Another C class that burns in Portugal!!!

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  1. euler

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    Another C class that burns in Portugal!!! A serious defect that Mercedes do not assume! There is a case of a w204 that was in a garage at night and for no reason burnt!

    Mais um Mercedes-Benz que ardeu... - YouTube
     
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    If you have a w204 and see any smoke run away from the car!!!
    Some say it is a short-circuit in the fan other say it is a system that increases the temperature of the fuel (diesel)... Some serious defect for sure for the car starts burning alone! Mercedes is hidding these cases. Even with proof of self burning Mercedes do not assume this tragic incidents:(
     
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    More likely the electric cabin heater.
     
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    Is it that cold in Portugal??

    Strange we haven't had reports from other countries (or have we?)?
     
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    What are Mercedes doing about this!!!!!

    This is unbelievable!!!!!

    Why is no one taking notice of me!!!!!!

    I'm going to put the kettle on!!!!!!
     
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    The example of the car in the garage shows that the temperature is not a variable in this issue. The car was stopped in the garage, no one is was in the garage and suddenly in the middle of the night the car start burning!
     
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    And there are reports that at least two taxi driver loose their Mercedes in the flames...
     
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    In Portugal or elsewhere?

    Links?
     
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    Sounds like my next door neighbour my have got lucky.

    1 week after he got his new C250 smoke started billowing out of the dashboard but no fire, apparently a faulty fusible link, but it did take a week to fix which felt odd.
     
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    Hushing it up.

    They've been going up in smoke now for a while.
     
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    They seem to be doing a good job of it ..
     
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    I know of a W211 that burned out as the driver was pulling into the dealers driveway. The driver smelt smoke and being close to the dealer decided to call in, but didn't quite make it.
    The car was a total loss.
    That fire was due to oil leaking onto the hot close coupled Cat, which sadly is what I suspect caused the fires in the 5% crash last week.
     
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    If I was an insurance assessor I would be looking very hard at a persons financial commitments in a claim like this.

    How comes the car has burnt out and the garage / house is still standing?
     
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    If you view the video it would appear the fire happened on a main road, presumably the photos are where it ended up in storage
     
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    By Law garages adjoining dwellings are supposed to contain fire. In addition the closed doors would starve the fire of oxygen.
     
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    The OP said the car was in the garage when it went up. I'm with Crockers, look at the white walls in the garage
     
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    It's a different car alright, but the walls do look grubby and what about further back?
    In an enclosed space a fire doesn't create a significant amount of smoke damage.
     
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    Look at the rear doors, not nearly as bad as the front. In fact you can see where the fire stopped on the front drivers door, also the front bumper doesn't appear to have suffered much paint damage but the black alloys look classy.
     
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    No, it just scorches everything!!
     

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