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Tundra Fire

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by L3ah, May 11, 2018.

  1. May 11, 2018 at 11:37 AM
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    L3ah

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    About 3 months ago, our 2017 tundra caught fire. It’s a mess. Has anyone heard of these trucks catching fire or have any information that could help us?

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  2. May 11, 2018 at 11:41 AM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL RÖCKIN' N RÖLLIN'

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    Welcome from Texas, Sorry to hear, that's the 1st I've seen n heard of, sorry hope no one was injured
     
  3. May 11, 2018 at 11:49 AM
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    Thanks. No one was injured except the house. :( and our feelings over everything lost :(
     
  4. May 11, 2018 at 11:50 AM
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    WOW! hope everyone is ok.

    I have never heard of this at all. What were the circumstances around the fire/what did the investigator say was the cause of the fire?
     
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  5. May 11, 2018 at 11:51 AM
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    jewsNbrews

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    That sucks! I hope you can recover your loses as much as possible.
     
  6. May 11, 2018 at 11:54 AM
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    The vehicle hadn’t been driven in 6 days.
    The investigator didn’t do a good job of looking at the evidence. Said there was gas in the back seat of the tundra. However they loaded and unloaded it 4 tones before investigating and it had atleast 3/4 tank of gas.
     
  8. May 11, 2018 at 12:15 PM
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    I have no words . . . seems totally incompetent to me. There must be a real cause that has nothing to do with the truck, but everything to do with an external factor like a critter getting in a chewing on the wrong wire. Personally, I have lost sensors on other vehicles when rabbits got in and chewed through the wires. That's always fun to diagnose, by the way.
     
  9. May 11, 2018 at 12:34 PM
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    COMiamiFan

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    That sux!! Welcome from CO, though.
     
  10. May 11, 2018 at 12:50 PM
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    Wow, sorry to hear this. Glad nobody was hurt.

    Every make and model can have an electrical fault. I have only heard of a couple other Tundras that went up in flames. Don’t know the details though.
     
  11. May 11, 2018 at 12:52 PM
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    We do know that @Prostar 190 truck is a big time flamer! :rofl:

    (not that there's anything wrong with that)
     
  12. May 11, 2018 at 1:09 PM
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    Damn, I can understand the sadness, at least everyone is ok.
     
  13. May 11, 2018 at 2:32 PM
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    So sorry to hear this, thankfully nobody was injured
     
  14. May 11, 2018 at 2:38 PM
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    Cam tower leak possibility?
     
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  15. May 11, 2018 at 2:42 PM
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    Looking at it it seems that it started in the front of the truck. The rear tires are still intact. Did it catch fire just parked there or were you driving it and had to bail out? Were you carrying fuel in the backseat? I don’t see why you would’ve done that. Also did the fuel cell/tank burn up too? I want to say if it wasn’t being driven at the time it’s definitely an electrical short or someone fucking fire bombed your truck.
     
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  16. May 11, 2018 at 2:54 PM
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    Wow! Sorry that happened to you, Leah! Glad that everyone is ok!
     
  18. May 11, 2018 at 3:12 PM
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    Are you saying your Tundra caught fire and burned your house down?? So sorry to hear that!! :(
     
  19. May 11, 2018 at 3:20 PM
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    Wow! Sorry for your loss! Glad everyone is ok though!
     
  20. May 11, 2018 at 4:52 PM
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    A little of this and a little of that.

    ^^^^^^^Did your TUndra burn your house down brother? Sorry to hear that your truck is a goner! Sux big time glad everyone is ok though...
     
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  21. May 11, 2018 at 4:57 PM
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    Squirrels, mice, rats love to eat the soy based wiring insulation. And build nests...
     
  22. May 11, 2018 at 8:23 PM
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    A guy I know had an '82 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit that sat for about a year, and rats dined on the upholstery!
     
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    Yes,that truck can safely be described as a "mess". I hope that you will be fairly compensated for your losses.Please be sure to update this thread with any new findings.
     
  25. May 13, 2018 at 3:52 AM
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    @L3ah, have you guys done any modifications to the truck at all? It's pretty rare to hear about a Tundra catching fire, especially one that hasn't been modified in any way. Has it already been ruled out that this might've been intentional by someone for whatever reason?
     
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    Can't see that even if he was carrying fuel in backseat ( I believe he stated it was the smell), that would have been the start. Can definitely tell it was started in front of the vehicle, most likely engine compartment. If you look on the back doors, the paint hadn't even completely burned off the lower door skin. But the front around the engine compartment was hot enough to melt the rims
     
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    At least you got out from underneath it..
     
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    yes unfortunately it just happened to me. my 2015 tundra just burst into flames after sitting for 2 days herd the panic alarm and looked out the window and flames were coming out of the hood got it out but its a total loss





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