Mercedes Burn in Portugal

TelmoChaparro

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mirras

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click the up arrow symbol and select 'CC' for subtitles ( when video is playing )
 

grober

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Think the real problem here is with the insurance companies not Mercedes?
A certain proportion of cars [Including Mercedes] will go on fire.
A certain proportion of car owners will deliberately set fire to their cars.
Many insurance companies will try to avoid their responsibilities and pay out
 

mirras

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I wonder why it's the Mercedes owners specifically who are demonstrating. No mention made of estimated numbers.
 

nick mercedes

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Think the real problem here is with the insurance companies not Mercedes?
A certain proportion of cars [Including Mercedes] will go on fire.

There's been a problem with Mercedes catching fire for some time, Mercedes have kept it quiet, that's why some of these cars get replaced under warrenty and not by insurance payout.
 

horgantrevor

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yes i know of two in the last year catching fire an s class and e class

both replaced hush hush
 

azaman

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A fairly new c-class was burnt out on the drive of a house I pass on the way to work. Looked like it had caught fire over night.
 

w124nut

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Interesting to note that the fire started from the car's boot.

Could this be the answer? I have been told that on my W124, the rear number plate lights are not fused and with the opening and closing of the boot lid over time, the wiring weakens and does break leading to a possible electrical short.

Has the car in the video clip got such a problem?
 

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Could it be the main battery, I once had a loan C Class W204 diesil from the main dealer which had it main battery in the boot.Thinking back it was quite a noisey car in side, I remember thinking give me back my compressor.
 

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