New electric car recall...

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Here is another government subsidized electric car that is having problems...

http://biggovernment.com/publius/20...ed-529-million-federal-loan-recalls-vehicles/

An electric vehicle manufacturer that received a $529 million loan from the Energy Department is recalling 239 vehicles.
The Transportation Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Thursday that the company, Fisker Automotive, will recall its Karma vehicles made between July 1, 2011, and Nov. 3, 2011, because of a faulty electric battery component that could cause a fire.
“Within the high-voltage battery, certain hose clamps may have been positioned incorrectly during assembly. If positioned incorrectly, the batter compartment cover could interfere with the hose clamps, potentially causing a coolant leak from the cooling hose,” NHTSA said in its recall notice Thursday.
“If coolant enters the battery compartment, an electrical short could occur possibly resulting in a fire.”
 

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It's only a couple hundred because that is all they have sold. And it only cost the taxpayers 529 million dollars. What a deal.
 

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This just isn't a big deal. This car may be a dud, but a 200 car recall so early in its sale is no indication one way or the other.


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My own car was recalled twice so far.

It happens even to corporations that didn't take bailouts and make their cars in America in a non-union shop.

Recall ID # 86527 - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
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Recall Date:
JAN 06, 2011
Model Affected:
2010 Honda CR-V
Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 HONDA ACCORD AND CR-V VEHICLES. THERE IS A POTENTIAL FAILURE WITH THE ENGINE WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR WHICH MAY CAUSE INTERMITTENT SPARK FIRING OR THE ENGINE TO STALL.
Consequences:
AN ENGINE STALL WILL INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALER WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE IGNITION WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 24, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
Potential Units Affected:
2277
Notes:
HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)

Recall ID # 89589 - POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
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Recall Date:
AUG 04, 2011
Model Affected:
2010 Honda CR-V
Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 ACCORD, 2007-2010 CR-V, AND 2005-2008 ELEMENT PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 1, 2004, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3, 2010. THE OUTER RACE OF THE SECONDARY SHAFT BEARING MAY BE BROKEN DURING CERTAIN DRIVING STYLES. A BROKEN OUTER RACE MAY CAUSE ABNORMAL NOISE, THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT TO TURN ON, AND ALLOW CONTACT BETWEEN THE TRANSMISSION IDLE GEAR AND AN ELECTRONIC SENSOR HOUSING WITHIN THE TRANSMISSION.
Consequences:
THIS COULD RESULT IN A SHORT CIRCUIT CAUSING THE ENGINE TO STALL. ADDITIONALLY, BROKEN PIECES OF THE OUTER RACE OR BALL BEARING FROM THE SECONDARY SHAFT MAY BECOME LODGED IN THE PARKING PAWL RESULTING IN THE VEHICLE ROLLING AFTER THE DRIVER HAS PLACED THE GEAR SELECTOR IN THE PARK POSITION. ENGINE STALL AND UNEXPECTED VEHICLE MOVEMENT INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH OR PERSONAL INJURY TO PERSONS WITHIN THE PATH OF A ROLLING VEHICLE.
Remedy:
HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE SOFTWARE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 27, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AUTOMOBILE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.
Potential Units Affected:
1512107
Notes:
HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)



Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/cars/2010/honda/cr_v/recalls/#ixzz1i5GoQjoj


 

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Lots of cars have minor recalls. I've had about 3 or 4 that I know of on my Saturn Outlook. (Biggies were taking out the heated windshield washer system after they had a few fires, and a current one on the headlight assembly.) Things happen, and the real world sometimes develops problems that weren't properly foreseen in development.

In this particular case, it looks like if it was a bad day on the assembly line, there could be problems with the position of some hose clamps. At a guess, the fix is two fold: reposition the clamps, and/or replace them with a design less likely to interfere. I'd put it pretty squarely on the "new design, **** happens" list.
 

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