Mahindra Thar catches fire while driving


A video of Mahindra Thar on fire is becoming viral on the Internet. The incident happened between Delhi and Panipat on the National Highway 44. A passerby took the video that shows the Thar engulfed in flames.

There is no confirmation on how the Mahindra Thar caught fire. However, it seems like the fire became out of control and the owners could not save the vehicle from getting completely gutted. It is quite possible that a short circuit caused the fire. No one got injured in the incident.

There is no report on how the Mahindra Thar caught fire and if there were any modifications done to the vehicle. In several cases, car fires can happen due to aftermarket modifications in the car. But there are a lot of other reasons that can cause car fires.

What causes fire in cars?

Mahindra Thar catches fire while driving [Video]

Many people opt for after-market accessories like additional lamps or infotainment. If the wiring is not done in the correct way, it can cause short-circuit. A short circuit can heat up the whole electrical circuit of the vehicle and can cause a fire even if the engine is working fine. One should always go to a trusted dealer and mechanic for installing aftermarket parts.

CNG and LPG are popular alternatives to regular petrol and diesel fuel because of their cost-effectiveness. Such kits use high-precision components to deliver compressed gas from the cylinders to the engine. Any fault in the delivery lines or the kits can cause a massive fire. If the kits are of substandard quality, it can cause fire too. Always make sure that you install from an authorised workshop who have trained personnel to do so.

Cars are complex engineering. Not taking care of the vehicle at regular times can cause the vehicle to catch fire. The car can suffer through fuel line leaks or other leaks that can come in contact with the engine parts. Not getting the car serviced regularly can also cause old wires to lose their insulation and cause a short circuit. Maintaining a car regularly is of utmost importance.

There can be several other factors causing car fires. This includes ruptured fuel lines, electrical short-circuits or simply poor design. While in India, it is mandatory to keep a fire extinguisher in commercial vehicles, there is no rule for private car owners. However, one should always keep a small fire extinguisher handy to handle such situations. There are many small fire extinguisher canisters available in the market that can be ordered online as well.



A video of Mahindra Thar on fire is becoming viral on the Internet. The incident happened between Delhi and Panipat on the National Highway 44. A passerby took the video that shows the Thar engulfed in flames. There is no confirmation on how the Mahindra Thar caught fire. However, it seems like the fire became…