Tata Nano on fire

Tata insists this move is not a recall, yet the Indian automaker is offering a free "safety upgrade" to the 70,000 folks who have purchased a Nano. This comes in response to a rash of Nano fires that were caused by various reasons. According to Tata, the vehicles that caught fire had individual problems not found on other currently-not-on-fire models. The burnt cars were investigated and the fingers were pointed at installed "foreign electrical equipment" or "foreign materal left on the exhaust system."

Owners of the Nano can bring their car in to the nearest Tata dealership, where service techs will install additional safety protection in the exhaust area and to the electrical system.

[Source: Automotive News – sub. req.]