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Re: LEAF Fire in North Texas

Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:11 am

Nope, no other contact.

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Re: LEAF Fire in North Texas

Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:15 am

board350 wrote:So a LEAF caught fire and burned up yesterday. My boss's wife was driving by and got this video. I don't know much more than that but I am very curious if anyone knows what caused it? As one would expect all my non-LEAF-driving friends instantly gave me flak for driving a LEAF and told me to watch out as it may catch fire, haha. They love to poke fun...

https://youtu.be/8PUG-ldjD48

(I couldn't get the embed feature to work)


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Re: LEAF Fire in North Texas

Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:35 am

Shawn75067 wrote:Yes right in front of the cup holders. I wish I had a way to post the crossection picture I found before because it does show orange power cables running in the area which I assume goes to the motor. But there was another in the picture that split away from the main bundle in that area that looks suspicious as well.


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If you are talking about this picture, those orange wires are all under the steel floor of the vehicle and do not enter the passenger compartment. None of the high voltage wiring enters the passenger compartment. If you had a fire in the lower dash, it was likely a 12v issue, but as others have noted, I'd be interested in hearing some official response from Nissan.
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Re: LEAF Fire in North Texas

Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:40 am

I'm in agreement you can have had this fire in any vehicle electric or other wise as it was within the LV side of the system (LV = Low voltage)

this really should be reported on the results of the insurance investigation.
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Re: LEAF Fire in North Texas

Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:12 am

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
board350 wrote:So a LEAF caught fire and burned up yesterday. My boss's wife was driving by and got this video. I don't know much more than that but I am very curious if anyone knows what caused it? As one would expect all my non-LEAF-driving friends instantly gave me flak for driving a LEAF and told me to watch out as it may catch fire, haha. They love to poke fun...

https://youtu.be/8PUG-ldjD48

(I couldn't get the embed feature to work)


video is unviewable


I removed the video from public viewing as I felt is was causing more harm than good at this point. Sorry.
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Re: LEAF Fire in North Texas

Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:32 am

Are we absolutely even the smaller orange wire bundle does not enter into the car in that area? Just looks somewhat suspicious to me.

Can I get a copy of the video, I had no idea anyone had taken the video and would like a copy please.

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Re: LEAF Fire in North Texas

Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:05 pm

board350 wrote:
DaveinOlyWA wrote:
board350 wrote:So a LEAF caught fire and burned up yesterday. My boss's wife was driving by and got this video. I don't know much more than that but I am very curious if anyone knows what caused it? As one would expect all my non-LEAF-driving friends instantly gave me flak for driving a LEAF and told me to watch out as it may catch fire, haha. They love to poke fun...

https://youtu.be/8PUG-ldjD48

(I couldn't get the embed feature to work)


video is unviewable


I removed the video from public viewing as I felt is was causing more harm than good at this point. Sorry.


no worries, I can find it if I have an overwhelming desire to do so but as you implied; I really don't see this as newsworthy. just one more in the thousands of car fires that happen daily
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Re: LEAF Fire in North Texas

Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:55 pm

Shawn75067 wrote:Are we absolutely even the smaller orange wire bundle does not enter into the car in that area? Just looks somewhat suspicious to me.

Can I get a copy of the video, I had no idea anyone had taken the video and would like a copy please.

Shawn


I PM'd you.
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Re: LEAF Fire in North Texas

Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:08 pm

Thank you, checking now.

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Re: LEAF Fire in North Texas

Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:22 am

Shawn75067 wrote:Are we absolutely even the smaller orange wire bundle does not enter into the car in that area? Just looks somewhat suspicious to me.


It's possible that the high voltage wiring overheated for some reason, which then heated the nearby sheetmetal enough to cause the carpet and plastics immediately next to it to catch fire. That's how engine compartment fires can spread to the interior despite the presence of a "firewall" and how car fires spread from car to car; if there's enough heat outside the car, eventually that heat will make its way into the car and set flammable things on fire, even if there are non-flammable materials separating the two areas.

However, as I suspected, I doubt any of the orange wires enters the passenger compartment itself. It would have no need to, as none of the high voltage components are situated within it AFAIK. There's definitely none in the cavity beneath the cupholders.
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