Originally Posted by Vishwas
If its with one or two cases, its fine that people wont make an issue,But more than that is not a small thing??(Even an little knowledgeable person on automobile will know the reason behind it)
Should have read the news posted before, the vehicle was burnt in spite of keeping the safety kit
Anyway no offence meant
I am only for nearly 32 years in the automotive engineering field. I have influenced the design of motor vehicles as a consultant of the industries and am a long standing performance tuner with in house development of performance tuning parts as well as non performance related parts.
Every day several cars go up in flames without being involved in an accident. And many more cars are being torched every day.
Nobody made a big fuss when nearly three times as many Ferrari 458s went up in flames.
The next question hardly anyone looks into is why the Nanos caught fire.
Out of the 10 or so Nanos that suffered from fire/smoke 3 had an steering column switch problem caused by a downgraded switch quality. Tata changed the supplier.
The remaining cases had more than one cause and some the causes are not clear.
It was also reported that at least one of them was equipped with additional electronics (stereo) which is not a standard spec situation.
For you it might be clear cut, but for a professional like me who needs to investigate products to make them safe it is different.
A lot of the reasons are outside the production of the cars.
One of the scenarios we have seen repeatedly is that people alter the stereo. The higher power consumption leads to blowing fuses. These then are replaced with higher rated fuses. This has resulted in a number of cases in wires or alternators catching fire.
The Nano is designed to a budget. Making alterations is not what it was designed for. When people then go and make changes then they should not go and blame the Nano for their own stupidity.
There is many more reasons for problems not caused by the product rather than the people owning the products or the people round it.
I am not Indian. However, I have no reason to run down the Nano. The Nano has gotten a reputation it does not deserve.
I have all the reasons to maintain my position that the Nano is a good product.
And just for the people who might think my background is allowing me only to ever be able to afford a Nano:
We had three 911s among other cars at home. And I will buy a Nano, just because it is fun.