Brake pedal blocked by some part. - Fisker Buzz Forums
Fisker Buzz Forums

User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-06-2012, 09:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 49
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Default Brake pedal blocked by some part.

I have experienced and visually verified that there is a part that hangs down and just above and between the "gas" and the brake pedals. Sometimes this part (seems like a hard plastic tube) blocks my foot from its mission to STOP the car. Has anyone else noticed this?
There is much worry on my part that if this BRAKE BLOCKER causes an accident a clever attorney could run this back to Fisker Automotive. It really looks like a global recall issue to me.
Feedback?
JSPONSLER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 10:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Default RE: Brake pedal blocked by some part.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JSPONSLER
I have experienced and visually verified that there is a part that hangs down and just above and between the "gas" and the brake pedals. Sometimes this part (seems like a hard plastic tube) blocks my foot from its mission to STOP the car. Has anyone else noticed this?
There is much worry on my part that if this BRAKE BLOCKER causes an accident a clever attorney could run this back to Fisker Automotive. It really looks like a global recall issue to me.
Feedback?
You don't say. Definitely a trip to the dealer. Do you have some duct tape handy? Tape it up so it is out of the way. I did that once in my 69 Dodge Fargo van...amazing love machine.
Sparky168 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 11:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
Fabulist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 4,641
Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 396 Post(s)
Default RE: Brake pedal blocked by some part.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparky168
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSPONSLER
I have experienced and visually verified that there is a part that hangs down and just above and between the "gas" and the brake pedals. Sometimes this part (seems like a hard plastic tube) blocks my foot from its mission to STOP the car. Has anyone else noticed this?
There is much worry on my part that if this BRAKE BLOCKER causes an accident a clever attorney could run this back to Fisker Automotive. It really looks like a global recall issue to me.
Feedback?
You don't say. Definitely a trip to the dealer. Do you have some duct tape handy? Tape it up so it is out of the way. I did that once in my 69 Dodge Fargo van...amazing love machine.
Do you have a picture of the obstruction? Actually, duct tape is not a bad idea as a temporary fix. You can even get it with cool designs printed on it to match the interior of your Karma. For example:

Fabulist is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 06-07-2012, 08:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Florida
Posts: 2,950
Mentioned: 139 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 478 Post(s)
Default RE: Brake pedal blocked by some part.

If something is hanging down it needs to be looked at .Too the left of the brake pedal is the VCM only thing between the brake pedal and the gas pedal is the steering shaft and just in front of the gas pedal towards the seat is the AC duct but it shouldn't be loose .From what I've seen some people when they move their foot from gas to brake hit the AC duct with their toe .
Harleyguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 06:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 744
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Default RE: Brake pedal blocked by some part.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fabulist

Do you have a picture of the obstruction? Actually, duct tape is not a bad idea as a temporary fix. You can even get it with cool designs printed on it to match the interior of your Karma. For example:

I am guessing that would be for an EcoChic with Glacier interior.
kabalah70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 09:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 49
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Default RE: Brake pedal blocked by some part.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harleyguy
If something is hanging down it needs to be looked at .Too the left of the brake pedal is the VCM only thing between the brake pedal and the gas pedal is the steering shaft and just in front of the gas pedal towards the seat is the AC duct but it shouldn't be loose .From what I've seen some people when they move their foot from gas to brake hit the AC duct with their toe .
OK that must be it. The part is not loose and it does have a duct shape. I am also interested to hear I am not the first to make note of this. I have a very real concern that a driver could get into an accident if unable to quickly get to the brake pedal. I think the Fisker engineering team should look at this and address it in the near future. As for duct tape, I am in Alaska the wonder kingdom of duct tape but I am not really looking for silly answers here.
JSPONSLER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 09:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Florida
Posts: 2,950
Mentioned: 139 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 478 Post(s)
Default RE: Brake pedal blocked by some part.

I will make a note of it and mention it too them . If it becomes a real problem for you please let us know . I will try and take some pictures so others can see what you feel
Harleyguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 12:08 AM   #8 (permalink)
EX:Shadow/Canyon #324
 
dennis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Posts: 1,217
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Garage
Default RE: Brake pedal blocked by some part.

I have large feet and have never had any interference when braking my Karma. After reading your posts I climbed into the footwell of my Karma and could find no part that could interfere with my brake pedal.

It seems that your issue is unique to your Karma and should be addressed by your dealer. If you are dissatisfied with the service from your dealer you can contact Fisker Consumer Affairs at 1-855-575-7577, Option 2 [6am 7pm (PST), Monday through Friday].



dennis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 08:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Florida
Posts: 2,950
Mentioned: 139 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 478 Post(s)
Default RE: Brake pedal blocked by some part.

I just like to point out something most people rest the heel of there foot on the carpet and pivot the tip of there foot from gas to brake . I found out the people that lift there foot off the floor and move their whole foot over from one pedal the other hit the duct .Hope you understand what I mean
Harleyguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 05:47 AM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Default RE: Brake pedal blocked by some part.

It'll still brake straight if it's allowing it to flow towards the calliper. Had the issue before myself which I found out by boiling my brakes and then removing some skin on my fingers when I touched the alloy wheel...
---------
car locksmith chicago
berekdinda is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brake Squeaking armasace Fisker Karma 21 04-23-2015 07:59 AM
Fisker Buzz is now part of AutoGuide.com Wimbledon Forum Information 15 10-27-2013 03:26 PM
Brake pedal and ICE A/C Charged in The OC Fisker Karma 8 03-27-2012 11:25 PM
My first glitch. I'm really part of the team now! Richard Carnes Fisker Karma 4 02-20-2012 03:06 AM
Brake squeal ejo3rd Fisker Karma 13 02-08-2012 09:42 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:30 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.