ANAHEIM, CALIF. – Fisker Automotive is recalling roughly 2,400 Karmas to fix cooling fan units following an investigation into a roadside fire earlier this month.
The probe conducted by Fisker engineers working with an independent fire expert from Pacific Rim Investigative Services Group, located the ignition source to the low temperature cooling fan in a Karma that caught fire in California on August 10.
“The final conclusion was that this sealed component had an internal fault that caused it to fail, overheat and start a slow burning fire,” the company said in a release.
Fisker said it has already contacted its retailer network and that customers are expected to 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.
At the same time an additional fuse will be installed for added protection.
“We are committed to responding swiftly and decisively to events such as this to ensure total customer satisfaction,” says executive chairman and co-founder, Henrik Fisker.
“This incident resulted from a single, faulty component, not our unique EVer powertrain or the engineering of the Karma. As this situation demonstrates, Fisker Automotive is dedicated to doing whatever is necessary to address safety and quality concerns.”
Fisker Automotive builds luxury electric vehicles with extended range powertrain technology. The company was established in Southern California in 2007 by Henrik Fisker and business partner Bernhard Koehler.
There are four Fisker dealerships in Canada - Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and the newest store in Montreal.