truck, it takes my car to the dealer. My car is under warranty, so as annoying as this is, I figure it will get fixed.
The next day when they look at the car they call me and tell me that the gas was “bad”, and that it has a bunch of water in it. They kept a sample for me, but they will need to flush the tank etc. and put new gas in and run all the diagnostics.
They do that today (Friday) and call me saying once emptied and new fuel added all was well and no lasting damage, but of course bad gas is not covered by warranty so $400 please.
Of course I call the gas station corporate office and they are dubious. They say they have no other reports and if it were a problem with the gas then how can that be. They’ll send someone out to check it, but they don’t seem like they are going to take responsibility.
Before I start down a path of small claims etc. or pushing really hard on this gas station, I want to know if anyone can think of any other possible situation, in which this is not the fault of the gas that I added…