Samsung handset explodes and starts a fire that destroys a car (VIDEO)

According to a report from ABC affiliate WXYZ, a woman from Detroit was traveling in her car back on May 21st with a Samsung Galaxy S4 and a Samsung Galaxy S8 in a cupholder. Suddenly, she saw a spark coming from one of the two handsets, and it caught fire. She pulled over, but her car was soon completely covered in flames. "I thought I was going to die when I saw the sparks and the fire," said the unnamed victim...
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28. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

so she pulled over, but the car was basically already in flames, that quick in flames? LOL and she is having nightmares? LOL and her lawyer wants one of the phone to be recalled? LOL everything about this story seems to be about trying to get easy money LOL

31. yalokiy

Posts: 1012; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Bro, I have a plan. Insure my old car, put two iPhones in it and burn it. Make big news and ask money from insurance company and Apple. Add to the case some psychological damage and ask in return enough cash for a Bugatti Chiron!

66. WingMan

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 28, 2008

Sounds like a plan.

33. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3108; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Well that was unfortunate. Maybe that’s why phone manufacturers stopped making removable backs so people won’t install third party batteries and get into these dangerous situations? But glad that’s she’s okay. That’s all it matters.

43. yalokiy

Posts: 1012; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Not 100% ok after all: "the female driver is having trouble sleeping and is left with emotional scares related to the fire"

63. Vokilam

Posts: 1221; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

you do know that its all lawyer talk, right?

35. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Talisamsung atack!!!

46. gamehead unregistered

Samsung fanboys ducking for cover XD

49. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1324; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I think there might be more to this story that caused the battery to fail catastrophically. In the mean time though it's fair game to burn down Samsung for this.

50. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

I'm sure there is more to this story, but quite a few seem to be so sure as to why lol. Nobody was there, nobody knows what happened exactly. Wait for Samsung to do a full investigation. Also nobody knows how she is feeling after her CAR CAUGHT FIRE lol I'm sure a good majority of the population would feel some type of way after going through that.

56. darkkjedii

Posts: 31102; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Popcorn is pretty good.

57. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

There's a bit of detailed info missing from this story like: 1) Was she using a Samsung OEM battery in the S4? Did she have Morphie Juice pack on either phone? 2) Was she charging one, or both phones? 3) If she was charging one or both phones, was she using a Samsung OEM car charger and USB cable? 4) How hot was it in the car? In the cup holder? How hot were the phones?

64. audibot

Posts: 634; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

really why do you have a gs4 and a gs8 in the cup holder did you have liquid in it, or charging the gs4 with a 3amp charger causing the battery to do bang

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