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Hi Guys , Need help

Yesterday i did a basic hand wash and after 15min i tried to start the car , But it dint start . tried for 3times than i came to know that i am actually pressing accelerator to start the car instead of break . dont know wat i am thinking at that time . Any how started the car by pressing on the brake and i hear a weird sound . looks electric motor is on and don't hear the regular alien sound and i see a bit of smoke coming out from driver side front wheel .Immediately turned off the car and tried again after 12hr . No luck . pls see the video for that wired sound
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVjLjZGLZRU
 

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It sounds like a normal start. The internal combustion engine started, and the "weird" sound you describe sounds like the exhaust rattling. The exhaust rattling can be fixed, and happens to quite a few Karmas due to the peculiar design of them.

The smoke from the front wheel could also be the exhaust pipe. Which is right behind the front wheels. The low temp fan are inside the front bumper at the very front of the vehicle, i don't think that is the case here.

The "alien sound" you describe is only on when the internal combustion engine is NOT on. So in this case, it is normal that you don't hear the "alien sound".

Under most conditions, when you start the Karma you will only hear the alien sound because the ICE is not on. ICE will turn on due to a few parameters:
1. The gas cap was opened.
2. Very low on battery state of charge
3. Engine calibration
4. any others?
 

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Any Ideas on how to fix the exhaust rattling? I have this as well
 

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Any Ideas on how to fix the exhaust rattling? I have this as well
Carved, spend some time searching the Fisker Buzz forums. Use search terms such as "Rattle", "Buzzing" "Raddle" [sic] and "Heat Shield". This topic has been extensively discussed and there are plenty of threads with details, pictures and advice to be had.

For starters:
http://www.fiskerbuzz.com/forums/13-fisker-karma/681-engine-noise-sport-mode.html
http://www.fiskerbuzz.com/forums/13-fisker-karma/5273-raddle-coming-front-right-wheel.html
http://www.fiskerbuzz.com/forums/13-fisker-karma/5362-no-more-raddle.html

Good luck!
 

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Its just the ICE situation , never had this before . I let the engine sit there and run for 5-10 minutes and It turned off on its own after the EVAP self test passed . Thanks Guys FAChassis, Fisker_Fan and Lormax for providing knowledge and information on this .
 
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