Fisker Refutes Garage Fire Accusation

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

In the least surprising announcement of the year, Fisker is denying that the accusations leveled at the Karma supposedly responsible for a garage fire in Sugar Land, Texas are accurate.

Last week a blaze sparked in the garage of a Texas Fikser Karma owner which authorities blamed for the blaze. Without wasting any time, the automaker dispatched a squadron of engineers to inspect the aftermath, hoping to clear itself of any wrongdoing.

Regardless of what actually happened, it seems obvious that the company is unlikely to accept blame for the incident, at least without a fight.

Given the hubbub that had the Chevrolet Volt on the ropes over the last few months after a few of the cars spontaneously combusted, it’s understandable that Fisker would be quick to jump in a find a way to ditch the blame.

“It is irresponsible and ill-informed for technology pundits to suggest otherwise in order to secure media attention for unfounded claims,” Paul Boskovitch, Fisker director of powertrain, said to Automotive News.

The response was prompted after the outlet ran a story including an interview with EV expert Jon Bereisa, who was one of the architects behind the Volt, saying the Karma’s tight engine compartment could cause a “thermal condition.”

“Our technologies and engine design have been fully tested and certified at the highest level,” Boskovitch said.

[Source: Automotive News]

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

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  • Nonymous Nonymous on May 15, 2012

    Every company claims to have their vehicles tested to the highest standards of quality. But, we still see recall notices for some of the oddest things, to the most obvious and dangerous things. I can understand Fisker trying to CYA by averting blame, but if you look at the pictures we have have seen, the Fisker obviously took the worst of the fire damage. In other words, it caught on fire first and burned the longest.

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