really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #1

Feb 262016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Cadillac Escalade. While driving, smoke appeared from the lighter area. The contact turned off the vehicle and found a penny in the lighter area. The vehicle caught fire. The contact stated that the vehicle's change holder was positioned in a manner where change could fall into the lighter compartment. The contact stated that the dashboard, seats, and electrical wiring were burned. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and opened a case. The failure mileage was unknown.

- West Bloomfield Township, MI, USA