MIDLAND PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The owner of a gas station in Bergen County, New Jersey, has agreed to pick up the tab for a woman who said her gas tank was filled mostly with water there.
As CBS 2 reported Wednesday night, Adrienne Roetman said she filled the nearly empty tank of her Mazda with contaminated gas at the Citgo station in Midland Park.
It didn’t take long for the car to die.
Roetman was driving a one-year-old Mazda3. A Mazda dealership mechanic said that the engine died because the gas tank had been filled with water.
Midland Park police have had to rescue more than a dozen stranded drivers, but gas station management blamed the problem on a bad fuel delivery.
Mechanics said that Roetman’s car needed new fuel pumps and injectors. The repairs cost more than $3,000.
After CBS 2’s story aired Wednesday night, the gas station agreed to pay for the full cost of the repairs. The owner originally said he would not pay more than $500.
The Citgo owner is paying to repair all the cars that were damaged by the bad fuel delivery.
The Bergen County Division of Weights and Measures inspected the station and confirmed that it had sold contaminated gas, but had since been cleaned.
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