Colton Claxton says he bought gas for his pickup truck at the Kum & Go store at 620 N. National on July 18. The lawsuit claims, "Immediately after Plaintiff's gas purchase...Plaintiff's truck began to experience problems, including engine sputtering and resulted in the truck stalling."
Mechanics found Claxton's gas tank, which takes unleaded gas, had diesel fuel in it.
The suit claims damage was done to the truck's engine, estimated at $4,700, and that Kum & Go offered $2,900 in compensation.
Lawyers for Claxton filed the suit on his behalf and as a class action suit, on behalf of others in Missouri who may have purchased gasoline contaminated with diesel fuel.
Read the lawsuit, attached above.
UPDATED with company response:
Traci Rodemeyer, Marketing & Communications Manager, External Communications for Kum & Go issued this statement from the company's headquarters in Des Moines:
"Kum & Go has not been served with a lawsuit regarding fuel concerns at our store located at 620 North National Avenue in Springfield, so we cannot comment on the specifics of this alleged claim. Regarding the fuel incident experienced on July 17 and 18th at this particular store, we have taken full responsibility for the issues and are aggressively working with appropriate teams to address our customers’ concerns. Kum & Go has already resolved any claimed problems with a large majority of the customers affected by this event, and we are actively working to resolve this matter with any remaining affected customers. We have also identified and fixed the equipment issues at this store to ensure that this type of incident cannot occur again. Kum & Go values the trust and relationships we have in the community, and we are truly sorry for the inconvenience that this has caused our customers."
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