Cooling Fan to Blame for Recent Fisker Karma Fire

Fisker Karma Fire 1 photo
Photo: Fisker
It seems that Fisker have finally explained the source of the recent California fire which engulfed the front of one of their Karmas. Apparently, its lithium-ion battery pack had absolutely nothing to do with the fire, and the official investigation clearly states that it was, in fact, a cooling fan which overheated, failed and then caught fire, slowly reaching the outside of the car.
Fisker also say that it is not their fault, but rather the fault of the company which made the fan in the first place. Now, they have started a voluntary recall of around 2,400 Karmas. These cars will be fitted with a new cooling fan, and an extra fuse, for “added protection”.

According to Henrki Fisker, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, "We are committed to responding swiftly and decisively to events such as this to ensure total customer satisfaction [. . .] 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."

We hope that this is the final hurdle for Fisker, so that they can get on with securing the $150-million they need in order to make the smaller Atlantic a better, safer and more reliable ‘green’ offering.
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