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Unread 11-12-2010, 08:21 AM   #1
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FIRE!!! 2010 Jeep wrangler sport gone...

So, I dropped my kid off at Kindergarten an hour ago. As I was driving away, got to a stop sign, and smoke started coming out of the engine/under the engine compartment...looks like around the tranny.

Anyway, flames came out next, so I bailed.

Anyone know if they are having problems with these? All of a sudden my Jeep is gone :-( Fire department had to keep putting it out. Looks like the inside engine compartment is destroyed, as well as the tranny area and even into the dash a bit.

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Unread 11-12-2010, 08:30 AM   #2
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That stinks. We hope you have the day off to go pick out your new jeep.
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Unread 11-12-2010, 08:33 AM   #3
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Sorry for your loss, I hope you have gap coverage, if not, you are about to take a huge beating.

To all the car loan people out there, GET GAP COVERAGE. (what is gap coverage?, when you buy a vehicle, the loan is for X amount, as soon as you drive off the lot, your vehicle is worth about 1/3 that price on NADA. When it gets stolen or totaled, you get NADA value, which as stated is considerably lower than how much you owe on the loan. No companys are obligated to pay any more than nada value, leaving you with a car payment and no car. Gap coverage pays the difference between Nada value and your loan)

when they total this out on you, find out what the buy back is, normally its about 10% of what they pay out to you, might be worth buying it back and parting it out.
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Unread 11-12-2010, 08:37 AM   #4
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I know there was a recall prior to 2010 due to transmission fluid getting too hot and possibly starting fires. Chrysler's solution was to put a "hot transmission fluid" warning light in the dash instead of installing a cooler. Sounds like this may be the cause but I can't say for sure. Guess I should take my JK in to get that warning light turned on.

Good luck and hopefully you'll get to the bottom of it.
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Unread 11-12-2010, 08:43 AM   #5
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Sorry for your loss, I hope you have gap coverage, if not, you are about to take a huge beating.

To all the car loan people out there, GET GAP COVERAGE. (what is gap coverage?, when you buy a vehicle, the loan is for X amount, as soon as you drive off the lot, your vehicle is worth about 1/3 that price on NADA. When it gets stolen or totaled, you get NADA value, which as stated is considerably lower than how much you owe on the loan. No companys are obligated to pay any more than nada value, leaving you with a car payment and no car. Gap coverage pays the difference between Nada value and your loan)
GAP coverage is only good when you owe more than the vehicle is worth.....The vehicle does not lose 1/3 of the price when you drive it off of the lot, that is total BS. I just looked up mine at clean retail it is $31k which is only 2k less than what i bought it for (after taxes) which is not even close to 1/3 less than the original price (closer to like 7%)....if you are buying a used car at a buy here pay here lot or somewhere when you have very high interest rates, it would definetely be a good idea to get GAP coverage because you will most likely be over your head before you buy it anyway, but as long as you keep your principal balance below the value NADA value, you should be fine....
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Unread 11-12-2010, 08:43 AM   #6
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time for AEV motor swap
but really glad you got it put out and your okay.

we just had a couple killed as their vehicle flipped off a tripple over pass to the bottom highway upsidedown and catch fire
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Unread 11-12-2010, 08:46 AM   #7
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Wheres a Fiat dealer when you need one? Tell Tony to get off his A** and start wrappoing some lasagna bandages around that trans! J/k, literally.
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Unread 11-12-2010, 08:48 AM   #8
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Yep, could have been the transmission issue. They have over heated and puked fluid out of the vent tube into the engine compartment. The fluid gets on the exhaust manifolds and catches fire. I just took mine in to get the warning light instelld.

That bites man!
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Unread 11-12-2010, 08:51 AM   #9
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time for AEV motor swap
Definitely a perfect time to throw in a hemi with the insurance $.
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Unread 11-12-2010, 09:37 AM   #10
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Question is if the OP wants another Jeep.. something like that is devastating.
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Unread 11-12-2010, 09:50 AM   #11
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That just plain sucks. Could be the transmission, but I can't imagine that it is warm enough in CT right now to overheat the transmission during normal driving conditions. From what I have heard, it typically becomes an issue in hot weather, off roading in 4HI, etc...

Still, I'd be pissed if my Jeep went up in flames.
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Unread 11-12-2010, 09:55 AM   #12
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Definitely a perfect time to throw in a hemi with the insurance $.
I'd go for the totaling it. I've had engine fires in vehicles and they're never the same. All that plastic and wiring is a monumental project to make right again, that's my experience.

Sorry for you, even the firemen look sad at seeing a new Jeep bite the dust like that. My condolences.
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Unread 11-12-2010, 09:56 AM   #13
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Thanks all...working on it, being investigated...in middle of lots of crap so Ill update shortly...

and yea, it stinks big time :-(
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Unread 11-12-2010, 10:02 AM   #14
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I agree with McKBrew. You have to be working the tranny fairly hard in hot weather for it to over heat. Glad your kid had been dropped off and that you got out ok.
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Unread 11-12-2010, 10:05 AM   #15
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You know here I am almost three weeks into the last time I said I was going to install a few fire extinguishers. Going to do it this weekend. Sorry to hear about your jeep. That totally sucks.
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