Fire Rescue team on Note 7 setting ablaze the Jeep in Florida: the cause is 'undetermined'

Fire Rescue team on Note 7 setting ablaze the Jeep in Florida: the cause is 'undetermined'
Remember the story about a guy whose Jeep was set ablaze by his Note 7 left charging from the cigarette lighter? That's what he thought or claimed at the time, but St. Petersburg's firemen issued their final statement on the incident, and classified the source of the fire that engulfed the Jeep as "undetermined". “It was reported that a Samsung Galaxy Note7 was in the vehicle at the time of the fire and there were allegations that it may have been the cause,” as per the St. Petersburg Fire Rescue memo to the media on Monday. “After a thorough investigation, fire investigators did not find a cause for the fire.”

Cue up the jokes about Jeep's production quality here, but it seems that the fire that engulfed the vehicle may have been a result of something else that fires usually start in cars from, rather than pinpointed to the Note 7 left charging there. A similar accident with a vehicle going ablaze while in motion was reported not long ago, but there is no investigation memo from there yet, while the reports about a six-year old boy getting burned while playing on the Note 7 turned out to be false.

In any case, it may be a full month before carriers in the US receive replacement stock of Note 7 units that have gone through all the necessary FCC testing, but if you scored one from third-party vendors, you might get a replacement quicker.

source: Patch via Softpedia

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44 Comments

1. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

I knew it! It was obviously an insurance fraud. Let's finish this bullcrap story by now and turn the page to some innovative feature on the Note 7. #Note7isback #Note7isking

2. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

#price_drop

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

No. The price and sales of Note7 will be just like how you can pause a video, then come back later and continue from where you left.

19. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

but we can dream about a price drop.

25. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

It's not back yet it's still on the way from China with a new battery. What's innovative about the note? Note is king of what? ISIS? You gotta be more specific or else no one is going to know what you are trying to say.

28. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

It's not hard to explain to a moron, but it's hardest to explain to an ignorant...

37. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

That is true, however being vague means you have no idea of what you're talking about.

40. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm, it got a better review then the iPhone 7 on the verge, that a good start, as they site make this site look pro samsung

41. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Dunno what an iPhone has to with anything but ok

29. PhoneFix

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

Of course I said it Sstraigt on first article with this vehicle crap.. That is it fake or some crafty cunt tried to f**k with system..

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

PA, let's take a poll on this shall we? 1. Yes, it was Note 7 that caused the fire. 2. No, it was the Jeep. 3. Neither. I don't own a Note 7, so I don't know.

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

A Poll about this isn't relevant. I had already said it here that the claims of that jeep catching fire could just be scam, to get a payday.

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Hold your Trojans, horsey! It's just a joke pointed at PA...not anyone.

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

PA, let's take a poll on this shall we? 1. Yes, it was Note 7 that caused the fire. 2. No, it was the Jeep. 3. Neither. I don't own a Note 7, so I don't know.

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

So basically every story about Note 7 causing damage to people and fires is turning out to be false. While all the stories about actual bending phones and touch disease were quickly swept under the rug. The amount of protectionism in the media for Apple is astounding. I guess it is because everyone rich enough has their hands in the Apple pie from over inflating their stock. Now, if they don't desperately push Apple, they're going to suffer hard.

9. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

You're completely right - Samsung admitted fault and recalled, fixed and replaced Note 7's for no reason, I'm amazed they didn't notice that the fault doesn't really exist! Samsung are so incompetent! What you're saying is that either: 1. You're deflecting, there's still a terrible design fault that's real and had to be fixed. Extremely poor design and QC from Samsung. or 2. You're right, there's no fault - So Samsung have been completely incompetent in wasting millions recalling, fixing and replacing a product without a fault in the first place? Losing billions in stock value for nothing. Which is it?

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

The answer is secret option number, 3. You lack the ability of comprehension and loose your s**t without reading things like a typical raging keyboard warrior ! He never said the fault didn't exist or even Samsung not accepting the fault, he simply said the stories about Note 7 'causing damage to people and fires is turning out to be false'. am I right ? When can I collect my prize money ?

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Which terrible design from Samsung? The battery packaging was done by ITM Semiconductor. Samsung SDI only provided the battery cells. Yeah, Samsung did a poor Quality Control, but the battery "design" was not done by Samsung.

14. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Wow, that's a very selective interpretation of what I wrote. What you're failing to properly understand is either: 1) What I said about the stories about fires and harm to people seeming to be untrue. They admitted faults and recalled like any responsible and decent corporation would because the phone batteries were melting. There was no contesting of that fact in my comment. 2) Then I stated that media is biased because design flaws from Apple products are quickly hidden or ignored. Which is it?

16. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

No, you tried to turn this all around to somehow being about Apple, deflecting from the Note 7's serious, potentially harmful design flaw. When in hell have any Apple issues been hidden or ignored? What a load of crap you talk - let's see, Antennagate, Bendgate, "Touch Disease" and now Hissgate amongst many others. The media makes far MORE of iPhone issues than any other. None of those "issues" are harmful either unlike this Samsung one. Saying Apple don't respond or acknowledge them is bulls**t too or free "bumpers" wouldn't have been given out for Antennagate. Seriously when has the media NOT reported the tiniest thing that comes up with iPhones/iPads?

17. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Sure thing guy, if it helps you sleep at night.

18. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Ok, I'm sure you won't be commenting on any articles on iPhone issues in future since the media covers them up and doesn't mention them, right? Excellent.

20. willard12 unregistered

1. When have iPhone issues been ignored:. I believe this question is specific to being ignored by Apple, not ignored by the population at large. And "you're holding it wrong" is an example of THE COMPANY ignoring the issue. The mass media is who eventually force Apple to acknowledge issues. The tech media, PA included, has plenty of articles down playing the bending issue. And free bumpers were given after the aforementioned denial. And, why didn't Apple's great customer service and support give people new, working devices. I mean, you can just walk right into an Apple store and walk right out with a new phone. Or, so I've been told....a million times. 2. No one denied fault. They denied the results of the fault are as serious as has been falsely reported (please refer to the article that you are currently commenting on as if you need an example). Yet, the company is still replacing every device. Not only are are they replacing devices that have a defective battery. They are replacing the devices made in China that have good batteries just to give people peace of mind.

31. sissy246

Posts: 6907; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

The antennagate should have been a recall. Apple choose to tell you that you are holding it wrong and tell you to put some bumper thing on it. Bendgate is still causing problems with what is called Touch Disease that is linked to bendgate. And before you say iphones don't catch fire , they have .

42. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple was selling the bumper as an accessory. That's the reason they fave it away because they couldn't swap it under the rug and they were about to get sued, which has could have stop the sales. Apple stopped bendgate as soon as they could. threatening sites to not play videos about it. Apple had a lawsuit brought by Samsung which Apple was found guilty and Obama stepped in and vetoed it. This sweeping that under the rug too. So what you saying again? Yes we know about the touch issue, but you don't see a story everyday about it. The last thing we heard was a class action lawsuit was filed. I am sure we will hear more if it indeed go class action. But yes they surely made a big deal of the Note. Yes they should have. However, an iPhone has exploded on a plane more than once and they were never banned. Both planes landed, but one landed no so gracefully. I also recall pilots who missed landing because they were playing on an Ipad. People have died using and iPhone and have been injured. No one says anything. Yet out of 100 Notes only one person was injured. Yet several people have been injured by IPhone, killed by iPhone. Can you deny that? They all were problems including the znotebizsue and Apple having less detrimental issues should been upfront about all of them and they were not. Yet small and big problems ha e always been a knowedge by Samsung.

27. sissy246

Posts: 6907; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

The phone design is great, design has nothing to do with the bad batteries. The batteries are bad, Samsung has not once tried to deny it called for the recall and will replace the phones. At this point there is not more they can do but what they are doing.

32. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I don't see the relevance to what you are saying. Just because there is a recall does not infer that fires are starting. I mentioned this in the original post. The Toyota recall had people crashing their cars on purpose to get new cars. He called Samsung out before they determined if in fact that it was the cause..... Smelled like opportunistic to me..... No one is discrediting the recall issues..... You are just being a foolish fan boy fool. This is not about Apple or Samsung fan boyish... I hope it does not keep going in that direction...... Really

38. M.O.A.B

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

not every story ,, but at least this one in the article and this one : http://www.phonearena.com/news/The-Samsung-phone-that-exploded-in-the-hands-of-a-6-year-old-wasnt-a-Note-7---it-was-a-Galaxy-Core_id85389 if you mean people who are defending samsung in every burning story just ignore them, they just want to deny the fact that samsung rushed production of the note 7 and did a mistake

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really.a house burned down to the ground from an iPhone being charged with a 3rd party cheap charger. They investigated and stated the iPhone was the cause. The house burned to the ground. So surely a phone would have been burned to a crisp, yet it was determined the iPhone catching fire burned the house down. You are a troll and you ahev no sense whatsoever. If the fire was started by the phone, they would have figured it out I would think. Both me and Trojan said people would claim this. No one is denying an issue, we only said people are dishonest and opportunists.

6. hansip87

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

Well the burning location (based on this pic if it's the right one) is more to the dashboard rather than in engine room or rear (where the fuel are stored) so some thing was lit near the driver seat and it's very likely to be the phone. It's burned to crisp after all right? so it's 'hard' to determine the exact cause.

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