Fisker Karma burns in Woodside, California

Burned Fisker Karma
Burned Fisker Karma

A Fisker Karma that set itself on fire yesterday in Woodside, California.

Our friends at Jalopnik have learned about a Fisker Karma that set itself on fire yesterday while the owner of the hybrid luxury sedan was doing some grocery shopping. Right now there aren't any details regarding the cause of fire but the images show that the car has suffered significant damages to the front left corner.

This unfortunate incident took place Saturday evening in Woodside, California. This isn't the first Fisker to burn as back in May a brand new one was blamed to cause a house fire in Houston. We remind you that at the end of 2011 Fisker issued a recall to correct a potential fire hazard related to the improper positioning of hose clamps that could cause a coolant leak. This recall affected 239 units, while later on in June other cars were recalled.

The owner of the Karma that burned yesterday went into the store to buy some groceries and when he came out he noticed that his precious vehicle was burning. According to the Woodside Fire Department, he immediately called the automaker who told the owner of the Karma to call 911.

Luckily nobody was hurt during this incident, but by the time the fire crews arrived to the scene, the Karma was mostly destroyed.

PS: Check out the Google+ link for a video of the burning Karma and the Jalopnik source link for more photos.


Source: Jalopnik via Google
Published Aug 12th, 2012 1:19am By Adrian Padeanu

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TomasramonCorrea TomasramonCorrea
Call the manufacturer first, while your expensive car burns????? Unbelievable.
Aug 13th, 2012 4:47pm
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velsatis velsatis
Born in the usa I was ....
Aug 13th, 2012 11:38am
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what happened with the car?
Aug 12th, 2012 5:43pm
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CDspeed CDspeed
If you notice in the picture the damage is mostly in front of the driver's door, that's where the exaust outlet is on a Karma. And here is the article I read that may explain what is going on. http://www.autoblog.com/2012/05/11/engine-packaging-to-blame-for-fisker-karma-garage-fire/
Aug 12th, 2012 5:30pm
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CDspeed CDspeed
It's the exaust system that is causing the fire. I'll have to find the article I read and post it but it said basically that during development they had to go with a bigger gasoline motor and that the exaust is so wedged in, that it can over heat. Fisker was in a bit of a rush to meet deadlines so supposedly a proper redesign of engine components wasn't done after the engine change.
Aug 12th, 2012 5:17pm
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-Matt- -Matt-
"...and when he came out he noticed that his precious vehicle was burning. ... he immediately called the automaker ..." What the hell? "Hello my karma is burning. What should i do?" o_O
Aug 12th, 2012 4:24pm
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Wow...I know the owner of the other car was piss too...it was park next to it... I should tell my Doctor about this... He have one too...
Aug 12th, 2012 3:53pm
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AshleyTankard AshleyTankard
We can only hope Justin Beiber is inside his when it catches fire.
Aug 12th, 2012 1:35pm
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sensei sensei
Well, this is not going to help Fisker`s carbon footprint numbers.
Aug 12th, 2012 12:24pm
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SorryMyBadEnglish SorryMyBadEnglish
Bad karma
Aug 12th, 2012 11:37am
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SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
whoa I thought only ferraris catch fire
Aug 12th, 2012 8:07am
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