Fisker Automotive said it has already fixed most of the Karma Plug-in Hybrids affected by a recent recall related to possible problems with the cooling systems for their battery packs.
Fisker, maker of the high-end Karma plug-in hybrid car, on Dec. 29 recalled 239 units of its luxury Karma sedan to fix a hose clamp in the A123 battery pack at risk of leaking coolant, potentially causing a fire.
Repairs or inspections have been completed and “a majority” of cars are back in service after getting new packs, Fisker said in its announcement.
“We identified the appropriate fix, made our retailers aware of the situation and began contacting all our customers within 48 hours and were well advanced with the recall ourselves before the official posting on the NHSTA website,” said Henrik Fisker, CEO of Fisker Automotive.
Fisker, whose Karma sedan retails for $102,000, had sent 225 of the cars to dealers and had 1,200 “in the pipeline,” Henrik Fisker said in a Dec. 21 interview.