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Cadillac Escalade and ESV Forum - 2015+ Discussion, Yukon fire in Cadillac Escalade Forums; This is not good !!! http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...#axzz2wt5tWQqx A brand new GMC Yukon erupted into flames during a test drive in Anaheim ...
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    Yukon fire

    This is not good !!!


    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...#axzz2wt5tWQqx


    A brand new GMC Yukon erupted into flames during a test drive in Anaheim on Sunday after its driver, losing control of the SUV, parked it on a residential street.
    Firefighters responded about 2 p.m. to the 2500 block of East Wagner Avenue after several 911 callers reported the fire, Anaheim police Lt. Tim Schmidt told KTLA-TV.
    The blaze, which engulfed the 2015 Yukon, was knocked down within minutes and no injuries were reported, according to police.
    “We’re very lucky that no one got hurt, and it was in an area that … was safe,” Schmidt said. “If there was any place that was going to be safe, it would be this area. It’s very open. It worked out for us.”
    Multiple witnesses used their mobile phones to capture footage of the blaze, which caused the SUV’s tires to burst and sent black plumes of smoke into the air.
    “Everyone kept thinking: Is it going to explode one more time? Because it looked like the gas tank was still there, intact,” said Sergio Luna, who witnessed the incident. “So that was the big fear: If it does go off, what’s going to happen?”
    Authorities were investigating what caused the blaze, but it appeared that the SUV "had some oil leak or some fluid leaking prior, as they were doing the test drive,” Schmidt said.
    The driver, who was not identified, then lost "complete control" of the Yukon but was able to pull it over to the curb and park it before it erupted into flames, Schmidt added.
    “When they got out of the vehicle, it shortly started having smoke and then quickly went into flames, as you can see on the video,” he said.

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    Re: Yukon fire

    As many of you know back in 2006 my new 2007 Escalade exploded in my garage, yea 20 days old with under 1k miles, so things happen, I know personally. The direct injection injects the fuel under very high pressure into the cylinders, if there is any leak this will happen, if that was even the case.

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    Re: Yukon fire

    WOW--just what the media needs, not a good way to start your 2015 lineup of SUV's. Can you say Recall!!

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    Re: Yukon fire

    Guess GM is continuing their tradition of building in "teething pains" in each new generation

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    Re: Yukon fire

    Quote Originally Posted by CadX6 View Post
    Guess GM is continuing their tradition of building in "teething pains" in each new generation
    Bingo and thats why I really hesitate to jump to American, Yes I know all vehicles are subject to issues but dammm!

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    Re: Yukon fire

    Yeah I am going to wait for the 8 speed platinum.

    Is there any info of whether this was a Denali or Not? If it is, then 6.2 V8 is going to have a bad rep.

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    Re: Yukon fire

    Yikes....

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    Re: Yukon fire

    Quote Originally Posted by IceColdak View Post
    Bingo and thats why I really hesitate to jump to American, Yes I know all vehicles are subject to issues but dammm!
    Sure thing, it's not like Italian or German cars don't catch fire, oh wait...

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    Re: Yukon fire

    Quote Originally Posted by 714Cadi View Post
    Sure thing, it's not like Italian or German cars don't catch fire, oh wait...
    lol almost forgot about the Porsche?

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    Re: Yukon fire

    at least it wasn't the escalade.

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    Re: Yukon fire

    Quote Originally Posted by evois View Post
    at least it wasn't the escalade.
    what if it was a denali? o_O

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nihsel10
    what if it was a denali? o_O
    If it's a regular yukon or Denali,
    Doesn't make no difference
    Lots of components are same with escalade.

    I'm not worried about it now
    I hope not to see many more fires in coming months..

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    Re: Yukon fire

    damn come on gm. As far as the dealer No comment on it being an isolated incident.

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    Re: Yukon fire

    ^^^Still doing what you do best I see...

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    Re: Yukon fire

    Quote Originally Posted by kars79 View Post
    If it's a regular yukon or Denali,
    Doesn't make no difference
    Lots of components are same with escalade.

    I'm not worried about it now
    I hope not to see many more fires in coming months..
    yeah. Probably one of workers didn't check the components carefully in the factory. He/she might get fired for that. who knows.

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