/Another Fisker Karma Catches Fire

Another Fisker Karma Catches Fire

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A few months after a Fisker Karma spontaneously caught fire in Texas and burned the owner’s house down, another one goes up in flames in California. The fire fighters were quick in arriving at the scene and putting out the fire, but even so, the fire destroyed the driver’s side. That puts Fisker in a pickle. They have to find out what is causing the fires and do it quickly.

In fact Fisker released an official statement about the incident, announcing they are investigating the cause of the fire by hiring an independent fire expert, and also expressing their surprise. The fire apparently had nothing to do with the batteries, which are usually the main source of fire in electric cars. The car was in park, it was not being charged at the time, and the location of the fire was far away from the battery set.

Fisker promised to keep us posted once the investigations are over. Until then all Karma owners will be feeling a bit uneasy.

Fikser’s statement clarifies, however:

We have more than 1,000 Karmas on the road with a cumulative 2 million miles on them. There are more than 185,000 highway vehicle fires in the US every year. In an electric vehicle, immediate suspicion is focused on the battery and high voltage components. The location of the damage to the vehicle in this incident appears to rule out that suspicion. Fisker has not had any battery or high voltage fire incidents with any of its vehicles.

via Jalopnik

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