"If you can
keep your head"
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: United Kingdom
GTV Gone down in flames !
Black GTV 2 litre - Mark 3
Driving to work yesterday caught up in the normal jam, radio on, singing along. Turned on the heated rear screen. Hang on, blimey someone a few cars up must be overheating, i can smell something?, hang on is it getting foggy? no it cant be ! - yep its me. Smoke, smoke and more smoke.
Still in the jam, and the first droplet of flaming plastic hits the footwell. Time to bail out ! but not on the road in the jam. This will cause chaos ! - Kept my nerve moved 500 yards more and got to a side road next to a field.
Got out sharpish ! - Tried to disconnect the battery, no good - Fire is now really taking hold. - It took five minutes to be completely alight. - The Bella is gone - well what can I say other than this, please check your systems, and dont let this happen to you. I know there has been threads relating to this, and it is a known fault?. so please be aware.