WOODSIDE (CBS/AP) — Luxury electric-car maker Fisker Automotive says it is recalling the Karma sedan to fix cooling fans that can catch fire.
The recall follows the company’s probe into an Aug. 10 Karma fire in Woodside. The company says the fire had nothing to do with the car’s lithium-ion battery.
The company says the cooling fans will be replaced and another fuse installed for added protection. Dealers will contact customers.
The Karma costs $100,000 and can get up to 50 miles of driving range on a single charge. It has a backup gas engine if the battery gets depleted. The total range with a full tank of gasoline and a fully charged battery is 230 miles, or 52 to 62 mpg.
Fisker has sold just over 1,000 cars since last Fall.
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