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Old 07-11-2018, 08:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A few days ago my Fisker stopped accepting a charge. I tried a public charger, my home charger, and my travel charger to no avail. I hear all of the normal clicks upon plugging in, and charging begins. After just a couple of minutes the car stops charging and turns on the check engine light. The fault code is U019B (U019B: Lost Communication with Battery Charger Control Module). My Fisker has been my daily driver for quite some time now and I've accumulated quite a few miles. I think I'm at 73k. How much money am I looking at to restore charging functionality? Any idea what the car is worth with this many miles on it? Any input is welcome and appreciated


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Hi Sterling,

There is a bulletin for false setting of U19B for loss of comm with OBCM but that had to do with the old 615 software in the BECM and needed to be updated to 520 or newer software to correct the concern. It could just need the BECM re-flashed or it could need a new OBCM, kinda hard to tell whats going on. Good job and testing with other chargers.

I cant honestly answer your other questions without doing a full diagnoses on your car. I would not even attempt to guess at whats wrong, it could be simple or complex. I have fixed them with programming or having to replace the OBCM. Sometimes its the canon connector on the OBCM.

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A few days ago my Fisker stopped accepting a charge. I tried a public charger, my home charger, and my travel charger to no avail. I hear all of the normal clicks upon plugging in, and charging begins. After just a couple of minutes the car stops charging and turns on the check engine light. The fault code is U019B (U019B: Lost Communication with Battery Charger Control Module). My Fisker has been my daily driver for quite some time now and I've accumulated quite a few miles. I think I'm at 73k. How much money am I looking at to restore charging functionality? Any idea what the car is worth with this many miles on it? Any input is welcome and appreciated


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If the check engine light is on and when you plug the car in your hear the relays clunk listen for the same clunk a few seconds later if you hear it clunk again its the number 5 contact in the HV battery.
When the car is cold and at zero miles does it charge at all. If the OBCM is overheating it will stop the car from charging. Over the years we"ve seen more problems with the HV battery then the OBCM. Not to say the fault can be related to the OBCM
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Likely #5 contact esp at that mileage. But we have seen a few OBCMs cooked due to a faulty coolant valve.
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Morning Sterling,

I'm also having battery issues. One of my 15 cells is no longer taking a full charge and the Engine light is now on continuously. I had my local Karma Dealer do a diagnostic to confirm the problem. The cost to replace the one cell is $3,600. He said I should wait until other cells start failing as most of the cost is the labor charge. I only have 20K miles on my Fisker. I've read people have been replacing the entire car battery in the range of $13K to $19K. A big spread, not to mention ridiculously expensive. I live in Florida and my Dealer/Shop is in West Palm Beach. With the amount of miles on your car, I'm guessing the battery is shot. You'll have to have a diagnostic done on the car to see the root of the problem unfortunately.
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I had the same problem as it would click off and stop charging after a few seconds. Diagnostics said that the contractors in the EDM would not stay closed and allow car to charge. Removed HV battery pack to test the EDM and found the charge negative contractor to have failed and would not close. Replaced full EDM which included the full contractor system. Parts $1,695 and labor $2,520.
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Morning Sterling,

He said I should wait until other cells start failing as most of the cost is the labor charge. .

Others will know better than me, but I thought I read that if 3 or more cells are bad at once that it will be very difficult to get the battery to balance replaced. This could lead to needing a full battery replacement.


Can anyone verify or disprove this?


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Morning Sterling,

I'm also having battery issues. One of my 15 cells is no longer taking a full charge and the Engine light is now on continuously. I had my local Karma Dealer do a diagnostic to confirm the problem. The cost to replace the one cell is $3,600. He said I should wait until other cells start failing as most of the cost is the labor charge. I only have 20K miles on my Fisker. I've read people have been replacing the entire car battery in the range of $13K to $19K. A big spread, not to mention ridiculously expensive. I live in Florida and my Dealer/Shop is in West Palm Beach. With the amount of miles on your car, I'm guessing the battery is shot. You'll have to have a diagnostic done on the car to see the root of the problem unfortunately.
The modules also cost a good amount of money . As far as waiting to see if any other modules fail itís a double edge sword . There is no way to tell when and if another module will fail time will tell the course of action will be needed
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I had the same problem as it would click off and stop charging after a few seconds. Diagnostics said that the contractors in the EDM would not stay closed and allow car to charge. Removed HV battery pack to test the EDM and found the charge negative contractor to have failed and would not close. Replaced full EDM which included the full contractor system. Parts $1,695 and labor $2,520.
Which dealer charged that amount of money ?
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Which dealer charged that amount of money ?
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