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Interesting to see if it's linked to this starter motor cable / nut recall that's being going on, I am very suspicious that a recall would be launched for what Vauxhall described as something that "might prevent starting", I fear it's to address what you have suffered, an engine fire...
 

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That is scary,hope they find out what caused it,welcome to the forum.
 

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We had not heard anything about a re-call and we were on the blower last week because the engine oil change light came on well before the service was due and the usual DPF rubbish!. I just think there is no excuse for a car that young to be going up in flames. cue the insurance trying to squirm there way out of this one!...
 

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There was a burning smell about 500 yards away from my home and electrics started to go hay-wire with the windows not working for example. So by the time the car was home there was severe smoke and then flames. The fire boys were spot on and on the game thankfuly. I'm just glad the kids were fine it could have been so much worse.
 

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Scarey stuff glad everyone is okay.

Im pretty sure your not the first person that this has happened to. Someone posted a while ago either here or on another forum. A bit too common for my liking.

Welcome to the forum. I dont suppose you will be buying another Antara
 

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We loved the thing! The only problem we had was the alarm always activating! Oh and the DPF. Would lightning strike in the same place twice? Maybe not a risk worth taking with young kids.
 

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I would think it will be an insurance job, Vauxhall should be responsible but you would end up spending a fortune on trying to prove factually they were at fault, i.e let's say they say something on the road caught on the exhaust and started the fire etc it would be near impossible to disprove with the damage to the car. We all know its a fault but the argument would go on. Might be worth checking your insurance many policies cover a new for old when the car is less than one year old so you would get a new one hopefully, that's if you could stick it...
 

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Oh my god !!!
Thank God you're ok
My one is 2 months old - occasionally make burning smells when I turn off the engine and s fan kicks in for a good 1 min - this fire thing is scaring me to death !!!
 

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Wilde said:
Oh my god !!!
Thank God you're ok
My one is 2 months old - occasionally make burning smells when I turn off the engine and s fan kicks in for a good 1 min - this fire thing is scaring me to death !!!
thats ur antara trying to do a regen thats what mine does if i turn it off without it completing its regen it does get a tad warm to burn crap out thats what you can smell.Edited by: craigm33
 

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Wilde said:
Ah !! Right ....
Can I prevent that happening by the way I drive ?? or do I just let it carry on? Thanks
cant stop it does it around every 500ish miles.have agood read up on forum about dpf it will help u understand about it . definitely worth a read helped me out.
 
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