Fisker to recall more than 11,000 electric SUVs globally over water pump issue

(Reuters) – Fisker is recalling 11,308 Ocean electric SUVs globally due to a water pump issue that could cause a loss of power, the electric vehicle company said in a stop-sale notice to its sales department and dealers in Canada, the United States and the European Union.

The move comes less than two weeks after its third recall in June. Fisker had filed for bankruptcy protection last month after burning through cash in an attempt to ramp up production of its Ocean SUVs.

The latest recall includes 7,545 vehicles in the United States, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a letter on Monday.

“A communication failure with the cabin electric water pump can cause the high voltage battery management system (BMS) to enter limp mode, causing a loss of drive power,” the U.S. regulator said.

Fisker will replace the pumps free of charge to rectify the issue, the company said in the notice.

The company had sent a similar notice to dealers and sales departments in June to fix an issue related to malfunctioning of exterior door handles.

Reporting by Akash Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Varun H K and Shinjini Ganguli