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Old 02-13-2014, 02:22 PM   #1
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Fire On Factory Speaker

I have a 2011 Chevy Camaro that caught on fire from the factory speaker while I was driving. I wasn't smoking or doing anything. It happened while I was on the highway a few mins away from my home. I wanted to know if anyone else camaro ever caught on fire from the speaker.
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:34 PM   #2
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Was it Black Sabbath or Deep Purple that did this to your speaker?
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:48 PM   #3
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What are you talking about?
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:09 PM   #4
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What are you talking about?
It's a joke about heavy metal music. Sorry.

And no, this has never happen to me in any car, but I would look for pinched wires in the trunk. For some reason, rear speakers are not well protected from cargo.
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:23 PM   #5
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I can't look at anything the whole car in the back is burnt.
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:32 PM   #6
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Have pictures? I haven't seen this on these forums and we have a pretty large community.
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:16 PM   #7
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There isn't enough voltage to the speakers to start an electrical fire. Keep in mind that the car's battery and a junction box are in the trunk, and a short there is more than likely the culprit.
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:58 PM   #8
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well the factory speaker was the problem it didn't happen from the battery.
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:07 PM   #9
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Chalk this up to the one in a million things that can go wrong, like the coil in the O2 tank on Apollo 13 that shorted and exploded when they went to stir the tanks. Its very rare, but possible.
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Ouch, that is crazy!
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:04 PM   #11
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Whoa, scary. I'm guessing you already notified your insurance company by now? I'd have the dealerahip repair it since they need to see this safety issue immediately.

Think I'll check my wires this weekend.
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:27 PM   #12
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I have a 2011 Chevy Camaro that caught on fire from the factory speaker while I was driving. I wasn't smoking or doing anything. It happened while I was on the highway a few mins away from my home. I wanted to know if anyone else camaro ever caught on fire from the speaker.
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Wow, I'm very sorry that this happened to you and hope no one was hurt. Have you contacted your dealer about this concern? Feel free to contact me privately if you wish to continue discussing what happened.

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Old 02-13-2014, 11:00 PM   #13
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Wtf! You need to work your insurance hard to total this out. Imagine how "damage from fire" looks on a carfax. Also, I wouldn't ever want to drive it again cause if it happened on one side it could happen on anither.

Keep us posted.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:41 PM   #14
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Wow that really blows. Im going to say your insurance will total the car. Hell the smell will never leave the car. Worth more as parts now.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:44 PM   #15
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Wow that's terrible
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:54 PM   #16
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Oh man that sucks. Hope you are able to get the car fixed and back to normal but that has to be a one in a billion type odds.

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Old 02-14-2014, 08:45 AM   #17
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I know what you mean on all this. I don't know what they will do with the car and I know I wouldn't be able to trade it in if I wanted to do so because of the fire. I want to start over with getting a new car because I wouldn't feel safe driving it. I was just going up the highway and started smelling smoke. I pulled on the side of the road and the whole back was on fire. I didn't have time to hit the on star button at all. It was only me in the car and lucky no one else was with me. I had just left my home when this happened.
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:48 AM   #18
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I am guessing I am the only one this happened to in the world. I was mad about this. I love my camaro and everything that I did to it.
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:50 PM   #19
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Was that a factory stereo or aftermarket?
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:53 PM   #20
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Did you have any after market audio parts installed?
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:46 PM   #21
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I know what you mean on all this. I don't know what they will do with the car and I know I wouldn't be able to trade it in if I wanted to do so because of the fire. I want to start over with getting a new car because I wouldn't feel safe driving it. I was just going up the highway and started smelling smoke. I pulled on the side of the road and the whole back was on fire. I didn't have time to hit the on star button at all. It was only me in the car and lucky no one else was with me. I had just left my home when this happened.
my kid sits in that location

that would be scary indeed. i would have let my car burn to the ground.
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:30 PM   #22
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Only thing I had installed in my car was a touch screen in dash everything else was factory in my car. I had the touch screen in my car since I got it in 2010. That is a 2011 camaro I had.
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:05 PM   #23
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What happens with this? Totaled?
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:00 PM   #24
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I am still waiting for an answer on this. Hopefully today I get that answer. I have been in a rental for a month. I miss the speed of a camaro.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:25 PM   #25
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They decided to total loss my car.
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