2014 Nissan Other Water in my fuel system?

Tiny
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  • 2014 NISSAN
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I live in Egypt. Car dealers here are known to be really shady, and dishonest. I recently purchased a 2014 Nissan Juke. The car stopped running after only my fourth time driving it, and the dealer claims this is the result of water in the fuel system, in which case, the damage is not covered in the warranty. I don't know the full extent of the damage, but the dealer suspects there is something serious wrong with the engine. I only fueled the car one time, and the incident occurred many days later. If the gasoline was really tainted, wouldn't the car have stopped soon after I left the gas station?

August 21: I bought the car and immediately fueled it at a Mobil gas station after leaving the Nissan dealership and drove 5 km to my home. The car remained parked for over a week.

August 30: I drove 8 km total to the DMV and back.

September 1: Went out and drove the car about 20-25 km.

September 2: Drove about 15 km, and then the car stopped running.

Is it possible that water got in my fuel tank?
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Saturday, September 13th, 2014 AT 5:43 AM

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Tiny
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There are two possibilities here, one some one may have put water in your tank but it would require a lot of water toeffect it's running. A glss full wont' do much. The second thing is when you filled with gas there may have been water/junk in system of tank at station. You can try writing mobil to take care of the damage but as far as damage to engine I think they are giving you a line of crap. It would almost take water dumped into the intake to bend rods to damage the engine. Certain things have to be checked like scan for codes and check fuel pressure with a gauge. However we don't have that model in U.S. Here so have no specs for it. If you can find out specifically what is wrong with engine then it' may be like a belt broke and valves bent which I would think would be covered under warranty. Of course here in U.S. You can always call Nissan and see what they will do if anything. But in Egypt I have no idea
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Saturday, September 13th, 2014 AT 7:53 AM
Tiny
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So, if I understand you correctly, the main takeaway is that water in the fuel system could NOT have caused engine damage. That's a huge relief to me.

In truth, the dealer is still not sure exactly what's wrong with the car. He says it might be the engine or maybe not. He also thinks the spark plugs need to be changed, the fuel injectors, and possibly some other parts.

But here's my main question:
Assuming water actually did get in the fuel tank when I went to the gas station, wouldn't the car have stopped/stalled shortly after? It stopped running 10 days and 50 kilometers later! Is that possible? How long does it generally take before tainted gasoline causes a car to stop working?

Thank you so much.
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Saturday, September 13th, 2014 AT 9:08 AM
Tiny
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They normally don't cause a car to stop unless it is a large amount of water in it like a couple of gallons. Screwing the car up to how it runs is more likely. I think it' something else as now they are saying all kinds of things it sounds like.I'm sure if you are not satisfied that you can call Nissan as well even in Egypt. I'm not talking about the dealer but they shold have some kin dof toll number to speak with a customer rep.
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Saturday, September 13th, 2014 AT 10:47 AM

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