Fisker Faces U.S. Auto Safety Probe Over Ocean SUVs’ Braking System

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The U.S. auto safety regulator has initiated a preliminary investigation on Fisker Ocean SUVs, manufactured in 2023, following complaints.
The U.S. auto safety regulator has initiated a preliminary investigation on Fisker Ocean SUVs, manufactured in 2023, following complaints.

The U.S. auto safety regulator has launched a preliminary probe into Fisker’s Ocean SUVs, manufactured in 2023, following complaints regarding the automatic emergency braking system’s inadvertent activation.

Complaints of Inadvertent Braking:

Eight complaints have been reported, with the braking system activating without any apparent obstruction in the vehicle’s path, resulting in abrupt deceleration. Three of these complaints have reported injuries.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will conduct a preliminary evaluation to determine the extent and severity of the issue and its safety implications.

Prior Incidents Under Investigation:

This investigation adds to Fisker’s existing challenges, as its Ocean SUVs were already scrutinized for previous incidents, including complaints about door failures in the company’s electric vehicles.

Fisker has been grappling with various setbacks, including doubts about its financial viability, delisting from the New York Stock Exchange, and failed negotiations for potential partnerships.

Financial Struggles and Insolvency Proceedings:

Fisker missed an interest payment on notes due in 2026 in April, leading to concerns about its financial stability. The company initiated insolvency proceedings for its Austrian unit to address its debt obligations amidst financial constraints.

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