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Toyota Prius, Car Safety, Hybrid Cars, Hatchback, Sedan
#30 of 116 Pirus Fire:
Apr 10, 2007 (7:29 am)
We're investigating a house fire, which we suspect the vehicle in the garage caused. That vehicle happened to be a 2005 Toyota Prius. So yes, we have seen a fire which a Prius was present, and are trying to rule out all possibilities of the source of ignition. In this case, I am trying to find out if anyone else has actually seen or heard of a Prius actually being the cause of a fire, not just sensationilst rumors.
#31 of 116 I have never heard of such a case....
Apr 10, 2007 (8:44 am)
Personally, I think it's remote at best. There is nothing inherently flammable about a Prius or the Toyota HSD system.
I can honestly say that in almost 3 years of being a fan of hybrids and keeping up almost daily with hybrid news articles, the only Prius fire I have ever even heard about was one caused by a Prius crashing into a convenience store and catching on fire from the result of the crash.
And that story was from a reliable news source.
#32 of 116 Poor wording of title.
Apr 10, 2007 (9:11 am)
"Has anyone heard of a Prius on Fire?" would have been a less alarmist and more useful headline.
#33 of 116 Re: Poor wording of title. [stevegold]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Apr 10, 2007 (10:11 am)
You can always ask a host to change titles. Not every new member will get it exactly right the first time.
Feffer37, sorry to hear about your fire.
#34 of 116 Re: Pirus Fire: [feffer37]
Jun 25, 2007 (11:47 am)
Our 2001 Prius just caught on fire a few weeks ago. The battery caught on fire while it was sitting in our driveway. We were not driving it, and it hadn't been driven since around 6pm the previous evening.
If it would have been parked in our garage, I am certain our house would have been destroyed.
If you want to see pictures, then I can e-mail them to you.
#35 of 116 Re: I have never heard of such a case.... [larsb]
Jun 25, 2007 (11:49 am)
It's not remote. Ours caught on fire, and we have found out about another one. The owner's name was Silverman, and there was an LA times article about his prius fire.
Both our car, and the other prius fire pictures are posted on a prius yahoo group.
#36 of 116 Re: Pirus Fire: [suzikn]
Jun 26, 2007 (8:15 am)
Can you please please please email pictures? We would appreciate it. happy1number1 at aol dot com.
#37 of 116 Re: Pirus Fire: [kwatson]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Jun 26, 2007 (9:29 am)
You aslo could post the pics on your CarSpace page and we ALL can get a look at them!
If you need any help with your CarSpace page, just click on my username and pop me an email, and I'd be happy to get you pointed in the right direction!
#39 of 116 Absolutely can see them
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Jun 26, 2007 (4:59 pm)
Wow... that was some fire! Just below the picture on the CarSpace page you'll see two boxes. One has the URL for linking to the page, and the other has the HTML you can copy to embed the picture in a post.