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Fisker identifies cooling fan as of Karma fire, recalls all

Fisker Automotive began a recall of its Karma sedan identifying a cooling fan as the source of a that damaged a customer’s car week. The recall affects all Karmas currently on the road.

investigation located the ignition to the left front of the Karma, of the wheel, where the low temperature fan is located,” the company said in a “The final conclusion was this sealed component had an fault that caused it to overheat and start a slow fire.”

The recall will replace the fan, and all Karmas will get a fuse on the fan’s circuit as an precaution.

The investigation began Friday, when a Karma fire in a Woodside, California lot. When its owner from buying groceries, he smoke pouring out from the hood. Firefighters arrived and put out the blaze before too much was done to the car.

No one was injured.

Fisker quickly an investigation with the help of a firm. The company almost ruled out the Karma’s battery as the cause of the fire, since the was limited to the car’s front

This is the third incident a Karma and a potential or actual Earlier this year, recalled 247 Karmas due to concerns an improperly-placed hose clamp in the pack could cause to leak and create a short.

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The blame for the first recall was at the feet of battery supplier Systems, which had to replace batteries this past in a second recall over control systems.

Despite the recall, the Karma that fire in California was not the first. In a Karma burned to the ground, a Texas garage with it. car was not part of the first recall (it was 60 days old at the time of the fire), and the originated in the engine compartment.

This latest fire at a particularly awkward time for The company needs $150 to finish development work on its car, the Atlantic. which was to the media at the New York Auto this past April.

The is also in the midst of a leadership Former Chevrolet Volt Tony Posawatz replaced Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda as Fisker CEO this month. LaSorda had CEO for less than a year.

Even established companies quality issues (Ferrari and its 458 Italias springs to mind), so the that a new, small like Fisker is having is not surprising. However, if the company not get these problems under soon, it will have a time generating enough to build the Atlantic, or to survive.

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