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Fisker Karma battery not post-Sandy fire

2012 Karma

The world’s first hybrid luxury sedan.

becoming an awkward, unfortunate

Somewhere, somehow, a Fisker catches fire, and the company in its inspectors and engineers to analyze the

A few days later, Fisker issues a statement explaining the battery of the range-extended electric car at fault, and that some cause led to the fire.

In the latest case, Fisker the October 30 fire that 16 Karmas when Hurricane flood waters receded New Jersey’s Port Newark docks.

In a statement last the company said it has concluded—after a investigation witnessed by NHTSA the cause was residual salt inside a Vehicle Control submerged in seawater for several

Corrosion from the salt a short circuit in the unit, led to a fire when the Karma’s battery fed power into the

Heavy winds then that fire to other parked nearby. But, the said, there were no as had been incorrectly reported.

The ruled out the cars’ 20-kilowatt-hour battery packs as a cause of, or a contributing factor to, the blaze.

battery pack was the subject of a recall earlier this when now-bankrupt battery A123 Systems said its plant had produced defective

Fisker Karma

Fisker called the control a standard component found in types of vehicles, and noted several other non-hybrid from a variety of manufacturers fire in separate incidents the flood waters receded.

of vehicles from many makers were destroyed by the at the huge vehicle-handling facility, left cars submerged in 5 to 8 of salty water for several

In August, the factory concluded a fire which badly a 2012 Fisker Karma outside a store in Woodside, was caused by a short circuit in a fan located in the engine compartment.

Fisker immediately initiated a to replace the fan.


Last the first Karma fire, in Land, Texas destroyed the car and the garage and house it was kept in. Jeremy Gutteriez and Fisker on adversarial terms .

Startup has not said lately how many it has produced, but the 18 cars damaged or in the three fires are likely to from a total population of 3,000 Karmas built to

The company’s statement on the Port fires ends, as its previous have done, by reiterating the Fisker Karma meets or all safety requirements for markets in America, Europe, and the Middle

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