Tata Motors has issued a recall for all Nano models manufactured between July 2009 and October 2011. The company will replace the vehicles' starter motors free of charge. And while the Indian automaker has declined to say just how many vehicles will be affected by the recall, local news reports have said as many as 145,000 Nano vehicles will receive a new starter. Tata says the recall has been underway for some time, noting it has already replaced somewhere around 50,000 starters to date. The entire recall program is expected to cost Tata around $20.8 million at current conversion rates.

The automaker has released an updated version of the Nano called the Nano 2012. The revised model is not included in the recall.

Tata hasn't seen the sort of sales success the company had hoped for with the world's least expensive new car. From labor unrest to perception issues to a wave of fires and safety upgrades, the Nano has had a hard row to hoe since birth.


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      Oceanblue78
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am going to say what everyone else is thinking...they sold that many lol? God bless the owners!
      Mark Mason
      • 3 Years Ago
      How do these car's pass the crash test with the normal size car's in this country let alone the bigger vihicals that are everywhere?
      ectullis
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ta Ta for now.
      Avinash Machado
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not a good sign for the future of the Nano.
      u
      • 3 Years Ago
      Indian crap hit again! Why is autoblog so in love with these crap. I see Russian junks better than these hindu craps.
        Evan McMiller
        • 3 Years Ago
        @u
        Can you learn how to spell please? And Indians are not called "hindus". Get it right.
          u
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Evan McMiller
          McDumbass, I did't spell "hindus" you did. Open your eye please! LMAO LMAO
      donnieorama
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nobody wants these things--even Indians read reviews. There a lot of better options for sale in India right now.
      Soccer Mom
      • 3 Years Ago
      Tata recalling all pre-2012 Nano models over bad sales.
      Iselin007
      • 3 Years Ago
      As if this wasn't expected! They should also recal their visas workers from the USA!
      thetruckerking
      • 3 Years Ago
      What the... Who is recalling what? The Tata Nano? I thought this was an article about cars.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Vinay Manayathara
      • 3 Years Ago
      145000=1.45 lakhs...get it right :p
      time1865
      • 3 Years Ago
      Obama will invest in them and give them away with taxpayer money. He knows everything about everything and is just so smart that we mere stupid humans cannot understand the depths of his wealth of knowldge.
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