Brand New $2,500 Tata Nano Catches Fire in Mumbai

Thursday March 25th, 2010 at 7:33 AM
Posted by: michael.leroy

Tata Motors Nano FireWorlds cheapest car makes one expensive barbecue

While U.S. attention is focused on the Toyota recall debacle, India is wondering why Tata Nanos are bursting into flames. So far at least four $2,500 Nanos have caught on fire. The three previous fires were caused by a faulty switch placed near the steering wheel. Tata has ordered an investigation to find the culprit for the newest barbecued Nano.

Tata Motors has publicly stated that the fire was an isolated incident and is considering adding another round of quality control checks for the Nano. Satish Sawant, an insurance broker and owner of the cooked Nano, did not notice his car was on fire. “I have no idea what happened. A motorcycle rider overtook me and told me that the vehicle was on fire. The engine was behind me and I did not realize that the car was on fire,” he said.

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