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Old 14th June 2017, 14:51   #556
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Just came across this post on Facebook.




Royal Enfield Bike on fire - RE CLASSIC 350 caught fire while PARKED

It was shocking and extremely scary what happened to my 3 months old Bullet. I had driven it around 4 km (09/06/2017) and parked it in the parking of my building. After around 20 min, I was informed that my bike was on fire. My brain was not ready to believe this and I ran down to see it for myself wishing it was not true. When I witnessed it, my heart sank. Never could I imagine that this would happen to my bike and that too of such a high brand. My neighbors quickly moved their cars around and the fire was only brought to control by the Fire Brigade. I am so thankful that this did not happen at night as the damage could have been much much worse.

Even though all this happened, I was feeling confident that I could sort this out with Royal Enfield. But I did not realize that another shock awaits me.

On informing the showroom that my bike caught on fire while standing in my garage, I got this amazing response, "This would be a manufacturing/Royal Enfield issue if the fire would have started while the bike was running !!!". WOW. Never in a million years did I expect this response. If I was in the hospital with burns on my body or WORSE, Royal Enfield would have accepted it as a manufacturing defect. Instead, they are asking me to go my insurance company and take the matter with them. Amazing customer service. My family has requested me to stop driving a bike fearing for my safety now.

I have read and seen, westerners and even western celebrities talking about riding these bikes during visits which is considered as an Indian treasure. After this, I hope they reconsider for their safety.

I sincerely hope this is a local representative issue and not the approach that Royal Enfield takes for customer safety and service.

This is not an isolated incident. Refer to the same issue reported in 2014 .

I am not sure what is going to happen next and how am I going to be compensated for my loss. Just have a look at the picture and you will understand how lucky I was.
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There were no aftermarket accessories or nothing of that sort installed in the car and upon searching the internet I found mercedes to be the culprit . Link to the article - http://jalopnik.com/one-million-merc...y-c-1792939731


Any update from your friend on how this has being handled by Mercedes so far?

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5 day old Mercedes catches fire in delhi.
Same question for this case...
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Any update from your friend on how this has being handled by Mercedes so far?



Same question for this case...
Mercedes India has apologized for the whole incident . He has been given a GLC and an apple laptop in exchange for his CLA . Mercedes convinced him not to file a case and he too wanted to avoid the hassle of pursuing the case so he didn't file any case . I pursuaded him to take the case forward but he didn't do so !
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I've been wanting to post this for a while, but couldn't. This incident happened a week ago in Alappuzha, Kerala.

An ecosport caught fire and was completely burned. I heard the car was parked when the fire started out, but there were still people in it. everyone managed to get out safe and sound.

that's all the info i have right now. I will update soon i guess.
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Happened today around 10:15 AM near Powai Lake signal on JVLR. Spotted on other side while going to SEEPZ. It was horrible inferno holding up complete traffic standstill for quite sometime, traffic was released slowly and some JVLR traffic was diverted through Hiranandani Gardens Powai. Reportedly nobody got hurt as per informed by the bystander rickshaw driver who said he observed since start.

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Happened today around 10:15 AM near Powai Lake signal on JVLR.
Got a clear image of the car, it was a Ford Fiesta.
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Got a clear image of the car, it was a Ford Fiesta.
Related?

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...a-classic.html (Ford India recalls over 39,000 units of Figo & Fiesta Classic)
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Horrific incident of car catching fire near Coimbatore. The owner/driver managed to save his wife and children by pushing them out but tragically, could not save himself as his seatbelt got stuck. Looks like a Maruti Ritz.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/60042729.cms

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/man-s...ome-topstories

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Spotted this previous generation BMW 3-Series lying outside Park Street police station. Seems to have had a severe engine fire. No idea of when or how it happened, just hope that the occupants made it out fine. Sad to see a nice car become scrap. (Apologies for the poor image quality. I clicked it from a moving car.)
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One of my friend's Wagon R met with a fire accident when it was parked outside a hospital in Hyderabad, last week. According to the eye witness, fire started suddenly from the left head lamp of the car (Pics attached below). My friend confirmed that no after market accessories were fitted in the car.

My friend is waiting for an update from the insurance firm (Royal Sundaram, in this case).

The car was towed to a Maruti ASS here in Hyderabad. They have submitted an estimate of 1.8 Lakhs to the insurance company. The IDV of the vehicle is 2.15 Lakhs.
My friend's family members were very upset and they do not want to get this car repaired. So, he is in a big dilemma now.

Please provide your valuable suggestions.
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Thanks to Naveen Reddy Churukanti for sharing this link with us!

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On Monday, Tripathy pulled his 2011 BMW 320D out of his parking space at 7 am. Tripathy was driving his daughter to school. Tripathy was stopped by a frantic security guard of his building Marathon Era, Lower Parel.

Tripathy wondered what had happened and thought he'd accidentally turned on his headlights. Tripathy checked his dashboard, however, the security guard walked up and knocked on his window.

"There's a fire under your car," the security guard told him. Alarmed, Tripathy and his daughter jumped out of the car and rushed away. Tripathy was shocked to see flames under the engine.
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