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Old 06-14-2013, 04:47 PM   #86
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I wonder also if these cars could have had and mods done to the electrical systems. Adding stereo equipment, lighting ect.
mods?! Never!
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:49 PM   #87
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If they had a spontaneous fire warning label for the windows, it might help alleviate the parking space issue of other cars jamming you....lol...
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:57 PM   #88
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This video has some pretty good angles of the car for anybody who's interested.

http://www.ajc.com/videos/news/gm-to...on-fire/v3yzT/
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:11 PM   #89
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I wonder also if these cars could have had and mods done to the electrical systems. Adding stereo equipment, lighting ect.
Just a guess...but I would say the gal had no mods on her car in the video...

....I say the culprit is cheap Chinese wiring looms...no q/c, all recycled materials....just a guess....
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:41 PM   #90
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Cool thanks, sorry about your car man, that is horrible :X


Reading some of these reviews on that website is downright scary. Check this one out ....

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Read some of those and I dont see how having an extra 200 Hp is a complaint.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:53 PM   #91
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Yea - it's kind of like watching your soul die. Seeing 3 years worth of love, sweat, and paycheck just burn to the ground in front of you.
I can only imagine. So sorry to hear of this, I had no clue.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:13 PM   #92
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Read some of those and I dont see how having an extra 200 Hp is a complaint.
So that owner is complaining about a surge of power on his SS??


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Old 06-14-2013, 11:04 PM   #93
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Read some of those and I dont see how having an extra 200 Hp is a complaint.
Sounds more like that person doesn't understand what happens when you accelerate on snow/ice in a rear wheel drive with summer tires.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:15 PM   #94
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Reading some of these reviews on that website is downright scary. Check this one out ....

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For some reason I cannot believe this report. Someone dies because a car crashes from sudden unintended acceleration, the airbags don't deploy when it crashes into a HOUSE, the car is not inspected and no police report is filed.... Highly unlikely in this type crash...
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:37 PM   #95
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For some reason I cannot believe this report. Someone dies because a car crashes from sudden unintended acceleration, the airbags don't deploy when it crashes into a HOUSE, the car is not inspected and no police report is filed.... Highly unlikely in this type crash...
Yea. That's the thing about these reports - anyone can submit them and they get added to the website.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:10 PM   #96
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I hope you people know you've made me paranoid! just went out to get lunch and my eyes constantly were looking at the engine heat.
Same here. My C5 seems to get sooo much hotter than both my truck and wife's car. And it stays super hot for hours, hot enough that you can't rest your hand on anything for too long. Please tell me this is normal... I chalked it up to this being a performance car, but these stories aren't making me feel any better
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:18 PM   #97
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Same here. My C5 seems to get sooo much hotter than both my truck and wife's car. And it stays super hot for hours, hot enough that you can't rest your hand on anything for too long. Please tell me this is normal... I chalked it up to this being a performance car, but these stories aren't making me feel any better
My 16 year old son noticed this as well... Curious. He noticed it when I took a 2SS for a test drive and parked it in my garage (Making sure both wife and I fit) and we lifted the hood... Thought it was just me!
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I think that refers to this accident, the airbags did deploy and appears to be driver error.

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?se...cal&id=8631866

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Really? The parking brake to stop it? Why didn't they just turn off the key?
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Because then you'd lose the power steering and the ability to brake. Being said, the guy should have put the car in neutral.
never rule out turning the key to the off (not locked) position if necessary.
I still wonder how an experienced CHP officer could not stop his runaway loaner Lexus that eventually crashed and killed him and his family a couple years ago.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:50 PM   #99
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I think that refers to this accident, the airbags did deploy and appears to be driver error.

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never rule out turning the key to the off (not locked) position if necessary.
I still wonder how an experienced CHP officer could not stop his runaway loaner Lexus that eventually crashed and killed him and his family a couple years ago.
Considering our cars use a hydraulic steering pump I wouldn't recommend turning the car off (even if you just turn the key to "accessory").
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Considering our cars use a hydraulic steering pump I wouldn't recommend turning the car off (even if you just turn the key to "accessory").
Why? you don't lose steering, you just lose the power assist. You can still steer it, it just takes more effort, same goes with the power brakes, unless you are a 98 pound weakling you should have no real trouble controlling your car.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:04 PM   #101
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you never turn off the car.
if it was my '70 Buick, I'd argue that. With my new car, I would have pushed in my clutch and let the engine try to blow while I just stopped.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:13 PM   #102
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Considering our cars use a hydraulic steering pump I wouldn't recommend turning the car off (even if you just turn the key to "accessory").
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Why? you don't lose steering, you just lose the power assist. You can still steer it, it just takes more effort, same goes with the power brakes, unless you are a 98 pound weakling you should have no real trouble controlling your car.
think of it this way.
you have a runaway, nothing is working so you turn the key off.
if it works, the engine dies and you have increased steering and braking effort but can still maneuver to a stop.
if it doesnt work, the engine still turns the ps pump and the power brakes are not affected so you escalate to the next step whatever that may be depending on the vehicle.

way back when, I have driven and owned plenty of vehicles that did not have the benefits of power steering or brakes.
so if one is prepared, the loss of them is not by itself going to cause one to crash imo.
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