Vince Megna certainly has a way with words. In one five-and-a-half minute video, he calls the Fisker Karma a "modern-day Ford electric Pinto." He also says, "This is a beautiful car. It's just too bad it catches on fire." Would we expect anything less florid from the man who calls himself the King of Lemon Laws?

Megna was referring to two cases of the Karma being involved in fires, one in California and one in Texas. The reason Megna is concerned is because he was bringing a Karma to a dealership for his unnamed client in Wisconsin, who apparently needed to keep his vehicle in the shop for 120 days during his first seven months of ownership. That's well above the 30-day threshold set by Wisconsin's lemon law. Megna says Fisker refunded his client the $103,000 that the car cost, even though he wouldn't agree to Fisker's request to keep his complaints quiet. It was the first lemon law buy-back for a Karma, Megna says, adding that he doesn't think it will be the last. We've contacted Fisker about Megna's claims, but have yet to hear back.

But what's Justin Bieber – or a cardboard cutout of His Bieberness – doing in the image above? Well, Megna has a bit of Michael Moore in him, and he went to a Fisker dealer to ask if the Karma is safe for celebrities like Bieber to drive (the teenage phenom has – had? – a custom chrome Karma in his garage). Thoughtfully, Megna brought along his video camera to record his visit. And a Bieber t-shirt-wearing paralegal with her mouth taped shut. You can see the comedic results below.



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      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      God forbid they aren't safe FOR THE CELEBRITIES! Morons.
      GN
      • 2 Years Ago
      What's with the Hilary Swank picture?
      FreeThinker
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is exactly the kind of thing that makes people in America mutter: "F&*k*n lawyers..."
        Letstakeawalk
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FreeThinker
        This was a justifiable lemon-law refund. Fisker did the right thing buying it back.
          dexbusy
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Letstakeawalk
          No Fisker did the only thing they could because it is the law. They would have told this guy to take a leap if the law didn't tell them they HAD to buy it back.
        Joeviocoe
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FreeThinker
        I don't think FreeThinker was talking about the actual case of the Karma that was refunded.... he was probably talking about the video that was claiming that ALL KARMAs are inherently unsafe and had a high probability of burning up.
        Rotation
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FreeThinker
        Oh yeah, when a guy has his car in the shop for 4 months out of 7 I say to my self "blame the lawyers".
      veyron16.4
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wonder why cars cost so much, lawyers like this guy, making a huge deal about one buy back
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Tiberius1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      I cannot wait for Karma to catch up with this shyster...pun intended. The true beginning of our downfall was allowing these mouthpieces to advertise.
      Jake
      • 2 Years Ago
      Stupid lawyer publicity stunt. And Autoblog helped.
      Jon Acton
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm probably the minority here but I hope Fisker goes under. Lame engineering, lame styling, lame quality.
        Cam Keenleyside
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jon Acton
        That's the attitude that doesn't drive change. It's individuals that change history, not companies; Henrik Fisker and Elon Muck are fantastic entrepreneurs for the car industry. They drive change and challenge the big car companies. Why would anyone want Fisker to go under - they stimulate a large part of the American economy and others too. I've always like a free market, where you can choose the type of car you drive - but in today's world, we (customer's) are more frugal and expect everything to work like it's been around for years. This is what change looks like, so embrace it, while we still can Anyone who saw this video can see the biased comments from Megna. Safe for celebrities??? What about the humans that own a Karma too??? SO AMERICAN of a video, gives lawyer's AND the good ol' U.S.of A. a bad name. Let's try and slander a start-up electric based car company with a legend of a designer/engineer behind it; a guy who has a huge Dept of Energy loan at his fingertips (now finalised)...yeah, because who wants to see what he's going to build. AUTOBLOG - I'm on the fence with you on this one, just like the dash cam video's...not sure if there's a place for it here sometimes.
        Spec
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jon Acton
        lame styling?
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        ryanandrewmartin
        • 2 Years Ago
        Say what you will about his style and music but Bieber is one hell of a philanthropist. Not sure where you're getting "the idiot" from.
          graphikzking
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ryanandrewmartin
          My bosses daughter is famous too.. it's all about the people behind the celebrity. The celebrity does very little and is just instructed to not "muck it up". That being said - there are plenty of celebrity people that muck it up anyway so it does take a LITTLE skill and diligence to be successful. BTW - my one friend had his CTS-V Lemon lawed. (The old CTSV with the Z06 motor). He literally went through 4 rear ends in 6 months and babied the car. My other friend got his GTI 337 edition lemon lawed because the windows kept falling into the door and everytime he his his brakes the seat would slide forward. Then the icing was the coil packs kept going. So after about 8 months they bought that back. So yeah - many many cars are buy backs. Just look on ebay you can buy BMW335's on there all the time that were bought back because of fuel pumps etc.
          Rotation
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ryanandrewmartin
          graphizking: You don't break rear ends on cars by babying the car. You may say he didn't abuse it, but if you don't drive aggressively, even an under-spec rear end won't break.
        Andre Neves
        • 2 Years Ago
        Ryan, Exactly. I see a lot of people calling this kid names left and right out of shear envy/jealousy. While his music is definitely NOT my cup of tea and I don't really follow the lives of celebrities in the tabloids, I know enough to know that the kid's net-worth is quickly approaching a quarter of a billion dollars. Other than leaving comments on Autoblog, what have YOU done to compare with him?
          FreeThinker
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Andre Neves
          Excellent response Andre, agreed 100%. Little people like Ryan are simply envious of a kid with more money and power, how very sad.
      Ryan
      • 2 Years Ago
      What about the thousands of other car fires each year? And it's not like Fisker isn't doing what they can to fix the problem just like any other modern day car company would. Lawyers like this give them a bad name.
        GoodCheer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ryan
        It seems like he's taking a very simple lemon law case and trying to turn it into the wholesale destruction of an entire corporation. Thanks man, that's exactly what we need to move the world forward.
          RJC
          • 2 Years Ago
          @GoodCheer
          ^ Yep, it's almost as though it was a holy crusade. Not good.
      RetrogradE
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's too bad we can't Lemon Law a spouse. Or the kids we don't like. Don't judge me, I'm not a monster. PS Fisker and Tesla should get together and have unholy EV car babies and put a GM badge on them.
      EZEE
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am not a fan of the karma - bug, heavy, quality issues... However... All manufacturers have lemon law issues. I looked up on flrida's lemon law site and here is a partial list of Lexus vehicles: Lexus 2T2GK31U09C070267 Lexus JTJHT00W364018358 Lexus 2T2GK31U58C027347 Lexus JTHBN36FX65043889 Lexus JTHFN48Y369006715 Lexus JTHBA30G455134099 Lexus JTHBE96S970022109 Lexus 2T2GK31U57C007985 Lexus 2T2GK31U18C031427 Lexus JTHBL46F375029278 Lexus The first part is the case reference, that can be looked up. Again, all manufacturers will be on these lists.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @EZEE
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          EZEE
          • 2 Years Ago
          This is a partial list. Not sure if on one year or more. My point was not to defend the Fisker - as I said, I am not a fan for any aspect of it, beyond maybe style. But, two lemon law issues is not quite worth having a story on, as all maufacturer's do. Lexus are sme of the highest quality cars on the road, and yet, maybe there was a bit too much saki on a Sunday before production on a Monday. Maybe a supplier effed up. Happens with ever company.
        Tiberius1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @EZEE
        And they were all owned by overly pampered uptight Lexus owners.
        veyron16.4
        • 2 Years Ago
        @EZEE
        Yeah 05-09 cars not all the same year and lemon law only applies to current model year
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