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Bad BP Fuel was Sold in Wilmette, Winnetka

Here's a list of some gas stations in New Trier Township that were included in last week's recall. If you experienced car trouble after purchasing gas, you can file a claim with BP.

Gas stations in and around New Trier Township were among those that sold bad BP gasoline before it was recalled last week, the company announced Aug. 28.

Nearby affected gas stations included:

  • , 840 Skokie Blvd, Wilmette
  • , 901 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette
  • , 1025 Tower Rd, Winnetka

To search for additional affected stations in Illinois, click here and enter a municipality's name or ZIP code in the search box.

Customers at the affected stations may or may not have purchased the bad fuel. The stations stopped selling the fuel, cleaned its tanks and disposed of the material as soon as the problem was identified, according to a notice on BP’s website.

The company advises customers whose cars “experience hard starting, rough idling, stalling, or other drivability issues” to have their vehicles towed to a repair shop and to file a claim by calling 1-800-333-3991 or 1-800-599-9040. Consumers are instructed to save sales receipts, credit/debit card records and repair bills related to their vehicle's problem.

As of Monday, BP had received more than 6,500 claims from consumers, the company said in a press release. Thirty percent of them came from Illinois residents. The bad fuel was also sold in Indiana and Wisconsin.

The fuel was transported from BP’s refinery in Whiting, Ind., to regional stations between Aug. 13-17. It was recalled Aug. 21.

"All gasoline now shipped from the BP Whiting Refinery and its network of storage terminals has been tested, meets BP’s rigorous quality standards and is authorized for sale," the company said in its Aug. 28 statement.

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melanie Lewis August 31, 2012 at 03:23 AM
Oh oh
melanie Lewis August 31, 2012 at 03:25 AM
I just sold my car to Northshore towing because it was stalling. I was stranded in Wilmette in my car just last week. I bought a bus ticket with the money and went to Wisconsin. Wisconsin is where I think the problem originated. I bought fuel from a bp there, and drove to Wilmette in June. Oh oh.
Chi-an Chang August 31, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Melanie, You can search to see which gas stations sold bad gas via this link: http://www.bpresponse.com/go/doc/5207/1525963/
melanie Lewis September 02, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Thanks for letting me know. I'm hoping I can get another car, or that BP Refinery will buy my damaged one back, and repair it for me. So I can come back to Chicago, and go to work. :)

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