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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Dec 26, 2011

Tata Nano Starter Motors Getting Replaced For Improved Performance: Tata Motors

If you are a Tata Nano owner and unhappy about the car's performance, we've a good news for you. Tata Motors, the manufacturer of world's cheapest passenger car 'Nano' is taking an initiative to replace the starter motors in over 140,000 Nanos absolutely free of cost. The exercise is expected to cost about Rs. 110 crore to the company. The whole activity is estimated to be the biggest ever in the Indian automobile industry. Tata Motors, however denies that this is a 'recall' and claims that their engineers have developed a better starter motor which is expected to improve the performance of Tata Nano cars.

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Tata Nano To Get Starter Motors To Get Replaced

Tata spokesperson informed ET that the company has not received even a single complaint against the motors. The company is taking proactive steps to offer improved nano performance experience to customers. The exercise began in October this year and until now over 50k motors have been replaced. The company will replace motors in all the old nanos sold until now. The estimated number of Tata Nano cars sold in India is around 140,100. The company has already announced Tata Nano 2012 in November which offers a better and more powerful engine, improved fuel efficiency and a better design. This is not the first time Tata Motors asked users to take their cars to service centers. About an year ago, the company had recalled over 70k cars to install a fire-safety device free of cost. There were multiple reports of Tata Nano cars catching fire, which have ceased after the fire safety device was installed.

We think Tata Motors is preparing their old Nanos for the upcoming competition from Baja Auto. Bajaj Auto is expected to launch Nano Competitor at Delhi Auto Expo 2012. We'd like to know from our Tata Nano owner friends to tell us your experience with the replaced motors and any specific problems you're facing with the old motors.

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