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NEWS:  Fisker recalls 2,400 plug-in Karma hybrids for fire risks 
DETROIT  NEWS -- August 20, 2012

AUGUST 2012 -- Fisker Automotive Inc. said Saturday it is recalling 2,400 plug-in hybrid electric Karma sports cars to replace a cooling fan cited as the cause of a recent fire.

The recall is the latest setback for the struggling startup California automaker. Of those, about 1,400 are in customers' hands, said a company spokesman.

The automaker said the recall was prompted by the roadside fire of a $103,000 Fisker Karma sedan on Aug. 10 in Woodside, Calif. Fisker said an investigation found the ignition source was a sealed component that had an internal fault that caused it to fail, overheat and start a slow burning fire.

Fisker is recalling the cooling fan unit. Fisker said the recall campaign is not expected to have a material financial impact. The repair will take dealers less than an hour to complete, the company said.

This is the third recall to impact the Karma since December.

The company suffered a setback when Consumer Reports bought a Fisker and it died soon after. Fisker issued a recall for the first 240 Fisker Karma vehicles in December to address coolant leaks that could have led to a battery fire. In March, Fisker's battery supplier, A123, agreed to replace about 600 batteries in Karma sedans at a cost of $55 million after it said it found manufacturing flaws

Fisker has already notified dealers. Owners will be contacted by retailers, ahead of their receiving formal notice from the company by mail, to have the cooling fan replaced with a unit that meets the required specifications. Fisker will also install an additional fuse for added protection.

MORE RECALL INFO: 

AUGUST 2012 -- Fisker Automotive is recalling certain model year 2012 Fisker Karma passenger cars manufactured from June 15, 2011, through July 9, 2012. A manufacturing defect in the low temperature cooling fan may result in a direct short. A direct short may ignite the fan housing, shroud and surrounding components, causing a vehicle fire. Fisker will notify owners, and dealers will remove the two potentially affected low temperature cooling fans and replace them with one improved low temperature cooling fan, free charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on August 27, 2012. Owners may contact Fisker consumer affairs at 1-855-575-7577, option 2, 6am - 7pm (pst) Monday through Friday. Fisker's recall campaign number is 520120016. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.  12V-413


NEWS:  Fisker is recalling certain 2012 Fisker Karma passenger cars

JUNE 2012 --  Fisker is recalling certain model year 2012 Fisker Karma passenger cars manufactured from September 22, 2011, through January 20, 2012. Within the high-voltage battery, certain hose clamps may have been positioned incorrectly during assembly. If positioned incorrectly, the battery compartment cover could interfere with the hose clamps, potentially causing a coolant leak from the cooling hoses. This recall is an expansion of safety recall 11v-598. If coolant enters the battery compartment, an electrical short could occur possibly resulting in a fire. All known owners will be notified and instructed not to charge or drive the vehicle. Owners will be advised to contact an authorized Fisker dealer who will arrange transporting the vehicle directly to their repair facility. The repair facility will replace the high-voltage battery with a new part, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during may 2012. Fisker's recall campaign number is 51611001. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.Safercar.Gov   12V-241

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NEWS:   Fisker Automotive recalls plug-in electric Karma for fire risks
DETROIT NEWS -- December 31,  2011

DECEMBER 2011 -- Fisker is recalling certain model year 2012 fisker karma passenger cars manufactured from july 1, 2011, through november 3, 2011. Within the high-voltage battery, certain hose clamps may have been positioned incorrectly during assembly. If positioned incorrectly, the battery compartment cover could interfere with the hose clamps, potentially causing a coolant leak from the cooling hoses. If coolant enters the battery compartment, an electrical short could occur possibly resulting in a fire. Fisker will notify owners, and dealers will replace the high-voltage battery with a new part at no cost to the owner. The safety recall is expected to begin during january 2012. Owners may contact fisker consumer affairs at 1-855-575-7577, option 2, 6am - 7pm (pst) monday through friday. Fisker's recall campaign number is 51611001. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.Safercar.Gov .   11V-598

MORE RECALL INFO:  Fisker Karma