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BillyPete 03-20-2012 05:50 PM

Flame on! Jeeps a fire
 
Is this as common as it sounds? wowzers!


My Jeep's On Fire - YouTube

Beastmaster 03-20-2012 05:58 PM

I sure hope not! :eek:

kenb1023 03-20-2012 06:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillyPete (Post 2161502)
Is this as common as it sounds? wowzers!


My Jeep's On Fire - YouTube

Holy Sheep Sh*t. It looks like late 09s to 11 that were burners. I just can't believe that there has not been a cause found. I have an 07 and did not see any 07s listed in there but makes me nervous. I think I will step up getting that fire extinguisher installed.

PA . JAY 03-20-2012 06:05 PM

front bumper didnt melt ! thought it would be gone .

kbwwolf 03-20-2012 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by PA . JAY (Post 2161570)
front bumper didnt melt ! thought it would be gone .

Nah, they make the front bumpers outta super lightweight, fire-proof material so they won't burn when the rest of the Jeep does. But if you hit something with em, they'll fold up like origami. :D

strider_mt2k 03-20-2012 07:05 PM

That truly sucks. :(

blackforestgreen 03-20-2012 07:09 PM

hmm, chrysler not stepping up?

JIMBOX 03-20-2012 07:10 PM

:whistling: Generally Wrangler/w auto tranny and

-----------------NO AUX COOLER--------------------------

Common --

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

rics1997 03-20-2012 07:13 PM

Couple of them in the video was TJ's not JK. But if you look up about any model vehicle you will finds one on fire at some time. Fires happen, but haven't heard of it being common. Not that this makes those this happens too feel better but I think the company should step up to the plate and cover these unless they can prove it was caused by a badly wired mod. There a lot of Jeeps on the road. If you look, I'm sure you can compile a engine failure list or transmission problems.

Saying that you do want a tranny cooler on all 07-11 model Autos because they can get very hot.

Casotakar1229 03-20-2012 07:24 PM

woah...lol. that is insane. so insane. glad everyone is okay! let's hope we don't see anymore of these

edit- maybe the jeeps are committing suicide from not enough off roading? that is crazy to see them just in flames...the hell?

the Kolector 03-20-2012 07:30 PM

I would be so pissed.

LilYeller 03-20-2012 07:43 PM

I cried a little bit. Now Im going out to check all my wiring and pour some liquor for the fallen Jeeps.

baytownbert 03-20-2012 07:55 PM

I am wondering if these are all caused by a gas leak of some sort. Might not be a bad idea to do a once over occasionally under the hood.

JIMBOX 03-20-2012 08:27 PM

:whistling: Read post #8


Quote:

Originally Posted by baytownbert (Post 2161931)
I am wondering if these are all caused by a gas leak of some sort. Might not be a bad idea to do a once over occasionally under the hood.

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

kjeeper10 03-20-2012 08:38 PM

I wonder if people smoke and drop their cigs? :rofl:

Oh..... Post #8 :whistling:

Tarby 03-20-2012 08:53 PM

Watched a 2011 Rubicon Unlimited last year at Penn's Woods Jamboree burn just like those...this was from a plastic gas pressured line that ruptured. They run right along the frame rail next to the exhaust manifold. No transmission problems, and only ran for most of the day in 4 low. No mods to it either. Only had a few thousand miles on it. As soon as the ignition was turned off, the fuel pump wasn't pumping fuel to feed the fire, but all the engine compartment was melted. Took 3 fire extinguishers to put it out.

Cosmic Charlie 03-21-2012 07:11 AM

I beginning to think it's more common than Chrysler would like to admit.

cu in oz 03-21-2012 07:39 AM

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I'm getting a BIGGER Fire Extingusher...........

Riccochet 03-21-2012 09:10 AM

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BillyPete 03-21-2012 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tarby (Post 2162206)
Watched a 2011 Rubicon Unlimited last year at Penn's Woods Jamboree burn just like those...this was from a plastic gas pressured line that ruptured. They run right along the frame rail next to the exhaust manifold. No transmission problems, and only ran for most of the day in 4 low. No mods to it either. Only had a few thousand miles on it. As soon as the ignition was turned off, the fuel pump wasn't pumping fuel to feed the fire, but all the engine compartment was melted. Took 3 fire extinguishers to put it out.

I wonder if there were changes made in this area on the 2012 models for the Pentastar? :eek::eek::eek:

phottomatt 03-21-2012 11:26 AM

First let me say I am sorry for anyone who lost their Jeep, it's a terrible tragedy regardless of the vehicle. Vehicle fires in general are not uncommon, do a search for ANY type of car fire and you will get a ton of videos. Now I'm wondering, did the fire start before or after he lost his brakes? if it was before could be a few things, if it was after, could it have something to do with the brake line recall? Personally I am no more concerned with my Jeep catching fire than my 15 year old Caravan with 200k on it. I do carry a fire extinguisher but only because it is in there for when I am wheeling, If I didn't wheel I probably wouldn't carry it.

F1LOCO 03-21-2012 11:59 AM

Subscribed...

Hopefully they will do the right thing, but they haven't yet on the death wobble thing either...so I wouldn't hold my breath. Some large atty firm will eventually file a class action and make a ton of money if fees...too bad I don't deal with class actions...

CiDZillA 03-21-2012 02:00 PM

Yikes. So many of the complaints listed a '10 Jeep, just like mine...

Jkrgv 03-25-2012 08:47 PM

Get a pair of these!

Blackened 03-25-2012 10:23 PM

Damn that is crazy. I feel really bad for the guy and hope he has had a positive reply from chrysler. I also wonder if what is causing these issues has been solved with 2012s.


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Originally Posted by phottomatt (Post 2164438)
Vehicle fires in general are not uncommon, do a search for ANY type of car fire and you will get a ton of videos.


Sorry but I am calling BS. They are not that common especially for brand new vehicles.

Jkrgv 03-25-2012 10:40 PM

I don't think Jk's are catching on fire unless off road and exhaust system is getting in high grass, but I did hear of trans line recall leak. It may get oil on manifold and catch fire?

JIMBOX 03-25-2012 10:53 PM

:whistling: This might be a little tough for you to accomplish, but

--google--"Jeep JK/JK Automatic Transmission fires"

-JIMBO

Jkrgv 03-25-2012 11:22 PM

Let's save the sarcasm for hummer owners! I'm fully aware of this topic. I was just making for suggestions for others. I don't want people to assume I know everything. Thanks

JIMBOX 03-25-2012 11:29 PM

-You're welcome !


Quote:

Originally Posted by Jkrgv (Post 2181949)
Let's save the sarcasm for hummer owners! I'm fully aware of this topic. I was just making for suggestions for others. I don't want people to assume I know everything. Thanks

-JIMBO

Feta2006 03-25-2012 11:52 PM

I know that a lot of cars catch on fire. The issue is if there is a technical reason that they fail. The best you can do is just pull over and get out. A fire extinguisher is useful if someone drops a cigarette on the carpet, or an internal short, but forget putting out an engine compartment fire. These are high temperature, and as soon as you open the hood, it gives more oxygen to feed the flames.

Best move far away, call the fire department and hope the entire Jeep does not blow up like on TV. yes, I know it is unlikely, but it can happen!

Peace.


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