NHTSA investigates braking complaints involving Fisker vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received complaints about the Fisker Ocean’s braking system. According to the complaints, there is a partial loss of braking on low traction surfaces without any warning given to the driver. This can lead to a sudden increase in stopping distance, posing a potential safety risk. Some complaints also mention an intermittent loss of blended braking function, which combines the service brake system with regenerative braking, occurring while braking on low traction or bumpy surfaces. One of the complaints even alleges a crash and injury.

In response to these complaints, the NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) will be examining the potential safety-related issues associated with the Fisker Ocean’s brakes. This investigation comes at a challenging time for Fisker as it tries to establish itself in the US electric vehicle (EV) market. The startup has faced difficulties in ramping up production of the Ocean and delivering vehicles to customers. In fact, by November 2023, Fisker had to lower its production forecasts due to struggles with delivering the Ocean.

If you have any information or tips regarding these brake complaints or any other related matters, the NHTSA encourages you to contact [email protected] or via X.

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