Fisker’s battery supplier, A123 Systems, discovered a failure in the batteries used by the Fisker Karma. The latent manufacturing defect was found in some prismatic cells made in its Livonia, Michigan facility that could result in battery underperformance and decreased durability. As a result, A123 is replacing all impacted battery modules and packs for the Fisker Karma.
The replacement of batteries is the second time in the young history of the plug-in hybrid. Fisker will work with their distributors, retailers and customers to communicate the details and status of this voluntary battery exchange program.
Additionally, all North American customers will receive a full vehicle warranty extension from 50 months/50,000 miles to 60 months/60,000 miles. In Europe, coverage also will be extended from 48 months/100,000km to 60 months/100,000km.