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i have been told that there are 28 owners in and around Toronto. I may be interested in bringing one of the techs that are on the forum, up to Toronto to possibly repair a battery relay and check the car over. Is there any interest from other owners in this area?
 

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i have been told that there are 28 owners in and around Toronto. I may be interested in bringing one of the techs that are on the forum, up to Toronto to possibly repair a battery relay and check the car over. Is there any interest from other owners in this area?
I don't know that there are any other FB participants from Toronto besides you (I'm Toronto-born, but not much help to you down here in Florida). You might consider asking the Toronto dealership if they would be willing to communicate with their buyers and supply your contact into in that communication. This may also be in the interests of the dealership in providing services to owners that dealer may not be able to deliver themselves.

Or you may just contact the dealer to say you want to organize a karma club, with joint-servicing being one of the potential benefits of membership.

May also want to send a PM to Acadia (in Vancouver, but I know he travels to Toronto and may know owners there), and HockeyDad (undisclosed location, but I think he's up there too).
 

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Hi Jim,

I'm a new fisker owner and would love to be able to communicate to other owners to better understand servicing / maintenance, etc... I'm a business owner located in Aurora, ON. Hopefully you receive this reply.

Thanks,

Jim
 

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Hi Jim,

Congrats on the purchase. I took delivery of my Eco Sport (see garage) vin 1802 in may of 2012. Have had servicing with Dixie VW. They have been good although with FA in trouble, I have had to pay for warranty issues and am currently faced with a connector problem in my HV battery.
Did you buy from Fisker Toronto?
There are several owners in the Toronto area (28 I think) and i would like to get their participation on this forum as it represents a great support. We could also plan a Fisker get together and talk cars.
I did PM HockeyDad a while ago but did not hear from him.
I am in Jordan Station near St Catharines.

Jim
 

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Hi guys,

I own a 2012 EcoChic that I purchased earlier this year and I'm looking to get it serviced before putting it away for the winter. I just spoke to Nick at 401/Dixie VW and they are no longer able to service the vehicle as their trained technician is unable to work due to a motorcycle accident. In addition, they've had no further communication from Fisker as to how and when they can send anyone for training.

Any other suggestions for servicing? I live downtown Toronto and would really appreciate the feedback as to what others plans are.

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John
 

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I have some Toronto owners getting together in the next couple weeks shipping their karmas together down to me for warranty work. not sure how big your needs are but if you're interested pm me and I can put you in touch with the other guys.
 

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I just received this Wine Tour info and have registered. It is sponsored by Suncountry and some local wineries. It is short notice but I thought some local Karma owners might be interested. Jim

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Has anyone in the Toronto area had any experience with our new CSP at Grand Touring Autos? I am about to have the 520 update done, a steering wheel tilt relay replaced and the Boscal exhausts installed in necessary. Would also like my RDM's checked for the confirmation that I have the "hard spines". Are there any other warranty issues I should be looking into?
 

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-HVAC module hardware, then software, then calibrate HVAC unit. Check all damper (floor/defrost/vent and temp ) functions. Had alot of HVAC units failing.
-Lug nuts (magnicoated)
-brake noise bulletin
-door cut line seals
-PRND switch hardware replacement for flickering
-CIU water intrusion
-ICE fan
-beyond the latest traction motors, there are multiple reworks that the RDM (differential) haven't had done but most likely a new CSP will not have capability to perform and would need to install a new RDM (which would use up your entire csp funds alone)
-don't forget a THOROUGH going thru the HV battery

Didn't mean to blow your list out of the water but these are some of the important things we go over that shouldn't be overlooked.
 

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-HVAC module hardware, then software, then calibrate HVAC unit. Check all damper (floor/defrost/vent and temp ) functions. Had alot of HVAC units failing.
-Lug nuts (magnicoated)
-brake noise bulletin
-door cut line seals
-PRND switch hardware replacement for flickering
-CIU water intrusion
-ICE fan
-beyond the latest traction motors, there are multiple reworks that the RDM (differential) haven't had done but most likely a new CSP will not have capability to perform and would need to install a new RDM (which would use up your entire csp funds alone)
-don't forget a THOROUGH going thru the HV battery

Didn't mean to blow your list out of the water but these are some of the important things we go over that shouldn't be overlooked.
Thanks again Joe. Will check in with you after this evaluation. May still be down to see you.
 

