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Should fuse have blown first to prevent an electrical fire?
2010 Nissan Versa

Should fuse have blown first to prevent an electrical fire?

(2010 Nissan Versa)
I steam cleaned the carpet in my Versa. A week later while driving about ten miles fire came through the front passenger side carpet. I stopped and poured some bottled water on it. It stopped burning. After a few minutes I tried to start it and it started fine. I checked lights, radio, horn etc and everything worked. Should a fuse have blown first to prevent an electrical fire? I lifted the carpet and saw the end of a connection to a wiring harness was darkened from fire. Should the mfr pay for this repair since no fuse blew to prevent this?
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of Greg's Orange Auto on May 23, 2014
NEVER put water inside a car.they will not cover self inflicted damage
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of Greg's Orange Auto on May 23, 2014
NEVER put water inside a car.they will not cover self inflicted damage
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on May 23, 2014
Good question....probaly not if they find evidence of water inside car.....lots of things can be damaged by water that causes corrosion in electrical conections. Best take it to dealer and see what they say.
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on May 23, 2014
But should a fuse blow first to prevent a fire? no fuses blew
on May 23, 2014
Fuse would blow for a direct short circuit....not always for a high resistance caused by corrosion.

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