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

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Old 05-06-2012, 10:02 PM   #1
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Default 2012 5.0 Lights up on flames parked outside! WTF FORD!

So i got woken up at 4:45am last night with the fire dept and chief and also the police dept banging on my door. When i opened the door they asked if i was the owner of the red 5.0 outside and i said yes, after that, they just straight up said my car was on fire. When i literally ran naked outside i find my car straight **** burned to the floor basically. Pieces of my baby was straight melted on the ****ing floor and still are. Thank god the car had 1mi till empty if not i imagine what could of happened, knowing that my neighbor has 3 babies under 6yr of age with her, single mother, that isn't even the problem, wtf really did happen here? The fire chief said that hes aware of GT's catching on fire but has never seen a 2012 catch on fire. Mods where a JLT CAI, Lund tune, and a lethal O/R X.

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Old 05-06-2012, 10:03 PM   #2
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Wow man!! Did you have a stereo systems put in the car? I haven't heard of these mustangs just going up like that.
Nope, only mods were the ones listed above, John Lund tuned, O/R X and JLT CAI.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:05 PM   #3
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6 Pages on the whole issue here, seems like Mustangs are still lighting up on flames all over the US.

http://www.s197forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83341
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:12 PM   #4
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What??? This a common thing?
BTW really sorry about your car, is it all covered by insurance? Or what?
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:19 PM   #5
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That should be covered. That's beyond weird that it just burst into flames. Are you sure you didn't **** someone off?
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That should be covered. That's beyond weird that it just burst into flames. Are you sure you didn't **** someone off?
Other incidents...

http://www.mustangheaven.com/2011/eb...ith-900-miles/

http://mustangforums.com/forum/2005-...ing-it-40.html

And over at s197 forums a females 5.0 recently caught on flames also, shes currently still fighting it with FORD. Also these...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxfmE...layer_embedded

Insurance shouldn't have to pay for this, i shouldn't have to make a claim just to get this paid for when it looks to me like a manufacture defect, im just waiting on the fire chief tomorrow to confirm this to me in writing. But im not stopping here, i will knock on fords ***** with numerous lawyers if i have to, i just didn't spend 34k on a car for it to on day explode out in front of my house threatening everything around it like a god damn bomb or some ****. This is ridic!
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That should be covered. That's beyond weird that it just burst into flames. Are you sure you didn't **** someone off?
I just recently moved to a new city for school as im a med student, and no i didn't **** anyone or anything off, plus this **** just doesn't happen. No one is going to blow up no ones car out in front of their apartment just because they got pissed off, come on now.
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That's actually crazy, Had no idea it was a common problem. GL with all the insurance stuff and let us know how it goes!
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This is the first time I've heard of this. I feel that even if remotely a REAL problem like in the early Fieros, this is an embellishment of the issue like in the 6MTs.
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I just recently moved to a new city for school as im a med student, and no i didn't **** anyone or anything off, plus this **** just doesn't happen. No one is going to blow up no ones car out in front of their apartment just because they got pissed off, come on now.
I wish I could say I hope no one would be as low of a person to do such a thing. But in this day and age, common sense isn't so common. And stranger things has happen. Just check your local news for such ignorance.

I agree though about fighting it and getting what is owed to you. This is the first time I've heard of it. That's why I asked. Hope you didn't take offense to it. As you shouldn't. Hopefully it goes smooth for you. This isn't something that's going to fix itself overnight. If you got GAP when you purchased this vehicle. Then it will relieve some stress off your back.
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Two of the examples you provided were 2010's.......just sayin.
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The non-spontaneous combusting GT/spontaneous combusting GT ratio kinda makes it an extremely rare occasion.

Could be vandalism. Random vandalism happens all the time. People are really that crazy sometimes.

You have a aftermarket stereo installed? Improper fusing will do this.

HID retrofit? Same thing with fusing.

Don't just blame Ford in your initial post, let an investigation happen first and then post back what they tell you.

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Wow. I noticed the passenger front fender doesn't have much (if any) burned spots and the driver side fender has a pretty good sized one. Assuming this is some sort of factory issue (I didn't notice any exterior after market electrical equipment from the pics), you guys think it may be consentrated near the driverside half of the firewall and then spreads into the interior or vise versa? Sorry it happened man, I hope you can get it resolved. At this time I'd say it is on Ford.
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you guys think it may be consentrated near the driverside half of the firewall and then spreads into the interior or vise versa?
In all cases it's going to be some kind of short, causing the battery to go up in flames, so it's always going to be centered at the passenger side firewall. This will not show the cause.
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Guess I need to put a fire alarm in my garage. Specially beings my bedroom is right above it. That's crazy. Nothing that hasn't happened to ford before though.
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Two of the examples you provided were 2010's.......just sayin.
Over at s197forums a 2011 already caught on fire just like mine, now mine which is a 2012 just goes on flames? I didn't have a single aftermarket fuse in there, no speakers, no subs, no nothing, the only things i had done to that car was what i stated in the first post. I have owned 23 cars in my life, this 2012 5.0 being my 24th, and I HAVE NEVER had a car be as dangerous as this one, thank god i was parked backwards, if the car was parked forward in the parking lot it would of burned the whole wooden stairs and maybe even the buildings, something that has to be taken into consideration. At least no one got hurt, BUT what if? This could be an arising issue for us 5.0 owners.
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Over at s197forums a 2011 already caught on fire just like mine, now mine which is a 2012 just goes on flames? I didn't have a single aftermarket fuse in there, no speakers, no subs, no nothing,
Same is claimed by DStowe2003, so it may in fact be something up with these. I would get fire marshal bill out to track down the cause if possible, were it me.

http://mustangforums.com/forum/2005-...riving-it.html

no further updates since october of last year or so though.
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Same is claimed by DStowe2003, so it may in fact be something up with these. I would get fire marshal bill out to track down the cause if possible, were it me.

http://mustangforums.com/forum/2005-...riving-it.html

no further updates since october of last year or so though.
Thank you. Fire marshall will be over shortly.
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It was parked too close to a jeep wrangler.... either that or a Chrysler executive and a GM executive got together are are burning mustangs left outside to take the heat .... off of their cars
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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...
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