Jim Grant's Tech Tips
Oldsmobile Bravada, Over-Active Seat Heater
cause a fire to occur under the passenger seat of a '97 Bravada Oldsmobile?
- Tyon A.
Did the fire
start under the seat in the carpeting by any chance? If so I would be inspecting
the running condition of the engine. Why the engine? The catalytic converter
is located under the passenger side seat. If the engine is running poorly the
converter will overheat. If conditions are right the converter can become so
hot that it will cause the flooring/carpeting in the vehicle to ignite and burn.
I have seen this condition occur in other vehicles as well. Just one of those
little reasons that a rough running engine and/or check engine light should
not be ignored.