Fisker concludes fire investigation, recalls 2,400 Karmas

Fisker Karma

In brief: Fisker has issued a voluntary recall after investigators conclude fire cause and engineers craft a fix.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: 2012 Karma
Manufacturer: Fisker Automotive

The word

After fires blamed on the Fisker Karma prompted investigations by the company and authorities in several states concluded that the Karma's battery pack was not to blame, investigators began to question the car's exhaust system. When that was ruled out, careful analysis of the latest fire, a parking lot combustion in California, found the cause.

Faulty cooling fans can cause improper cooling of engine components, leading to a fire hazard which, as has been seen several times now, can mean combustion.

Fisker is recalling and replacing the cooling fans on all Karmas that have been built or sold since they began shipping earlier this year.

And so ...

News of the problem and fires did not seem to dampen interest in or sales figures for the Karma, which has steadily rolled out of the Finnish factory it's assembled in since production began earlier this year.

Photo credits: Fisker

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