December 4, 2012 Fox Business report is real and both Fox and its parent
Wall Street Journal, released articles that said that the Automobile
Club (AAA) has urged "regulators and fuel producers to stop
selling a new gasoline blend containing 15% ethanol, citing the
potential for consumer confusion, voided warranties and vehicle damage."
The E15 gasoline is a mixture of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent
gasoline, and was recently approved by the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) for distribution to drivers. According to the Fox Business
report, some automotive makers said that they will not honor car
warranties and cover fuel related repair claims as a result from
consumers using E15 in their vehicles.
The article said that the EPA has yet
to respond to the Auto Club's request but "has issued a statement saying
it shares the association’s concerns over E15 awareness, but that the
labels 'will help ensure consumers are aware about which vehicles are
approved for its use.'”
E15 fuel is not yet being sold in all states. It should be noted
that E15 fuel not a mandatory item for customers to purchase and the
current E10 fuel is still provided by stations carrying this product.
TruthOrFiction.com got many inquiries about this asking us if the
true. This is a great example how a news story can escalate into an eRumor and we found that this warning was also reported by MSNBC and USA
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