Following recall, drivers wondering how to get high ethanol gas out of vehicles
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- Many Tulsa drivers were upset after they found out they filled up their vehicles with gas that contains as much as three times the allowable limit of ethanol.
Currently, the Sam’s Club gas station at 71st Street and Mingo Road is closed because of the ethanol increase in their gas.
High ethanol levels in gasoline can ruin a car's engine and cause other problems. The gas is more likely to affect older vehicles, but cars with smaller engines, motorcycles or lawn mowers could also sustain serious damage from using the fuel.
James Verhoef recently filled up at the Sam's Club gas station. He said he has called the Sam’s Club and Walmart corporate offices, but he hasn’t gotten any answers.
“I said, 'What do we do?' and she said I don’t know anything about it and hung up,” he said. “We don’t know what to do. I mean, how do you get the gas out?”
Matt Skinner, the public information officer of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, said if people don’t notice a problem or their check engine light is not on, then their car should be fine.
If you think there is an issue with your car related to the gas, contact the station where you got the gas or call the Corporation Commission at (405) 521-2211.