Fisker recalls all Ocean SUVs again, issues another stop-sale order

Fisker Ocean owners can’t seem to catch a break, as the embattled automaker has issued another recall for every single one of its electric SUVs that have been produced, the second time it has done so in as many weeks.

This time the recall concerns the water pump, which may fail and result in a loss of drive power. As a result, the company, which recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, has also issued another stop-sale order.

According to the official recall documents posted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website, Fisker says they identified an issue with the High Voltage Battery Management System (BMS) limp mode. This mode is designed to limit battery power to 8.5 kW, and as a result, limits the vehicle’s speed to a range of 10–20 mph (20–30 km/h).

However, when there is a communication loss on the vehicle’s Local Interconnect Network 6 (LIN6) bus, the root cause of which is a failure in the cabin electric water pump.

Fisker explains the recall involves replacing the faulty electric water pump in all impacted vehicles, of which there are more than 11,000 around the world. The NHTSA recall impacts 7,545 units in the US. Transport Canada has yet to publish their recall notice.

This is not the first time Fisker has issued a recall and stop-sale order over a potential loss of power. Just last month the automaker did the same, but that time it was because software issues with the Motor Control Unit (MCU) and Vehicle Control Unit (VCU).

Adding to their troubles, Fisker also recalled every Ocean SUV last week because the door handles may not work. The Fisker Ocean is also the subject of four separate investigations by the NHTSA over various issues with the electric SUV.

The stop-sale order might not have much of an impact on Fisker. After filing for bankruptcy protection last month, Fisker has reached a tentative deal to sell its remaining inventory for $46.25 million.

You can read the full NHTSA recall notice below.

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