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#22 of 26 2004 Nissan SE 4x4 Caught on fire from transmission line rupture
Oct 05, 2010 (9:20 am)
Complaint Number: 10358808
SEPT 27 2010 TRAVELING HOME FROM W.V FROM CAMPING. WE WAS ON I - 77 S BOUND AT MILE MAKER 10 IN FANCY GAP. WE SMELLED SOMETHING FUNNY. I LOOKED AT MY RIGHT MIRROR AND SAW WHITE GRAY SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE BACK OF MY 2004 NISSAN TITAN TRUCK. I PULLED OVER AND WHEN I PUT MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE I HAD NONE, DUE FROM THE HEAT OF THE FIRE, I GOT OUT AND SAW MY DRIVERS SIDE UNDER THE FENDER ON FIRE. I HAD TRANSMISSION FLUID EVERYWHERE. TRANSMISSION FLUID HAD SPRAYED ON THE MANIFOLD AND CAUGHT FIRE, THEN THE GAS LINE RUPTURED. I HAD A TRANSMISSION FLUID AND GAS FIRE. THANK GOD I HAD A FIRE EXTINGUISHER AS WELL AS ANOTHER MAN STOP TO HELP PUT IT OUT, IT TOOK TWO FIRE EXTINGUISHER TO PUT THE FIRE OUT, ONE WASN'T ENOUGH.WE COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED BUT I WAS TOLD THAT THE REASON WHY MY TRUCK DIDN'T BLOW UP WAS BECAUSE I HAD A FULL TANK OF GAS. WELL I TOOK MY TRUCK INTO NISSAN AND THEY TOLD ME THAT I HAD A RUPTURE IN MY TRANSMISSION LINE AND THAT IT WAS A DEFECTIVE, FAULTY LINE. I FIND OUT LATER THAT THEY HAD A TECHNICAL BULLETIN OUT ON THE 2004-2005 ARMADA AND TITAN DATED AUG 1 2005.I HAD MY TRUCK IN FOR A TRANSMISSION FLUSH 45 DAYS BEFORE THIS HAPPENED AND NO ONE TOLD ME ABOUT THE BULLETIN.NO ONE ASKED ME IF I WOULD LIKE TO REPLACE MY LINES AND CLAMPS. I DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS BULLETIN UNTIL WEDNESDAY NIGHT WHEN I DID RESEARCH. IF THEY HAD TOLD ME ABOUT THIS, THIS COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED. NISSAN KNOWS ABOUT THIS AND I AM TRYING TO WORK WITH THEM. I HOPE THEY DO THE RIGHT THING ABOUT FIXING MY TRUCK AND PAYING MY TOW BILLS. THE WEIRD THING IS I TRIED TO GET THE VA STATE TROOP TO DO A REPORT AND HE SAID THEY DON'T DO THAT ANYMORE.
#23 of 26 2010 Nissan Titan Fire
Sep 24, 2011 (1:15 pm)
I own a 2010 Nissan Titan with 30000 miles/48000km with bumper to bumper warranty. It was parked in my driveway and was not ran for 5 hours prior. Late at night a knock came to the door with a stranger telling me my truck was on fire. The passenger tail light, rear fender and tailgate and bumper were on fire.
I was able to extinguish the fire before fire trucks arrived. My dealer tells me not much they will do as the insurance will fix it. Could have been a lot worse if it was later at night being park by my house. Flames were 4 feet high by the time I seen it. Fire chief says its not foul play and the truck equipment caused the fire.
#24 of 26 Re: titan caught fire [titanfire]
Oct 26, 2011 (8:47 am)
I had a similar situation on Friday the 21st of October.
I had my son in law take my truck a 2006 Nissan Frontier and a hauler to go and get bales of hay for my horses.
When he returned home he and his friend left after parking the truck and the hauler in front of my house still with the bales of hay on the hauler. Approximately 30 minutes later they returned as his friend left his house keys in my truck.
While they were there in my house the girl house sitting for me ,saw smoke coming from the hood of the truck .
David ran out and opened the hood and the flames started coming out of the fuse box area. My son in law quickly hosed it down and disconnected the battery. This took no more than 3 or 4 minutes to get the fire out.
I just called Nissan Corporation after having seen your post as I have received no recall notices on my vehicles.
I called 1-800-647-7266 and spoke to Jess who was very pleasant and I asked her if Nissan was going to take any responsibility for this ,as the vehicle was purchased brand new so there were no previous owners.
I also bought a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder the same year my 19 year old is driving this as she is away in college.
After this Frontier incident I became concerned that she could get hurt if something like this happened with the Pathfinder.
I questioned Jess on the Pathfinder first and found that there is a recall on the vehicle. Not sure exactly what the recall is as again no recall notice was sent to me on that vehicle . After having that cleared up I then asked about the frontier.
I was told by her that there is a recall on the frontier it is the Engine Control Module Relay. I am not sure what that is but will check it out.
I was told someone from Nissan would be contacting me in the next 2 days and I got file numbers on each vehicle.
I told her I went to this website and was not pleased with what I had discovered here.
I have seen a lot of vehicles catching on fire on this website and Nissan seems to be dragging their feet.
I was very lucky someone was there as my house would have burnt down.
I told her I would wait to hear what Nissan has to say and depending what they say will determine which way I go forward. By the look of this website we could file a class action lawsuit against Nissan.
What they are doing is negligent and putting peoples lives at risk. I will keep you posted on what happens in the next 2 days. I don't feel these people should be able to get away with this.
#25 of 26 Re: Nissan Frontier Truck Caught Fire [stacycal]
Oct 26, 2011 (8:54 am)
My Nissan Frontier Caught fire on Friday. I just posted a few minutes ago.
It is possible that we might have a class action lawsuit that can be filed. I am waiting to see what Nissan says but I am not happy about my truck.
#26 of 26 Re: Nissan Frontier Truck Caught Fire [stacycal]
Dec 19, 2012 (9:26 am)
My mom's truck (Frontier) caught fire yesterday. She drove from work to home (just under 2 miles), got half way between the vehicle and her front door, and the truck was on fire. It is totaled, and the Fire Chief's initial statement suggests problems with the manufacturing. Have you found out anything more since your episode? There was no history of mechanical issues with her truck.