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09-08-2010 06:41 AM
Bch Smart
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Originally Posted by ewsweet View Post
It was my 2008 Passion and I just found this Forum! I reported it to SMART of Tysons who notified SMART USA and neither were interested in finding out what caused the fire!! I suspect it was an air conditioner electric problem. I turned it over to my insurance company to pursue. I hope no one else ever has to escape in 30 seconds or less!
In most cases it falls to your insurance company to determine the cause of the fire. If they belive it is a design fault then they go after the manufature of the vehicle. If it was aftermarket product then the insurance company will go after the manufacture or installer of the product.
08-27-2010 02:33 AM
navy48 interesting........that smart USA and your smart center weren't the least bit curious.

but then again, they would have blamed the fire on the installation of either an aftermarket stereo or a scangauge.
08-26-2010 04:55 PM
Miss Mercedes ewsweet - Call Jill the smartUSA head, she'll be happy to assist you.

Sorry about your smart, but at least you get a new one?
08-26-2010 04:43 PM
GetSmrt28277
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Originally Posted by ewsweet View Post
It was my 2008 Passion and I just found this Forum! I reported it to SMART of Tysons who notified SMART USA and neither were interested in finding out what caused the fire!! I suspect it was an air conditioner electric problem. I turned it over to my insurance company to pursue. I hope no one else ever has to escape in 30 seconds or less!

I see you found us and welcome...let us know if you ever hear anything back.
Take the initiative and contact smartUSA yourself...refer to the story about the one in VA if needed. [email protected]
08-26-2010 04:42 PM
smartcar111 That is horrible and I'm sorry that happened to you. That is a horrible thing for anybody to have to go through. I hope everything works out okay for you. It is sad that Smart USA had no interest in knowing what caused the fire.

On a side note, you signed up in January of 2008. Guess you forgot you were a member?
08-26-2010 04:35 PM
ewsweet It was my 2008 Passion and I just found this Forum! I reported it to SMART of Tysons who notified SMART USA and neither were interested in finding out what caused the fire!! I suspect it was an air conditioner electric problem. I turned it over to my insurance company to pursue. I hope no one else ever has to escape in 30 seconds or less!
08-07-2010 08:00 PM
dcrooks A cashier at Costco asked me if I was the person with the smart car and wondered if it was mine that caught fire. First, I was amazed he knew what I drove and I had not heard of the smart car that caught on fire.
07-24-2010 03:57 AM
jimvw57 Laugh if you will but I have one in my car.... There was a mention of a smart that had a rag left on the motor from an oil change that eventually caught on fire.

Yesterday in heavy slow moving traffic, my temp was up around 205 per ScangaugeII
07-24-2010 12:11 AM
ca smartone A fire extinguisher is the first item I added to my car.

Do you have one in yours?
07-23-2010 08:42 PM
SuperGeek We can't speculate without facts ... how do we know it was a defect, dragging brush, loose oil / fuel cap, etc? The facts would be good to know, for prevention, regardless.
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