3 Types Of City Star Motor Oil Pulled From NC Shelves

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina officials have ordered three types of a brand of motor oil to be taken off store shelves over concerns about labeling and product test results.

The state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced Thursday that three types of City Star Motor Oil failed viscosity tests. The stop-sale order affects the 5W30, 10W30 and 10W40 types of oil.

The order applies to all bottles of those types without a date code, with an illegible date code or with a date of May 24 or earlier. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says the bottles also aren't labeled as recycled from used motor oil, which is required.

The motor oil is distributed by City Petroleum in Dearborn, Mich. A message seeking comment was left with the company Thursday.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Sherri Location: Nicholasville, KY on Feb 2, 2012 at 10:52 AM
    I purchased a qt of this junk which also had "floaties" in the bottom of the container. The oil was aslo a yellow in color. This has completely ruined my vehicle an as a single mom I'm not able to just go out an buy another so to City Petroleum I say thank you! Your product is JUNK!!
  • by david Location: michigan on Jan 15, 2012 at 03:32 PM
    yeah i bought a bottle of that junk when i poured it in when i got down to the bottem i seen juck that looked like chewing tobaco in it i couldnt affored to have my engine flush so i went home and parked it tell the next day when i got my check i went to go get it flushed and changed and it was knocking it ran perfect before
  • by paul Location: michigan on Dec 1, 2011 at 12:15 PM
    I recently purchased a bottle of this oil,I started pouring the oil into my car as I got to the lower 1/3 of the bottle it was like a grainy carmel and smelled like puke,I immediately went and changed my oil and had my engine flushed,The guys at the oil change place could not belive how bad it stunk. Now I am trying to get my money for the oil change back and I am having a hard time dealing with the distributor City Petroleum bassed out of Dearborn Michigan. I am certain this is garbage oil and should not be used.
  • by Lance T Location: Michigan on Oct 25, 2011 at 10:20 AM
    it's no wonder. the stuff is junk. it is the lowest classification of oil out there. (SA) it has no additives of any kind and no testing is required. it is base stock. used back in the 30's. it should not be put into any modern day engine. it is a byproduct that is given away, you are paying for the label, bottle, and transportation. look it up.
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      by Alan O. on Oct 26, 2011 at 01:51 AM in reply to Lance T
      Lance....you got that right!
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