Planet Gore

Burn Baby Burn, Fisker Inferno, Cont.


Electric-car maker Fisker Automotive is recalling about 2,400 Karma sports sedans to fix cooling fans that can catch fire.

The recall comes after Fisker and a private fire investigation firm finished probing an Aug. 10 fire in a Karma in Woodside.

The company said the probe found that the blaze started in front of the Karma’s left front wheel where a cooling fan is located. Wiring in the fan failed and it overheated, causing the slow-burning fire, Fisker said Saturday.

For $100,000 per car and nearly $200 million in taxpayer funding, you’d think the car wouldn’t just spontaneously combust.

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