Bad fuel mix hits some Treasure Valley vehicles

January 9, 2014 

What happened? Treasure Valley motorists who filled their tanks at four Jacksons stores over the past few days reported performance issues; some vehicles required costly repairs.

Why? Jacksons says several “human errors” caused diesel to be mixed with unleaded gas, and that fuel was delivered to stations in Boise, Nampa and Meridian.

Where? Four of Jacksons’ 70 Valley stores: in Meridian at Fairview and Locust Grove, in Boise just off Interstate 84 at 2728 Orchard St., and in Nampa at the Garrity Boulevard and Northside Boulevard I-84 interchanges.

How’d they fix it? Jacksons removed all the affected gas and reports that policies and procedures will be changed to prevent a recurrence. The Idaho Bureau of Weights and Measures tested samples from all four stations and said Tuesday the problem appears to be resolved. Jacksons vows to make good on any damage the fuel caused to vehicles.

My car was affected. Who do I call? Jacksons Meridian headquarters, 888-6061.

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