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I'll start. With my new CIU, I have over 18K in repairs to a car that I've owned only a year.

Anybody on here that has spent more (but, still plans to keep the car)?
 

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Warranty:
All recalls made,
New RDM
3 new Motors
Muffler
Battery repair
Parking break motor
Heating
Shock absorber
Window motor
Loaner (!)

Plus

Three times changing and storing the wheels for the season (winter/summer)

Altogether about 600€ since taking it new in 2012

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Sorry, couldn't resist.

I really have to salute Emil Frey Group, who kept working for their customer's all the time.
And they are still keeping the brand up!!!
 

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I have been very fortunate that the major repairs were covered by warranty. I had to pay for a few smaller issues and the 30K mile service myself during the time Fisker had stopped operating, and a new set of tires, all of which totalled under $2K.
 

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I did a necessary HVAC fix, and a preventative RDM fix, both largely covered by the CSP. The part that wasn't covered, and my costs for other minor items (and regular maintenance checkups) were about $5,000, plus the cost of clearbra and coating I'd ballpark the grand total at $6,500. And I'll keep it forever, even if it stops working, so that I can stare at it.
 

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Replaced RDM and motors (have the green circle), replaced generator invertor, HV battery recall, HVAC upgrade, new HVAC fan, fan recall, HVAC actuators and "curtain" replaced twice. Various other recalls/campaigns done. 4 yearly maintenance (oil/ filter, etc.). Loaner car each time: Total cost to me $0 I've owned this car since mid-December 2011. Frank Kent Fisker in Ft. Worth, Texas has never charged me for anything except the yearly detail (wash, wax, vacuum and leather care) and it's less than $150 a year. I have also paid for one set of tires. I have 30K miles on my Karma.
 

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Two Cells replaced under CSP. About due for tires, but that doesn't count (much). Bought a year ago for $55K (2000 miles on it). Now at 11,000 miles. Have spent to put clear wrap on it, and a front facing camera (that displays in the rear view mirror -- which is great - no more scraped curbs/parking blocks!!). But, none of that counts against the car. I'm thinking that a late VIN helps.

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Two Cells replaced under CSP. About due for tires, but that doesn't count (much). Bought a year ago for $55K (2000 miles on it). Now at 11,000 miles. Have spent to put clear wrap on it, and a front facing camera (that displays in the rear view mirror -- which is great - no more scraped curbs/parking blocks!!). But, none of that counts against the car. I'm thinking that a late VIN helps.

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Can you provide a link to the front facing camera? I gotta have it!
 

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Majority of my work was under warranty for known common issues (muffler, modules, poor fitting body panels, a/c, shrinking leather trim, campaign updates, etc) - fortunately I had full original owner warranty to soften the impact (I used it all), but I still had to buy a motor (despite green dots) last year after funds were exhausted.

Big thanks to FiskerPhilly/ Cherry Hill for the exceptional work and knowledgable insights - without him being nearby I wouldn't own the car.
 

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I'll start. With my new CIU, I have over 18K in repairs to a car that I've owned only a year.

Anybody on here that has spent more (but, still plans to keep the car)?
what did you pay for the car? was it new or used?
 

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Between myself and the prior owner, the car has required over $16k in repairs (tires, battery, misc.). I have had the car for about two months and I had to have the engine pulled and something replaced (too technical for me and the bill is at home). The costs ran to $4,000, but Fisker covered about $2,800 of the repair costs.

I knew when I bought the car that I would have repair costs and have a budget for it. I just was hoping I would have it for a bit before the repairs would be needed.
 

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Between myself and the prior owner, the car has required over $16k in repairs (tires, battery, misc.). I have had the car for about two months and I had to have the engine pulled and something replaced (too technical for me and the bill is at home). The costs ran to $4,000, but Fisker covered about $2,800 of the repair costs.

I knew when I bought the car that I would have repair costs and have a budget for it. I just was hoping I would have it for a bit before the repairs would be needed.
Coupler if they have to pull the motor . The coupler goes between the engine and the generator . Fisker went though many prototype couplers that would last .
It basically looks like a clutch disc and is made by Sachs, it amazing that their isn't more failures of this part since the present one was never certified
It's a huge job to do probably the worst repair that needs to be done the HV battery also has to be removed in order to take the motor out. We have a special fixture that gets bolted in place under the car that is wide enough to go under the lift arms to prevent the car from failing off the lift
 
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