2012 Fisker Karma Hybrid 1-speed Direct Drive Consumer Review - Bad Karma-worlds most unreliable lemon

2012 Fisker Karma - Consumer Review

2012 Fisker Karma Eco-Sport 4dr Sedan (gas/electric hybrid DD)

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Bad Karma-worlds most unreliable lemon
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2012 Fisker Karma Eco-Sport 4dr Sedan (gas/electric hybrid DD)


Car looks great and is not finished. Consider it unfixable due to multiple problems. Manufacturer not interested in taking responsibility or quality control. Multiple recalls and rushing deliveries before all the problems are even identified. Read Fisker buzz or search problems with fisker. Rebooted multiple times in motion the first 24 hours. No one calls you back with any certaintly or help. Company refuses to take them back, so do not take delivery unless you want the buyer beware speech. You will be plagued by constant and chronic failures, unless you like waiting 5 minutes to reboot or waiting weeks for any response. Bottom line is there is no fix. Expect a car that works.

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design- nice lines. 22 in. wheels.

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Take them back, and make a better quality, reliable car, do not trust Fisker C/S agents- young and company is chaos. I don't believe for a second that this model is reliable or been tested enough to be on the street, My car is unsafe, wish the NTSB would get involved sooner. This company has failed to disclose how bad the Karma really is. Do not purchase them unless you want the agrivation. Do not pay for EV Connect- they do not answer phone, not complete installs or refund any money. Have voicemails promising refunds over last 3 months. Dealer involved with no response or support from car maker. Do your research and I am sure you will make the wise decision. Your dealer can't help U
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By karmaone
on 10/13/12 09:36 AM (PDT)

This review is not accurate! Maybe your attitude with the dealer is your own fault. My dealer in Connecticut is fantastic maybe you should try them for help. My Karma has been perfect so far and anytime I've had an issue the dealer has fixed it with a smile.

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