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My newly bought Honda car underwent total loss due to engine fire last week while parked in front of house gate and here is the first hand account of the same. I request you to please share it, explicitly tag Honda, HondaCarIndia and help me make it reach millions of car owners so that everybody gets to know the prospective dangers of a Honda and makes an informed decision in future.
Incident – New Honda Car catches fires
Date - Feb 21, 2016
Time - 8:30PM approx
Place - Sector 21E, Gurgaon
Car Model - Honda City V Manual Transmission Petrol, Golden Brown
I bought a Honda City last month from my 3 years of hard-earned savings after graduating from IIT Delhi. As I drove to my friend Prem last Sunday night Feb 21st around 8:15PM in Sector 21E, Gurgaon driving approximately 15 kilometers, I parked the car in front of his gate and immediately left with him in his car for Delhi. However, as we would have hardly reached Munirka, Prem received a call from his parents informing that my car engine has caught fire on its own hardly 10 mins after we left. They were trying to extinguish the fire and removed all nearby parked vehicles in a hurry. It took them some time before a crowd of nearly 25-30 people could extinguish the fire. Also, since they had already called the nearby Fire Brigade station in Udyog Vihar , they arrived on the spot although the fire was was already extinguished by then. According to their observations, they didn't find any external agent which could have initiated the fire and the cause of fire was internal inside the engine. Please note this was a residential area between the house and the adjoining park and the car was parked right in front of the gate and everyday 2-3 cars are parked at the same spot.
This was a brand new car hardly driven for 650 kms and therefore, I demanded a replacement car from Honda for the same. However, Honda have outrightly rejected it saying that there was nothing wrong in the engine and the cause of fire was external which is in direct conflict with the observations made by the fire brigade. When asked to share the complete detailed report, they again have simply rejected the same.
As I was inside the car driving hardly 10-15 minutes before, it is a matter of immense concern to me. Had the same occurred when I was driving on the highway, it would have been next to impossible coming out of a burning car and save my life. I am really fortunate to have avoided any such incident. However, Honda, being a brand which showcase themselves as someone with extreme security concerns, this was clearly not expected from them. I bought a Honda for the very same reasons of utmost security features and I have been let down big time by them and therefore, compelled to write such a hate post for them. Please help me share this post and make it viral so that it reaches every prospective future buyer of Honda and they get to know beforehand that they might be next in the same situation. Honda Car India Honda CarDekho CarWale Overdrive Overdrive Magazine #DoNotBuyHonda #NeverBuyHonda #EngineBurns ScoopWhoop
Place of purchase: Ring Road Honda Motinagar
Date of Purchase: Jan 17, 2016