My Ford Focus Fire
This page is dedicated to my story of my 2002 Ford Focus that was destroyed by fire on July 13th, 2007.
So here is what happened:
I was driving with my cruise control on and I was going up a hill. Once I got near the top I started to lose speed. I turned off the cruise control and started going down the hill and I was still losing speed. I put my foot on the accelerator and I was still losing speed.
My boyfriend was in his vehicle ahead of us and I walkie talkie over to him saying that there was a problem with my vehicle.
I pulled over onto the side of the road and opened the hood of the car. There was a small fire and Chris closed the hood and we ran. Within minutes the car was engulfed in flames.
My car was in good condition. It was well maintained and I have most of my records. Although my last servicing done at Cabot Ford in St. John’s, Newfoundland, went up with the car.
I am not happy with Ford. I will never buy a Ford again.
UPDATE (08 Aug 2007): Phil Edmunston was on 570 News on August 7th. I called into the show and gave him a brief overview of what happened. He told me unless I can prove that it was Ford’s fault there isn’t much I can do. As long as insurance knows it wasn’t my fault.
So I’m not sure how I can prove it was Ford’s fault and insurance knows that it wasn’t my fault, so I don’t know if there is much I can do.