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Tyler Perry Writer's Car

EXPLODES

3/18/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A writer for Tyler Perry's hit show "Meet the Browns" is in the market for a new car ... because dude's old ride exploded in a ball of fire ... and TMZ has video of the blast.

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Brian Ronalds' wife Stephanie tells TMZ she was making a three-point turn in front of a friend's Hollywood Hills home last weekend when the flames erupted from the engine of their Dodge Journey -- and seconds after she escaped ... the vehicle exploded.

Stephanie says they bought the SUV 6 weeks ago -- and claims Dodge did not inform them about a safety recall involving steering fluid leaking onto the engine ... which could spark a fire.

Stephanie has no proof that's what happened in this case, but says she's looking into it ... and adds, "I know in my heart the car is defective. I was driving it and it was fine until that point."


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16.

en Todo Momento!!    

great camera work. loved the added excitement.

1323 days ago
17.

jxtr    

I have a relative that purchased that vehicle a few weeks ago. I am going to notify him about this recall notice.

1323 days ago
18.

E    

Stephanie, if it makes you feel any better, a dodge, we knew it was defective too! Dodge-Chrysler=just bring it to the shop and leave it.

1323 days ago
19.

Ray     

probably one of those new fangled Uranium powered Japanese vehicles. The Radiationette

1323 days ago
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Phyllis Nau    

This never should have happened. Let's hope Dodge responds in a moral, ethical and timely manner.

1323 days ago
21.

Milf Biggenson    

More like the Dodge Burny. Thank you.

1323 days ago
22.

DizzKid    

Tyler Perry wasn't in the car? DAMN!

1323 days ago
23.

Ann Thomas    

Never should have bought that American-made junk. She got what she paid for.

1322 days ago
24.

Ann Thomas    

Never should have bought that American-Made junk. Got what you paid for.

1322 days ago
25.

tlcmk    

Quality American made car. Tyler Perry must not pay his writers very well.

1322 days ago
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Phyllis Nau    

I do think Stephanie has suffered a significant amount of toxic material from the initial explosion to cause some physical problems, not to mention the obvious emotional trauma. This is an an issue that Dodge needs to deal with ASAP. NO ONE should have to go through this.

1322 days ago
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Phyllis Nau    

Please, Please Dodge take care of these people. No one should have to go through this. This never should have happened. Take care of this in a timely manner and show yourself as a moral and ethical company. I would respect that.

1322 days ago
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Phyllis Nau    

Please, Please Dodge take care of these people. No one should have to go through this. This never should have happened. Take care of this in a timely manner and show yourself as a moral and ethical company. I would respect that.

1322 days ago
29.

Betty    

Peace out to Tyler Perry and his crew.

1321 days ago
30.

GH    

I want to punch who ever the hell was filming this. jfc.

"OMG PLZ GET HERE LYKE OMG" *scream*

1319 days ago
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