The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a formal field inquiry into the garage fire that may or may not have been started by a Fisker Karma sedan, Bloomberg reports. The conflagration, which destroyed the Karma, the garage and a few nearby vehicles, took place on May 3 in Sugarland, Texas.

Claude Harris, NHTSA's director of vehicle safety compliance, said that the investigation is "ongoing," adding that "no determination has been made at this time." Until an official cause is isolated, we're betting there will be a good bit of he-said, she-said finger pointing in all directions...

It's worth noting that NHTSA has also been actively investigating the safety of battery packs used in the Chevrolet Volt after reports of fires in the wild and after NHTSA's own crash testing procedures.

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      My guess is that someone cheaped out on the wiring for the charging station and that bad wiring by an uninsured, unlicensed contractor caused the breaker box to catch fire.
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      Let the finger pointing games begin! With some lawyers "hiring" cheapsuit eggspurts, Fiskar will probably find Bush caused it or was it was parking the NSX where the Mercedes SUV should be parked caused it because each car was made on different continents. Fiskars legal team will find something/anything not connected the co. caused it