Mis-fuelling of motor vehicles

Nick Panchaud made this Freedom of Information request to Harrow Borough Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Harrow Borough Council,

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 Council 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

Information Information,

Dear Mr Panchaud,

Thank you for your email.

Your enquiry has been forwarded to Andy Appleby, the Officer
responsible for Freedom Of Information and Data Protection, who will
respond to your request within the next 20 working days.

Kind regards

General Team

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

16/09/2010 12:02 >>>
Dear Harrow Borough Council,

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 Council 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

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Andy Appleby,

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Panchaud

Thank you for your request, a reply is attached.

regards

Andy Appleby

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir