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#111 of 116 Re: 2009 Prius Fire [whitey9]
Aug 02, 2009 (5:30 pm)
I am not familiar with anybody having a Prius fire in their garage.
That is exactly what was posted. A Prius exploding and burning inside a garage.
On Sunday July 26 2009 at 2am my 2005 prius (fully loaded model) caught fire in the garage. The neighbors said that they heard 2 explosions (probably batteries blowing up from heat) and then the garage burst into flames. The prius, the garage and my wife's car were all totally destroyed. The firemen all said that in their opinion the genesis of the fire was with the prius. They said that fire was under the prius and surrounding the engine. We left the car in the garage at 9pm Saturday night, and saw the garage at 11:45 pm before going to sleep. Nothing about the garage looked disturbed or unusual. Is Toyota going to make this right?
Aug 02, 2009 (5:41 pm)
that is exactlly happened to my friends 2005 prius on march 28th 2007 He lost everything he got out with his pants and shirt and that is all he lost his house there was nothing left to it.. it has been confirmed that it was the prius that caused the fire ,started by the battery, so it does happen and his was not the first one. in doing some research. there have been more. you will have to sue toyota as they will not make it right
#113 of 116 Re: prius fire [spinning]
Aug 02, 2009 (6:01 pm)
OKay, OKAY! So it does seem that some Priui have caught fire.
But now, it seems that the ones I have read about are the ones that have been "modified" by NOT Toyota.
Some have now Lithium-Ion batteries, instead of the factory Nickel Metal Hydride.
AND they may be the "PLUG-IN" Hybrids we have all heard of, but not seen.
An aftermarket company modifies these cars to be plug-ins, and the batteries are different.
NOW! Are any of the Priui that are burning NOT these modified cars???
Are FACTORY cars burning??? Or are they modified Priui that are catching fire?
Let's solve this mystery once and for all!
#115 of 116 Re: prius fire [whitey9]
Aug 05, 2009 (4:23 pm)
this was a 2005 factory orginal no modification. all orginal factory parts with like 16,000miles or less on it. it has been verified by the fire marshall and toyota it was the prius that was at fault.and his wasnt the 1st one.
#116 of 116 Re: Or this story: [whitey9]
Aug 05, 2009 (4:25 pm)
yes it was a hybrid