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BP has paid more than $1.5 million in claims arising from a multistate recall of incorrectly formulated gasoline that damaged       some vehicles’ mechanical components.  The Times of Munster reports ( ) information BP sent to Indiana’s attorney general says the company   had by Wednesday made payments totaling $1.52 million on 2,315 of the 15,965 claims it’s received.

BP recalled about 4.7 million gallons of gasoline last month distributed Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin. The fuel  caused problems that included hard starting, stalling and damage to critical vehicle components.

Indiana residents have filed 59 percent of the claims, while Illinois residents have filed 33 percent of them.  BP spokesman Scott Dean says the company will continue sending payments to people who’ve filed legitimate claims.

If your car is experiencing,hard starting,rough idling,stalling or other drivability issues,do not drive it anymore. Have it towed to a repair shop and have it checked out.

If tainted fuel is the culprit, call 800-333-3991 or 800-599-9040 to make a claim.