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#16 Stoney871

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:10 PM

Any police attending would have recorded data under a log number, ring 101 and request the number if you don't already have it.
The insurance company will definitely want it.
Unless you have protected no claims unfortunately you will take a hit and premiums may well rise for you even though you were not at fault.
Don't you just love insurance rules?

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:16 PM

Any police attending would have recorded data under a log number, ring 101 and request the number if you don't already have it.
The insurance company will definitely want it.
Unless you have protected no claims unfortunately you will take a hit and premiums may well rise for you even though you were not at fault.
Don't you just love insurance rules?



Yeah got the incident number it's been passed on to a higher power to investigate
And unfortunately I don't protected bonus

How does it work if it comes out it was an electrical fault ?

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:19 PM

If its electrical I believe it depends if it can be shown to have been due to manufacturing errors or substandard materials.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:06 PM

Yeah the situation around it is just so strange like it was in the ford garage all day yesterday I picked up at 16.30 and I drove the car at 20.30 till 2130 and 4 1/2 hours later it's gone up in flames just can't get my head round it I live in a small village and the cops had to get a Tom Tom out to find my address as the never been to the village before suppose its one of life's mysteries :( x

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:12 PM

And one of my neighbours came in at 1.50 and at 2.04 the firefighters were putting it out random how could something like that happen in 14 mins :-(

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:01 PM

Sad news indeed.
I have heard stories of Fiesta's spontaneously combusting from the engine bay area, which is not too encouraging especially for those of us that like to mod our cars and hammers home the importance of notifying your insurance company about every mod fitted.

Although your pride and joy cannot be replaced I hope you get a speedy resolve and are back on the road sooner rather than later.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:08 PM

Yeah the situation around it is just so strange like it was in the ford garage all day yesterday I picked up at 16.30 and I drove the car at 20.30 till 2130 and 4 1/2 hours later it's gone up in flames just can't get my head round it I live in a small village and the cops had to get a Tom Tom out to find my address as the never been to the village before suppose its one of life's mysteries :( x

What did you have done in the garage? If it was electrical or fuel related then I'd be very angry with them indeed.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:37 PM

omg sorry to hear about you car mate if you have any mods on car that insurance dont know about might be worth removing them before they pick it up the only thing i know about gap is that you have to get the ok from them before you can except an offer from your insurance hope it all gets sorted quickly for you

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:40 PM

Sad news indeed.
I have heard stories of Fiesta's spontaneously combusting from the engine bay area, which is not too encouraging especially for those of us that like to mod our cars and hammers home the importance of notifying your insurance company about every mod fitted.

Although your pride and joy cannot be replaced I hope you get a speedy resolve and are back on the road sooner rather than later.


I'm very lucky the car had no mods and is standard as I brought it this was on fire from the drivers rear wheel I will post pics ASAP

Thank you I hope it get resolved quickly but I'm defo going to pursue the fact it may be an electrical fault

Thanks x

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:42 PM

What did you have done in the garage? If it was electrical or fuel related then I'd be very angry with them indeed.


I took it in because of the squeaking it was making suspected wheel bearing but when I picked it up at 4 they said nothing could be found not faults and off I went :-/ I'm going to pursue the fact it may be an electrical fault because the police have ruled out arson :/

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:43 PM

omg sorry to hear about you car mate if you have any mods on car that insurance dont know about might be worth removing them before they pick it up the only thing i know about gap is that you have to get the ok from them before you can except an offer from your insurance hope it all gets sorted quickly for you


Thank you and I'm lucky I don't have any mods the car is just standard as went I brought it such a waste of a car

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:16 PM

Erm- wheel bearings and a fire that started in a wheel arch? Alarm cells are ringing like big Ben to me.
Hot bearings and too much oil or grease equals !Removed! up at Ford to me.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:39 PM

Erm- wheel bearings and a fire that started in a wheel arch? Alarm cells are ringing like big Ben to me.
Hot bearings and too much oil or grease equals !Removed! up at Ford to me.


hmm i dont really know much about cars to that extent but it was the front passenger wheel they were investigating and the fire was on the rear drivers side ill put a pic up now let me know what you think :)

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:46 PM

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:53 PM

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