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Fire risk: GM recalls 303,000 Chevrolet, GMC pickups

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by robaross, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. robaross

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    8 fires and 303,000 recalled and no big deal, 3 Tesla's and no recall and the s--- hits the fan. Certainly Tesla is being held to a much higher and ridiculous standard. Why do you think this happened, maybe it is the media or is it something else going on.
     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    It's the media hungry for ratings. No one reads/listens to stories about GMs burning because it's common and it's a GM so poor quality is expected. Tesla is "hot" so it will get increase ratings.
     
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    And there are no 100 page threads on the "General Motors Club" forum endlessly discussing them.
     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Well, it's only up to about page 25 in my browser :)
     
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    Awww come on, Jerry. Let's not use the word "hot" with the word "Tesla" in a forum post about fires, OK??? :wink:
     
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    Did the Chevies burn to the ground? Were the cars totaled?
     
  9. RobStark

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    Doubt it. Every fire department in the world has quite a bit of experience in dealing with ICE fires. Every North American fire department is quite experienced with dealing with full size pickup fires.

    As opposed to opening a hole in the frunk so a controlled fire aiming toward the ground is allowed to spread through the frunk and continue to spread after pouring water on an electrical fire.
     
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    To bad they cant update the software through the internet that would have saved a recall ha :wink:
     
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    Very experienced, as these things burn all the time, but that has nothing to do with whether the car burned to the ground or not. I've seen firemen standing around a burning car, hosing down the pavement so it doesn't melt. If a car is that involved you're not going to be able to stop it. It depends on how big the fire gets before the firemen arrive.
     
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    lol +1
     
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    Awesome! :) You are soooo right.
     
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    Agreed. The firemen I have talked to recently ( talking to them about this issue has become one of my new hobbies ) have responded to more car fires than house fires.
    The average person is probably more likely to experience leaving a burning car than leaving a burning building.
     

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