Battery supplier for Fisker Karma says there may be potential safety issue

Massachusetts based A123 Systems, a produces of batteries for electric-vehicles, said that it has found a ‘potential safety issue’ in the batteries that it supplies to Fisker Automotive for its Karma plug-in hybrid sedan.

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The company said that hose clamps that are part of the internal cooling system of its batteries supplied to Fisker were ‘misaligned’ and may cause coolant to leak. The leak could lead to an electrical short circuit.

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“We have developed a confirmed repair for this situation,” said CEO David Vieau. He said that the company has started fixing the fewer than 50 cars that were affected. He said the company’s relationship with ‘Fisker’ still ‘remains strong.’

A total of 225 Fisker Karma sedans have been sent to dealers with 1,200 currently in the pipeline.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automotive News