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Old 03-18-2017, 02:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Guys,
My new friend from Poland ( karma owner) have a 2 problems and we are looking for the answers.
He bought KARMA in Czech Republic one year ago.
1 problem is: 2 months ago he was forced to break into the inside car without key, but key has been inside, and car was close. From this moment he can't start engine. It's any blockade? Alarm? What he can to do?
2 problem is old problem from the beginning.
When he drive by Sport Drive, at some point the gasoline engine shuts down, and car runs on electric motors. If he turn off and turn on the engine, is running normally again for a while.
I would add that a year ago, software was updated in Fisker Service in Praque.
Maybe do U know this problem?
Have a nice weekend guys
Greetings from Poland
Peter
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Guys,
My new friend from Poland ( karma owner) have a 2 problems and we are looking for the answers.
He bought KARMA in Czech Republic one year ago.
1 problem is: 2 months ago he was forced to break into the inside car without key, but key has been inside, and car was close. From this moment he can't start engine. It's any blockade? Alarm? What he can to do?
2 problem is old problem from the beginning.
When he drive by Sport Drive, at some point the gasoline engine shuts down, and car runs on electric motors. If he turn off and turn on the engine, is running normally again for a while.
I would add that a year ago, software was updated in Fisker Service in Praque.
Maybe do U know this problem?
Have a nice weekend guys
Greetings from Poland
Peter
Hello @yarkom, welcome to Fiskerbuzz.

Regarding problem 2 (old problem) I am not sure if you are talking about the normal Start/Stop system or if it is a different issue. Even in Sport mode, Karma turns the petrol engine off when the car is stopped, for example at a red light, and then turns it back on again when you start moving again. This is normal, but sounds like the problem may have been different, so I am not sure.

Regarding problem 1 (new problem), has your friend tried a hard reset? That solves a lot of problems for the Karma. The other issue, which may have been the reason for problem 1, may be that the small 12V battery is dead and needs to be replaced.

These are just guesses based on your information. We have some real experts on this forum, but I think they need more information that you have provided in the first post.
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Needs to start with a good 12 volt battery . The remote battery shouldn't cause a problem but to be safe I would replace the battery in the remote.
When he parked the car and before it went dead was it running ?
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12 V battery and remote battery are new. When he put start button, display is off, power steering working, and not more. Remote open doors normally. They tries all for possibilities and still is the same. Car dead after break into the inside without key....
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12 V battery and remote battery are new. When he put start button, display is off, power steering working, and not more. Remote open doors normally. They tries all for possibilities and still is the same. Car dead after break into the inside without key....
Does the car make the Tron noise ? If it does the VCM has lost its wake up signal . Where is the car located
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No, don't make Tron noise. Car's in Poland, and the nearest Fisker Service is in Praque and Hamburg. 800 km
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