Fisker Douses The Flames
August 13th, 2012 3:52 AM Share
Fisker responded quickly to the fire that left a Fisker Karma a clump of smoldering sheet metal last Friday. Fisker issued a statement saying that Fisker engineers, working with independent investigators from Pacific Rim Investigative Group, have started examining the Karma. What they found so far does not support speculation put forth on major car blogs:
“Evidence revealed thus far supports the fact that the ignition source was not the Lithium-ion battery pack, new technology components or unique exhaust routing. The area of origin for the fire was determined to be outside the engine compartment.”
The investigation now will focus on where the fire did start, namely the area “located forward of the driver’s side front tire.”
Published August 13th, 2012 3:52 AM
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Nothing makes me more suspicious about this day-old 'investigation' than saying, "evidence revealed thus far" exonerates their key technology. Was a similar investigation done with regards to the potential for this fire happening in the first place?
Just as with election-year lies, the truth won't matter. This incident, bad press about the US government loans, and the Consumer Reports problems, may spell doom for Fisker.
"The area of origin for the fire was determined to be outside the engine compartment" Aka "The issue is with outside elements as opposed to the car, by coming to this conclusion we will save time and money by NOT issuing a recall on the Fisker Karma" Thats just what it comes off as to me.
At about the 37 second mark in the video you can see the firehouse charge (fill) with water. You don't use water to put out a battery fire.