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Old 05-20-2015, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a new fisker karma that has only 100 miles on it. 4 month ago the car was ok and i could switch between STEALTH and SPORT mode. last day i installed a new 12v battery and ever since the car shows REDUCED performance limp failure. and the car paddle behind the steering is not switching from stealth to sport at all. any idea whats going on??? i did few soft and hard reset but still nothing. all gauges looks fine no reds but the MSG performance reduced and limp failure is still on.




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Harley and Philly please chime in. I recall them telling to do a hard reset from under the hood if the 12 batter was completely dead.
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I have a new fisker karma that has only 100 miles on it. 4 month ago the car was ok and i could switch between STEALTH and SPORT mode. last day i installed a new 12v battery and ever since the car shows REDUCED performance limp failure. and the car paddle behind the steering is not switching from stealth to sport at all. any idea whats going on??? i did few soft and hard reset but still nothing. all gauges looks fine no reds but the MSG performance reduced and limp failure is still on.




thanks guys for helping
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Hello @moe, and sorry that you had to post the dreaded "Reduced Performance" question. While we wait for the real experts to chime in, there has been a fair amount of discussion about this issue on prior threads such as this, this and this, just for three examples. Unfortunately, the problem is generally a serious one and requires serious surgery by an expert. Best of luck and we are all wishing you a good outcome.
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Yes @moe it can be a serious concern. The most important is that you don't continue to drive it like that. The ICE or generator has registered a fault and has shut down so you will only run off of battery which can damage the HV battery if you run it too low.
in theory if you replaced the 12v battery then you've done a hard reset already. before I guess on the issue, it needs to be connected to a Fisker scan tool or at least the OBD generic codes to start. Also, where are you located
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@Fiskerphily can it be a FALSE ALARM???? and it might go away after couple of shut down and drive?? because the car battery charge perfect and give me a good range. the only thing is the stealth mode won't let me to switch to sport mode. i live close to DUBAI and i believe there is a service centre in DUBAI. thanks for the reply
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Likely not a false alarm. But you're welcome to try shutting down and restarting as many times as you wish. See what happens. I'm sure hv battery and external charging sounds like no issues. Your problem is strictly with GEN SET or gas engine/generator.
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@FiskerPhilly so what are my options?? is there anything that i can do? or flatbed the car to Dubai where to service centre is located. it feels really bad i can't believe that happen at 180 km only almost new car ;(
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Where did you buy the car?
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@FiskerPhilly so what are my options?? is there anything that i can do? or flatbed the car to Dubai where to service centre is located. it feels really bad i can't believe that happen at 180 km only almost new car ;(
Unfortunately yes if Reduced performance message keeps coming on then codes need to be read from hybrid and engine management systems with scan tool.
As far as mileage, as many owners can attest it doesn't mean much. I've probably done more major repairs on the cars that sit too long. Think about batteries and how well they tolerate lack of use.
good luck and reach out if you need any advice once it's at the dealer.
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thanks so much @FiskerPhilly the car was from Canada, calgary
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