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Old 12-02-2016, 06:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just bought my new to me Fisker Karma in White Sand.

Hey Guys,

Well after tons of research and speaking with both Harleyguy, FiskerPhilly, Alex Pop and several other helpful folks here on FB. I pulled the trigger on a White Sand Karma with a all black interior from another California member here on FB who has 3 of these cars.

The buyers checklist here on Fiskerbuzz was invaluable in making sure I got a sorted car.

My cars VIN# YH4K12AAXCA000407

Updates:
  • Batteries totally replaced under warranty.
  • RDM Motors replaced and hardend Splines
  • Updated Muffler
  • Replaced differential
  • Updated cooling fans
  • Replaced AC Fan
  • Changed air filter
  • Brand new Yokohama Tires
  • Passed SMOG test


All paperwork done and car paid for and it will be delivered to me on Monday. I plan to take it over to Alex Pops shop next week.

Alex has done all of the updates on this car in his shop other than the battery replacement which was done under factory warranty at San Jose McLaren back when there was a warranty.

Nice to have the shop that has done the work 5 minutes from me (Elite Motors OC).

I look forward to hopefully a relatively trouble free ownership and I think most everything that needs to be updated has been done.

I will post back with my impressions after some seat time in the coming week.

Brad
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No photos!!
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All I see is a Cat with No Photo found.

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Very nice (I applaud your color choice )
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Nice car! Are you going to have the nav unlocked and backup camera installed? Maybe ask Alex about that, if it has not been done.
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Nice car! Are you going to have the nav unlocked and backup camera installed? Maybe ask Alex about that, if it has not been done.
The file to unlock the NAV never worked for us . Still had to remove the CIU and send in and have TSS unlock it . Another promise Joost made to us that we would be able to take of that on a dealer level never happened .
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Congratulations and welcome to our little community. Fisker makes one of the few White cars that is actually stunning. And thanks for posting photos without being asked. Obviously, you have been around Fisker Buzz a long time; well done!

Two questions about your list of repairs done:

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Batteries totally replaced under warranty.
RDM Motors replaced and hardend Splines
Updated Muffler
Replaced differential
Updated cooling fans
Replaced AC Fan
Changed air filter
Brand new Yokohama Tires
Passed SMOG test
Is there a difference between a differential and the RDM? I thought the functionality of the differential was subsumed into the RDM?

Regarding the SMOG test, my car has been registered in CA since I got it in 2012 and I have never been required to have a smog test done for renewing the registration. Is this a requirement because the car is being transferred? Just wondering.

Again, Welcome and it's great to have you with us.
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Congratulations and welcome to our little community. Fisker makes one of the few White cars that is actually stunning. And thanks for posting photos without being asked. Obviously, you have been around Fisker Buzz a long time; well done!

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Is there a difference between a differential and the RDM? I thought the functionality of the differential was subsumed into the RDM?

Regarding the SMOG test, my car has been registered in CA since I got it in 2012 and I have never been required to have a smog test done for renewing the registration. Is this a requirement because the car is being transferred? Just wondering.

Again, Welcome and it's great to have you with us.
When the vehicle has a transfer of ownership (at least in CA) you have to SMOG it. The smog is a computer scan to make sure no emission specific CEL's are on.

I know this car also had its PRNDL replaced at SV Fisker.

You are correct... motors are a part of the RDM. The RDM is collectively the differential and motors (Rear Drive Module) so my assumption from the above description is that both motors and differential were replaced/refurbished.
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