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Old 11-28-2018, 02:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Piotrsko View Post
Anyone remember the Volt used in crash testing that later spontaneously combusted .
Pretty much every Volt that combusted had a physically damaged battery such that electrolyte or coolant escaped. The electrolyte is a very volital material with a low ignition temperature, the coolant tends to rapid discharge the battery.[/QUOTE]

IIRC after an accident, the car is supposed to be drained of coolant to prevent fires. This wasn't done and the fire happened a couple weeks later due to your aforementioned discharge.
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