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Old 25th February 2020, 14:23   #661
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Spotted a BMW F10 5 Series up in flames today morning at Uran Phata Flyover on the Sion Panvel Highway.

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While I was on my way to meet a friend, I saw this S-Cross on fire on highway-44 in Hyderabad, Telangana (near Suchitra). I do know the reason for the fire and as I was getting late, I couldn't wait to see what happened. At that time, nobody was in the car and I'm not sure if anybody, especially the passengers, got hurt or not. Just hope they are safe. Surprisingly, there is no news about this incident even in the local newspapers.

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Ahmedabad: Man charred to death in car fire in Sola
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Its slightly odd that fire started from cabin of Baleno and not engine bay. Another aspect is how quickly short-circuit is being arrived at as a conclusion as the reason for fire.

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Its slightly odd that fire started from cabin of Baleno and not engine bay. Another aspect is how quickly short-circuit is being arrived at as a conclusion as the reason for fire.
According to the fire department and the Police when the fire broke out the doors of the car locked automatically. This seems like a repeated factor in passengers getting trapped inside a burning car and getting literally roasted alive. Is there some way that Team BHP do a research on which cars in India are likely to malfunction in this way. I realize it is a tall order. If we could do this test in a non-destructive way (don't know how to though) we would be seen a a hall mark of Safety.

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A man charred to death as his S-Cross caught fire near Hathijan Circles in Ahmedabad.

After refueling the car with diesel, he was on the way home when people noticed smoke coming out of the car. Low visibility due to smoke and panic caused him to hit the divider which got the airbags to deploy. He was stuck between the seat and the airbag.

It was mentioned that the automatic locking system failed which locked the doors.

I wonder why this happens as we are also provided with an individual and manual lock-unlock button.

Reason mentioned is the use of an OVERRATED FUSE in the car which led to a short circuit.

Seatbelt cutter and a glass breaker is a must nowadays.

Few days ago, we also got the report of fire caused in a Baleno and an XC90 also from the same city.
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Saw a set of video clips shared of a car (?dzire) on fire in Manipal.

There was also an attempt to put out the fire with a single fire extinguisher. You can hear the tires explode in one of the clips.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/203058...60024437597016

The post did not have any further info. I couldn't find the date of the incident either. If it was recent, there's quite a lot of traffic considering the lockdown.

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Saw a set of video clips shared of a car (?dzire) on fire in Manipal.
There was also an attempt to put out the fire with a single fire extinguisher. You can hear the tires explode in one of the clips.

The post did not have any further info. I couldn't find the date of the incident either. If it was recent, there's quite a lot of traffic considering the lockdown.
Certainly a recent one as I could see some persons with masks.
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The post did not have any further info. I couldn't find the date of the incident either. If it was recent, there's quite a lot of traffic considering the lockdown.
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Certainly a recent one as I could see some persons with masks.
Udupi: Moving car goes up in flames on road, occupants safe.
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Udupi, Apr 17: In an incident which happened on Friday, April 17 morning, a car that was moving on the road suddenly caught fire and was gutted soon. The incident happened near Tiger Circle, Manipal. The car in question was moving towards Manipal from the direction of Udupi when suddenly flames began to leap from it. Fire brigade personnel rushed to the spot soon and extinguished the flames.
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I20 catches fire, Groom dropped to Venue by police.

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The spate of incidents of fires engulfing Tata Nanos, purportedly emanating from somewhere near its ignition key are passe. As everyone might have observed, these incidents made headlines with nearly half a dozen such cases, some of them having been reported here on this thread by friends.

Tata Nanos are still in regular use by hundreds of owners, but mysteriously just after the production of this car was officially stopped around 2017-18, not a single such fire incident has come to the fore. Was it a ploy by some vested interest/s to malign the Nano ? If so, it would be preferable for Tata Motors to go deeper into and investigate as to whether it was a part of a larger design to malign the brand and besmirch and discolour it's reputation?

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Maybe whatever component was faulty - ignition wiring say - in a small batch of cars would have failed by now with repeated use of the vehicle? Those vehicles that did not have the fault did not catch fire and won't catch fire going forward.

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The spate of incidents of fires engulfing Tata Nanos, purportedly emanating from somewhere near its ignition key are passe. As everyone might have observed, these incidents made headlines with nearly half a dozen such cases, some of them having been reported here on this thread by friends.

Tata Nanos are still in regular use by hundreds of owners, but mysteriously just after the production of this car was officially stopped around 2017-18, not a single such fire incident has come to the fore. Was it a ploy by some vested interest/s to malign the Nano ? If so, it would be preferable for Tata Motors to go deeper into and investigate as to whether it was a part of a larger design to malign the brand and besmirch and discolour it's reputation?
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A Tata Bolt ferrying mangoes catches fire. Nobody injured.

https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/...DEfnRj_gWMP85w

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If I were trapped in my A-Star with electricals shorted I would:
1. Fully recline the driver seat backrest. In my car it becomes flat.
2. Climb to the back seat.
3. Remove the parcel tray - it comes off easily
4. Open the hatch door manually. There is a manual override.
5. Get out

Having said that I do have a safety hammer with seat belt cutter in the glove box. I shudder to think what I would do if I were stuck in some other car I am not familiar with, say a taxi cab.

I believe the hatch door can be opened without electrical power in some cars? Since there is no mechanical handle on the hatch in the A-Star (like there is on the Gen1 swift), there is no electrical locking mechanism in the rear door.

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A fire broke out at a private workshop at Calicut, Kerala and resulted in 11 Mercedes Benz cars getting burned down. The word is that a short circuit inside one of the cars led to the fire accident.
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A fire broke out at a private workshop at Calicut, Kerala.

The word is that a short circuit inside one of the cars led to the fire accident.
When will people start thinking beyond a short circuit?

There is more to this incident than meets the eye.
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