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#2622912 - 05/10/12 09:45 AM Fisker just can't catch a break
rjundi Offline


Registered: 03/16/04
Posts: 7256
Loc: USA
Hopefully Fisker (electric sports cars) has a great PR company. They cannot catch a break. A recent house fire pointing the car catching fire.

No one hurt but a serious automotive loss(to me) in the process, Acura NSX in the garage.

Intersting note in bottom of article, Fisker engineers trying to point blame at owners. I guess your career is on the line in multiple ways.

http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120508...gn=awdailydrive
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#2622924 - 05/10/12 09:55 AM Re: Fisker just can't catch a break [Re: rjundi]
brianl703 Offline


Registered: 05/07/04
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It is the opinion of many electricians that many fires are blamed on electrical causes without sufficient evidence.

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#2622937 - 05/10/12 10:11 AM Re: Fisker just can't catch a break [Re: rjundi]
A_Harman Offline


Registered: 10/01/10
Posts: 6456
Loc: Michigan
Not many people are going to have sympathy for Fisker. He has taken $500-million in taxpayer money, and used it to develop a car that only the rich can afford, and he's building it in Europe, so its impact on employment in America is zilch.

Bad Karma is all I can say.
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#2622957 - 05/10/12 10:32 AM Re: Fisker just can't catch a break [Re: rjundi]
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Hahahaha ^^^^ Love that last line.

But I quit laughing when I think of all the money he got. Can't blame the guy, but we sure are getting BAD ROI.
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#2623005 - 05/10/12 11:34 AM Re: Fisker just can't catch a break [Re: rjundi]
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I seen two of these Karma's driving around Boca Raton in South Florida. This is the first time I have ever seen one in person.
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#2623016 - 05/10/12 11:47 AM Re: Fisker just can't catch a break [Re: rjundi]
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Registered: 12/23/06
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What those overnight car companies, thanks to out tax money, find out the hard way is that car making business is not as easy as it seems.
Thank goodness that the rest of the loans were frozen for Fisker and let's hope they won't get a dime of that money again.
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#2623019 - 05/10/12 11:49 AM Re: Fisker just can't catch a break [Re: rjundi]
SLCraig Offline


Registered: 12/21/08
Posts: 5627
Loc: London, ON, Canada
That does suck about the NSX.. That cannot easily be replaced. I love the NSX!

These Karma's are really pretty junk.
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#2623028 - 05/10/12 11:55 AM Re: Fisker just can't catch a break [Re: brianl703]
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Registered: 04/08/06
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Loc: Birmingham, AL
Originally Posted By: brianl703
It is the opinion of many electricians that many fires are blamed on electrical causes without sufficient evidence.


Probably true, but considering the Fisker is the most burned thing in the pics, I'd say there's a high probability the fire started there.

It's pretty distasteful of Fisker to suggest fraud with this one. If I wanted to burn my two week old car for some reason, I probably wouldn't do it in my house with my family there next to my other cars.
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#2623032 - 05/10/12 11:58 AM Re: Fisker just can't catch a break [Re: KrisZ]
Doog Offline


Registered: 10/24/11
Posts: 6170
Loc: North Coast
+1 But the real question is will they take the name from the Pinto and call them Fisker Habache? crackmeup
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#2623303 - 05/10/12 04:24 PM Re: Fisker just can't catch a break [Re: rjundi]
brianl703 Offline


Registered: 05/07/04
Posts: 10491
Loc: Manassas, VA
The fire could've started due to a cigarette. Driver tosses it out the front window, it gets sucked back in the rear window, lands on the rear seat, smoulders till it catches the car on fire. Do you think the driver would admit that as a possibility?

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#2623344 - 05/10/12 05:08 PM Re: Fisker just can't catch a break [Re: brianl703]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 35942
Loc: Oz
Originally Posted By: brianl703
It is the opinion of many electricians that many fires are blamed on electrical causes without sufficient evidence.


The evidence for fire elementals that materialise in your garage and set fire to stuff is even more sketchy.

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#2623352 - 05/10/12 05:20 PM Re: Fisker just can't catch a break [Re: rjundi]
MrHorspwer Offline


Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 1290
Loc: Michigan
What a circus. Let me get this straight:

Fire department official says to the media that it was the car's fault prior to the completion of formal investigation.

Fisker says that insurance adjusters are involved and fraud hasn't been ruled out, going so far as to say that the battery pack remained intact and did not contribute to the fire. That doesn't preclude anything else in the car from causing the first; it just wasn't the battery.

The owner of the car immediately lawyers up and releases a statement, accepting the conclusion of the town's fire investigation and painting Fisker as the bad guy.

I'd be willing to bet that court filings are already underway on behalf of the owner.

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#2623369 - 05/10/12 05:51 PM Re: Fisker just can't catch a break [Re: rjundi]
Doog Offline


Registered: 10/24/11
Posts: 6170
Loc: North Coast
Face it guys....electric cars are fire traps....I realize lots of tree huggers like them but Toyota is really the only car manufacturer that has put significant development into hybrids.

The rush to market with this technology is dangerous.
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#2623796 - 05/11/12 03:15 AM Re: Fisker just can't catch a break [Re: rjundi]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 35942
Loc: Oz
Battery pack doesn't have to be damaged to say that it's the car's fault.

They've got to wires away from the battery pack that can short and create a fire without the battery pack being involved...it's a simple fact of using electricity...many people heat their houses with glowing red filaments

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#2623864 - 05/11/12 06:55 AM Re: Fisker just can't catch a break [Re: brianl703]
rjundi Offline


Registered: 03/16/04
Posts: 7256
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: brianl703
The fire could've started due to a cigarette. ....


Few problems with your scenario. How many folks do you know who actually throw cigarettes in their own driveway where they own a decent house and expensive car to boot.
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