Fisker Karma recalled for cooling fans image

Fisker Automotive is recalling about 2,400 sports sedans to repair a faulty cooling fan unit that was the cause of a vehicle fire in Woodside, California last week.

According to a company spokesman, the fire started in front of the Karma’s left front wheel where a cooling fan is located. Wiring in the fan failed and it overheated, causing the slow-burning fire, Fisker said Saturday.

“Fisker has today voluntarily elected to conduct a recall with respect to this cooling fan unit. The company is working with the responsible supplier and this recall campaign is not expected to have a material financial impact on Fisker.”

This is the third recall to impact the Karma since December.
The company suffered a setback when Consumer Reports bought a Karma sedan and it died soon after. Fisker issued a recall for the first 240 Fisker Karma vehicles in December to address coolant leaks that could have led to a battery fire.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Energy denied Fisker access to more than half of a $529-million government loan awarded in 2009 due to delays in the Karma launch.