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.READ MORE: Lawsuit Alleges Low-Income Homeowners Were Manipulated Into Getting PACE Green-Energy Loans
The company says the cooling fans will be replaced and another fuse installed for added protection. Dealers will contact customers.READ MORE: COVID: Bay Area Expert Says Michigan's Surge From UK Variant Not Likely In California
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.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: 2 Dead, 7 Injured, 1 Arrest In Suspected DUI Crash In Pittsburg
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