I drive a 2007 Nissan Versa with 248,000 km on it. The other day, as I was driving, The section where my muffler pipe should be welder or otherwise attached to the flange broken off. Basically my muffler was completely detached from the vehicle, and was hanging from its mounts. I removed it last night so it’s partly straight piped. I am waiting to bring it to work after my semester finished and hiring a welder to weld it back on to the flange.
In the meantime tho, I am wondering if this is a potential fire hazard, considering the close proximity of the fuel tank? Basically the exhaust is just dumping out under the car and not out the back, so I just figured I’d ask.