Fisker recalling 239 Karmas to fix battery fault

Luxury electric vehicles maker Fisker Automotive is recalling 239 Karmas plug-in hybrid sports cars to fix a battery problem that could result into fire.

In a report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fisker admitted that there was a possibility that hope clamps in some cars were not properly positioned, which could lead to a coolant leak and fire.

Admitting the fault, the luxury car maker said, "If coolant enters the battery compartment, an electrical short could occur possible resulting in a fire."

All of the 239 Fisker Karmas were built between 1st of June and 3rd of November this year.

The fault was first discovered on 16th of December, when engineers at its Valmet Automotive assembly plant coolant dripping in a vehicle.

Dealerships will not charge anything for replacing the any possible faulty parts in the high-voltage battery of Karmas.

Priced at $103,000, the Fisker Karma is the first production vehicle for the fledging luxury car maker which was founded in 2007 by one-time Aston Martin designer Henrik Fisker. The plug-in hybrid sports car maker also has the backing of famous actor Leonardo DiCaprio.