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72How Sandy (may have) set 17 plug-in hybrids on fire

Can Hurricane Sandy's flood waters be blamed for the fiery destruction of 16 Fisker Karmas and a Toyota Prius? On Halloween we guessed saltwater had somehow led to a short circuit that overheated the cars' batteries and fire, which may be exactly what happened.

67Hurricane Sandy destroys 16 Fisker Karmas at port with water and fire

Even before Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the US, there was no doubt the storm would wreak havoc for automakers (especially luxury brands) in the Northeast, but it looks like Fisker may have taken the biggest, most spectacular hit.

70Fisker Flambé: Second Karma spontaneously combusts [w/video]

By all accounts, the Fisker Karma is one hot car. For a couple of owners though, perhaps it's too hot.

84Fisker Flambé: Second Karma spontaneously combusts [w/video]

By all accounts, the Fisker Karma is one hot car. For a couple of owners though, perhaps it's a bit too hot.

40Fisker says expert's theory on garage blaze is incorrect

"Our technologies and engine design have been fully tested and certified at the highest level. It is irresponsible and ill-informed for technology pundits to suggest otherwise in order to secure media attention for unfounded claims."

73Fisker Karma to blame for garage fire in Texas?

All the Justin Bieber in the world doesn't seem like enough for Fisker to catch a break. First it was a 2012 Fisker Karma spectacularly crapping out on Consumer Reports. Now a Texas fire investigator has said that a house fire originated with the plug-in hybrid, according to AutoWeek.

48Fisker Karma to blame for garage fire in Texas?

All the Justin Bieber in the world doesn't seem like enough for Fisker to catch a break. First it was a 2012 Fisker Karma spectacularly crapping out on Consumer Reports. Now a Texas fire investigator has said that a house fire originated with the plug-in hybrid, according to AutoWeek.

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