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"Recall Alerts"

08-21-2012

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Fisker Automotive recalls 2012 Fisker Karma Passenger Cars


(1) FISKER AUTOMOTIVE RECALLS 2012 FISKER KARMA PASSENGER CARS

Vehicle Make / Model: FISKER / KARMA

Model Year(s): 2012

Manufacturer: FISKER AUTOMOTIVE, INC.

Mfr's Report Date: AUG 21, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V413000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,377

Summary:
Fisker Automotive (Fisker) is recalling certain model year 2012 Fisker Karma passenger cars manufactured from June 15, 2011, through July 9, 2012. A manufacturing defect in the low temperature cooling fan may result in a direct short.

Consequence:
A direct short may ignite the fan housing, shroud and surrounding components, causing a vehicle fire.

Remedy:
Fisker will notify owners, and dealers will remove the two potentially affected low temperature cooling fans and replace them with one improved low temperature cooling fan, free of charge. The safety recall began on August 24, 2012. Owners may contact Fisker consumer affairs at 1-855-575-7577, option 2, 6am - 7pm (pst) Monday through Friday.

Notes: Fisker's recall campaign number is 520120016. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to
http://www.safercar.gov.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm?rcl_id=12V413&searchtype=quicksearch&summary=true&refurl=email

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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