Fisker Automotive has recently announced that the battery packs in the Karma model have been recently replaced and the vehicle doesn’t have a potential fire risk any more.
The potential fire risk in the battery pack was recently discovered in the eco-friendly Fisker Karma, after the model had the same supplier as the faulty Chevrolet Volt, but this isn’t a problem anymore, as the company’s CEO recently announced. According to Henrik Fisker, the Fisker Automotive CEO, the battery packs in every Karma vehicle has been replaced, and its owners or future buyers shouldn’t be worried about this.
“We decided that the immediate replacement of the battery pack in every vehicle was the right approach for all our customers”, said Henrik Fisker, the CEO of Fisker Automotive.
The battery supplier said that the hose clamps which are part of the internal cooling system may have caused coolant to leak and the leak could have led to an electrical short circuit. This had the risk of starting a fire, just like in the Chevrolet Volt. The battery packs in the Chevrolet Spark EV, which will go on sale in 2013, will also be supplied by A123. The Fisker Karma went on sale in late 2011 and is powered by twin electric motors.