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I just bought a 2012 Karma VIN#1764. When I drove it and the battery level dropped to 0 miles (and stopped to put gas in it) the CEL came on. I charged the vehicle up and plugged in a generic reader and got code #P1BA2 which on the internet refers to a battery code. After I reset it the car runs fine and the CEL has not come back on. Is this an issue? Am I not suppose to run the battery to 0 miles?

How do I know if VIN#1764 was built after the fan and battery problems? It only has 2,000 miles on it.
 

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I'll let one of the mechanics talk to the code. When the car reaches 0 miles, there is some non-user power in the battery that is used to run the car and start the ICE.

When you said you added gasoline, I assume you had some gas in the car. If you didn't have any, the ICE would not start. Thus causing the system to give a failure code... no power.

You can run out of battery, it will switch to gasoline generation automatically. However, Never, Never, Never and Never run out of both--No gas and 0 miles of battery.

If on the road, I usually go to SPORT (ICE on) at 26 miles of battery. The software will maintain the 26 miles -- sometimes borrowing range from the battery, but then replacing it from the ICE. As I need gas, I refill the tank for the next 200+ miles, and maintain the battery backup at 26 miles, should I get caught between gas stations since the mileage indicators are 100% accurate. That way I never worry about running out of both.
 

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We can run the Vin number for the fan recall but moore then likely you have a battery module problem . The car had a do not sell order until the fan was replaced. If you look through the left side wheel well liner and there isn't a fan in there and look through the wheel well at the right front and a fan is there with a yellow dot on the motor the recall was done . Its a little hard to see with the tire on
 

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I just bought a 2012 Karma VIN#1764. When I drove it and the battery level dropped to 0 miles (and stopped to put gas in it) the CEL came on. I charged the vehicle up and plugged in a generic reader and got code #P1BA2 which on the internet refers to a battery code.
Thats a code for one of the modules having an issue. Using the Fisker Diag tool, it can be determined exactly which module is having the problem. Where are you located?
 

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I am located in West Palm Beach Florida and emailed Warren Henry about it. I am told all of the recalls were done by the Fisker records.

Thanks everyone.

Moving down the road, when Fisker reopens under the Chinese ownership will they be manufacturing and supplying parts for the Karma? I doubt they would ever honor warranty, but I am worried about parts support.
 

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Parts are mostly available (except body parts at the moment) and there is some warranty depending on your ownership status (see separate thread on this). However the HV battery as in your case is not covered.
 
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