A new car catching fire is a serious matter.
It seems that Tata’s cheapest small car Tata Nano is on some sort of record making spree, but for bad reasons. Another Nano car caught fire yesterday in Ahmedabad and with this the number now rose to eight of the car catching fire. Nano in question belonged to one Mr. Vipul Jain, a resident of Ahmedabad and caught fire in the afternoon while he was driving back home. The car was in flames in exactly the same fashion as the earlier Nano cars that caught fire, the rear of the car was in flames where the engine is located. (via Tata Nano on fire again in similar way in Ahmedabad, 8th incidence in a row.)
Are we not entitled to know the reports of all the incidents? This was 8th incident. Or was there no investigation but only a cover up? Who knows! Competition Commission is sleeping. Ministry of transportation is too busy running Railways. It is amazing that Automobile is such a big industry in India and there is no regulator to monitor standards except those ancient Motor Vehicle Rules.
A legal issue would be, if such fire happens after the expiry of warranty, would it be covered by insurance?