By Jennifer Geiger on August 27, 2012
Boutique hybrid-car maker Fisker is recalling 1,377 model-year 2012 versions of the Karma four-seat plug-in hybrid due to problems with the engine cooling fan, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In the affected vehicles, which were built from June 15 through July 9, 2012 (check your vehicle's build date on a sticker on the driver-side doorjamb), the low-temperature cooling fan that could short out. This could lead to a fire.
Fisker will notify owners starting today, and dealers will replace the affected parts free of charge. Owners can call Fisker at 855-575-7577 (select option 2) or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer