Skip to comments.Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard
Posted on 01/01/2012 1:32:15 AM PST by Impala64ssa
Fisker Automotive is recalling all 239 of its 2012 Karma luxury plug-in hybrid cars because of a fire hazard, according to a report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Prices on the 2012 model start at $103,000, including the destination charge.
In a report filed recently on the agencys Web site, Fisker said some hose clamps were not properly positioned, which could allow a coolant leak. If coolant enters the battery compartment an electrical short could possibly occur, causing a thermal event within the battery, including a possible fire in the worse case, the company told the safety agency.
Fisker said the problem was discovered on Dec. 16, when workers at the Valmet Automotive assembly plant in Finland noticed coolant dripping. Fisker said it was not aware of any consumer complaints, warranty claims or any other reports related to this condition. It said fewer than 50 vehicles were in the hands of consumers.
Under federal regulations dealers may not sell the remaining new models until the recall is completed.
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these cars are HOT
They are very hot. Too bad they're built in Finland with U.S. taxpayer money.
I meant HOT as in they burst into flames and melt into the pavement.
Had to consult my copy of 'Lawyering for Dummies'
I read last week that the Chevy Volt costs the US taxpayers $250,000 each.
Another Al Gore fiasco financed with taxpayer dollars.
Come on man, it's only money!/s
The Karma?? How ironic. I hope Al Gore owns one and hasn’t gotten the word.
I’m coming to the same conclusion.
I’ll be 64 this month and was thinking about a late model Corvette.
Jarrko just couldn’t make it to the bathroom and peed under a car. A whole company shut down because of one man’s weak bladder.
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