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VW fails at electric car

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  1. awptickes

    awptickes unimpressed by you VIP

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    That is all.

    A friend of mine took this picture out his window a few minutes ago.

    EDIT: yes, I know I fail, it's a Ford Fusion.
     
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    hahaha i was about to say, thats not a VW!!! good correction.
     
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    soooo what exactly makes this a "fail" on the car manufacturer and not a case of user error???

    do we know that this is an electrical fire caused by a defective hybrid system?

    hybrid or not, there are a lot of ways a car can catch on fire that have nothing to do with being the fault the electrical system or any other part of the car itself

    my friend tossed a cigarette out the window of his mazda protege (not a hybrid) and it came back in and landed in the back seat where it smoldered for a little while and then caught the seat on fire... he caught it quickly and was able to put it out before it got out of control... but he still had a hole the size of a grapefruit burned into his back seat
     
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    And, that's why you shouldn't litter.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Technically he didn't litter...
     
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    He was on track though. I throw my cigarettes out the window all the time. Except I extend my arm complete out and check to make sure that bad boy made it to the road.
     
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    i love seeing in my rear view mirror the explosion of hot coals on the road at night when you throw a cig out the window.
     
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    Me too, Its almost as distracting as watching the Rain-X at work on your windshield while its raining.
     
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    He may have been on track, but it's not littering. It's called giving someone Job Security. :)

    I always toss my butts down the window itself. Even if the wind does catch it, it won't bring it back up and in. I have had that happen twice though. I have holes in one of my pairs of shorts and a shirt to prove it. lol
     
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    cigarette butt out the window.....
     

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    Cause everyone lives in the dry arid desert where it never rains? :confused:

    Not too worried about it here, it's done nothing but rain for the past 2 weeks. Besides, its good for those inmates to get out and do some community service by cleaning up my trash. :)
     
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