Fisker Karma Battery Recall

The Nina hasn’t even made its expected debut yet, and Fisker Automotive has once again hit a severe bump in the road, as A123 Systems have announced the batteries for the 2012 Karma will have to be recalled.
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The major manufacturer of EV batteries announced this is not a recall, but that it’s just a fix of the issue that lead to the Karma plug-in hybrid shutting down during recent testing by Consumer Reports.

David Vieau, CEO of A123 Systems, said he was "disappointed and frustrated with this situation. This is a new industry with a new technology that's in the process of a learning curve," he said. "There will be challenges."

On March 8th, Consumer Reports posted this headline: "Bad Karma: Our Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid breaks down,” adding that the battery needed to be replaced after just 180 mile.
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