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#5 of 26 titan caught fire
Apr 18, 2007 (11:29 am)
I have a 2006 Nissan titan crew cab LE with 7000 miles. On 4/16/07 the
driver side rear door caught on fire. My 2 year old son and myself were
outside the truck while my 4 month old slept in the back seat. I noticed
smoke coming from the door handle and around the window seals, so I rushed over and opened the door. Upon opening, the wind fanned the flames and the entire inside door panel was engulfed. I got the baby out and then poured water on the fire, no luck it came right back. I disconnected the battery and a neighbor put it out with a fire extinguisher. The baby was taken to the hospital but was released without a scratch. The only reason this wasn't a tragedy was that I was standing right there and saw the smoke.
#6 of 26 Re: titan caught fire [kokojoe]
Apr 18, 2007 (4:37 pm)
OMG! Nissan should be banned from producing these death traps that are manufactured without regards for consumer safety. I'm glad to hear that no one was seriously injured or burned in this incident. The whole line of 2006 Altima's were recalled because of engine fire. Of course, Nissan discounted them without passing that information to potential consumers. Some one needs to stop these jokers before people get seriously injuried or killed.
#7 of 26 Re: titan caught fire [kokojoe]
May 11, 2007 (6:24 pm)
I am so happy you were next to the vehicle when it happend, and was succeeded in getting your baby out safely. Your story had me thinking some terrible thoughts based on what could of happened in both of our situations. I apologize but I stopped monitoring this email thread after the other person had provided his disparaging remarks. I don't claim to be any expert, but I did take electrical engineering in school. My thought would be that if things were functioning correctly, a fuse would have blown when it sensed an electrical surge through the wiring. Apparently that is not the case here. I have always been a Nissan fan and in fact I bouth 3 new Nissan vehicles in my life. All I was asking from Nissan was an explanation as to why things happened and if it was expected. Since they stopped returning my calls and left me the cold shoulder, I have decided I may take all my HD video clips, photos, and recorded documentation and start a class action lawsuit.
I am not the type of person that seeks to cause problems for any company, but this has got me concerned now.
I am so happy nothing tragic happened to your family...thank you for your information.
#8 of 26 Re: titan caught fire [shhenry]
May 16, 2007 (6:39 pm)
You should post the video on www.youtube.com. Maybe that will cause Nissan to react, or at the very least it will inform future consumers about the potential risk involve, no matter if it is a low probability of occurring, it would still potentially be catastrophic.
#9 of 26 Re: titan caught fire [razorthunder]
Jun 19, 2007 (3:25 am)
My 2005 Nissan Titan SE, crew cab had a fire in the engine compartment on 17-Jun-07. I am wondering if anyone else has heard any similar issues. No one was hurt, but my wife had to get my 3 year old daughter out of the truck while it was on fire.
I called Nissan yesterday to make them aware of this situation. The conversation was odd at best. After reading this discussion, I am betting I don't hear back from them.
#10 of 26 Re: titan caught fire [msloff]
Jun 22, 2007 (6:17 pm)
2005 Nissan Engine Fire Update:
I have had three separate conversations with Nissan Consumer Advocates. (Believe me, this name is an oxymoron.) The first person was in over her head, which given the circumstance, I guess I could understand. The second was a "trained professional." Not once, did he express concern or compassion towards my wife, my daughter or the seriousness of this situation. I spoke to this person twice last week. I would have thought Nissan would have been all over this situation to make sure there was not a manufacturing issue. Not the case. Rather, this person stated he did not know when there technical investigator would "get to this". Also, he indicated that my insurance company had not indicated to Nissan that they were going to pursue this as a vehicle defect. (Not the case, I have a copy of the letter in my possession).
At the end of the day, I was hoping Nissan would have reacted in professional manner, so far, it has been deny, deny, deny. I was not asking them to admit any fault, only to treat this with the diligence it deserves.
Does anyone have any other thoughts on how to get through to them?
#11 of 26 Re: titan caught fire [msloff]
Jun 24, 2007 (7:07 am)
Sorry you also have been having such a difficult time getting Nissan to respond properly to you. However, may I say I am happy that you and your family are all fine. As you know I have experienced same type of communication with them. It certainly is scary to think what could have happened. I don't think a company like Nissan runs with a conscience. They do not seem to know much about customer relations, or how to keep a valued customer.
I wish I had concrete answers for you to help you break through the wall of silence, but I dont. I have a few suggestions for you to consider. You may want to look up the NHTSA website to research and possibly file a complaint. I sent them a email and this is the info. they provided. I would call them if I were you, as I will be doing the same shortly.
If you believe your vehicle has a safety related defect, you may consider filing a complaint with NHTSA.
You may visit our website at www.nhtsa.dot.gov for information on how to file a Vehicle Safety Complaint. The methods to file a complaint are as follows:
•Contacting our Hotline
•Printing the web form and mailing it to NHTSA
We hope that you find this information helpful. However, if you need additional information on our services please feel free to contact us at 1-888-327-4236.
You may also want to look for safety recalls for your year and model truck. I believe you may find them on NHTSA or possibly Nissan's website. I do know that I did see some safety recalls on some earlier model Nissan trucks (Titan I believe) with a potential for fire hazard. It had to do with something related to the wiring harness (miswiring) and if you connect up electronic tow brakes I believe.
The Nissan Customer Advocacy group should have indicated to you on the phone when you called if there were any open/known safety recalls on your particular truck. If not, you should call them again and ask.
You may also want to talk with a lawyer who specializes in these type of cases. Document all phone conversations and people you spoke to at Nissan. No gaurantees here but try a few just to make sure you get a good representation.
There is also some websites out there in which you can document your issue and potentially open a class action lawsuit.
As for me, I took lots of photos of my truck and where the fire started. I will write a very conscise letter as to what happened and how Nissan has dealt with me and will forward to folks at Nissan. I will likely look at some of their annual reports or 10k to find some key names and send them my story. I will be calling NHTSA in addition, and possibly checking a couple other product liability lawyers. It all just takes time as you know...
Please keep me posted on how you make out. I will try to do the same.
#12 of 26 Re: titan caught fire [shhenry]
Jul 12, 2007 (3:12 pm)
On 7/6/07, my husband was driving our 2005 titan when the brakes quit working, then he smelled smoke and lifted the hood to find the engine in flames. The driver side of the engine was badly damaged. It sounds like there are more than just Altima's with engine fies.
#13 of 26 Re: titan caught fire [tenntacc]
Jul 12, 2007 (6:45 pm)
I have finally been able to get Nissan to react to the engine fire that occurred with my Nissan truck on Father's Day. Trust me when I say that it was not easy, but I can be a very persistent person. Today they sent an Engineer to look at the truck and they will send an investigator on July 24th. (Over a month after my first call to Nissan).
For the person that had the issue on 7/6/07, if you want, email me on my personal email at h20_dawghotmail.com and I will provide you with contact information at Nissan.