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Hi fiskerjim;

I have contacted the CSP at Grand Touring and will be booking my car in within next two weeks for the 520 update and the door pull rings, which is all they told me needs to be done. I agree with FiskerPhilly that, as good as Grand Touring may be, they are new to these cars and it takes several months if not a year or two for the techs there to learn and experiment on these cars before they become fully proficient at repairs or diagnosis of the not so obvious issues and problems. They are excellent with Aston Martins and Bentleys, etc and I would not hesitate to take my Aston Martin there but I don't know that I will feel comfortable being a test subject for RDM issues or updates on such units or any of the above list that was posted by FiskerPhilly. After all, the warranty ends in January and what if they screw up something unintentionally that shows up much later? You guessed it, the bill is youts!!!. There is such a thing as a learning curve and they need experience with these cars to learn and that usually means unfortunately screwing up one or two things like any new supplier or service provider. Our cars will be used as test subjects and hopefully learning will be fast and efficient but make no mistakes they will not be proficient on anyhting with these cars yet. The small numbers in the GTA don't help either as learning will be tough on a small sample of cars. Let me know how your experience goes please if you get in within next few weeks. This is like going to a new surgeon who has just qualified doing open heart surgery. OK, perhaps not that bad, but you know what I mean. I live in Oakville.
 

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Hi fiskerjim;

I have contacted the CSP at Grand Touring and will be booking my car in within next two weeks for the 520 update and the door pull rings, which is all they told me needs to be done. I agree with FiskerPhilly that, as good as Grand Touring may be, they are new to these cars and it takes several months if not a year or two for the techs there to learn and experiment on these cars before they become fully proficient at repairs or diagnosis of the not so obvious issues and problems. They are excellent with Aston Martins and Bentleys, etc and I would nlot hesitate to take my Aston Martin there but I do't know that I will feel comfortable being a test subject for RDM issues or updates on such units or any of the above list that was posted by FiskerPhilly. After all, the warranty ends in January and what if they screw up something unintentionally that shows up much later? You guessed it, the bill is youts!!!. There is such a thing as a learning curve and they need experience with these cars to learn and that usually means unfortunately screwing up one or two things like any new supplier or service provider. Our cars will be used as test subjects and hopefully learning will be fast and efficient but make no mistakes they will not be proficient on anyhting with these cars yet. The small numbers in the GTA don't help either as learning will be tough on a small sample of cars. Let me know how your experience goes please if you get in within next few weeks. I live in Oakville.
Thanks for this feedback FiskerZee. I am in the Niagara area and went by Oakville in the rain today taking my car up to Grand Touring Auto. I had my CIU sealed last year so this is another good test. Agree fully with your observation about their technical skill set at this time. I am getting some basic stuff done and getting their read on the car. I think Mike and Rob are well intended and have been very receptive to my input. If there were any major issues, I would hope that I could access Joe (Fiskerphilly). I decided to get started now in light of our timeline with the warranty and our weather issues. Will keep you updated. good luck with your "noises"!!!
 

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Thanks very much. Please let me know how the experience went and what I should ask them to look at from the earlier lists. I am in Sweden now and it was 20 Deg C here with lots of beautiful eye candy to look at (if you know what I mean). Hope to hear from you soon.
 

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Hi fiskerjim;

I am now back in good old Canada again. I will book an appointmnt at Grand Touring within next few days. How did your experiece go with them? Anything I should focus on or watch out for? Were they proficient? Did you get confidence from the visit? Thanks.
 

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Sorry you HAD to come back so fast from Sweden :) My car (did not want to say "my Karma", if you know what I mean!!!) is in at Grand Touring Autos right now. Mike was engaging and Rob, the Fisker tech, seems to know the routine and the testing process. Will keep you posted. Am leaving it for a week. Below is a copy of feedback from Joe (Fiskerphilly) which I copied to Grand Touring Autos.

Originally Posted by FiskerPhilly View Post
-HVAC module hardware, then software, then calibrate HVAC unit. Check all damper (floor/defrost/vent and temp ) functions. Had alot of HVAC units failing.
-Lug nuts (magnicoated)
-brake noise bulletin
-door cut line seals
-PRND switch hardware replacement for flickering
-CIU water intrusion
-ICE fan
-beyond the latest traction motors, there are multiple reworks that the RDM (differential) haven't had done but most likely a new CSP will not have capability to perform and would need to install a new RDM (which would use up your entire csp funds alone)
-don't forget a THOROUGH going thru the HV battery

Didn't mean to blow your list out of the water but these are some of the important things we go over that shouldn't be overlooked.
 

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Thanks again. I think I will do the same so I will go there with the wife I guess so she can drive me back. Unless they gave you an Aston Martin or Bentley as a loaner lol?
 

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No loaner but the inventory is incredible!!! They may pick your car up. They offered to flatbed mine from Niagara but we were going by them anyway.
 

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That's great, thanks.
 

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Hi Fiskerjim;
Got the car back from Grand Touring yet? Any opinions? Satisfied? Mine is booked in on October 19th, so would be great to hear your feedback. Did they do and look into all that big list you gave them?
 
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