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Fisker Karma recalled over fire risk

Sun, 19 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700

The Fisker Karma range-extender EV is being recalled over a fire risk from a faulty cooling fan.

We’re not sure how many Fisker Karmas there are in the UK (well, there should be at least one), but so far it appears that there are a surprising 1,900 in the wild.

Now those 1,900 (or 2,400 if you count all the Karamas built and heading for customers) are to be recalled after fire destroyed two Karmas in the US.

The first, in Texas, has not been confirmed as related to the fault, but the second, in Woodside, California, has been attributed to a faulty cooling fan and Fisker are contacting all Karma owners to replace the potentially faulty unit.

This is the second recall for the Karma since its started to hit showrooms (the first was for a faulty battery pack) but, despite Fisker being a bit short of cash at the moment, they say they can handle the recall and that no elements of the Karma’s batteries, motors or other electric components are at fault.

It’s a shame for Fisker that the headlines are conspiring against them, because the Karma is a great looking car with a very sensible range-extender setup offering decent performance and a proper range.

Even if, at around £100k in the UK, the Karma is on the expensive side.

 


By Cars UK