Found 2nd Jan 2010
Has anyone had any problems with contaminated fuel at tesco? My car has just been towed away and the RAC have advised the fuel is cloudy and looks contaminated. They've had to tow car away as won't start! Don't have receipt only card transaction. Someone suggested CCTV as proof. Haven't used since Xmas day and won't turn over now.

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oh dear not again !
This happened last year I think

Could someone have used your fuel tank as a toilet New years eve?

g1bbuk

Could someone have used your fuel tank as a toilet New years eve?


Does your petrol cap not have a lock on it? I doubt most can be used as a toilet these days.

I got contaminated fuel when there was the big problem last time. Mine came from a Total garage. If it does turn out to be contaminated fuel, your credit card statement should be enough proof. My car went to the main dealer to be "fixed", then failed MOT on emissions. Had to be taken back to the main dealer to fix it properly.

Original Poster

It's a company car and RAC said in their experience they won't pay up they say it's driver error!!! Surely not! They said it will all need to be cleaned out but to request dealer get the fuel tested.

well surely there would of been at least 100 or more cars effected in your area so it would be in your local paper,there cant be just 50 litres contaminatated fuel it would be the hole batch , so it might not be the fuel sorry

Original Poster

Wasn't in paper when happened before...and RAC said has happened in another local tesco and asda and hasn't been in paper...YET!

I know someone that had contaminated petrol from Tesco... They did get compensation for it in the end so make sure you pursue it if it does indeed turn out to be their wrongdoing.

Original Poster

Mmm you don't make sense - did it become contaminated in my car and not from the pump- don't think so. There have been few cases in tesco and asda I know of but haven't been in paper...

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Thanks for your vote of confidence pr3cious18 - will do

gillmcn

Mmm you don't make sense - did it become contaminated in my car and not … Mmm you don't make sense - did it become contaminated in my car and not from the pump- don't think so. There have been few cases in tesco and asda I know of but haven't been in paper...


He/she does make sense - if the petrol is contaminated why are you the only one affected? You're already assuming it is the fuel.... It might not be.
Here is a thread from earlier this year that you might find helpful....
hotukdeals.com/mis…216

gillmcn

Mmm you don't make sense - did it become contaminated in my car and not … Mmm you don't make sense - did it become contaminated in my car and not from the pump- don't think so. There have been few cases in tesco and asda I know of but haven't been in paper...


look you have not had it tested yet . so you need to do that asap and then you will no , there would of been loads of cars involved if there was contaminated fuel ,dont take the RAC s word!!!!!!!

Original Poster

Confirmed contaminated fuel! Seems tesco admitted liability to someone and paid repair and hire car costs. They seemingly filled the petrol container with diesel!! I've been quoted 8k to get car fixed!!

I don't suppose this happened in the chelmsford area?

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gillmcn

Confirmed contaminated fuel! Seems tesco admitted liability to someone … Confirmed contaminated fuel! Seems tesco admitted liability to someone and paid repair and hire car costs. They seemingly filled the petrol container with diesel!! I've been quoted 8k to get car fixed!!



confirmed by Tesco to you? or the heresay that they admitted a mistake?

Original Poster

Tesco paid out to a friend for repairs and car hire. They told her the diesel pump was put into the petrol store. I have had it confirmed by garage re the fuel and my company ate pursuing tesco today- haven't had update as yet. It was colinton in Edinburgh tesco.

Original Poster

She had a call from one of the directors at tesco and they are dealing with the whole thing for her. The garage was also shut for a few hours that day but didn't think anything of it at time...

A friend of mine had this happen just before xmas.... Still waiting to hear whats happening...

Original Poster

I'm hoping I'll hear at beginning of the week whether tesco have admitted liability. My co are pursuing for me. Fingers crossed!

We filled up with Diesel in Maidstone Kent, just befor XMAS same thing, went to Toyota and they said it was fuel contamination. Wrote letteres and phone Tesco and they said jog on.. No body else has a problem with the fuel.

Original Poster

Think will be hard for them to deny this one as they have paid out to someone I know including hire car costs too.

Original Poster

For all you doubters out there - tesco have told me something wrong when the tanker filled up at the garage that day which contaminated the fuel. They haven't quite got to the bottom of what happened though...

has anybody had any problems with fuel at tescos in failsworth had a few problems with my car been backward and forward to garage now saying its poor fuel.

How did you get on op?

hi all filled my car at tesco mansfield it broke down there are bits of dirt in diesel car in garage put claim to tesco still waiting, approx. cost of repair 10k Filled up Oct 1st 2011

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Holy Resurrection Batman

Ive never used tesco petrol cos its sheet !
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