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Old 30th May 2006, 15:40   #1
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Default fire in a car in South Delhi...Honda City

it was in the paper today, shocking
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/a...ow/1593129.cms

http://www.ibnlive.com/news/two-char...e/11771-3.html

would be interesting to know , how the owner is going to take it forward and how the car company will react.

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Shocking to say the least.!!!! A running NHC caught fire..
These central locks dont help in these situation either....

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That is shocking !!! Is this really a freak accident or their is some technicalities behind it...
Would be interesting to know the technical fact behind the fire...
Pls keep updated...

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Old 30th May 2006, 16:37   #4
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This incident is a very scary one. this should be a one-off case. I am much worried now as I own myself a NHC. I am eager to find out the cause of this fire. Honda guys -- are you listening ???????????
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What's it with cars catching fire ? In Chennai, we have had the Cielo, Ikon and a Contessa. Now a Honda. This is scary.
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Old 30th May 2006, 16:43   #6
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this really scares the $hit out of me. personally i have witnessed 2 such accidents, one was an old mercedes on the road from dhaula kuan to the airport and one indica near kutub minar.

ny idea guys how it usually happens and what are the ways to avoid it? my wife was asking if we can keep a fire extinguisher in our car. ny comments?

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Really Shocking!!!
Once a similar thing happened to my zen, years ago.

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my wife was asking if we can keep a fire extinguisher in our car. ny comments?
my friend made it a practice to have one of those small/handy CeaseFire things in his car always (after his contessa caught fire sometime back). Ditto with his brother who carries one in his 118NE. I guess it would be useful to have one of those in the car.
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that is so scary........ but there are also rumours that the nhc has lpg fitted ..can anybody confirm ????

an brand new elantra crdi had also caught fire on the mumbai-pune expressway owned by an famous actor-director.............
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i guess one should keep a hammer in his car for obvious reasons.

btw, which is the weakest glass to break? side windows or windscreen?

windscreen is laminated so i guess it'll be tougher to break.
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Old 30th May 2006, 19:39   #11
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I've heard bout two or three NHC's catching fire in NCR. Is it just the NHC ? If you guys travell on the Greater noida expressway half way down on the left side u can see a NHC burnt to scrap, its been lying there for a year or so i think
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Why did the central-locking fail?! Moreover, the locks can be opened physically, right?! IMO. all electronic safety features must always have a mechanical alternative.
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Yeah i dont understand this theory of "Central locking failure" how does it happen? Can't u always override the locks from inside the car ... someone please shed some light on this
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i guess one should keep a hammer in his car for obvious reasons.

btw, which is the weakest glass to break? side windows or windscreen?
windscreen is laminated so i guess it'll be tougher to break.
I dont know if this product is available in India or not but its called "Life Hammer". It is basically a hammer + one end is designed to cut through a jammed seat bealt. Pretty handy in fire situvation and flood or water drowning situvation where the electronics of the car stops working.

Life hammer tool will not break windshields or laminated glass, Revharder you are right windshield will be tuffer to break... and some vehicle side windows are also laminated.
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Yeah i dont understand this theory of "Central locking failure" how does it happen? Can't u always override the locks from inside the car ... someone please shed some light on this
it happens quite often that central locking fails when there is an extremely urgent need to open the doors.
many a times my car's door-pin gets very hard to operate and gets smoothened on its own! but with remote it works very fine!

so i guess they are really prone of failing during a crash or fire etc.
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