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Old 5th April 2008, 21:47   #46
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seems like ford cars are prone to catch fire know of 1 doctor in my city who had a ikon and it caught fire also
Ford does not have Plastic Bumpers (they are made of some paper mache material) atleast the escort was.

Also most of the Ikons my company hires from Orix has fire extinguishers fitted .
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Old 5th April 2008, 22:28   #47
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I quite understand your plight. Here is one latest incident of a Cielo in Hyderabad getting burnt (pictures taken by me yesterday).

Once I had a fiat 73 model way back in 1998. which was old ructy and rickety. As I was merrily driving one day, smoke came out of the car.. I got out and ran for my life....people came and poured water on the bonnet. The battery cable had burnt along with the wiring harness. The ignition wiring of the car had got crimped with the rusted bodyshell. Then I actually used some wires to start the car with the same battery and drive back home.

Is that the same Gas vehicle that caught fire on the flyover?
Read it in the news paper..
I have a 56 model FIAT & had 59 model, never had any electrical problem, over the years it just boils down to maintain'ce, old car or new car.

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Whats was that. This is so unfortunate. Ford Icons- why are they prone to fire, accidents etc. I remember an instance where 4 people died in Mumbai as an Icon travelling at very high speed around 150 plus , broke into two pieces from centre.
More prone to accidents & fire? you can check that line again.
Any other car there in a near similar crash to compare this particular crash against?
Wasnt that a picture that had come in overdrive or some car mag a couple years back, had an underage kid who took friends for a spin and hit a pole side wards after loosing control? most new cars are designed to break up to bear the schock of a crash...

I dont think one can take up stray incidents of the ikon and blame the the model, I've seen the old honda city reduced to the body shell right in the middle of the road, apparently it was coz of the music player which had amplifiers which overloaded the battery...one should look at it in a more holistic way..
May be, the cars catching fire has more to do with the hooking up of electrical equipment in a flawed/improper manner or hooking up incompatible equipment. Offcourse there can be other reasons.
Most equipment requires a positive line, so some decorator/accessories guys just pull a line from the battery instead of hooking it up through the switch, so effectively there is no fuse on the line, unless installed, if this line is of poor quality wire, aged wire or gets physically damaged it can cause a short circuit, as any part of the metal body acts as a negative terminal, or water/dirty water too does the job.

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The less said about the Ikon which split in two, the better. No car could have saved its occupants under a situation like that.

We are going way off-topic here. This is an ownership review thread, and lets keep it to that.
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Old 14th April 2008, 08:54   #49
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Is that the same Gas vehicle that caught fire on the flyover?
Read it in the news paper..
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Yes that was the one. It was a eerie experience as I luckily happened to drive by and Moments later the traffic froze
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Look who is back..checking up on my thread after a long long time and seems like it has gone off topic a bit...it is not about burning of the cars or bashing of Ford cars...

Latessht update is that Battery got replaced because no body was driving the car for almost 4 months.. why??because i got hooked on my CNG kit fitted Indica and money is important man. saving a lot of money now a days.

since last week decided to take out my IKON for weekends.
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Old 11th October 2008, 07:08   #51
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Lord, you really are funny and RESILIENT!
I discovered your post by accident, Manu but reading through it had me in splits
Keep up that attitude buddy and ...you really give your car to a lot of people to drive , don't you !Not recommended ,na na.
I vote your post is the funniest in team BHP..cheers cheers:
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Whats the latest mileage on the car. Any issues since last?

The poor car was lucky to have found you. Supervising every installation is not really feasible but something that might have to be organised into the schedule.
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Lord, you really are funny and RESILIENT!
I discovered your post by accident, Manu but reading through it had me in splits
Keep up that attitude buddy and ...you really give your car to a lot of people to drive , don't you !Not recommended ,na na.
I vote your post is the funniest in team BHP..cheers cheers:
Thank you thank you!! no need no need.cheers:

Oh and the car's mileage is around 10 kmpl currently.
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Thank you thank you!! no need no need.cheers:

Oh and the car's mileage is around 10 kmpl currently.
By Mileage I meant the kms travelled since production (odometer reading). The kmpl, I am not bothered about.
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Love your attitude manu, and the never say die spirit. I know you must have gone thru hell with all this but you still happy, thats what matters the most. Congrats for still keeping your spirits high and all the best for future with your Priety Zinta
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By Mileage I meant the kms travelled since production (odometer reading). The kmpl, I am not bothered about.
Oh ji I am so sorry ji..the car has done about 34000 kms.
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Hello people...I am back after a long fight with my IT Manager for giving me permission to access the site...well that did not go very well...sooo.. I am at home on sunday evening trying to give you guys some update on my personal phoenix(My Ikon)

Well I have got two things to share:-

First One: I cried and cried and cried finally Ramji listened to my prayers and the 23rd of May after 2 years, it Happened...HAILSTORM IN GURGAON..YIPEEEEEEE..

I left my Ikon out of the parking area ( needed some fresh marks read on or go back to post one) in the process got my self hit couple of times by hails.

when it was over I was so happy to see those fresh dimples on my car...my One and half year old son must have thought that I have gone crazy( well actually still looks at me differently..I fear he is going to disown me or something)

Anyways I went to Harpreet ford, called the insurance company begged a little and they agreeed since there were many cases of hailstorm damage that day.

After a week I got my car back and it spot less..my friends..spot less, well jaha insurance mila waha to hai. Total bill 24000 I paid 2000.

Will upload pictures soon. Yeah.

Second thing:-
Hey Dreamcatcher!! Are you done with your car polishing you are still on. this guy loves his car man. for all the Bhpian I have just found out that he is my next door neighbour..small world eh..
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Hey, nice story and rather unfortunate also. I don’t know what I would have done if my brand new car had suddenly burnt. Probably I wuld have some have tried driving it and driving it I would have straight into the showroom.
Anyways as Sharma said, it was nice the way we met as well. I have a bunch of T BHP stickers on my car and was spending time on a Sunday waxing it. So he walks up and asks if I am on BHP. And then do I need to say more what happens when two BHPian meet and that two being next door neighbours.
So I saw the 'unfortunate Ford Ikon' and it looks real good and he has got a neat ICE setup in his car. Well no one would say what the car has been through though looking at it.
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Howdee Neighbour,

It takes some effort man to keep it that way. I guess you know and by the way thanks for the stickers. what am I doing! I will talk to you in the evening. help me take some pictures this sunday.
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Manu, great to hear that God helped you make lemonade from your lemon
I must say you really have some patience to have lived with it for so long. Keep up the positive attitude bro
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