You might want to have a conversation with the dealership General Manager or the owner.
It will be a good idea to have any documented mileage of the vehicle. Let's say since purchase you only drove x amount of miles. That should match the amount of fuel left in the vehicle fuel tank. I know that they drained the fuel, but they should have kept the drained fuel or at least measured the amount.
If the fuel amount and mileage add up, then it can be reasonably used as an evidence that the fuel issue was there when you purchased the vehicle.
However, one thing to keep in mind, if the issue is with their fuel, then they will have similar issues with other vehicles on the lot (given that they have their own fuel pump at the dealership).
Unfortunately, in situations like this you are kind of at the mercy of the dealership, given the vehicle is a used unit.
As for if they can get it started, if the issue is fuel contamination and they have cleaned all the lines or changed them, then you should not have long term impact.
I understand this can be extremely frustrating but as far as the service department is concerned, the fault is with the customer and not them, as they just assumed something has happened after the vehicle was sold.
Let me know of any questions.
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 AT 8:51 PM