Tata Punch Fire Accident
It’s a month old car with 1100 km on the ODO

Tata Punch catches fire, occupants safe

Response from Tata Motors – “We are actively looking into this thermal incident. We understand from the customer that fortunately all occupants are safe and unhurt. We are engaging with the customer and investigating agencies to offer all possible support and will be conducting a detailed investigation to ascertain the facts/ reasons of this unfortunate incident. Safety of vehicles and their users remains our foremost priority at Tata Motors.”

A Tata Punch caught fire while being driven on a highway in Gujarat. It is just a month old car and has done around 1100 kms. The owner contacted us regarding the issue and here’s what he has to say:

“I am writing to bring to your attention a harrowing incident that occurred to me and my family recently. While driving the Tata Punch which I purchased just one month ago, the bonnet caught fire automatically, within moments, the car was engulfed in flames and was reduced to ashes within minutes putting our lives at risk. Thankfully, we were able to escape from the car immediately and avoid any serious injuries.

I have attached a video of the incident, which I was able to capture, as you can see, the fire was intense and spread quickly, leaving us with very little time to react. I have also attached a copy of the FIR that I filed with the authorities. I believe it is crucial to share this story with the wider public to raise awareness of the issue and to urge Tata Motors to take appropriate action to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.

I am reaching out to you in the hope that you can help raise awareness about this incident and the risks that faulty car parts can pose to drivers and their families. It is essential that car manufacturers take necessary precautions to ensure that their products are safe for use, and incidents like these can be avoided.

Please let me know if you require any further information or if you would like to speak to me directly about this matter. I appreciate your time and consideration.”

We asked him a few more questions regarding the incident, to which he replied:

1 – Where did the car catch fire? 

I was traveling from Mumbai to Rajasthan with my family on 1st April, it caught fire in Navsari, Gujarat when I was driving at 6.30 AM

2- What speed were you driving at? Any minor accident or collision happened prior? A Harrier Kaziranga also caught fire recently that way

The speed was normal highway speed which is 80-85 km/hr and no accident or collision took place

3- How many kms on car, what variant, where serviced?

The car is not older then 45 days, model Tata Punch Accomplished AMT, year 2023 car purchase date 18th Feb 2023. The first service was due on 10th April and total km in this span around 1100 km.

4- Any accessories – dealer or aftermarket?

No additions done by me, no changes in the car from outside or from Tata dealership after purchasing the car

5- Tata’s reply? What did insurance say?

They told they will wait for FSC report which is due from police station then they will tow the car from the place where the incident happened

6- Where is the car now?

 In Navsari, Gujarat

Tata Punch Fire
Caught fire in Gujarat on the highway
Burnt car remains
No collision took place, fire sparked from the bonnet while driving
Burnt car being towed
The customer has filed an FIR regarding this incident