Malaga drivers suffer costly breakdowns after refueling at a Carrefour gas station

  • Those affected refilled on December 5. There are already 137 claims.
  • After filling the tank with diesel A, their vehicles began to fail. The cost of breakdowns ranges between 1,500 and 7,000 euros.
  • The fuel has an 8% discount with the shopping center card.
El centro comercial Carrefour Los Patios, en Málaga ciudad.
They wanted to save five euros in diesel and have left several thousand in the workshop . More than a hundred drivers have suffered costly breakdowns in their vehicles after refueling A at the petrol station of the Carrefour Los Patios shopping center in Malaga city, on December 5.

The Peugeot and Citröen, of the new ones, took the motorway and in a little while they stopped “The Peugeot and Citröen, of the new ones, took the motorway and in a little while they stopped, my car, as it is a Renault Megane of 10 years, It was good until home, but then it did not start, “assures José Antonio Robles.

The deposit filled the fateful day attracted by a discount of 8% fuel if the shopping center card was used. “The liter was at 1,326 euros and I loaded 52,10 liters in the tank, it would have cost me 69,08 euros, but with the offer I saved 5,53,” he explains, with the receipt in his hand . Now he has the car in the workshop and a settlement budget of almost 2,000 euros.

The first sign that something was wrong came immediately. “The pilots of the diesel heaters came on, but I did not blame it on the fuel, because it was a bridge, it took me a while to get the car, but when I did it, on Wednesday 7, it did not start well,” he recalls. Taking advantage of the annual review, they changed the heaters, but it still failed. Until a companion told him that he also had the car damaged and had refueled in Carrefour. “When I called the workshop, they extracted diesel oil, stirred it, and foamed, which means it does not have a necessary protective additive ,” says Robles.

They extracted gasoil, they shaken it and it left foam From Carrefour they assure that they can not assume any responsibility on the sold fuel until they act the experts. “That gas oil was served only on December 5 and only at that gas station, when we have 96. We have 137 complaints and we have not suffered any similar cases before,” said sources of the company. However, its insurer, Zurich, has already contacted several of those affected who have claimed damages to evaluate their vehicles.

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Another one is José Luis FB, a bus driver who has his Toyota in the workshop and a budget of 5,100 euros. “They called me from Zurich and they told me that the expert would call me this week to go see the car, but he has not done it yet,” he says. The worst of his case is that between his place of residence, La Cala del Moral, and his job, Estepona, there are more than a hundred kilometers and he needs the vehicle. “The first week I had to resort to a rental car, but it costs me 75 euros a week and my insurer told me that Zurich may not be able to pay for them later,” he protests.

He has his Toyota in the workshop and a settlement budget of 5,100 euros. These days he has borrowed the cars of his wife and brother, but next week he may have to rent another vehicle again because at the time start working, 05.00 hours, there is no public transport. ” I have asked for a replacement car , but they have not answered me,” he complains.

José Luis is also angry with the gas station because they have not posted any informative poster for those affected to go to the company. “I told her, but they told me that they are not obliged to put the poster, and every time I approach there are three or four people complaining about this issue.