Karma Automotive LLC is Recalling certain 2012 Fisker Karma vehicles

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 19, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Karma Recall: Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V004000

Manufacturer: Karma Automotive LLC

Components: AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 811

Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
FISKER KARMA 2012

Summary: Karma Automotive LLC (Karma) is recalling certain 2012 Fisker Karma vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas.

These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

Remedy: Karma will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag inflators, free of charge. Remedy parts are not currently available.

Karma will send a letter to the affected owners to notify them of the recall and will mail a follow up letter when remedy parts are available. Karma Automotive Client Services Team can be reached at clientservices@karmaautomotive.com or by calling 1-855-288-6109. Karma’s number for this recall is 5.84.17.001.01.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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