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Old 11-27-2017, 07:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Broken Blower Motor (No AC/Heat) - $4020 to Repair?!

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So I recently got my Fisker Karma serviced at the dealer here in Toronto for a failed charging module. No charge = nothing works! So about 3 days before the charging failure I did notice that the A/C was not blowing cold. I didn't mention that as part of the problem to the dealer, but I was assured that everything was fine with the car.

On my way back I realized that there was no air at all coming out. The only air was when driving fast and the outside air coming through the vents.

I was advised that the blower motor had failed and that the repair would cost $4025 + tax?! Even on most luxury cars it won't go above $500... after all it's just a simple motor for a fan... Most of the cost is due to the location of the blower motor. It is behind the dash so the whole dash would need to be taken apart and then reassembled.

Is there any way I could go around this? It just sounds like very poor engineering for such a trivial repair to cost so much. I realize that it's not the dealer's fault for the location of the blower motor, but it's just left me with a very bad taste in my mouth especially when I was told that the car was fully functional.

If it helps, the car is going to Florida soon so it can be fixed there if it makes things any easier / more affordable.

Thank you so much.
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello all,

So I recently got my Fisker Karma serviced at the dealer here in Toronto for a failed charging module. No charge = nothing works! So about 3 days before the charging failure I did notice that the A/C was not blowing cold. I didn't mention that as part of the problem to the dealer, but I was assured that everything was fine with the car.

On my way back I realized that there was no air at all coming out. The only air was when driving fast and the outside air coming through the vents.

I was advised that the blower motor had failed and that the repair would cost $4025 + tax?! Even on most luxury cars it won't go above $500... after all it's just a simple motor for a fan... Most of the cost is due to the location of the blower motor. It is behind the dash so the whole dash would need to be taken apart and then reassembled.

Is there any way I could go around this? It just sounds like very poor engineering for such a trivial repair to cost so much. I realize that it's not the dealer's fault for the location of the blower motor, but it's just left me with a very bad taste in my mouth especially when I was told that the car was fully functional.

If it helps, the car is going to Florida soon so it can be fixed there if it makes things any easier / more affordable.

Thank you so much.
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FYI you do not need to disassemble the full dash. It takes some maneuvering but can be done
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Yes I do them for 1/4 of that. We figured out how to get it out without dash removal. More importantly they are not fixing the issue that caused the failure. It will be back in less than 6 months needing another motor. I had a car that went through 3 motors before I figured out the problem that causes the motor to fail...
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Thank you that is extremely helpful... though it's quote a drive to Philadelphia!
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@FiskerPhilly:

Would you say it's very likely that it's going to fail again? I guess what I am asking is, is there a design flaw in the car itself that causes the blower motor to fail?

I would love to drop by for $3k savings but it's also quite the drive... but then again I drop $4k for a blower motor, or have to do that many times!

Thank you so much.
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@FiskerPhilly:

Would you say it's very likely that it's going to fail again? I guess what I am asking is, is there a design flaw in the car itself that causes the blower motor to fail?

I would love to drop by for $3k savings but it's also quite the drive... but then again I drop $4k for a blower motor, or have to do that many times!

Thank you so much.
There are water intrusion issues that cause the blower motor to get wet and short out. Not the same water issue as CIU. We figured it out and have fixed a few otgers with our method. Give me a call before you have it done. If they're charging you that much to do a blower motor I guarantee they don't know what to look for. Although I hate to reveal trade secrets I hate even worse to see someone get ripped off!
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I would love to drop by for $3k savings but it's also quite the drive... but then again I drop $4k for a blower motor, or have to do that many times!
Lutron,

Instead of driving consider just having the car shipped via enclosed auto transport back and forth to Joe. It'll still be much cheaper than your local guy, I expect you'll still get your car back quicker, and the results will be dramatically better. I did this myself, sending Joe my car from Atlanta, and I *have* a Fisker and Karma certified CSP near me. Joe is absolutely the right guy for this. It's not even close in my mind. BTW, Joe has transport people he's worked with and trusts that he can refer you to.

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If the car is going to Florida anyway, then I'd recommend you reach out to Harleyguy to at least discuss it also. Sent you a PM with more info.
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If the car is going to Florida anyway, then I'd recommend you reach out to Harleyguy to at least discuss it also. Sent you a PM with more info.
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Call me crazy but if the car is in Toronto now and heading to Florida (I missed that in the first post) doesn't it have to pass through my area?
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