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Fisker recalls Karmas over potential fan fires

Luxury electric-car maker says an August fire in California wasn’t caused by lithium-ion battery.


August 20, 2012
by The Canadian Press

DETROIT—Luxury electric-car maker Fisker Automotive says it is recalling the Karma sedan to fix cooling fans that can catch fire.

The recall follows the company’s probe into an Aug. 10 Karma fire in Woodside, California. The company says the fire had nothing to do with the car’s lithium-ion battery.

The company says the cooling fans will be replaced and another fuse installed for added protection. Dealers will contact customers.

The Karma costs $100,000 and can go 48 to 64 kilometres on battery power. It has a backup gas engine if the battery gets depleted. Fisker has sold just over 1,000 since last fall.

©The Canadian Press