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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote malph Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jul 2014 at 9:27am
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Got to keep an eye on what all these "newbies" are up to with their Kugas, HugaKuga, Morph and Bob(uptown)excepted of course, they've been around longer than all of us

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Oh GOD, that's the first time I've seen a Kuga with the same colour as mine on the road.... The misty blue grey colour !

I don't think I've seen a Diesel on fire from the engine bay ! Just a thought !!!
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Hello. This was my car. it was a 2010 2.0 TDCI and had covered approximately 50,000 miles. Last serviced and MOT in March 2014. I was driving in the outside lane at 70-75 mph (just in the normal flow) when the car seemed to start "missing". I'm not sure how to describe it but I was uncomfortable with it and thought I'd get off the motorway at the next junction. I changed to the inside line. Before I reached the junction a light came on. I thought it was the passenger seat belt light, but could have been the passenger airbag light. I decided to pull onto the hard shoulder as the car was still not performing properly. I checked the mirror and saw smoke from the rear. i moved onto the hard shoulder and the engine warning light came on and smoke from the bonnet, then all the lights came on, i lost power and foot brake and flames came from the front passenger side of the bonnet. I must have used the handbrake (though can't remember). I was able to get out through the drivers door. The car was completely destroyed. I was and remain grateful to the ex police officer who stopped and ran towards the fire to make sure I was out (no passengers). The insurance company are saying that unless its obvious they won't investigate the cause. the police won't investigate it because I didn't hit any other car. I was able to bet out without a scratch or a bruise, for which I'm very grateful, I was in shock though and to some extent still remain so. I'm sorry for such a long first post. I hadn't found this forum before and have done so now only when friends suggested that I search to see if this had happened to other Kuga's.  
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So you have no idea why your car burned to the ground?
I would atleast expect the insuranse company to investigate, as they insure your car.
Sorry for your loss.
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I'm sure Fords would be interested.

Have you contacted them?

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Sounds like an electrical fault to me. The main fusebox and battery are both on the passenger side of the engine bay. Cry sad times. 
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thank you for the replies.

tarmo12 - i have no idea why it burned to the ground and standing there watching it do so was rather scary. I did like/love the car. I am pretty amazed at the insurance companies reaction so far. The police arranged recovery to somewhere local. i informed the insurance company of its location and the police incident number about three hours after it happened. so far its unclear they have even collected it, the comments when I phone are: a) well its out of warranty; b) you weren't hit by anther vehicle so they can take the blame; c) its going to be your no claims that takes the hit and d) it would cost to much unless its really obvious. Maybe when the engineer looks at it I'll get a better idea, I have to ring again at the end of the week.

Morph - I haven't contacted Ford - do you mean the local dealer or somewhere else?

EddieKUGA - I didn't have any warning lights on (dash) before it or anything or would that be irrelevant?
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Insurance, you need to have it but most of the time it is near useless....
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if my memory serves me, wasn't there a thread on here quite a while ago about a Kuga mk1 fire in the heated windscreen washer jets.was caught before it did that sort of damage though 

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Originally posted by kugey kugey wrote:

if my memory serves me, wasn't there a thread on here quite a while ago about a Kuga mk1 fire in the heated windscreen washer jets.was caught before it did that sort of damage though 
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unsure. I mean more the customer services.

It's worth a try. It might be a one off, but unless these things are reported to them they won't know and won't investigate to stop it happening in future.

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Hi Unsure, Thank you for joining and providing some information. Very glad and relieved to hear that you were fine. 
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Thank you all for your replies.

I have checked the other thread and it described white smoke - mine was very black.

I have emailed Ford - my working hours make it difficult to phone.

I'll post their approach, and the insurance company ......... When I eventually get it
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That's why I always carry a fire extinguisher. ( 29 years in the FB)

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Surely your typical car extinguisher is going to have little effect on something like this though....
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No warning lights need to be show, as it could be a physical electrical rather than an electronics fault which caused it. It could even have been caused by a fuel rail leak? who knows.
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Hello

I've spoken to the engineer from the insurance company. He says from my description he considers it electrical. He won't do a forensic examination but will hold onto the car until I get back to him about Ford's response. Ford have asked for more info - police incident number etc. and I have given them the Wales Online details which has another photo as well as the one at the start of this thread.

I'm off to search for market value now to start negotiations with the engineer.

Thank you all - I will update when Ford's get back to me.
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May I suggest that if it is an engine fire and you have the firefighting  equipment. ,that you only crack open the bonnet about two inches then give the fire a good blast from your extinguisher 
 If the fire does not go out then repeat the drill . 


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