When the Fisker Ocean finally rolled off the production line, the initial response was one among surprise. Fisker did it, the corporate managed to release a product in a highly sought-after segment. Perhaps this may very well be the automaker turning over a brand new leaf, showing the world it could actually really construct cars with broad appeal.
That hope, though, now seems short-lived. In a recent report from TechCrunch, Ocean owners spoke about all kinda of issues with the automotive — key fob problems, seat sensor issues, even lack of brakes or drive power. It seems that, while the Ocean could have made it off the factory floor, the corporate may not have been as successful in constructing the crossover because it hoped. From TechCrunch:
Within the months since, Fisker Ocean SUV customers have reported greater than 100 separate loss-of-power incidents, the interior documents show. The corporate told TechCrunch it believes these problems are rare, and that it has resolved “just about all the problems” with software updates.
Problems with the Ocean SUV, nevertheless, should not limited to the vehicle suddenly losing power, a review of nearly 200 documents shows. Customers have also reported sudden lack of braking power, problematic key fobs causing them to get locked inside or outside of the vehicle, seat sensors that don’t detect the motive force’s presence and the SUV’s front hood suddenly flying up at high speeds.
TechCrunch spoke with quite a lot of owners about their individual issues with their cars, all the issues and struggles they’d faced. The entire piece is really definitely worth the read, it shows off the truly massive scale of those faults.
Plainly, in Fisker’s decision to construct the Ocean, the corporate forced its buyers to suffer the slings and arrows of mechanic misfortune — to take up arms against an ocean of troubles. Now, all those owners can do it hope that by their opposition, Fisker can end them.
This Article First Appeared At jalopnik.com