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A couple of news sources have picked up a new NHTSA recall for the Karma for a battery issue:

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1076654_2012-fisker-karma-recalled-again-due-to-battery-coolant-leak

This new campaign is actually an extension of the recall of 239 vehicles early this year to fix a potential coolant hose leak and only affects 19 cars. My speculation is that they discovered some additional serial numbers that were subject to the same issue.

It will be interesting to see how far it gets blown out of proportion by the press.
 

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Michael said:
Is there a new battery recall the latest months?
No, there isn't.

In December of 2011 Fisker announced a recall concerning the clamps attached to a hose that is part of the battery cooling system. This impacted 239 cars. After some analysis, in June of this year Fisker added 19 more VINs to the list of affected cars. That's all it was, but it didn't prevent the news from reporting "Fisker announces another recall"
 

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my dealer says they are waiting for the new batterys for my new car. the dealer got the car a month ago, could it be an old one?
 

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my dealer says they are waiting for the new batterys for my new car. the dealer got the car a month ago, could it be an old one?
@Michael: Fisker is swapping out some of the batteries due to faults in one of the machines that was used to assemble the batteries. This is not a recall because there were no safety issues and the batteries work fine, they just are not going to last as long because of the defect. A news article about it is posted here. The subject has also been covered in a number of threads such as this and this.

You ordered your car after this issue came to light but I am not sure when your car was actually manufactured, which may mean that it was built with one of the affected batteries and the dealer wants to upgrade the battery before delivering the car. On the other hand, there may just be something wrong with the battery in your car that needs to be replaced prior to delivery.
 

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Michael said:
my dealer says they are waiting for the new batterys for my new car. the dealer got the car a month ago, could it be an old one?
I'm sure the recall has nothing to do with your delay.

Fisker did announce that some of the batteries produced by A123 were manufactured incorrectly and will be replacing those batteries. This isn't a recall per se, they are just going to proactively replace the batteries made in one of A123's factories sometime in the next year, but no firm dates have been committed. Perhaps your dealer thinks that they cannot deliver the car until this is done? I would reach out to Fisker Customer Service to see if they can look into the delay and perhaps educate your dealer if this is the case.
 

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Thanks or the answers. That was my thinking to so i mailed Fisker who has replied so I hope they can give the dealer ok for me to take delivery of my karma and swap batteries later.
Have any of you gotten the batteries swapped?
 

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Thanks or the answers. That was my thinking to so i mailed Fisker who has replied so I hope they can give the dealer ok for me to take delivery of my karma and swap batteries later.
Have any of you gotten the batteries swapped?
MIchael,

See this thread regarding battery swaps: http://fiskerbuzz.com/forums/Thread-How-many-of-you-have-received-an-entire-HV-battery-change-and-what-is-the-outcome
 
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