WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 19, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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