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Fisker: recent Karma fire not caused by battery pack, new tech or exhaust routing
13 August 2012
Fisker engineers, working with independent investigators from Pacific Rim Investigative Group, have begun preliminary examination and testing on the Karma involved in a fire in Woodside, California last Friday. 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, according to a statement released by Fisker.
The area of origin for the fire was determined to be outside the engine compartment. There was no damage to the passenger compartment and there were no injuries.
Continued investigative efforts will be primarily focused within the specific area of origin, located forward of the driver’s side front tire.
Further details will be announced after a full report is completed.
No injuries were reported in the fire; the vehicle was parked and the fire was extinguished safely by the emergency services. Fisker noted that it has more than 1,000 Karmas on the road with a cumulative 2 million miles on them.
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