A123 Systems takes credit for dead Fisker

The Kisker Karma that recently failed in the hands of high profile magazine Consumer Reports was stopped by faulty battery components supplied by A123 systems. The company, a spin out of MIT, acknowledged a manufacturing fault or defect that caused the Karma to stop.
This is a potentially very large bill for A123, in a statement they admit that the replacements costs may top $55 Million to be funded over the next few quarters.
Fisker, in a statement, said today it would enhance its current customer service program to include a free battery replacement and an extension to the Karma’s North American warranty from 50 months/50,000 miles to 60 months/60,000 miles.
On March 13, Fisker notified customers that it was addressing the problem with a team of 50 engineers.
“The Karma performed exactly as it was designed to,” CEO Tom LaSorda said in a letter sent to customers. “The onboard diagnostics detected a fault and entered a protection mode that shut the car down to protect other components.”
 
 

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