Yukon Hybrid Catches Fire

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    Yukon Hybrid Catches Fire

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Firefighters are investigating what caused an SUV to catch fire several hours after its owner turned it off and left it in the driveway.

    It happened about 1:30 a.m. Friday in the driveway of a home on the 300 block of Cromwell Court on Lafayette's south side.

    The GMC Yukon hybrid is totaled.

    Firefighters said when they arrived, it was fully engulfed. The flames were so strong, they caught a bush on fire near the garage as well as melted the siding above the garage door.

    Firefighters said the owner arrived home more than four hours earlier and hadn't noticed that anything was wrong.
    To view the news report, click here: http://www.wlfi.com/news/local/suv-c...e-mysteriously

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    Re: Yukon Hybrid Catches Fire

    Not a lot of details...doesn't look good for GM though.

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    Re: Yukon Hybrid Catches Fire

    Modified? Aftermarket wiring-alarm-remote start-entertainment system?

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    News flash, lots of flammable fluids in a vehicle.

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    Re: Yukon Hybrid Catches Fire

    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    News flash, lots of flammable fluids in a vehicle.

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    I agree, the unfortunate thing is that most casual readers/viewers will focus on the hybrid battery which could push people away from hybrid technology and/or GM as a whole.

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    Most smart people understand that crap happens. Look at the Tesla that burst into flames yesterday after hitting something on the freeway. Received national news coverage and the stock dropped because of the special panic.

    Yet, we had three car fires here in a town of 100k yesterday. All three were from wrecks.

    It's just amazing that once you throw hybrid tag out there cars magically don't have the ability to combust.

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    Re: Yukon Hybrid Catches Fire

    I've tried to explain this to people, batteries are dangerous. It's why the best thing to do with those highly dangerous batteries is to put them in small, portable devices and then place them in close proximity to your genitals. That way, when the inevitable conflagration happens and your nether regions are consumed in what will feel like the fires of hell you can go to your nearest lawyer and get millions! But in an electric car you'll be able to get out, and where's the fun in that.

    Besides, gas isn't flammable. It's like water. But safer. Cause you hear about people drowning all the time but gas-powered cars never ignite or anything. They're completely and utterly safe from any chance of fire. Just ask Ferrari.
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    come on GM I know you created a special task force to study Tesla but not with the fires includeddd
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    Re: Yukon Hybrid Catches Fire

    Quote Originally Posted by 98sonoma View Post
    Not a lot of details...doesn't look good for GM though.
    Quote Originally Posted by 1931Chevy View Post
    come on GM I know you created a special task force to study Tesla but not with the fires includeddd

    Did you see this:

    "Tesla Stock Plummets After Model S Catches On Fire — So Are Lithium-Ion Batteries Safe?"
    Read more: http://techland.time.com/2013/10/03/...#ixzz2ghVoIYtA

    http://techland.time.com/2013/10/03/...atteries-safe/



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    Re: Yukon Hybrid Catches Fire

    Bet they weren't using dexos1.
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    Re: Yukon Hybrid Catches Fire

    Look at Boeing's recent problems with their batteries in the 787. The difference between gas and batteries is that gas has to have an ignition source. In batteries, they can be both the ignition source and fuel. A slight defect in the battery can cause a fire. Not true of gas.
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