Heard the news about the suffered person that he died after struggling with the burns in hospital. ..RIP..
Its not only about safety of the car, but VW silence on the matter makes the incident more mysterious.
We have been hearing many incidents of burning cars, recently someone died in burning WagonR, there are many incidents and this Vento incident is also not different. In most car fire cases occupants didn't suffer casualties.
So in this case there are few questions which must be answered, becasue the person got stuck in the car and died due to this incident :
1. What was the casue behind the fire?
A. Was it manufacturing defect?
B. Was it mishandling while car was serviced?
C. Was it some aftermarket gadgetry installation?
D. Was the person doing smoking inside the car?
E. Rats killed the wires.
F. Isn't it fuse box's responsibility to blow the fuses in case of any abnormal behaviour found by any electrical device of the car?
2. Why the fire captured whole car, especially the cabin so fastly? Aren't the fire resistant materials used in interiors?
3. Why the suffered person got stuck inside the car? Was it due to panic or there was something wrong happened with seat-belts?
There are many questions to be answered. We can't blame the VW directly without knowing the real cause of the fire, may be some aftermarket fitments done by the owner were culprit.
VW was questioned on the incident due to high expectation about safety from them being Germans. We also heard that VW kept the car under their possession for investigation but but after that there is no news/statement from their side. investigation on this kind of sensitive matter might take time and we can also wait to hear the conclusion.
It would had been much more appreciated if the matter was investigated with some independent investigation body. Conclusions released by VW will always be suspicious, doesn't matter how honest they are in investigating the case.
Actually question is not only about the manufacturer, but its a question on regulation of Indian automotive sector. There is no such 'strong' regulatory body exists in India. Thats why we get inferior products here at higher cost than other developed countries.
Its high time for the government to implement some strong safety regulation on automobile sector.