“Every year, at least 150,000 UK-based motorists will fill their diesel vehicles with petrol.”
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“You bought a diesel car for better economy. Then, one day, you put petrol in the tank. Whatever you do next, DON’T UNLOCK THE DOORS.”
Many diesel vehicles use the unlocking of the doors as the trigger for the fuel pump to prime the engine. If this happens, it may already be too late to prevent expensive damage to the vehicle!