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Old 14th February 2012, 10:53   #226
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Even if there were after market mods installed (which is still only a possibility ), VW will still have to answer as to why didn't the Fuse relating to the particular mod blow up first and stop the fire from initiating .

Other bhpians have rightly pointed out that TOI had blown the whole Tata Nano fire incident to such heights that it had literally became the talk of the nation , even though no lifes were lost and Tata had come out with a detailed investigation rather fast .

However in this preset scenario where a life has been lost , there was no mention about the Brand / Company . This is something that is not expected from a paper that people rely on for being true to atleast their knowledge.
VW are among the major advertisers in TOI across all editions. They spent around 6 crores for their "talking-ad" in the TOI for just a day's advertisement. So now you know why the "paid news of India" would go all guns blazing at the tiny nano (as you rightly pointed out) even after Tata did all they can to get it fixed & not a whimper against VW.
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Old 14th February 2012, 11:00   #227
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Anish Kumar just posted this on VW India's FB page-
Kind attention VW fans: There is a particular forum running campaign against Skoda and VW India to malign their reputation with unknown motives. Members are largely from MH region beware of their fake posts at VW FB page. A above said forum member is even posting from ten different FB accounts as claimed by him on their forum page.
LOL .

What I can say about this poor chap. I wish him all the best.

PS - I just noted that his post was deleted and again he posted the same content one minute ago.

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Old 15th February 2012, 15:15   #228
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Finally there is some communication from RTO and VW as per DNA news today. Though the reporter has wrongly mentioned about door locking etc, quotes from RTO and VW should be correct. RTO's first level analysis is there seems to be no mechanical fault, but they have not found the source of the problem. Statement from VW is very generic.
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Members from MH, what are you up to? LOL
If they are so much worried about their reputation, I hope they come out with the truth at the earliest.

Nothing surprising from RTO and the police who are depending on the RTO report. Now everything rests on what VW has to say! Good going authorities, bunch of nincompoops, great for Indian consumers.
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Lets leave facebook aside and get back to the topic guys. If VW says their "technical experts" are currently investigating the matter, that's a step in the right direction.

I'm hopeful that the actual reason behind the fire is made public soon. It could very well save another life.
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Old 15th February 2012, 17:08   #231
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Finally there is some communication from RTO and VW as per DNA news today.
Hello,

News paper article says it is a petrol Vento. Earlier reports say it was a diesel Vento.

I see some confusion.

Thank you.
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Old 15th February 2012, 19:19   #232
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The news article posted by Bhpian radek states that its a petrol vento and according to Alexander skibbe, Volkswagen communications head India, the car met with an accident and then caught fire!! Whats going on??

Hope this case is solved soon!

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according to Alexander skibbe, Volkswagen communications head India, the car met with an accident and then caught fire!! Whats going on??
Hope this case is solved soon!
Car never met with accident. And if Volkswagen is trying to work out in this direction then but obvious they are trying to mislead.

They should come out clean and true on this matter. I have no hopes with the RTO people but as a VW owner i want VW to come up with truth.
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The doors of the Vento, if programmed accordingly in the PDI, lock when speeds exceed 15 kmph. The doors also unlock when speeds fall below 15 kmph.
I have a vento tdi hl. It locks automaticaaly when speed exceeds 15 kmph but doesn't unlock when speed falls below this. A programming error?
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Many cars do that. The idea is above a speed limit you are ready for a drive. Just because you slow down or stop doesn't mean your trip ended. You can unlock it when you are ready to disembark.
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I have a vento tdi hl. It locks automaticaaly when speed exceeds 15 kmph but doesn't unlock when speed falls below this. A programming error?
It doesn't make sense to unlock every time the speed comes below 15 kmph because if it does then in city traffic/signals it will keep on unlocking/locking every few minutes unnecessarily. Also, this is not a good idea when kids are around.
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Heard that the burnt Vento is currently at the VW Plant in Chakan; some German engineers are also part of the analysis team. Just the fact that it's being done at the plant and not at the dealer shows that VW is taking this issue very seriously.

Again, the cause of the fire should be made public and any possible remedy (whether to do with the car or otherwise) made public. Even if it saves one life or a single injury, it's going be worth it.
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Heard that the burnt Vento is currently at the VW Plant in Chakan; some German engineers are also part of the analysis team. Just the fact that it's being done at the plant and not at the dealer shows that VW is taking this issue very seriously.

Again, the cause of the fire should be made public and any possible remedy (whether to do with the car or otherwise) made public. Even if it saves one life or a single injury, it's going be worth it.
well, good on VW that they are investigating it, but its very irrelevant.
The GoI should have structures in place to investigate.
This is like manson analysing himself.
(not comparing scales, just a figure of speech)

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Heard that the burnt Vento is currently at the VW Plant in Chakan; some German engineers are also part of the analysis team. Just the fact that it's being done at the plant and not at the dealer shows that VW is taking this issue very seriously.

Again, the cause of the fire should be made public and any possible remedy (whether to do with the car or otherwise) made public. Even if it saves one life or a single injury, it's going be worth it.

Ridiculous. The primary investigations need to be done by a 3rd party independant body related to vehicle testing/safety which should not be linked to any manufacturer. Isn't there something like the "Ombudsman" in this sector? I'm sure VW is taking this issue very seriously, even to cover up their loopholes.
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I think it’s getting a bit too much negative about VW, and assuming that they will not come up with a root cause, or will try to cover up the facts. What if they are deep into getting the reasons behind this? After all this is an important market for them, and I hope they make the findings public.
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