Tata Motors Announces Non-Recall of Sometimes-Flammable Nanos

Tata Motors Announces Non-Recall of Sometimes-Flammable Nanos

Tata Motors Announces Non-Recall of Sometimes-Flammable Nanos

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May 21 2010 11:10 AM

Tata Motors Announces Non-Recall of Sometimes-Flammable Nanos

Tata Motors has concluded that its Nano, the world's cheapest automobile , is "absolutely safe" and free of manufacturing defects, the Hindu reports . Two of the sub-$2,500 cars had burst into flame this year:

[T]he 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.

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Starting Monday, Tata will contact every Nano owner for a "pre-emptive diagnostic check" at company expense. The inspections "do not constitute a recall," Tata told the Hindu .