The Truth About Cars » Car fires http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Arachnophobia – The Sequel; Michigan Motorist Sees Spider, Sets Car & Gas Pump On Fire http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/arachnophobia-sequel-michigan-motorist-sees-spider-sets-car-gas-pump-fire/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/arachnophobia-sequel-michigan-motorist-sees-spider-sets-car-gas-pump-fire/#comments Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1182346 We recently featured the story of a woman in Indiana who, frightened by a spider alighting on her shoulder, bolted from her car while it was still in reverse, resulting in a collision with a passing school bus and minor injuries to her son, who was in the back seat at the time. Now comes […]

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We recently featured the story of a woman in Indiana who, frightened by a spider alighting on her shoulder, bolted from her car while it was still in reverse, resulting in a collision with a passing school bus and minor injuries to her son, who was in the back seat at the time. Now comes […]

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A Plethora of Parading Pintos http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/plethora-parading-pintos/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/plethora-parading-pintos/#comments Sat, 13 Dec 2014 20:35:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=949745 Start the YouTube video player. Click on the settings icon in the menu bar to select 2D or your choice of stereo 3D formats Would you miss a parade of 50 Ford Pintos (well, 47 at least)? The cute little subcompact, oft demeaned as a fiery death trap due to lawsuits and controversy over how […]

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Start the YouTube video player. Click on the settings icon in the menu bar to select 2D or your choice of stereo 3D formats Would you miss a parade of 50 Ford Pintos (well, 47 at least)? The cute little subcompact, oft demeaned as a fiery death trap due to lawsuits and controversy over how […]

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Acura NSX Prototype Flame Broiled on Burgerkingring http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/acura-nsx-prototype-flame-broiled-on-burgerkingring/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/acura-nsx-prototype-flame-broiled-on-burgerkingring/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:35:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=872898 It’s been years now since Honda introduced a new generation Acura NSX as a concept and it looks like it may take even more time to reach production since the prototype that was recently spotted testing at the Nurburgring circuit has been pretty much destroyed, apparently the victim of an engine compartment fire.   The […]

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It’s been years now since Honda introduced a new generation Acura NSX as a concept and it looks like it may take even more time to reach production since the prototype that was recently spotted testing at the Nurburgring circuit has been pretty much destroyed, apparently the victim of an engine compartment fire.   The […]

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Peter DeLorenzo: Sources Say Tesla Batteries Not Sufficiently Protected http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/peter-delorenzo-sources-say-tesla-batteries-not-sufficiently-protected/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/peter-delorenzo-sources-say-tesla-batteries-not-sufficiently-protected/#comments Thu, 31 Oct 2013 10:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=638721 Reports from unnamed sources critical of competitors are not the most reliable, but Pete DeLorenzo says according to his sources within the auto industry a design shortcoming is the reason why the batteries in two Tesla Model S cars have recently started fires following collisions. Presumably DeLorenzo’s source or sources are within General Motors because […]

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Reports from unnamed sources critical of competitors are not the most reliable, but Pete DeLorenzo says according to his sources within the auto industry a design shortcoming is the reason why the batteries in two Tesla Model S cars have recently started fires following collisions. Presumably DeLorenzo’s source or sources are within General Motors because […]

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A Second Tesla Model S Burns http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/a-second-tesla-model-s-burns/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/a-second-tesla-model-s-burns/#comments Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:30:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=636697 A second Tesla Model S has burned following an accident, this time near Merida, Mexico. Tesla Motors issued a statement saying the customer was unhurt after crash in which the Model S hit a concrete barrier. The accident occurred on October 19 according to local news reports that say that the luxury electric car was […]

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A second Tesla Model S has burned following an accident, this time near Merida, Mexico. Tesla Motors issued a statement saying the customer was unhurt after crash in which the Model S hit a concrete barrier. The accident occurred on October 19 according to local news reports that say that the luxury electric car was […]

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Federal Regulators Will Not Investigate Tesla Model S Fire http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/federal-regulators-will-not-investigate-tesla-model-s-fire/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/federal-regulators-will-not-investigate-tesla-model-s-fire/#comments Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:16:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=634297 In an e-mailed statement, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that it has decided against launching a formal investigation into the Washington state fire early this month involving a Tesla Model S. The electric car ran over some metal debris that punctured the front battery pack, sparking the fire. NHTSA said that it found no […]

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In an e-mailed statement, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that it has decided against launching a formal investigation into the Washington state fire early this month involving a Tesla Model S. The electric car ran over some metal debris that punctured the front battery pack, sparking the fire. NHTSA said that it found no […]

