IRVINE (CBS) — The new year got off to a clunky start for one of the Southland’s premier luxury automakers.

Irvine-based Fisker Automotive has issued a recall for its entire run of 2012 electric cars.

The company said improperly installed hose clamps in the vehicle’s battery packs may cause coolant to leak and potentially spark a fire.

Fisker said the firm would replace the battery packs for the cars already sold, and plans to make changes to the glitch in over 1,200 more vehicles already in some stage of production.

“We see this quick and thorough response as an investment in our long-term reputation as we build a solid company that understands the importance of doing what is right for our customers,” said CEO Henrik Fisker.

The firm has sold about 50 Karma vehicles at a price tag of over $100,000.

No incidents have been reported by Fisker customers.

Comments (8)
  1. Sage Advice says:

    Hey Mother Fiskar – remember those lame remarks you made about Tesla? Karma’s a…. well, you know.

  2. JCINHB says:

    Didn’t they make these cars out of the country??? They take OUR tax dollars as loans and then move the manufacture of them elsewhere…. everyone complained about Bush… what about Obama?

  3. Vernon Laux says:

    I guess they can use the money that Obama gave them to pay for the recalls

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