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Old 29th November 2018, 00:28   #601
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The reason we assessed was that the 10 year old car had been for a pressure wash a day or so prior.

We learned another little nugget - in that model of the Fiesta, the boot is electrically operated only.
Great job on your part for rushing in to the rescue! But I am curious to know how the pressure wash caused this smoke. And what does the electrically operated boot have to do with it?

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I am curious to know how the pressure wash caused this smoke. And what does the electrically operated boot have to do with it?
Wild guess,
1) Short circuit because of pressure wash
2) Since the battery terminal was removed, couldn't open the boot and take out the belongings
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Old 29th November 2018, 11:18   #603
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1) Short circuit because of pressure wash
2) Since the battery terminal was removed, couldn't open the boot and take out the belongings
Thanks. On point number 2, that model also had a boot release button on the dashboard, like in the first model of the Figo. I have the same 2007 model of the Fiesta 1.6 sxi.
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Thanks. On point number 2, that model also had a boot release button on the dashboard, like in the first model of the Figo. I have the same 2007 model of the Fiesta 1.6 sxi.
Is the button manual or electrically operated? You can disconnect the battery and try it once.
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Is the button manual or electrically operated? You can disconnect the battery and try it once.
Will try that when the battery dies down, else it is too much of an effort to enter the secret code into the ICE, to reset the time, etc.
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Is the button manual or electrically operated? You can disconnect the battery and try it once.
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Will try that when the battery dies down, else it is too much of an effort to enter the secret code into the ICE, to reset the time, etc.
Dashboard button is electrically operated
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Dashboard button is electrically operated
Correct. And there's no manual override.

Therefore one should keep the car fire extinguisher in the cabin. Ideally under the navigator seat.

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Sighted this indica on fire today afternoon. This happened in Thiruvalla, Kerala. Everyone inside were able to get out and some locals were trying to douse the fire using water from bottles and buckets.
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Tata Tigor, fitted with a CNG kit, caught fire while on the road. The incident happened in Gujarat as the owner reportedly had used unauthorized CNG kit.

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Poor passengers on the backseat of a CNG-kitted Datsun didn't make it.

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Awesome job, @Phamilyman

Found a very interesting blanket idea:
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An i10 was up in flames on ORR near Lowry Memorial Educational Institutions bang opposite to Trident Hyundai Showroom. It was around 12:45PM and I was commuting on the opposite side, saw people gathering and few cops running towards the fire scene. Few of the showroom staff (of Hyundai mostly) were also running to douse the flames with fire extinguishers. Looks like the the occupants were out safely but the fire was getting intense and it was right in the middle of the traffic at a busy junction. The cops were trying to move nearby cars away from it and there was a pile up happening at the back due to this incident. Couldn't wait longer too see further since I had to reach work, but I hope it was brought under control and no one was hurt due to it. I will upload my Dash footage in a while.

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Video of the fire accident:


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Very very rare that it can happen but with the ongoing summer these days...

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Thane man dies as car goes up in flames

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The hatchback is suspected to have caught fire due to a short circuit, said the police...
As soon as a short-circuit led to a fire, the car's doors locked due to the centralised lock system and Kamble was trapped. The vehicle exploded and he was charred to death inside...
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Excellent reporting; no mention of make/ model or if it was fitted with CNG etc.

I understand that it's premature to point out the cause of fire and I am not looking to blame manufacturer for this incident. Still for the sake of proper reporting, they should have mentioned the basic details.

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