Tata Motors allay fears on Nano fire


“We have concluded a comprehensive investigation into the incidents of fire in two Tata Nanos. The investigation, conducted by a 20-member Tata Motors Group team and an independent forensic expert, has reaffirmed that the Tata Nano is a safe car,” a Tata Motors’ official said.

At the same time, the company offered to conduct pre-emptive checks on all Nanos on the road, starting May 24, but clarified that this was not a recall.
Recalling the incidents, the company said that the fire in March 2010, shortly after a customer took delivery of the car, may have been caused by a foreign object in the exhaust system that its expert team found.

In the other case that happened in April, it was concluded that the car that was being driven to the dealership caught fire possibly due to a ruptured fuel line.
Citing these findings, the official emphatically ruled out allusions that there were any manufacturing defects.

The probe team drew experts from across Tata Motors group, including the Nano project team, passenger and commercial vehicles businesses, the Engineering Research Centre, the Tata Motors European Technical Centre, and Jaguar Land Rover.

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