19 Aug '12, 12am

Fisker: Karma fire caused by fault in low-temperature cooling fan; initiates recall

Fisker: Karma fire caused by fault in low-temperature cooling fan; initiates recall 18 August 2012 The roadside fire involving a Fisker Karma sedan on August 10 in Woodside, CA was caused by an internal fault in the low-temperature cooling fan, according to a statement released by Fisker Automotive. The investigation conducted by Fisker engineers, working with an independent fire expert from Pacific Rim Investigative Services Group, located the ignition source to the left front of the Karma, forward of the wheel, where the low temperature cooling fan is located. The final conclusion was that this sealed component had an internal fault that caused it to fail, overheat and start a slow-burning fire. Fisker is now conducting a recall with respect to this cooling fan unit. The company is working with the responsible supplier. The company says it does not expect this recall cam...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/08/fisker-20120818.html

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