Alleged Galaxy Note 7 explodes, sets car on fire on the highway

It has been reported that a car caught on fire on a highway in Port St. Lucie, Florida with the owner explaning that the Galaxy Note 7 he was charging in the car had exploded...
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32. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Another day another galagsy note 7 fail. Glad the driver was OK.

34. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Insurance fraud. Charging in the car while the car still turned on and nobody was sitting inside? Obviously peoples are using Note 7 incidents to make some frauds claims from insurance company.

37. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

If Samsung cares about people life, they MUST disable all these bombs by a (forced OVA) software update and quickly.

39. No_Sammy_No_Gimmicks

Posts: 147; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Just a matter of time before someone is seriously hurt by an #S-plosion.

43. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Put the device in a case then

38. No_Sammy_No_Gimmicks

Posts: 147; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Insurance companies will soon send out formal communication that Note 7 is not allowed in the cars insured and should any damage occur due to note 7 S-plosions, there will be no payout.

47. jcautious

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 21, 2014

People need to stop using this phone. Obviously Samsung needs to iron out some things and until then I don't see the point in continuing to use it. I am glad this guy didn't get hurt, however, everyone should know by now that there has been a recall. Electronics malfunction all the time. This is not anything new. I don't think Samsung (besides financially) will be hurt by this situation. They have addressed it and will be fixing the issue with improved units in a few weeks. Samsung has had a good year besides this situation and we should never count them out.

50. Metropolis75

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

How is it assumed the guy wasn't in the car? The article says he heard a pop. Can't hear that from outside the car. And then he's just going to let it set his car on fire? He's not going to toss it, swat it, kick it, use whatever to get the damned thing out of the car? I have to be pessimistic, but I'm just not buying it.

51. TBomb

Posts: 1489; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I have no more sympathy for the people who have a Note 7 and it blows up.... There is a recall. Follow the recall. There should be a time limit where if you don't return the phone after a recall you are liable for the damages yourself. Because this is just stupid

53. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Now you know that's BS

56. sissy246

Posts: 7115; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I don't get why the stores are not contacting the note 7 buyers, att, Verizon, Tmobile, Sprint , Best Buy and who ever else sales the phone. Then there is no excuse for not knowing.

58. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I love how there's those in denial, especially trojan horse, that claim that people are being con artists and doing this for the money. How dare he say people are risking their lives? Anyway, sammy dropped the ball for the remaining of this year. We shall see what the s8 can bring.

60. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Wow! All this time we thought it was Iran that had the weapons of mass destruction, but all along it was Sammy, dang them for fooling us.

63. earn1sec

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

nop! its israel that have mass destruction weapons.

61. darkkjedii

Posts: 31055; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Turn them in.
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