Fisker Recalls Thousands of Ocean SUVs for Software Issues

Fisker, the electric vehicle startup, has announced a major recall affecting thousands of Ocean SUVs in North America and Europe.

The recall is due to software issues that could potentially cause the vehicle to lose motor power. Here’s what you need to know:

What’s Happening? Recall Details: Fisker is recalling 11,201 Ocean SUVs across the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

The issue lies within the Motor Control Unit and Vehicle Control Unit software.

Vehicles with these issues may lose motor power, posing a safety risk. An additional 6,864 Oceans in the U.S. and 281 in Canada are being recalled-

for not complying with federal safety standards related to display gauges and icons.

What You Need to Do Software Update: Fisker will roll out an over-the-air software update to fix these issues. Vehicles-

updated to OS 2.1 are not affected by this recall. The company aims to complete these updates by June 30, 2024.

Dealer and Owner Notifications: Dealers were informed of the recalls on May 30. Owners will be notified by June 30. Background and Additional Information

Company Struggles: Fisker has faced multiple challenges recently, including high interest rates slowing-

down demand and a potential deal with a large automaker falling through in March. 

The New York Stock Exchange also announced plans to delist Fisker’s shares due to low price levels.

Safety Investigations: The U.S. auto safety regulator opened an investigation into the 2023 Ocean due to door failures.

Other ongoing investigations address issues with the 2023 Ocean’s brakes and unintended vehicle movement.

Vehicles Delivered: Fisker delivered 4,929 Oceans in 2023. The company expects to deliver between 20,000 and 22,000 vehicles in 2024.

If you own a Fisker Ocean SUV, keep an eye out for updates from the company and ensure your vehicle receives the necessary software updates to stay safe on the road.