What happens next?
Your car then must be towed to a shop and the fuel system drained, CarTalk.com says. The gas tank is emptied, and if the car has been driven since the diesel fuel was put in it, the diesel must be removed from the fuel lines, fuel rail and injectors.
Usually, no permanent damage occurs, CarTalk.com says.
How much does it cost to repair it?
Depending on the car, it can cost $500 to $1,000, CarTalk.com says.
Billy King was one of the individuals impacted by the problem at the Huber Heights BP. He said it cost about $700 to fix the problem.
Tonia Schuttinger, another BP customer, was told by the service department at a local dealership that it would cost between $300 and $400 to drain the tank, but could cost $1,000 if damage is found when it’s repaired.
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