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#77 of 116 Or this story:
Mar 18, 2008 (9:52 am)
With all the jokes about having a car fire.... My brother had a lease on a Camry, late one night he hit a piece of angle iron in the road. Sliced his rear tire, bounced up and hit his gas tank somehow. He pulled into a parking garage only to find the flat tire was the least of his worries. He didn't have his cell phone, so he ran down the street to call from a 7-11. The fire trucks beat him back to his vehicle. It was a total loss. The parking structure had security cameras which showed him driving into the garage with his Camry on fire. To make a long story short. The insurance company claimed arson, Toyota took him to court and he wound up paying for the Camry himself. On top of that there were crimminal charges to fight.
There are these new Toyota adds where people are totalling their current vehicles to get into a Toyota....
There must be people who actually do this. Because the police, insurance and auto makers will come after you, even if it is not really your fault. So if you have this in mind or it happens to you by accident, you better have the same lawyers OJ had. It will certainly cost you more than the actual value of the car.
#78 of 116 and FINALLY, my point
Mar 18, 2008 (10:41 am)
Not to diminish your Camry fire in the least, but as my posts have shown, lots of Camrys and many other types of cars catch fire mysteriously.
There is nothing inherent to a Camry Hybrid which makes it more flammable than any other Camry.
Toyota has more than a million hybrids on world roads, and if there was something unusually flammable about their design, we would know it by now.
Anecdotal reports of maybe three to six hybrid fires does not serve as proof that there is a problem.
Maybe if we had hundreds of them flaming in garages, yes. But search long and hard on Google to find any hybrids which mysteriously caught on fire and it's not easy to find anything.
#79 of 116 Re: Pirus Fire: [feffer37]
Jul 28, 2008 (12:12 pm)
Was there a full-sized GM SUV present also? Apparently there have been more than a couple fires that can be attributed to the GMC/Chevy SUVs being a contributing factor.
Also, the wiring in the cruise control system of the Fords seem to incite fires.
There is a recall on this one.
#80 of 116 Re: Prius on Fire? [feffer37]
Apr 02, 2009 (8:43 am)
i have a friend who had a 2005 toyota prius and it caught fire during the night and burnt his house to the ground, he got out with just his pants and shirt and that was it, he lost all. Yes it was the prius. Have you taken this mattert o court and what was the out come?. It was proven by the fire marshall it was the prius that was the cause. it happened 3/28/07
#82 of 116 Re: Or this story: [larsb]
Apr 10, 2009 (11:26 am)
NOT a hybrid! I didn't see it in the article I just sped-read.
#83 of 116 Re: Or maybe this one? [larsb]
Apr 10, 2009 (11:27 am)
NOT a hybrid! No mention of it being a hybrid. I sped-read the article, but could not see any mention of it being a hybrid.
#84 of 116 Re: Maybe like this one? [larsb]
Apr 10, 2009 (11:28 am)
NOT a hybrid?
#85 of 116 Re: Prius on Fire? [spinning]
Apr 10, 2009 (11:30 am)
Never heard of it. HAVE heard of GM products catching fire ( NOT hybrids ), and even Ford having massive recall for cruise control switch causing fires.
#86 of 116 Re: Prius on Fire? [whitey9]
Apr 10, 2009 (1:05 pm)
We got your message the first 3 times, but the 4th post was over the top.
For me you begin to lose your appeal. You must have a Prius and think they are the best car on the road. You point out GM just to try and down grade them to make your point better. What about all the Toyota trucks they are quietly buying back due to frame rust on 2 year old trucks. I can remember back a few years ago when people were having problems with the display on the Prius and if I remember they were being charged like 2500 bucks or more for a rebuilt display and the common consensous was to spring for the extended warranty due to this problem. Any car built by humans can and do have problems and that doesn't bother me in the least. What bothers me is how the dealer/manufacturer does at fixing the problem and in that field Toyota I feel does the worst of most companies always dening the clam or their famous its running like it is supposed to like the throtle hesitation on the Camrys or the truck that the government finally made them recall after people were killed by it. Now thats really stepping up to the plate.