Recall Central: Fisker Karma Batteries, Suzuki Equator Bolts

2012 Fisker Karma

Fisker is recalling all 239 Karma range-extended electric sedans produced before November 3, 2011 for a hose clamp that could cause a leak onto the battery pack and cause a short.

The Problem: A certain coolant hose clamp may have been incorrectly positioned within the high-voltage battery pack that powers the Karma. If the clamps were installed incorrectly, the battery cover could interfere with them and cause a coolant leak onto the battery pack. The leak could potentially cause an electrical short in the pack and a vehicle fire.

The Fix: Fisker will notify owners starting in January 2012, and dealers will replace the high-voltage battery packs with a new part free of charge. Owners can contact the manufacturer regarding recall number 51611001 at 1-855-575-7577, OPTION 2, 6AM - 7PM (PST) Monday to Friday.

Number of Affected Vehicles: 239 2012 Fisker Karma sedans produced from July 1 to November 3, 2011.

2011-2012 Suzuki Equator

Some Suzuki Equator pickup are being recalled for the same engine oil bolt strength problem that its kissing cousin, the 2011-2012 Nissan Frontier, is also subject to. The bolt on the engine oil filter and oil cooler may not have been built strong enough and could break.

The Problem: The bolt attaching the engine oil filter and cooler could have been manufactured too weak. If the bolt breaks it could cause and oil leak, which would reduce the amount of oil in the engine and potentially make the engine seize.

The Fix: Suzuki will notify owners and dealers will replace the weak bolts free of charge. Owners can contact the automaker at 1-714-996-7040.

Number of Affected Vehicles: 73 2011-2012 Suzuki Equator pickup trucks built from June 16 through August 31, 2011.

Source: NHTSA

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