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    Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard

    Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard - NYTimes.com

    Fisker Automotive is recalling all 239 of its 2012 Karma luxury plug-in hybrid cars because of a fire hazard, according to a report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Prices on the 2012 model start at $103,000, including the destination charge.

    In a report filed recently on the agency’s Web site, Fisker said some hose clamps were not properly positioned, which could allow a coolant leak. “If coolant enters the battery compartment an electrical short could possibly occur, causing a thermal event within the battery, including a possible fire in the worse case,” the company told the safety agency.

    FLASH BACK; Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland
    Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland - ABC News
    With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of doing the work.

    Vice President Joseph Biden heralded the Energy Department's $529 million loan to the start-up electric car company called Fisker as a bright new path to thousands of American manufacturing jobs. But two years after the loan was announced, the company's manufacturing jobs are still limited to the assembly of the flashy electric Fisker Karma sports car in Finland.

    Complete irony;
    1st our government approves a $529 Million dollar loan to build cars here in the US to a company named Fisker...Fisker opens its plant in Finland not the US, now it is recalling the cars (all 50 that it has sold) because they catch fire.

    Bad investment after bad investment from this administration. Maybe if they would stop making loan guarantees to their friends and campaign contributors and stop wasting our tax dollars on stupid crap we might not be in the situation we are still in.
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    Re: Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard

    Is there a fire hazard because it's built in finland? I don't get it.

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    Re: Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard

    no, read the article. According to the US auto maker (FISKER) there is a faulty coolant hose clamp assembly that allows coolant to leak on batteries causing a thermal reaction leading to fire.

    To me the irony is they took tax payer money to build this car here in the US and opened their plant in Finland because they couldnt find anyone in the US to build it...so they took US tax payer money and jumped over to Finland to build this car where "they found the expertise" to build it and now it catches fire because of a faulty coolant clamp. Actually it isnt the part that is faulty, it was the way it was put on.
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    Re: Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard

    Yeah, but my point would be is they couldn't even conceive of building it here in the first place... that'd take like..... organization to improve education which... you know. Means govenrment.

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    Re: Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard

    I dont think that has anything to do with it.

    Could it be the low corporate tax rate in Finland? 26% in enticing to a company compared to ours at 35% Federal plus state corporate income tax...close to if not over 50% depending on the state the business is in.
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    Re: Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard

    Seriously? 239 vehicles affected?

    When every other car manufacturer regularly issues recalls affecting hundreds of thousands of vehicles?

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    Re: Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by MKULTRABOY View Post
    Is there a fire hazard because it's built in finland? I don't get it.
    No, there is a fire hazard because we are having unproven tech pushed on us before it is ready to be released, all because it is ideologically driven.


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    Re: Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    No, there is a fire hazard because we are having unproven tech pushed on us before it is ready to be released, all because it is ideologically driven.
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    Re: Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by Imnukingfutz View Post
    Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard - NYTimes.com




    FLASH BACK; Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland
    Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland - ABC News



    Complete irony;
    1st our government approves a $529 Million dollar loan to build cars here in the US to a company named Fisker...Fisker opens its plant in Finland not the US, now it is recalling the cars (all 50 that it has sold) because they catch fire.

    Bad investment after bad investment from this administration. Maybe if they would stop making loan guarantees to their friends and campaign contributors and stop wasting our tax dollars on stupid crap we might not be in the situation we are still in.


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    Fisker did not open a plant in Finland. Valmet, a Finish contract manufacturer assembles the Fisker Karmer in one of its plants for Fisker. Long before the US government put any money into Fisker, the plan was not to build its own plants but contract it out
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    Re: Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard

    So, how mant of my tax dollars are paying for this hoopty?
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