Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tata Nano on Flames

There is another sad news for Tata Motors and people who have great expectations from Tata Nano. A brand new Nano car by Tata motors, countries largest automobile company, was on fire on March 24, 2010. The incident is reported to be the fourth in the string. The company has ordered inquiry into the incident.
Tata Nano on fire
The car was recently purchased by Satish Sawant, an insurance broker by profession from a showroom in Prabhawati, Mumbai. Tata Nano catching fire incident took place when Satish was on his way back home to LIC, colony in Mulund. It was less than hour before the delivery that hisbrand new silver Nano was engulfed in flames.

Satish had paid Rs. 2.4 lakhs to get his dream car, a silver Nano from Concorde Motors showroom and got fitted a power steering and A/C. He was provided with a driver to take car home as he can not drive. Shocked Satish could not take the sight of shinybrand new car turning into debris of carbon in few moments. A fire tender was rushed to the spot and doused the fire. A case has been registered at Navgarh police station (Mulund E).

“I have no idea what happened. A motorcycle rider overtook me and told me that the vehicle was on fire,’’ said Satish Sawant. “The engine was behind me and I did not realize that the car was on fire,” he added. Satish however managed to get out of the car. He informed that company has taken the car and will investigate the cause of fire.

Earlier also three similar cases of Tata Nano catching fire were reported and in each incident the car was parked. The first incident took place last year in September. In all the three cases a faulty switch which was placed near the steering wheel was said to be the cause of fire. A short circuit in an indicator stalk was the root of the fire yet the company refused to recall the car. Tata has however reportedly fixed the problem.

A Tata spokesperson says, “This is a unique case. We are trying to figure out what went wrong.

1 comments:

Jodi said...

Tata Nano is very sweetest car which contains good functionality. There are many incidents making for jeep 4x4 accessories in this blog. The first incident took place last year in September. In all the three cases a faulty switch which was placed near the steering wheel was said to be the cause of fire.

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