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Fisker recalling Karma sedans to fix fans
SFGate.com ^ | 8/18/12 | Tom Krisker - ap

Posted on 08/18/2012 7:23:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Edited on 08/18/2012 7:38:19 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

DETROIT (AP) Electric-car maker Fisker Automotive is recalling about 2,400 Karma sports sedans to fix cooling fans that can catch fire.

The recall comes after Fisker and a private fire investigation firm finished probing an Aug. 10 fire in a Karma in Woodside, Calif.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: automakers; fisker; karma; recalling; sedans

1 posted on 08/18/2012 7:23:40 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

So if you die in a car fire, it’s Karma, eh?


2 posted on 08/18/2012 7:26:33 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Nervous Tick

Where’s the next Ralph Nader when ya need him? This is right up his alley.


3 posted on 08/18/2012 7:29:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

They need another fan to cool the cooling fan.


4 posted on 08/18/2012 7:30:22 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: NormsRevenge

$193,000,000.00. Let that roll around in your head for a few minutes. And that’s just the first installment.


5 posted on 08/18/2012 7:34:16 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Karma’s a female dog, after all.


6 posted on 08/18/2012 7:47:27 PM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bad Karma.


7 posted on 08/18/2012 7:49:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: NormsRevenge

They need a larger fan to fan the flames.


8 posted on 08/18/2012 7:55:53 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t know if you can fix the suckers (fans) who bought these cars!


9 posted on 08/18/2012 7:59:06 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: NormsRevenge

2,400 sold? That company is on fire!


10 posted on 08/18/2012 8:03:15 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: arderkrag

I thought their karma ran over their dogma...


11 posted on 08/18/2012 8:09:32 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Watch out because they’ll try to give you a Chevy Volt for a loaner.


12 posted on 08/18/2012 8:11:18 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: NormsRevenge

Electric fans have been around for a hundred years or so. You would think they might have figured out how to make them by now.

We have two small oscillating house fans. One was made by Panasonic. The other is some Wing Wang nameless thing. They both suck. You turn them on and the blade just barely rotates. Over several minutes they slowly build up to full speed. How hard can it be to make these things work right.

Then we have an old Patton fan from about 30 years ago. Dang thing just about blows the dog out the back door. Still running strong. Too bad they don’t make these any more.

I just found one on ebay and the bid is up to $74 bucks! For a used fan that has to be pretty old.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Patton-18-3-Speed-High-Velocity-Fan-Model-U2-1887-/130746590353#vi-content

Yes, I know these are AC and the car fans are DC, but still.


13 posted on 08/18/2012 8:28:39 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“The Karma is a $100,000 car that can go 30 to 40 miles on battery power.”

Surprised to see a paragraph like that slip through The Chronic’s editors.


14 posted on 08/18/2012 8:42:37 PM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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To: NormsRevenge

Goofy friend of mine put big bucks down on one of these. He doesn’t have it yet. Dumb b@$t@ rd.


15 posted on 08/18/2012 8:46:36 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: Right Wing Assault

We have a fan like that. It takes around five minutes for it to come up to speed. Of course you know why right?

It’s devised that way so there isn’t a surge of electricity needed to get it going.

So the fan sits there warming up, while you sit there boiling over.

I think of it the same way I think about the water choke device in shower heads. They reduce the flow of water. So instead of rinsing off in ten seconds, it takes you a minute to get the soap film off you. That causes you to use three or four times more water than you would have in the first place.

Simply brilliant.


16 posted on 08/18/2012 11:29:44 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: DoughtyOne
It’s devised that way so there isn’t a surge of electricity needed to get it going.

I don't think that's the problem here, though. When they were new, they sped up right away. I think these just have lousy bearings.

17 posted on 08/19/2012 5:24:10 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Okay, I see. We purchased a fan a few years back, that starts out very slowly, and builds to speed. It worked that way from the start, and things being what they are, I expected that to play into your case too.

I appreciate the mention that wasn’t the case with yours.


18 posted on 08/19/2012 8:41:35 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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