really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,900 miles

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problem #1

Jul 132004

Beetle 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,900 miles
I have a 2002 Volkswagen Beetle and was filling the gas tank with fuel at a texaco in beaufort, South Carolina. The gas pump shut off when the tank filled up, and I pulled the pump from my tank. When I removed the pump gasoline burst out of the tank and covered me in gasoline. The gasoline went into my eyes and all over my body and clothes, and I became chemically blind for nearly two hours. I was rushed to the hospital and had to have my eyes flushed out with two bottles of solution per eye. The gas station replaced the nozzle of the pump, but still could not verify that the pump was to blame. The experience was extremely traumatic.

- Beaufort , SC, USA