Samsung Galaxy Note 7 allegedly explodes inside a Jeep in Florida



For those who are holding on to their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 because they don't want a different phone, or because they think that their unit won't explode, or because they are waiting to exchange it for the new Galaxy Note models, let this be a warning to you. St. Petersburg, Florida resident Nathan Dornacher and his family were unloading his Jeep of some purchases made at a yard sale. He left his Galaxy Note 7 inside the car to charge up and when Dornacher returned to his car, it was in flames.

Luckily, firefighters were able to take control before the fire spread. On Facebook, Dornacher did say that he while he wasn't positive that the Note 7 was the cause of the fire, "all signs are pointing that way." He also posted on Facebook that "Samsung has blown me off after over a hour on the phone this morning. Never called back as promised. Guess it is time to get a lawyer. You had your chance." Samsung told local media in Florida that it is aware of the incident and is "working with Mr. Dornacher to investigate his case and ensure we do everything we can for him."


Are you willing to risk your life for a phone? Remember, Dornacher's family including his wife and 8-year old daughter were in the car just minutes before. There is a reason why Samsung has recalled the device. If you still have your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in your pocket, we strongly suggest that you return it now before something terrible happens to you or your family. If you have any questions in your mind about what you should do with your Galaxy Note 7, click on the video at the top of this story.

source: FOX13 via Gizmodo

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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156 Comments

1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 442; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Icrap!!!

7. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Someone didn't read the title....... :P

70. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 649; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

I wish the iPhone 7 could trade places with the Note, IMO an exploding battery is a much better trade-off than having no headphone jack.

165. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

you really can't be that smart, or have common sense to say something as moronic as this. WTF is wrong with you.

120. cheetah2k

Posts: 2198; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Exploding in a Jeep? Nah that was the Jeep!! HAHA

47. Unordinary unregistered

You are a clown lol. Anyway, I truly wish safety to those who purchased a pack of C4. Handle with care!

148. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1458; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

We don't know for sure that this was caused by the phone yet. When GM had a recall on cars that seemed to have accelerator issues many people started having issues and a lot of them were fraudulent. One lady drove her car intentionally into a wall and said that it was accelerator issues with the hope of getting a new car. Let's just call this an alleged caused by the phone rather than definitely caused by the phone. That's what investigations are for......ok.

93. PhoneFix

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

Such lies with that truck

104. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

and still all this samsung fanboys still in denial stage.. its hard but just accept it, Samsung "explode" big time with the note 7...

143. Elfmonster unregistered

Samsung fanboys or paid shills?

2. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Ouch, really can't stop appreciating my decision to cancel my order...

23. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I had no intention of ordering this phone, but this whole ordeal is a lesson to all of us the risk of being an early adopter, and buying the latest and greatest before everyone else... So you canceled your order, are you going to buy the phone when it's rereleased? Or go for another brand?

52. BeersAndTech

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

For me, it's a lesson to never buy Samsung crap.

146. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Who needs terrorist, when you have Samsung.

153. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Throw the Note 7 at ISIS and save the world

100. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I'll be getting the international version next year if all problems have been sorted out. However, if the S8 gets tempting with a great improvement, I'll patiently wait again for the Note 8. My OnePlus One is still running strong.

3. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Yea right! They probably couldn't afford their car note & decided to use their Samsung Note as a cop-out aka undercover insurance fraud. Why haven't the cases where it exploded inside of homes caused as much damage? And shame on PA for actually posting this BS.

11. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Mail me a tinfoil hat too please :).

12. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

You sound like someone in denial.

38. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Judging by your name you probably think he's better than Kobe & Jordan so I can say the same about you.

54. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Well then, maybe you should stop "Judging." Just like you didn't know I don't believe Lebron is better than those two, you also don't know if this guy purposely exploded his jeep.

80. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

#sarcasm In all seriousness, this story is peculiar. Everyone else's Note just damaged their surrounding areas yet this particular one wipes out a Jeep. *insert Jennifer Lawrence "Yea, okay" thumbs up gif here*

63. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3947; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Lebron is better than Kobe ever was.

108. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

*insert Jennifer Lawrence "Yea, okay" thumbs up gif here*

118. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Agreed.. Sorry Merk

166. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Your post # 38 makes a lot more sense than post #3

15. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Hell yeah how does a phone burn up a car and phones even iPhones that catch fire doesn't burn up people's beds or clothes. Yet his whole car caught on fire sounds fishy

19. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

It catches fire, cars are full of fabric - legit or not it's hardly rocket science to stretch to the possibility is it? When a person's bed or clothes catch fire they tend to be in them and notice.

40. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Soooooooooooooo he just left his phone in the car by itself? Sorry, don't by it. And I drive a car where it doesn't have to be on to charge a phone but I'm not gonna leave damn near $900 just chillin in my car.

67. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3947; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

He said they were getting ready to leave, he even said he left the car running so why not leave the phone in the car charging while he runs in the house for a few. I'm quit sure his car is worth more than his phone so it's not to hard to believe he left it the car charging like he said. Also fires catch easy and spread even easier, if you don't catch it when it starts or soon after and there is flammable material present in the area where the fire started it will get big and out of control before you know it. serously just go roll out a whole roll of tissue and throw a match on the pile, see how quickly it burns and spreads, then apply that to your house and car.

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