Lawsuit against gas station for selling wrong fuel

5 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, August 07 2014 Aug 7, 2014 Thursday, August 07, 2014 12:25:00 PM CDT August 07, 2014 in News
By: Hanna Knutson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

SPRINGFIELD -A Springfield man filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a gas station corporation for falsely advertising and selling unleaded fuel that contained diesel.

Colton Claxton purchased fuel from a Kum and Go in Springfield on July 18, and immediately experienced problems that resulted in his truck stalling.

The suit alleges the 'bad gas' caused nearly $5,000 in damages. Shortly after Claxton noticed the problems, Kum and Go announced their unleaded fuel in fact contained diesel.

The suit seeks action to recover damages for anyone who purchased adulterated gasoline from the Kum and Go store on National Ave.

In a statement Kum and Go told KOMU on Thursday,  "we have taken full responsibility for the issues and are aggressively working with appropriate teams to address our customers' concerns."

They also said they have already resolved any claimed problems with customers and have fixed the equipment issues at the Springfield location to ensure it doesn't happen again.

Kum and Go has 73 gas stations in Missouri, most being in southwest Missouri.

 

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