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#28 of 40 Re: 2009 Nissan Altima Caught Fire [mariah777]
Feb 13, 2012 (10:29 am)
I am currently investigating a 2007 Altima fire where driver reportedly thought he ran over an object or may have simply heard a noise, ran a stop sign then came to rest in some brush. Insurance company denied the claim and said the car was intentionaly set (total BS, BTW. The ignition of the vegitation under the car was witnessed). As I read these boards, there appears to be a common thread with the Altima.
#29 of 40 Deadly Nissan fire
Apr 18, 2012 (9:40 am)
My nephew recently died in a fire in his 2008 Nissan Altima after his car went into a ditch. Investigation is pending, but it seems as if others have had a similar problem with unexplained fires in the Altima. Any referrals to research, data, lawsuits, etc., would be appreciated.
#30 of 40 Re: Deadly Nissan fire [pvmom]
May 12, 2012 (9:13 am)
my 2010 nissan altima caught fire in my driveway last night. Fire investigator said it was an electrical short. anyone have any similar experiences/ advice. I saw in a post mention of a class action suit, any information will be appreciated.
#31 of 40 Re: Deadly Nissan fire [techy10]
Jun 25, 2012 (1:26 am)
My 2006 Altima caught fire driving down earlier today (8pm) in Victorville. I'm just now making it back home (2 am). All that was heard was a pop and an orange flash caused me to decelerate and pull over. A witness who was behind my car said it looked like a big fire underneath the car. Very freakish. I've yet to have a major problem with this car...until now. I will have alot of calls to make tomorrow. As I'm relating to the other Altima stories of catching fire, I'm curious as to what course of insightful action would you recommend based on your past experience.
#32 of 40 Re: Deadly Nissan fire [relliott1981]
Jun 25, 2012 (12:26 pm)
I would suggest the first course of action to be determining exactly what caused the fire, along with what actually caught on fire.
Anything else is a version of "Ready.... Fire..... AIM!".
#33 of 40 Re: Deadly Nissan fire [techy10]
Aug 28, 2012 (9:55 pm)
Bought a 2011 Nissan Altima through Hertz rent to a buy program, exactly one week after I bought the car ,I was driving at 55 mph on a highway and I felt this huge drop in the transmission and the whole car shut off as I was still moving. I pulled to the side off the road and to my surprise the whole hood was melting and on fire. I couldn't get out of the car for about 45 seconds the door wouldn't open nor did the key work . I frantically kept trying the key while smoke was pouring into the car ,luckily the door opened and within two minutes the car was engulfed in flames. My insurance company and Nissan are investigating , any advice or similar experiences would be much appreciated.
#34 of 40 Same exact experience
Oct 03, 2012 (7:10 pm)
Earlier this week, I had the SAME exact experience. I rented a 2011 Nissan Altima from Hertz. The rental car, stalled and sputtered. I got out, hood melted, flamed up. Gratefully, I was able to get out no problem.
#35 of 40 Re: Deadly Nissan fire [bcampbell27]
Oct 03, 2012 (11:57 pm)
I m telling y'all..seems to be a trend with those altimas....if you have a picture of ur nissan after the accident,please send it to me...
Apr 09, 2013 (6:49 pm)
my 2006 nissan altima caught on fire while I was driving on interstate 64 east the car jerked, then sputtered there was a loud boom and other vehicles flashed lights for me to pull over i then noticed heavy smoke from the hood barely made it out and the car was on fire and then explodedi could have lost my life this was a hazard to me which was a very dangerous situation how do you find out what caused the fire so i can file a lawsuit