Another Obama Success Story: Electric Car Company That Received a $529M “Green” Loan Recalls Vehicles

Posted by on Dec 30, 2011 at 1:01 pm

The schmucks who gave these clowns $529 million of our tax money should be forced to drive these flammable hunks of junk.

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.”The Energy Department issued a $529 million loan to Fisker in April 2010 for the development of its plug-in electric vehicles.

The administration has come under fire for issuing the loan after ABC News reported in October that Fisker is making its vehicles in Finland because it could not find a contractor in America to manufacture them.

That’s some bad karma.

H/T Gabe.


6 Responses to “Another Obama Success Story: Electric Car Company That Received a $529M “Green” Loan Recalls Vehicles”

  1. Mashiki on 30/30/11 at 1:17 pm

    Protip from the computer industry:
    Mixing liquids and NILI-HI(lithium based) battery components = highly explosive fires, which are very difficult to put out.

    This is why we use halon, and CO2 for our data centres to fight fires. And why all batteries are PB(lead) based, for backups.

  2. ck on 30/30/11 at 3:53 pm

    Yeah, all loans to “green companies” are like the “loans” I gave to my ex-gf. Never to be mentioned again, at least I got great sex out of the deal. So far I haven’t gotten any great sex out of all the “green” companies I’ve been forced to give loans to.

  3. leperous on 30/30/11 at 5:16 pm

    continue to burn
    fisker or chevy volt
    the lithium bombs are in a store near you.
    put them in your homes
    put your kids in them
    your neighbors will be green with envy.
    but you will be hot

  4. srdem65 on 30/30/11 at 6:04 pm

    Man, is there any way an ordinary person can get in on these government “loans”? I could really use some extra dough.

  5. rich b on 1/01/12 at 5:16 am

    If these cars are so fucking great let Omama and the rest of the fat-ass politicians get taxied around in them instead of driving the gas guzzling SUV’s and Limos we usually see them driving. That goes for Owl Gore too. His carbon footprint is six feet long.