Friday, January 03, 2014
By Kamal Swami
Tata Motors found culprit for selling defective car
A consumer forum here has directed Tata Motors to pay Rs 1.25 lakh as compensation to one of its customers whose car developed numerous defects within the first year of its purchase. The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum observed that the complainant could not derive any pleasure or satisfaction after purchasing the new car "due to imperfections in the car" and "shortcoming of quality checks" by the company.
Relying on the work receipts or job cards placed on record by the complainant, the forum also noted that the engine of the car as well as several other parts had to be changed in the very first year of purchase in 2005.
"The change of engine and so many parts in a new car is never expected. The complainant has failed to derive any pleasure and satisfaction after purchasing a new car, due to numerous imperfections in the car due to shortcoming of quality checks by opposite party (Tata Motors). Holding opposite party guilty of gross deficiency, we award a total compensation of Rs 1 lakh to complainant," a bench presided by C K Chaturvedi said.
Source: Economic Times