Months after Tata Motors had introduced some changes to the Tata Nano to curb rumors regarding the safety design of the car, it has now been reported that another Tata Nano catches fire. This time, it is in Ahmedabad. It seems that all efforts taken by Tata Motors to dispel the rumors has gone waste with this recent development.
Sources say that near the Shivranjani junction in Ahmedabad, one Mr Vipul Jani was driving his Tata Nano when the the rear portion of the car caught fire. Mr Jani got out of the car with the help of passerbys and then called the fire officials. Mr Vipul Jani was heard as saying that it hasn’t been a year since he brought the car and this had happened. He further elaborated that the engine portion of the car had been gutted in the fire incident. It can be recalled that Tata Motors had earlier taken all sorts of preventive measures to ensure that this incidents wouldn’t be repeated. It is also noteworthy that during the earlier fire incidents, Tata Motors had denied that the it wasn’t a mistake from their part and the owners had made some modifications to the car’s interiors which resulted in the wiring system to get short circuited and hence the car caught fire.
The company had introduced a heat shield on the tail pipe and also added a fuse to the wiring but then it seems that the Tata Nano still has a problem of going up in flames. As of now, Tata Motors have taken up the car for further tests and to determine if the vehicular design is a problem or anything else. A police report has been also submitted by Mr Vipul Jani.