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    Default Ford F150 Fire! Mercedes Fire! Prius Fire! Honda Fire! Jeep Fire!

    Ford F150's fuel tank strap can cause a fire, Mercedes catalytic converters can burn down the car and a forest, a Prius can just go up in flames, a Honda can ignite after an oil change, and a jeep's engine can explode. Everyone panic!

    Must be something going around. Doing a Google search for "<car name> fire" finds plenty of cars and trucks that seem to catch fire for all sorts of reasons. At the risk of beating a dead horse, just providing some perspective.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-0...nk-straps.html
    http://packet-media.com/2011/03/20/b...cedes-on-fire/
    http://www.seacoastonline.com/articl...4-NEWS-4240319
    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/autom...onda_fire.html


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    Default Burro Fire!

    Even more natural forms of cargo-hauling, such as the time-honored use of pack animals including burros, mules, and donkeys, can have significant fire-danger risks. A lot hinges upon whether you are using a fire-marshal-approved burro blanket, treated with approved fire retardants compliant with US Fed Fire Ass Regs 114801 - 114811 (para b,c-f, and g). However, recent studies by the NHTSA and the NCPTSA (National Cow-Path Traffic Safety Administration) are bringing to light more critical factors, in particular, the tendency for burro and mule pack drivers to engage in smoking or to employ poor or negligent campfire safety practices during cargo runs. Although a burro-blanket recall has not yet been instituted, sources indicate a recall is likely pending the outcome of an on-going probe launched jointly by the NHTSA and NCPTSA, for which a full report is due to congress before the holiday recess.
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    Ok, this made my day!

    Quote Originally Posted by sparks View Post
    Even more natural forms of cargo-hauling, such as the time-honored use of pack animals including burros, mules, and donkeys, can have significant fire-danger risks. A lot hinges upon whether you are using a fire-marshal-approved burro blanket, treated with approved fire retardants compliant with US Fed Fire Ass Regs 114801 - 114811 (para b,c-f, and g). However, recent studies by the NHTSA and the NCPTSA (National Cow-Path Traffic Safety Administration) are bringing to light more critical factors, in particular, the tendency for burro and mule pack drivers to engage in smoking or to employ poor or negligent campfire safety practices during cargo runs. Although a burro-blanket recall has not yet been instituted, sources indicate a recall is likely pending the outcome of an on-going probe launched jointly by the NHTSA and NCPTSA, for which a full report is due to congress before the holiday recess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steverino View Post
    Ford F150's fuel tank strap can cause a fire, Mercedes catalytic converters can burn down the car and a forest, a Prius can just go up in flames, a Honda can ignite after an oil change, and a jeep's engine can explode. Everyone panic!

    Must be something going around. Doing a Google search for "<car name> fire" finds plenty of cars and trucks that seem to catch fire for all sorts of reasons. At the risk of beating a dead horse, just providing some perspective.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-0...nk-straps.html
    http://packet-media.com/2011/03/20/b...cedes-on-fire/
    http://www.seacoastonline.com/articl...4-NEWS-4240319
    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/autom...onda_fire.html


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    ARMAGEDDON! LOL!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVhybrid View Post
    Any photos of a burro fire?
    Here is one loaded with fuel before the fire test. PETA has embargoed the after pictures.

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    Here is what you don't want. A death because of a real car fire: http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2011...ef=automobiles

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    Sadly it usually takes blood to get the government safety agencies to really examine a safety issue.
    The issue with the acceleration of the Lexus was ignored for the most part until a family was killed in San Diego due to the issue.
    I am thankful that they are taking the battery issue seriously and if a re-design is required it is better to do it and replace 6000+ cars than 100000+ cars a few years down the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonC View Post
    Here is what you don't want. A death because of a real car fire: http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2011...ef=automobiles
    I'm glad some of us can joke about this issue and the remote probability of being injured by a Volt fire, but this example of DonC's about the hazards of sitting on the equivalent of several pounds of dynamite is very sobering. I can't blame NHTSA and GM being proactive to chase down these problems.

    I hope GM gets this issue resolved soon so they can concentrate on selling more Volts.

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