I went to arco on 6/3/09 to fill my 15 gallon tank with 14 gallons of gas. On 6/5/09, I had a bar over half a tank left and my car started sputtering. It died. I tried to restart it, nothing would work. My car is a brand new Nissan Rogue with no problems. I towed the vehicle to the Nissan dealership and they found that all that was left in my tank was something that appeared to be water. I must have filled my tank with half water from the bottom of the the pump. Angry, I called Arco and they said I must have been a victim of vandalism to my car... my garaged car in a gated facility? Yeah right!! At any rate, Nissan has water samples and I am hoping that USAA (my insurance) will help pursue this. My fuel pump is broken now, my injection cannot be tested yet since the adjuster has to look at it first. I am left without a car, missed work, and paid an arm and a leg for half a tank of water!
I am not really sure what to do since any repairs covered by insurance are not going to make up for the fact that my car will have issues for a while or need a new engine.
I have lost $500 so far and my car is not even fixed. Plus the rental I have to pay for is a PT Cruiser... not happy.