Tata Nanos Catch Fire, Tata Motors Downplays Incidents

Saturday 24 October 2009, 00:00 AM by Satish Kalepu

Three incidents of Tata Nanos catching fires have been reported from various parts of the country. Tata Nano have caught fire in Delhi, Lucknow and Ahmedabad which has put a question mark on safety of world’s cheapest car.

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Tata Motors has refused to recall 7500 cars delivered so far. It stated that experts from Tata Motors will check the cars delivered so far. Unlike in the US and European car markets, recall of cars is not mandatory in India, even in cases of technical faults. Tata Motors spokesperson has been trying to downplay the incidents calling them to be minor problem in switch area. 'There seems to be some minor problem in the combination switch area. Of the two cars that we have had access to, this caused smoke and localised melting of plastic parts,' said Tata Motors spokesman Debashis Ray.

Cars are supposed to have caught fire while parked idly in the parking lot but fortunately no-one is known to be hurt. 'I parked my car in the parking lot of a shopping complex and went to buy some gifts. I was shocked when the parking attendant came rushing to me within 10 minutes saying that the car is on fire', said RH Rizvi who purchased the car in July from a Lucknow based dealer.

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