A few weeks ago, Fisker recalled its Karma electric car due to a battery issue. Today, they have announced that the recall is complete on almost all 247 affected Karmas produced before November 3.
“We will always react quickly to ensure the safety and quality of our cars,” said Henrik Fisker, CEO of Fisker Automotive. “We decided that the immediate replacement of the battery pack in every vehicle was the right approach for all our customers.”
The recall stems from an improperly-installed coolant hose clamp within the A123 Systems-sourced battery pack. The clamps could interfere with the battery pack cover, which could result into a leak onto the battery pack. The coolant could cause a short and a potential vehicle fire. Fisker has either replaced the clamp or the entire battery pack on all 247 Karmas that have been produced before November 3. According to Fisker, a few customers still need the repair done, but appointments have been made.
“We identified the appropriate fix, made our retailers aware of the situation and began contacting all our customers within 48 hours and were well advanced with the recall ourselves before the official posting on the NHSTA website,” said Fisker.