New VW R32 Golf on fire

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A South Florida owner of a brand new 2008 Volkswagen R32 Golf walked out of work and found that his car, which had been turned off and parked for six hours, had set itself on fire. The flames started in the driver's side dash, grew to the door and roof, and melted a hole in the windshield. According to the thread, this isn't the first R32 to do so either. Can you smell a recall coming, or is that just the smoke?















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My R Caught on fire today
 

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eiks.. this is pretty weird. What caused the fire? Short-circuit in the ECU? or the windscreen focused the sunlight to the dash hence the fire started?

There was a same case happened here in boleh-land which it happened to a Toyota Avanza?.. what were the cause of these fire cases?..

:hmmmm:
 

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perfect disaster?proton mmg da disaster pn
 

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Funny that the article mentioned South Florida which should be US? but the car plate of that car is an European Union plate.. :P
 

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it has to be terrorist attack. surpise that Mr. president didn't make that statement to panic his country..
 

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Funny that the article mentioned South Florida which should be US? but the car plate of that car is an European Union plate.. :P
Yeah, very strange. Did some searching on the web, and it seems like in some states of the US (Florida is one of them), there is no legal requirement to have a license plate on the front of your car. So you can go ahead and put whatever fake license plate you want.