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Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by JAWBONE(m): 8:32pm On Jun 06, 2020
Toyota, this is unacceptable!

I bought a new Toyota Corolla 2013 (South Africa) back in 2015. I have since been driving it without issues. However, something mysterious happened on the 3rd of June, 2020.

Thread.

On the day before (2nd of June), I returned home around 7:30pm, and parked the car without any issue. To my utter shock, my neighbours woke me up around 7:00am the following day (3rd June) to inform me that my car was on fire.

It sounded like a joke; for a car parked twelve hours ago to catch fire all by itself. "This has to be a sabotage", I whispered to myself before I quickly got dressed and went to check, and alas, she was on fire!

But my very good neighbours were already ensued in a fight with the fire, and the only thing I did was to open the car for them to finish the last flame with their extinguishers. I'm deeply grateful to their good neighbourliness.

When the emergency was dealt with, I began to search for answers to this mystery, and what I learned was more shocking than the mystery.

My mechanic told me that that particular version (2012-13, South Africa) of Toyota Corolla had a flawed breaking system design, which caused it to catch fire by itself, even if the car was off for a long time.

Not entirely convinced, I called another mechanic for a second opinion, who drove me to his workshop, where he showed me another burnt Toyota Corolla like mine, and told me the same thing happened to her.

He also told me about another one that caught fire in the middle of the night, which eventually burnt another vehicle and an adjoining building. He said "Oga, all countries rejected this car, but Nigeria allowed it. It is sad".
He told me many people were changing the breaking system to American version of the same car.

I have decided to put this here so that others don't become victims of this professional negligence by Toyota, and regulatory failure by Nigeria.

I also want to put this here so that our government will understand the cost of not having an efficient regulatory system for quality and standards.
I also want this here so that Toyota's brand will pay for their design error, they way we paid with our resources (and probably, our lives). This type of error should not be allowed to happen again.

https://mobile.twitter.com/_abba_g/status/1268982247702646784

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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by Kingdemi212019: 8:33pm On Jun 06, 2020
Sorry oo sad

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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by dhejykeane: 8:38pm On Jun 06, 2020
Nigeria, the junkyard of the world

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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by Nikeruka(m): 8:42pm On Jun 06, 2020
One guy is currently working on this car to sell as neatly used 2012 Corolla

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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by grafixdon: 8:52pm On Jun 06, 2020
I read similar story on this forum last year, but it's toyota camry

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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by HeadNigga: 9:02pm On Jun 06, 2020
My problem now is that self isolation is making people dislike me. U refuse to shake people and they get pissed. I am trying to protect people and they are angry about it.

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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by rawtouch: 9:02pm On Jun 06, 2020
shocked
that's anoda advantage of insurance

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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by chillex8(m): 9:02pm On Jun 06, 2020
Toyota again. cry

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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by keentola(m): 9:03pm On Jun 06, 2020
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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by Daboywizzy: 9:03pm On Jun 06, 2020
Wonders shall never end .. Wetin Abba Kyari no go see inside Hell Fire.

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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by Jeromejnr(m): 9:04pm On Jun 06, 2020
Same happened to my former Avensis.

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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by teamsynergy: 9:04pm On Jun 06, 2020
Damn
Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by Nobody: 9:04pm On Jun 06, 2020
..why did Nigeria allow such car

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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by Badonasty(m): 9:04pm On Jun 06, 2020
Sorry man...God will provide a more better one

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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by onotiemoria(m): 9:05pm On Jun 06, 2020
Bros hold the giant rats for your compound responsible.

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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by Vlip42(m): 9:05pm On Jun 06, 2020
Hmmm...
Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by Wendy006: 9:05pm On Jun 06, 2020
Sorry bro,

Really nice of you bringing this here, lessons learnt.

God's gonna give u bigger and better one just for this honest gesture.

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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by XXLMANDIGO: 9:05pm On Jun 06, 2020
Very unfortunate. God will replenish you to get something better and bigger. cool

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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by buygala(m): 9:05pm On Jun 06, 2020
Going by that burnt engine bay, fixing that Corrolla will cost almost the price of a Tokunbo one sad....

And there won't be any guarantee that it will function optimally...

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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by Nobody: 9:05pm On Jun 06, 2020
God bless you for the information. You may never know how many lives and properties you've saved cos our society is a very ignorant one.

Stay safe and good luck Jawbone!

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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by StubbornGENIUS: 9:05pm On Jun 06, 2020
Buhari is not on this forum and even if he is,he can neither read or comprehend this post. grin

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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by Nobody: 9:05pm On Jun 06, 2020
this is the crap car that yahoo boys in ilesha carry up and down...crap

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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by tonididdy(m): 9:05pm On Jun 06, 2020
wtf...i don't believe this a braking system malfunction.
usually such occurrences will make Toyota recall all this models back for corrections or refunds.

I will like to read a scientific or mechanical proof to this happening, it's quite weird.

anyway I have never been a fan of this car.

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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by Seyiloba5607: 9:06pm On Jun 06, 2020
Sorry � I hope are you not a smoker

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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by Dangrace01: 9:06pm On Jun 06, 2020
Sorry

I sell cars never heard of this before however it's noted

I deal on majorly Lexus products

Check profile

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Re: Man's Toyota Corolla 2013 Caught Fire by Muyiwaipere(m): 9:06pm On Jun 06, 2020
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