Fisker to recall its Karma sedan to repair a faulty cooling fan

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 20, 2012

Fisker Automotive Inc. is planning to recall all of its $103,000 Karma sedans to repair a faulty cooling fan linked to a California fire. Fisker, which makes luxury plug-in hybrid cars supported by U.S. government loans, is cooperating with investigators from Pacific Rim Investigative Services Group, a fire-analysis firm in Corona, Calif. In a statement, the company said that a defect in the fan in its front left corner overheated and resulted to slow-burning fire in the vehicle in Woodside, Calif., on Aug. 10.

Fisker and its dealers will inform customers about plans to get the fan replaced. Reuters said that the recall covers 2,400 cars. Henrik Fisker, the car's designer and Fisker's executive chairman and co-founder, said that the incident is caused by one faulty part.

He said that it wasn’t caused by the car's lithium-ion batteries, motor and other electric components. The incident comes after the recall last March by Fisker's battery supplier A123 Systems Inc. to swap the flawed packs.

It also issued a recall last December due to a software glitch. Fisker is doing what it can to improve its finances and sales after losing access in 2011 to a part of a $529 million low-interest loan that the U.S. Energy Department awarded in 2009.

Last week, the company named Tony Posawatz, a former General Motors Co. engineer who led development of the plug-in Chevrolet Volt sedan, as its new CEO, as the replacement of Tom LaSorda. Fisker's loss of the federal loan compelled the company last February to halt work at a Wilmington, Del., plant where it aimed to produce the Atlantic, a second car model.

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