Ummmm, let's not! That's all I need now is another "the end of the world is nigh, so please forward this to everybody you know" emails. Those really p-eye-iss me off! :xRay Moore said:......let's start a rumor and see if we can get it spread over the AP newswires and see how long it takes before our mother in law calls to warn of the dangerous nature of our new car......
jimvt said:Check this "04 out on e-bay.
Looks like fire started around battery? fuel tank?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... otohosting
Toyota, maybe. Ford, GM, Chrysler and VW, probably not.FIXIT said:Rewax, rewax everyone. There is no pattern. We could speculate on our speculation. There may be more sensitivity to this incident that there needs to be. This is a touchy bunch.
If there is or were [to be] a developing problem, we should relax for shouldn't we be able to count on toyota to FIXIT quickly and openly.
You must be looking at a different car. The pictures I see show no sign that the fuel tank battery or high voltage line were involved at all. the damage I see is too far forward for the battery or fuel tank and to far to the left for the high voltage line.Jeffand said:looks like the fire point of origin is the fuel pump. The fuel pump is mounted inside the fuel tank. Since heat drives the fire upward. It appears that a failure occured in the fuel tank area. The fire then burned upward into the interior of the car. The heat then melted the wires that go from the battery to the hybrid drive causing the battery to be shorted out. The wires are located on the drivers side of the car. They are also incased inside of a metal for protection, and are colored coded bright orange.