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2012 5.0 Lights up on flames parked outside! WTF FORD!

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Old 05-08-2012, 01:02 PM   #21
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Its the positive battery cable thats mis-routed thats causing the fires.
When the battery was turned around about mid 2011 year, this was the result...
That doesn/t explain why a lot of the cars are 2010 models.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:39 AM   #22
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Sure it does ... think if you bought a 2010 and months later ford came out with the 5.0 that made 100 more hp for the same price... i think mine would be a mis routed battery cable fire and pay a $500 deductible for an upgrade
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Sure it does ... think if you bought a 2010 and months later ford came out with the 5.0 that made 100 more hp for the same price... i think mine would be a mis routed battery cable fire and pay a $500 deductible for an upgrade
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:44 AM   #24
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Sorry about your car. At this point speculation is running rampant and way too early to start pointing fingers, i.e., at Ford or the "crazy" public. Also, under the circumstances it can be assumed that litigation is in your future which means STOP talking on ALL forums!!! Everything you say "can and will be used against you in a court of law".

So for your own good SHUT UP!!! Please do not be offended...I'm just saying....
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:48 AM   #25
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WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT??? That is freaking crazy....glad you weren't in it..and no one was hurt...Sorry about your loss, Hope Ford does the right thing for you!!
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:46 PM   #26
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I agree with the poster above to just be tight lipped and dont say anything they can get you with.

Do keep us posted on how it goes though, I suspect they are trying to keep this under the rug at all costs, just like the 6.0 Diesels and they Exhaust fires on the 6.4's
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:24 PM   #27
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man that is horrible
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Well we know the new hoods aren't aluminum.
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:00 AM   #29
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Well we know the new hoods aren't aluminum.
Why do you say that? Ever put a beer can in a camp fire..it burns and looks like paper afterwards..kind of like that guys hood.
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Any further updates 5.0? I understand if this is an lawyer situation, and ya can't actually say anything, but throw us a bone here..

I'd like to know what the local fire marshal actually has to say, and if they can even narrow it down should it have been accidental (if it was arson, I'm sure they can).
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Well we know the new hoods aren't aluminum.
Well some of us that is...
Well OK, maybe just one of us...

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Old 05-19-2012, 12:35 PM   #32
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WHAT THE FACK?

I had NO clue anything like this was going on.
But in one way it seems weird only three cases that I can find on this have been posted.

Three out of the whole friggin world?
If it was a real problem wouldn't you guys think it would be more widespread than that? I mean it's possible by all means but I would think the forums would be loaded with cases. At least ten or so at minimum. But who knows. I might just be thinking out of my ***.

Still could have been arson.
Regardless, with all the tools they have now days to root out what causes a fire, I'd have the fire department examine that thing MAJORLY to try to find out the cause.

I am DEFINITELY glad you were not in the car when this happened.
This SUCKS MAJORLY no matter what the cause of the fire, but thank goodness you and your loved ones are o.k.!
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:25 PM   #33
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Anyone else noting that all these fires are outside?

Real issues all start with postings so its hard to tell, but the info so far doesn't really point to a factory defect more so than man made....
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Guys the fire marshal already ruled out the possibility of it being arson, i'm in the process of speaking to Ford about it hopefully they do the right thing. Thank you all for being mature about this situation unlike everyone over at s197forum.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:25 PM   #35
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thats insane. ill be checking back periodically to see what the out come was. id be devistaed if this happened to my car. mainly becuase im on the rescue squad of my town and woldnt want the fire department at my house lol..in all seriousness i hope it works out for you.
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Guys the fire marshal already ruled out the possibility of it being arson, i'm in the process of speaking to Ford about it hopefully they do the right thing.
He couldn't narrow it down further aside from just eliminating that? Nice to know of course, but I would have thought he could at least point to something other than the obvious battery/short run of said cable that started the main fire.

Good to get your updates on this as it progresses. We are all quite curious.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:52 AM   #37
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WHOA!!! This is the 3rd thread I came across with someone's 5.0 catching fire!!!
It's a good thing you don't have it parked inside a garage, otherwise, the whole house and car could have burnt down.
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Yeah, did the other threads happen outside too??

Amazing factoid so far that these are all outside... Seems very kinda counter intuitive.
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:10 AM   #39
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Isn't it odd that none of these fires happened when someone was in the car? Right after starting the vehicle? Or while driving it?

Maybe I am missing something, but fires are usually caused by damage from road debris or an accident, modifications and then failure from the factory.

It takes alot of spark to start a fire under the hood.

Just a thought.
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If my memory serves me correctly, there was a female in this forum who's Mustang caught on fire as well. Well sorry to hear about this *%itty situation and hope all turns out well in your favor. Will keep checking on updates. GL and hang in there.. Glad no one was injured.
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