A few months ago, the Ferrari 458 Italia had serious problems with spontaneously catching fire. Luckily, only a handful of Ferrari’s latest sports car experienced a fiery death before the company recalled the lot and had them fixed. That’s just one instance of a few that have spontaneously erupted during the course of the past year, so when we see images of this Range Rover Evoque experiencing some pyrotechnics of its own, we can help but think an issue is sure to develop.

This burning Evoque was seen in the middle of the day on a highway in Dubai. Now, the accident could have been driver error, but with the automakers’ histories in the past year, we feel it necessary to explore all of our options. Feel free to comment or send us a tip if you have any further details of this situation!

Hit the jump to see the Evoque on fire.

Source: Dubaisession

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9 comments:

  (1) posted on 02.20.2016

The Evoque fire problem is still unresolved, my wife wont even park beside one now.
http://www.bbc.co.u k/news/uk-scotland-edi nburgh-east-fife-35383 718
My wifes Range Rover Evoque started this fire while parked at Edinburgh airport and the fire destroyed a further four cars with it. The Evoque started the fire after being parked for 2 days suggesting an electrical problem was the cause. Staff at the airport saw the fire starting under the bonnet of the Evoque, a similar pattern to that seen in similar incidents with JLR vehicles.
http://www.bbc.co.u k/news/uk-scotland-edi nburgh-east-fife-35383 718
https://www.youtube .com/watch?v=eZBLH5vOz h4
http://www.bbc.co.u k/news/uk-scotland-edi nburgh-east-fife-35383 718
https://www.youtube .com/watch?v=eZBLH5vOz h4
https://www.youtube .com/watch?v=zD-t3YkIA ac
http://www.bbc.co.u k/news/uk-scotland-edi nburgh-east-fife-35383 718
https://www.youtube .com/watch?v=eZBLH5vOz h4
https://www.youtube .com/watch?v=zD-t3YkIA ac
https://www.youtube .com/watch?v=77A5qlT1m mY
The same pattern has seen in other similar incidents in the UK, California and Dubai. For example;
Warrington Feb 2014: /> http://www.bbc.co.u k/news/uk-scotland-edi nburgh-east-fife-35383 718
https://www.youtube .com/watch?v=eZBLH5vOz h4
https://www.youtube .com/watch?v=zD-t3YkIA ac
https://www.youtube .com/watch?v=77A5qlT1m mY
USA 2008 /> http://www.bbc.co.u k/news/uk-scotland-edi nburgh-east-fife-35383 718
https://www.youtube .com/watch?v=eZBLH5vOz h4
https://www.youtube .com/watch?v=zD-t3YkIA ac
https://www.youtube .com/watch?v=77A5qlT1m mY
Dubai 2011 /> http://www.bbc.co.u k/news/uk-scotland-edi nburgh-east-fife-35383 718
https://www.youtube .com/watch?v=eZBLH5vOz h4
https://www.youtube .com/watch?v=zD-t3YkIA ac
https://www.youtube .com/watch?v=77A5qlT1m mY
This adds to the long list of incidents of spontaneous fires caused by Evoques and Land Rovers. The recall for a fire related fault by Jaguar Land Rover doesn’t seem to have cured the problem.
Recall of 2.2 diesels for fire risk
http://www.bbc.co.u k/news/uk-scotland-edi nburgh-east-fife-35383 718
https://www.youtube .com/watch?v=eZBLH5vOz h4
https://www.youtube .com/watch?v=zD-t3YkIA ac
https://www.youtube .com/watch?v=77A5qlT1m mY
http://www.theaa.co m/allaboutcars/recalls /recalls.jsp?modelID=R ange+Rover+Evoque&make Name=Land+Rover&makeId =C3

  (517) posted on 07.5.2012

What could be the cause of the fire? Is it possible to all Evouqe?

  (504) posted on 07.4.2012

Evoque might not fix into hot countries. Overheating probably the cause of the fire.

  (434) posted on 05.15.2012

And here I was, thinking Evoque is flawless. This issue needs to be resolved soon.

  (526) posted on 04.24.2012

It’s very unfortunate to those who have experienced this. Range Rover should really take responsibilities.

  (446) posted on 04.19.2012

I think they have not paid enough attention to its compatibility. They only cared about the beauty and power.

  (306) posted on 03.28.2012

I hate that other than Evoque, some more cars have this issue. These automotive companies are sort of reckless. Maybe they should provide life insurance too along with the cars.

  (531) posted on 03.6.2012

This is seriously scary. If Evoque (and other car companies) doesn’t take immediate actions about this problem on their cars, this could cause immense damage not only to the buyers but also to their own image.

  (434) posted on 02.23.2012

I think its time for Range Rover to provide safety to passengers by providing technologies about fire safety. If this happens on my car, I would possibly have a nervous breakdown.

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