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Does anyone have a fit issue with the front fascia near the headlights? Mine sticks up and according to the dealer's tech this is "comparable to similar vehicle, no repair measure available" I think it's rather excessive as you can see in this photo. If you had this issue what did your dealer do to fix it?

UPDATE - The problem was recently resolved with 3M #2 super strength molding tape. A small strip applied under the rubber gasket to hold it down and then another small strip applied to the body. Press down firmly and hold for a minute or so. It looks MUCH better. I'm sure this has to work better than the Velcro suggestion. The tape is thin and does not cause any bulges where it is placed. Photo below has not been updated.

 

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my dealer (Fisker Elk Grove, CA) showed me this in the test drive and said that they came up with clips to hold them. But, if you are #49, they may have came up with that after your got yours. Might want to ask the dealer about the clips.
 

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ejo3rd said:
Does anyone have a fit issue with the front fascia near the headlights? Mine sticks up and according to the dealer's tech this is "comparable to similar vehicle, no repair measure available"
Does anyone NOT have this problem?
 

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I don't have this problem
 

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The earlier build cars (by date, not VIN) are the most likley to show it, especially if left sitting in direct sun light. Sometime around 12/2011 builds they added a metal strut in that portion of the front bumper skin to help hold it in place, and so far seems to work much better. Ejo3rd's is not the worst i have seen. At this point some 3M Dual-Lock tape, cut to fit within that portion of the bumper skin can help (as does a dab of superglue), but that portion of the skin is sealing down against is a rubber membrane over the headlamp housing, as such it will still try to pull up some.
 

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Nimisys said:
The earlier build cars (by date, not VIN) are the most likley to show it, especially if left sitting in direct sun light. Sometime around 12/2011 builds they added a metal strut in that portion of the front bumper skin to help hold it in place, and so far seems to work much better. Ejo3rd's is not the worst i have seen. At this point some 3M Dual-Lock tape, cut to fit within that portion of the bumper skin can help (as does a dab of superglue), but that portion of the skin is sealing down against is a rubber membrane over the headlamp housing, as such it will still try to pull up some.
Are there any plans to release these struts as a retrofit item?

As far as the tape goes, is this something the dealer should do or is it up to the owner?
 

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ejo3rd said:
Nimisys said:
The earlier build cars (by date, not VIN) are the most likley to show it, especially if left sitting in direct sun light. Sometime around 12/2011 builds they added a metal strut in that portion of the front bumper skin to help hold it in place, and so far seems to work much better. Ejo3rd's is not the worst i have seen. At this point some 3M Dual-Lock tape, cut to fit within that portion of the bumper skin can help (as does a dab of superglue), but that portion of the skin is sealing down against is a rubber membrane over the headlamp housing, as such it will still try to pull up some.
Are there any plans to release these struts as a retrofit item?

As far as the tape goes, is this something the dealer should do or is it up to the owner?
Fisker of Silicon Valley told me that the struts would be available shortly as a retrofit, and urged me not to use the tape for now.
 

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dennis said:
ejo3rd said:
Does anyone have a fit issue with the front fascia near the headlights? Mine sticks up and according to the dealer's tech this is "comparable to similar vehicle, no repair measure available"
Does anyone NOT have this problem?
Mine looks fine.
 

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Mine actually also looks fine, which surprised me as I had noticed this being an issue on the first demo received by my dealer. I had noticed several pieces of velcro on the demo.
 

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Nimisys said:
The earlier build cars (by date, not VIN) are the most likley to show it, especially if left sitting in direct sun light. Sometime around 12/2011 builds they added a metal strut in that portion of the front bumper skin to help hold it in place, and so far seems to work much better. Ejo3rd's is not the worst i have seen. At this point some 3M Dual-Lock tape, cut to fit within that portion of the bumper skin can help (as does a dab of superglue), but that portion of the skin is sealing down against is a rubber membrane over the headlamp housing, as such it will still try to pull up some.
I saw a Karma with VIN # above 1000 yesterday at the dealership. The fit was PERFECT. I'll be having mine retrofitted with the metal struts whenever they become available.
 

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dennis said:
Nimisys said:
The earlier build cars (by date, not VIN) are the most likley to show it, especially if left sitting in direct sun light. Sometime around 12/2011 builds they added a metal strut in that portion of the front bumper skin to help hold it in place, and so far seems to work much better. Ejo3rd's is not the worst i have seen. At this point some 3M Dual-Lock tape, cut to fit within that portion of the bumper skin can help (as does a dab of superglue), but that portion of the skin is sealing down against is a rubber membrane over the headlamp housing, as such it will still try to pull up some.
I saw a Karma with VIN # above 1000 yesterday at the dealership. The fit was PERFECT. I'll be having mine retrofitted with the metal struts whenever they become available.
Dennis, are you just referring to the headlight issue or the entire exterior? The most noticeable other fit issues are the trunk overbite and the driver's side rear wheel well/bumper/reflector seam. I'd be curious if the one you saw had these resolved as well.
 

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SoCalGuy said:
dennis said:
I saw a Karma with VIN # above 1000 yesterday at the dealership. The fit was PERFECT. I'll be having mine retrofitted with the metal struts whenever they become available.
Dennis, are you just referring to the headlight issue or the entire exterior? The most noticeable other fit issues are the trunk overbite and the driver's side rear wheel well/bumper/reflector seam. I'd be curious if the one you saw had these resolved as well.
I was referring to the headlight/front fascia/hood issue. The trunk overbite was non-existant on this car, but the wheel well/rear bumper uneven fit was still the same. I believe they will have to reform one or both of those parts to fix that one.
 

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Got mine last week and the front end is perfect. The trunk lid is a little out of whack especially on the drivers side. There is zero wind noise or rattles. The little kick panel on the drivers side footwell is loose.
 

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I have the same issue, I just picked my car up this last weekend VIN 1260
 

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My VIN is 1299 and I do not have this or any other fit problems
 
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