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    Jeep on Fire

    So.. one of the many facebook groups I belong to, another group member says that 3 days ago on January 20, her 2018 JLU Rubicon (3.6L engine, not specified if manual or automatic) just up and exploded on her. She was driving down the road, heard a loud bang/boom, had smoke coming into her vehicle and saw sparks "like someone set off fireworks under the hood." She pulled over and within a minute the Jeep was engulfed in flames.

    (pictures from her post in the group)

    jeep fire 2.jpg

    No idea (yet) what caused this.

    jeep fire 1.jpg

    I have no other info... (Her facebook says she lives in TX if that matters) .. but YIKES
    Janice


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    I donít believe that story. Iíd like to hear the fire department and insurance reason behind the story.


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    Decided she couldnít make the payment?


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    Iím curious how this plays out, I have not heard of to many JLís bursting into 🔥
    My insurance company asked me if my Jeep was modified and of course I said no...

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    Crazy shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJL View Post
    I donít believe that story. Iíd like to hear the fire department and insurance reason behind the story.


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    I am actually quite suspicious myself. The reason is because when she posted that it caught fire... I would have been in a panic. I don't know what I would feel, but definitely not like the post she made... it was all " hey my beautiful white jeep burned last night, so I am now on the market for a black one. Show me your black modified Jeeps!. "

    Like it was nothing.

    But.. just in case it WAS something... everyone be careful.


    I kind of doubt she will update on what the cause of the fire was officially determined to be. Looks like she did a few mods, maybe DIY installer error with wiring and running stuff where they shouldn't be. Who knows.
    Janice


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    this was her post (cropped her name out to protect the possibly not so innocent)

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    Janice


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    I agree, her post sounds very suspicious

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    Death wobble strikes again. (Note the sarcasm, as everyone everywhere is calling every Jeep problem death wobble now.)

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