Mis-fuelling of motor vehicles

Nick Panchaud made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

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Dear Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service,

Mis-filling of motor vehicles with the wrong fuel is a major issue in the UK with the costs of doing so ranging from £300 for a simple drain and flush through of the tank to over £5000 for those unfortunate enough to irreparably damage their engine. The AA has estimated that 150,000 such events occur each year. In addition, there is a heavy cost in terms of missed appointments and inconvenience.

Q1. Please provide the number of diesel vehicles currently operated by the department and the number of occasions any of these vehicles has been misfilled with petrol requiring unscheduled servicing during each of the last two years.

Q2. Please provide the total direct cost associated with the mis-fuelling events.

Q3. If the motor vehicles are owned/maintained by a leasing company please provide the name of the leasing company.

Yours faithfully,

Nick Panchaud

Freedom of Information Team, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Panchaud,

Further to your request for information, please see the attached correspondence.

Kind regards,

Jean Crimmins
Corporate Information Sharing Officer
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service
Knowledge and Information Management
Bridle Road
Bootle
L30 4YD

0151 296 4474

[email address]

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Crimmins, Jean, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Panchaud,

Further to your request for information, please see the attached
correspondence.

Kind regards,

Jean

Jean Crimmins

Corporate Information Sharing Officer

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

Knowledge and Information Management

Bridle Road

Bootle

L30 4YD

0151 296 4474

[email address]

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