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#91 of 116 2009 Prius Fire
Jun 02, 2009 (10:26 pm)
Our 2-week-old 2009 Prius caught fire in our driveway in the middle of the night. The fire started in the rear battery compartment - same as the others I've read in this forum. We're waiting to see how Toyota will respond. As I consider whether to replace the car with another Prius, I am concerned to read in this forum that there have been almost identically described battery fires in model years from 2001. I sure would like to know just how many of these incidents there have been and whether this issue has been addressed in the 2010 model which is supposed to have a different type of battery. I'd love to have another Prius, but am a bit shaken by our recent experience.
#92 of 116 Re: 2009 Prius Fire [recycler5]
Jun 03, 2009 (1:21 am)
Was the car shut off and parked for the night? Were there any add-on accessories ( alarms, sound systems, nav systems, anti-theft devices )?
#93 of 116 Re: 2009 Prius Fire [recycler5]
Jun 03, 2009 (4:55 am)
For verification, please post a photo or a copy of a newspaper article describing the fire.
#94 of 116 Re: 2009 Prius Fire [stevegold]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jun 03, 2009 (5:35 am)
That's rather demanding, and uncalled for. If the member wishes to do so, that's fine, but we're not going to imply that someone's being untruthful just because they don't produce articles or photos.
Jun 05, 2009 (3:57 pm)
I have been reading this board for over a year since we bought our 2008 Prius. Our Prius has been flawless (as I am sure 99.9% have been). I have also followed forums for all my cars (GMs, Fords, Hondas, Volvos, VWs, Toyotas) for many years. All I can say is some things happen to all cars. Also, people who write posts tend to be ones (including myself) who have had problems. This is good as it helps people know what to look for. However, this doesn't necessarily mean the problems happen to a significant % of owners, these are just who are vocal. I have no problem with my Prius (it is about the only car I have ever owned w/o a problem of some kind in the first 14 months). Don't get too worried. S__t happens, always.
#96 of 116 Re: It Happens [tothemaxx2]
Jun 05, 2009 (4:11 pm)
I believe it is difficult to buy a REALLY bad car nowadays. The Yugo is off the US market. After that, life can be a crapshoot. Toyota has always been good to me ( '86, '98, '07 - all still running fine ).
#97 of 116 Re: 2009 Prius Fire [whitey9]
Jun 28, 2009 (11:29 pm)
I parked the car at 9pm, and at 3am the following morning I was awakened by the car alarm, at which point I discovered the trunk in flames. The car had the #6 accessory package, so it had all the bells and whistles (GPS, blue tooth, etc.). ">
#98 of 116 Re: 2009 Prius Fire [stevegold]
Jun 28, 2009 (11:32 pm)
I have photos, but I don't know how to post them here. I'd be happy to email them to you.">
#99 of 116 Re: 2009 Prius Fire [recycler5]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jun 29, 2009 (8:36 am)
Once you're a registered user in the Forums, you automatically have a carspace page - yours is at www.carspace.com/recycler5. There's a photo album area, where you can upload your pics. That's the best way if you want to make them available to other registered members.
#100 of 116 Re: 2009 Prius Fire [kirstie_h]
Jul 03, 2009 (9:10 pm)
Thanks Kirstie! I didn't know this feature was available! I don't have any burnt Prius to post but I DID have a 1963 Old that caught fire a loooooong time ago.