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Are there any Washington state owners on the forum? What are you doing about servicing your vehicle?

Mine hasn't needed anything for a long time. But, I probably should have the 10k service, (although I'm well over 16k miles). The last communication I had from BJ was kind of cryptic, and said something about "liability" related to doing maintenance. I haven't asked him what he meant yet, I got busy, the car is performing flawlessly so it hasn't been the priority it should be.
 

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I tried to get ahold of BJ in late July - early August. He never returned my call. My car is doing the same as yours... performing nicely with no issues. I've been busy and haven't investigated any further - but should....
 

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I had the 10K done about 6 months ago and haven't heard or needed much. Had to have a new windshield put in recently, that was a hassle! But, I drive the car daily with no issues. It's a shame to lose BJ's great service and professionalism. We may just have to have Lormax help us out if necessary.
 

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That is what I am wondering about. Should we try to get Lormax to have a group car review for us, as has been done in other areas? Or I could contact BJ? If BJ is not actively working on the Karmas, it might make more sense to have ours looked over by someone in the know. I've seen a couple issues on the forum that I ordinarily would have had checked out under my warranty. You know, RDM, window wind, potential water leak, etc.

I also wonder if we could get O'Brian to give us some shop space. He should want to keep us happy........especially as I don't think (from BJ's last cryptic email to me) that he is honoring the warranty.

I wonder if BJ would share his list of local Karma owners, there has to be more than 3 of us. I guess my next step is to contact BJ. I really liked working with BJ, he was professional and competent. But I think he has moved on from the Karma.

So, I am exploring options looking ahead. Like many, the Karma is my daily driver, and I like it well enough to go to some lengths to take care of it so that I can keep it on the road for myself.

Western Washington owners, let me know your thoughts!
 

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My Karma is my daily driver. So I would be interested in participating in a preventive maintenance "get together" as well.

I really liked working with BJ too. My experience was the same - friendly, professional and competent. Hopefully we will be able to work something out without too much hassle.
 

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I am curious if you have heard from BJ yet? I have not tried very hard to get ahold of him myself, but can set it up if needed...
 

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No....other more pressing things have kept me from focusing on my car. I've read some things in the forum that make me think I should get my Karma checked. (The "parking crawl" issue is one of them, that growl is irritating, I'd like to eliminate it.) On the other hand, it is driving flawlessly, so I'm finding it hard to step up the priority.

Lets keep in touch on this. If you contact BJ let me know what you learn. I'll do the same.
 

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Spoke with BJ Ivy yesterday. They are no longer doing any work on any Karma's. They've moved him to a different position, and he can no longer get shop space to see our vehicles. He is available to answer questions for us and help troubleshoot, but no hands-on help.

I asked about the oil change schedule for my car, he said that if he recalls correctly (he doesn't have access my service files anymore) I'm good for another 10,000miles or a year from the time he did it last - whichever is first. He recommended finding a shop that services exotics to do my oil change - they won't do it at the Bellevue dealership... The oil change itself is not a big deal because it's just a plain GM engine with no modifications, but a shop that sees exotics on a regular basis will not be intimidated by the car...

I also have a tire sensor that sounds like it needs to be recalibrated, but he cannot do it anymore. I'm glad we have someone like Lormax available when the time comes...

Have a great day!
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Pacific Northwesters, I'm in Vancouver BC and would be glad to drive down and contribute to a Lormax visit or simply a meet-up if it happens.

FYI the BMW Store in town here still services Fiskers and has a couple of trained techs if you are ever in the Vancouver area and need service work.
 

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Darn, I was afraid that was the way it was going to go.

O'Brien Auto group just lost any future business from my family, and I will be sure to tell all my friends and clients. It is hard to imagine they can't find space at the dealership shop to service the cars they sold. I think they sold 11 Fiskers; they can afford to provide the service their customers paid for.

One nice thing about having a much commented on car, it will give me an opportunity to tell many people never to make a purchase from O'Brien Auto group. They didn't even have the guts to communicate with their customers directly.
 

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I agree. Is there a way to get ahold of others in the Northwest here? It would be nice to be able to pool our resources when Lormax is needed.

Or like VancouverKarma mentioned, we can head north. Thank you for the information VK - it's always nice to have options.

Maybe we can put something together in late spring or summer if needed / wanted.
 

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BJ was the Fisker mechanic (the go-to-guy) at Fisker of Seattle. He was based at Lexus of Bellevue. I spoke with him several months ago. He has been transferred to another section of Lexus of Bellevue and does not have authorization to see Fisker cars any more nor work on them. I feel the same as EVer1. Abandoning their customers was a very poor decision by OBrian auto group. My wife needed a new vehicle a few months back, and we went elsewhere.
 

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Who is BJ Does anybody has his phone#. I m looking for mechanic in Seattle area.
I think there is some interest in bringing Lormax out to Seattle. I'm in, and think several others are too.

The problem is finding one of us to organize the trip; we need some shop space for the work to be done I don't have contacts in that area - hopefully someone will come up with something. I'm not in a big hurry, but I think Playoutside is having a big problem with his Karma.
 

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I'm in as well. I can help organize, but I don't have any resources for shop space. I'm keeping my eyes and ears open for opportunities. I'm down in the South end (Tacoma) - I think most people are up in the North end (Seattle area), so I think closer to Seattle would be better. If I do find a spot in the Tacoma area, would people be okay with this? Secondly, what are the requirements for a decent shop area? .... assuming the worst repair is needed, and the shop is prepared for it (assume the worst - hope for the best:)).
 

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Who is BJ Does anybody has his phone#. I m looking for mechanic in Seattle area.
There is no mechanic in our area and I venture to say we are a fickle bunch who will not let just anyone touch our cars.

Unfortunately, my friend, no one is going to advise you whether or not you should make the purchase. We can collectively answer your questions and talk to our experiences with the vehicle. However, regardless of what we say, I think your decision has already been made.

It is a beautiful, rock star sexy piece of machinery no doubt, but at any given time it could become a huge asset liquidator. So if you can stomach that thought and not lose sleep over it - I would think the decision will be that much easier to make. It seems pretty obvious that you desire this vehicle. So as Harleyguy said - if you like to gamble...
 

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I will look into this as well and provide feedback. Although, I will be traveling and more than likely will not be here if I can help I will try.
 

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I'm in as well. I can help organize, but I don't have any resources for shop space. I'm keeping my eyes and ears open for opportunities. I'm down in the South end (Tacoma) - I think most people are up in the North end (Seattle area), so I think closer to Seattle would be better. If I do find a spot in the Tacoma area, would people be okay with this? Secondly, what are the requirements for a decent shop area? .... assuming the worst repair is needed, and the shop is prepared for it (assume the worst - hope for the best:)).
I would gladly travel to Tacoma if you find some shop space! That said, we should ask Lormax what his requirements for shop space are. I want him to do about everything that has come up on this forum, including fixing the "parking growl". I also have the Styrofoam cover which I would like to have added.

He should come quick! My spouse is having my wheels repaired (again) and I should get the work done soon, before I rash them up again, so my mechanic will respect my driving skills.
 
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