19 Aug '12, 12pm

Fisker: cooling fan responsible for Karma fire; voluntary recall has started - Autoblog (blog): Stuff.co.nzFiske...

MEDIA STATEMENT -- Woodside, CA Incident ANAHEIM, CA -- August 18, 2012: Fisker has completed a detailed investigation into the roadside fire involving a Fisker Karma sedan on August 10 in Woodside, CA. The investigation conducted by Fisker engineers, working with an independent fire expert from Pacific Rim Investigative Services Group, has identified the root cause of the incident. The investigation 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 has today voluntarily elected to conduct a recall with respect to this cooling fan unit. The company is working with the responsible supplier and this recall campaign is not expected to have a material fi...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2012/08/19/fisker-karma-cooling...

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