Drivers say their cars were damaged after filling up with watery gas

By john.wallace

Kamari McIver told Channel 2’s Jim Strickland that all of the gas stations around his home in Villa Rica were out of premium-grade fuel last week. When he learned one gas station by his home had premium fuel a couple days ago, his wife rushed over and filled up their SUV.

As she drove away from the Marathon station on Rockmart Road, her SUV stalled. They took the car to a repair shop and McIver said the mechanics told them the fuel tank was full of water.

“I'm very angry,” McIver said. “One, I had to stop working.  Two, my wife was frantic.  Three, my baby was in the car.”

The cost to fix the fuel system is nearly $800 and they haven’t even checked the engine yet.

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