India’s cheapest car to own is in news yet again and for reasons which Tata Motors absolutely detest. Yes, another Nano caught fire recently. This time the incident took place at Vadodara’s Subanpura locality. The car belonged to Mr Mayank Doshi and according to the Fire Officials the engine of the Nano caught fire near the Samta police outpost in Subnapura locality gutting down the front seat.
Till date there are 7 such cases and it is surely not a small number. Tata Motors had to face a lot of criticism from Nano owners and others as similar incidents were reported about Nanos catching fire. Secondly, faulty electrical could be an issue but Tata Motors deny this. Faulty wiring done when fitting aftermarket parts on the car also sound convincing as the person fitting the parts could tamper with the original electrical fittings which could cause a fire in an event of a short circuit.
Last year a brand new Nano car too was engulfed in flames while on its way to Vadodara. Then there were reports of a Nano catching fire on streets of the national capital which got instant media attention. The incidents prompted Tata Motors to look into the matter but lately no such incident was recorded.
If the car that caught fire rolled out after the recall exercise, or if it was already treated for better safety, then it should be a serious concern among current and prospective Nano buyers. The Tata Nano also achieve a milestone figure of 10,000 units a few months back and still remains one of the most popular cars in the country.
Source – DNAIndia.com