Tata Motors has recalled over 1.40 lakh Nano Car owners to bring back their cars for a change of the starter motors. This time the starter motors will be replaced free of cost just like the safety devices. This replacement is the biggest-ever in the Indian auto industry as the manufacturer is expected to receive almost 1.40 lac Nanos.
Tata Motors calls it an upgrade option for Nano owners who can use the opportunity to change the old starter motor on their cars with a better one. The upgrade is expected to result in a Rs 100-crore bill for the automobile major.
The Upgraded 2012 Tata Nano, featuring a tweaked plastic wheel caps, beige dashboard and seat fabric, dual-tone door trims, etc. The new Nano has improved seat cushioning and a softened suspension for a more comfortable ride. The engine has also been tweaked slightly, boosting power from 35 PS to 38 PS.
Owners of the 2012 Tata Nano will not be affected by the exercise as the new model already comes factory-fitted with the improved starter motor.
According to Tata Motors “This process started in October this year and while the upgrades have already been implemented in 50,000 cars, we expect another 55,000 Nanos or so will be fitted in with the new starter motor.”
Tata Motors had sold 3,868 Nano cars and in November 2011, the figure went up to 6,401 units, including the latest version of the small car.