More Bad Karma for Fisker as Another Model Goes up in Flames
Fisker just can’t seem to get a break. Only months after the Karma was said to have been the source of a fire that broke out in a garage of a Texas house, another example of the hybrid-electric luxury sedan went up in flames while parked outside a grocery store in Woodside, California.
The details surrounding the incident are extremely thin and we still do not know the cause of the fire.
Jalopnik reported that according to an eyewitness, the owner of the Karma went inside the grocery store and came out shortly after to discover smoke seeping out of the vehicle. The driver then called Fisker who told him to call 911.
The firefighters were able to put out the fire but not before the Karma sustained significant damages. Luckily, no one was injured in the incident.
When asked by Jalopnik, Fisker emailed this statement:
“We have confidence in the Fisker Karma. Safety is our primary concern and our Fisker staff have been in contact with the customer and are investigating the cause. We are also employing an independent fire investigation representative to assist in the root cause analysis. A further statement will be issued once the root cause has been determined.”
We’ll remind you that Fisker was under the spotlight after two widely publicized incidents regarding a recall for its A123-supplied battery pack that posed a fire risk and a car that shut down only a few days after Consumer Reports purchased a brand new example from a dealer.
A video of the Karma fire in Woodside, courtesy of Aaron Wood, follows below the break.
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