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If I buy a 2012 Fisker Karma what is covered under the existing warranty? 530 update, battery motor replacement?

What is the need for the 2yr/$4500 warranty?

I am looking ones that have low VIN like 0215, 0596.

If I don't have the extended 2yr, what will be covered? Can you guys help please?
 

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There is no existing warranty - the original manufacturer's warranty is no longer valid. You can get the software updates applied to your car at no cost, but that's not a warranty. The only coverage available is the 2 year coverage you mention from Karma Automotive, but you have to pay for that after your vehicle has completed an exhaustive inspection (and you have to pay for any issues found during that inspection).
 

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The only coverage available is the 2 year coverage you mention from Karma Automotive, but you have to pay for that after your vehicle has completed an exhaustive inspection (and you have to pay for any issues found during that inspection).
This is probably a stupid question, but...if you have your Karma checked out and pay for the additional 2 year coverage, do you then get to sell it as 'Certified Pre-Owned' or is that (as I suspect) just a term for dealers?
 

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There is no existing warranty - the original manufacturer's warranty is no longer valid. You can get the software updates applied to your car at no cost, but that's not a warranty. The only coverage available is the 2 year coverage you mention from Karma Automotive, but you have to pay for that after your vehicle has completed an exhaustive inspection (and you have to pay for any issues found during that inspection).
So if those resister motors or whatever was getting replaced on the early models was not done I would have to pay for that before I could get the warranty correct?

How much, just est would you expect to pay for maintenance on an early VIN, $ range??
 

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The warranty purchase option ends at the end of April so you'd have to be an owner before then. After that, the only option for a warranty would be to purchase a certified preowned from a certified dealer. And to answer the questions the PPP warranty is not as extensive as the CPO warranty which is more truly a bumper to bumper.
 

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You have to go to an authorized csp (Atlanta) before end of April with the car.
No. The only certified car I have is a silver ecochic with new hv battery and traction motors/rdm done. It is 58k. Good luck finding one under that price with a warranty and all those items done.
Another one available soon inferno red/blk Ecosport with 3k miles certified for 68k.
My cars will certainly not be cheapest out there but there are reasons. I stans behind any used karma I sell even without a factory warranty, if you buy a car and an rdm or battery fails 6 months later, I take care of it. We've built our reputation that way and ethically wouldn't have it any other way.
The 48k car is a good car, always serviced by me, updated, an original owner of mine (traded on the stormtrooper Karma we built) it just has more miles and not perfect.
 

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@jomac: If you buy a car from FiskerPhilly, you can trust that you'll be taken care of. I wish every dealer was as ethical and responsible!
 

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You have to go to an authorized csp (Atlanta) before end of April with the car.
Hi FiskerPhilly, I have asked this question before. But cannot seem to get an answer. Do you know if a cars with perfectly fine RDMs but not ending with "003" will qualify for the extended warranty?
 

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Hi FiskerPhilly, I have asked this question before. But cannot seem to get an answer. Do you know if a cars with perfectly fine RDMs but not ending with "003" will qualify for the extended warranty?
No. In any case unless the car has had the latest pinion reworks (which more than 90% haven't ) the rdm must come apart, at that time the splines are measured and inspected and a determination made by KA tech support as to whether or not to replace /(rebuild in my case) the motors. If they have 003 index it'll likely still have to come apart for the differential reworks. So in essence a car with good quiet dry rdm irregardless of serial #s would pass the preliminary inspection (must pass the remaining 70 pt such as exhaust, ciu reseal filters etc.) Then it gets accepted into program after you agree to the work needed in the 70 pt. You pay the csp $4500, then Karma will pay the csp to pull and update the RDM as explained above.
That's my 1 lengthy explanation for the week...hope it clears it up.
 

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Ok. So, my car underwent and passed the checklist 7 weeks ago -- except my CSP has been waiting for the parts to do the RDM rebuild ... does that make sense? Are others waiting this long to get the deal sealed? And, am I at risk if this doesn't get sewed up by 4/30?
 

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No you'll be fine as long as it was in and inspected already.
We've always had the parts for the RDM so I can't comment on the holdup. Our turnaround time for the warranty with rdm is about a week, 1 day without rdm. I've done a few cars that we've already rebuilt the motors and complete rdm reworks so those cars go right through.
 

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4-6 week wait for RDM "kit"

My car passed inspection this week with several minor things that need to be fixed to qualify for the 2 yr warranty. I was told that it would take 4-6 weeks to finish the battery and RDM inspection because of having to wait for a "kit" from Karma Automotive. Is this typical for other CSP's?
 

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No we run them right through but can't speak for others. We've been doing 2 rdms per week pretty consistently amongst the other workload give or take. However I have always sourced the rdm parts on my own for some time now. We are caught up to date on all the ppp inspections except 2 that haven't made it here yet but have appointments for May within the guidelines.
 

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It took a couple months to get parts in from Karma on my car. I dropped it off in January and hope to get it back this week.
 
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