3 Nanos catch fire, Tata to do pre-emptive checks

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New Delhi, Oct 22: With three incidents of the Tata Nano catching on fire was reported from across the country, the 'people's car' is now in the limelight for the wrong reasons.

While one such mishap was reported from New Delhi on Tuesday, Oct 20, two other incidents were reported earlier from other parts of the country. However, there have been no casualities reported due to these accidents as the cars were unoccupied during the fire.

Following this, Tata Motors may undertake a pre-emptive check on the 7,500-odd Nanos that have been delivered.

"A pre-emptive audit check may be carried out on cars that are to be handed over or those that are with customers, purely as a precautionary measure," said Debasis Ray, a spokesman for Tata Motors who ruled out possibility of recalling cars claiming that there were no reports of fire.

The fire, which is generally seen near the steering wheel area, is believed to have occured due to the a faulty combination switch. These incidents have effectively put doubts in the minds of the people regarding the safety of the world's cheapast cars.

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