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Durango citadel engine fire

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Video: Dodge Durango catches fire during D.C. Cherry Blossom Parade while on float-pulling duty

by Chris Shunk (RSS feed) on Apr 11th, 2011 at 10:56AM

2011 Dodge Durango Citadel catches fire during D.C. parade – Click above to watch the video

Call us partypoopers, but we're not all that big on parades. There's something about standing around only to see a bunch of floats passing by you that doesn't sound all that appealing. Now if said parade included a little unexpected action, we might be more inclined to enjoy ourselves, but we're not so sure the onlookers at the Washington D.C. Cherry Blossom Parade would agree with us.

After the jump is video of a spanking-new 2011 Dodge Durango Citadel as it sat in the middle of the parade route, spouting flames from the hood. A local NBC affiliate reports that the newly designed SUV began to spew black smoke while towing a float on the parade route. After the hood was propped up the black smoke turned into a full-on car-b-que that engulfed the engine bay in flames. The local fire department, which was likely already participating in the parade, later came and doused the blaze, but the incident prolonged the parade by about 15 minutes.

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to watch the flaming Durango. We don't know how much the float it was reportedly towing towing weighed, and we also don't know which engine this Durango has under the hood. On the bright side, we didn't even know that the Durango apparently has a self-closing hood in the event of a fire. At the same time, whether it's operator error or a defect with the vehicle, having a brand-new SUV burst into flames in such a public way has to have Dodge reaching for the Mylanta. Either way, points to the band for continuing to play on! Thanks to all for the tips.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:13 AM
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Re: Durango citadel engine fire

welp, thats embarrassing
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Re: Durango citadel engine fire

please be a pentastar...
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:18 AM
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Re: Durango citadel engine fire

Good idea whoever opened the hood. Get as much oxygen in there as possible to fuel the fire.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:22 AM
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Re: Durango citadel engine fire

Sounds more like a single vehicle issue. The Hemi in its various configurations is not known for external combustion, and the Pentastar also seems to not suffer in that regard (the two known WK2 fires seem to have had nothing to do with the engine compartment).
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Re: Durango citadel engine fire

some dealer is telling the owners of that durango that their shark fin antenna blew the warranty and they will not be covering the new engine lol...
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some dealer is telling the owners of that durango that their shark fin antenna blew the warranty and they will not be covering the new engine lol...
Really? I dont think the Shark fin can cause a fire, do you? I think it was the rear chrome license plate cover they installed.....lol
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Re: Durango citadel engine fire

I feel bad for the owner (or dealer?) to not only have that happen, but to have it happen in front of so many people. My money says it was caused by aftermarket muffler bearings; those always cause problems.
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Re: Durango citadel engine fire

they must have run low on blinker fluid
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That really sucks for the new image.
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should have double checked the specs on the end line for the rotary girder.
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Re: Durango citadel engine fire

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please be a pentastar...
Even if its a 5.7L the 5.7L is tried and true!!! It would be a one in a million thing.
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