Drivers claim there’s faulty fuel at Pure Energy gas station in Brooklyn again
Some customers are calling out a Brooklyn gas station for costing them thousands of dollars in car repairs. News 12 is getting a first-hand look at how the city holds gas stations accountable.
Brooklyn customers like Bryan Hill are shelling out more money on repairs after he says the diesel that came out of a regular pump at a Pure Energy gas station ruined his Nissan Rogue.
"It cost me $551.60 as a result of purchasing gasoline from this gas station," Hill says. "We trust them – hoping that they'll be doing what is right by selling that which they purport to sell. But instead, they are selling ineffective and bad product."
His vehicle broke down on May 5, minutes after leaving the station on Malcolm X Boulevard. Hill is not the first to make this accusation.
"I got about a mile or two away and my car started smoking," says previous customer William Ayers who spoke out in late May.
The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection tells News 12 it has received at least 27 complaints about Pure Energy's gas so far this year. Despite the reports and the department saying issues with a product can be ordered to be removed, but it hasn't happened.
DCWP says it inspected the station on May 13 and June 3 following the complaints and found nothing wrong with the samples that were taken.
News 12 reached Pure Energy's owner Sam Jacoby who denies any responsibility for the alleged faulty gas. Jacoby went on to say he is sticking by the city's test results which did not find him in violation. He would not give News 12 the name of his supplier.
To avoid being taken advantage of when you fill up, the city advises to pay close attention to the big sign outside the station. If the price on the pump doesn't match the price on the sign, you could end up paying more for a gallon of gas.
Hill is confident he paid for regular at a station that admittedly only offers regular. He is contemplating legal action if he's not reimbursed.
Jacoby says he is ready to deal with any lawsuits in small claims court.