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Tesla Stock Gets Double Whammy From Analyst Downgrade and Model S Fire http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/tesla-stock-gets-double-whammy-from-analyst-downgrade-and-model-s-fire/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/tesla-stock-gets-double-whammy-from-analyst-downgrade-and-model-s-fire/#comments Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=600089 The price of Tesla Motors stock took a double hit this week as an influential analyst downgraded the company’s investment potential almost simultaneously with the viral spread of a Model S electric car burning in Washington state after running over metal debris in the road. On Wednesday morning, the Robert W. Baird company changed its […]

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The price of Tesla Motors stock took a double hit this week as an influential analyst downgraded the company’s investment potential almost simultaneously with the viral spread of a Model S electric car burning in Washington state after running over metal debris in the road. On Wednesday morning, the Robert W. Baird company changed its […]

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Tesla Model S Burns Causing Stock Price Jitters http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/tesla-model-s-burns-causing-stock-price-jitters/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/tesla-model-s-burns-causing-stock-price-jitters/#comments Thu, 03 Oct 2013 19:08:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=593697 After photos were published of a Tesla Model S in Washington state burning following a collision, with a subsequent 9.1% dip in the price of Tesla stock, the company issued a statement. The car, “collided with a large metallic object in the middle of the road, causing significant damage to the vehicle,” the EV startup […]

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After photos were published of a Tesla Model S in Washington state burning following a collision, with a subsequent 9.1% dip in the price of Tesla stock, the company issued a statement. The car, “collided with a large metallic object in the middle of the road, causing significant damage to the vehicle,” the EV startup […]

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NHTSA Opens Preliminary Investigation Into Jeep Grand Cherokee Headliner Fires http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/nhtsa-opens-preliminary-investigation-into-jeep-grand-cherokee-headliner-fires/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/nhtsa-opens-preliminary-investigation-into-jeep-grand-cherokee-headliner-fires/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:50:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=500632 Issues about fire safety continue to affect the Jeep brand as the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced today that it is opening an investigation into 146,000 2012 model year Grand Cherokees, after receiving reports from three consumers who say that the headliners of their cars caught fire near the passenger side sun visor. […]

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Issues about fire safety continue to affect the Jeep brand as the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced today that it is opening an investigation into 146,000 2012 model year Grand Cherokees, after receiving reports from three consumers who say that the headliners of their cars caught fire near the passenger side sun visor. […]

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Daimler Loses A Round With EU Over R134a Refrigerant, Full EU Commission Meets http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/daimler-loses-a-round-with-eu-over-r134a-refrigerant-full-eu-commission-meets/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/daimler-loses-a-round-with-eu-over-r134a-refrigerant-full-eu-commission-meets/#comments Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:30:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=495643 The EU Commission has provisionally sided with France in that country’s decision to stop the sale of new Mercedes-Benz cars because of Daimler’s decision to continue to use R134a refrigerant in it’s HVAC systems. The EU has banned R134a out of concerns for global warming. The only available replacement that meets the new regulations is R1234yf, […]

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The EU Commission has provisionally sided with France in that country’s decision to stop the sale of new Mercedes-Benz cars because of Daimler’s decision to continue to use R134a refrigerant in it’s HVAC systems. The EU has banned R134a out of concerns for global warming. The only available replacement that meets the new regulations is R1234yf, […]

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Does BMW Have a Fire Safety Problem With All of Its Brands’ Turbos? 2,916 More Non-Chevy-Volts Recalled For Fire Hazard http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/does-bmw-have-a-fire-safety-problem-with-all-of-its-brands-turbos-2916-more-non-chevy-volts-recalled-for-fire-hazard/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/does-bmw-have-a-fire-safety-problem-with-all-of-its-brands-turbos-2916-more-non-chevy-volts-recalled-for-fire-hazard/#comments Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:07:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=440363 It hasn’t gotten nearly as much attention as the handful of early production Tata Nanos that caught fire, or the Ferrari 458 recall, also for fire safety issues, or the newly expanded investigation into Jeep Wranglers burning, and certainly not nearly the attention given the near non-event with that one crash tested Chevy Volt, but […]

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It hasn’t gotten nearly as much attention as the handful of early production Tata Nanos that caught fire, or the Ferrari 458 recall, also for fire safety issues, or the newly expanded investigation into Jeep Wranglers burning, and certainly not nearly the attention given the near non-event with that one crash tested Chevy Volt, but […]

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