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.
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.