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Owner's Handbook
© 2012 Fisker Automotive, Inc.
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  • Page 1 All rights reserved. Information contained in this document is based on the latest information available at the time of printing and is subject to the copyright and other intellectual property rights of Fisker Automotive, Inc. (Fisker), its affiliated companies and its licensors.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    5.20 Starting and Driving 5.25 Brakes 5.28 Electronic Stability Control 5.29 Cruise Control 5.31 Exterior Sound 5.32 Parking Aids 5.34 Voice Command System 5.36 Garage Door Opener 5.38 Accessory Sockets Document Number: C1810ASD0025.03 (April 2012) ©2012 Fisker Automotive, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Page 5: Introduction

  • Page 6: Welcome To The Fisker Family

    Introduction Introduction FAMILY The following symbols used within this manual call your attention to specific types From everyone at Fisker, thank you for of information. purchasing one of our vehicles. WARNING: Indicates either an Your Karma is designed to deliver...
  • Page 7: Information About Your Vehicle

    Class D powder-type fire extinguisher. The best way to ensure that your vehicle is repaired with genuine Fisker Automotive parts is to take it to a Fisker Retailer. Each Retailer works with selected collision repair centers that meet Fisker's strict requirements for training, equipment, quality, and customer satisfaction.
  • Page 8: California Proposition

    This process includes extensive inspections during and after production. The final inspection takes place at the selling Retailer and includes a road test conducted by a trained Fisker Automotive Technician.
  • Page 9: Data Recording

    To read data recorded by an EDR, special Fisker Automotive and service facilities may equipment is required, and access to the access vehicle diagnostic information vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to through a direct connection to your vehicle.
  • Page 10: Consumer Information

    Consumer Information Consumer Information IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS Consumer Information Both Fisker Automotive and your Fisker United States Retailer are dedicated to serving your If you believe that your vehicle has a defect automotive needs. Your complete which could cause a crash or could cause satisfaction is our first priority.
  • Page 11: Overview

    Overview Exterior 2.2 EXTERIOR OVERVIEW Interior 2.3 INTERIOR OVERVIEW Instruments and Displays 2.4 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER 2.5 TOUCH-SCREEN...
  • Page 12: Exterior

    Exterior Exterior EXTERIOR OVERVIEW Overview Exterior 1. Hood. See Hood, page 7.4. 7. Fuel filler cover. See Fuel Filling, page 6.10. 2. Solar roof. See Solar Roof, page 6.9. 8. Trunk. See Trunk, page 3.7. 3. Charging port cover. See Charging the Vehicle, page 6.2.
  • Page 13: Interior

    Interior INTERIOR OVERVIEW Interior 1. Exterior mirror control 12. Glove compartment open 2. Exterior lights and turn signals 13. Touch-screen interface 3. STEALTH/SPORT mode selection 14. Mode selector 4. Audio and phone controls 15. Power windows 5. Instrument cluster 16. Horn 6.
  • Page 14: Instruments And Displays

    Instruments and Displays Instruments and Displays INSTRUMENT CLUSTER Instruments and Displays 1. Speedometer 8. Trip display 2. Mode indicator 9. Power meter 3. Odometer 10. Battery charge level indicator 4. Compass 11. Fuel level indicator 5. Clock/Driver information display 12. Total range 6.
  • Page 15 Instruments and Displays TOUCH-SCREEN 1. Compass 10. Volume 2. Current operating mode 11. Driver’s heated seat 3. Secondary time zone 12. Windshield defogger 4. Primary time zone 13. Rear window heater 5. Climate 14. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) 6. Audio 15.
  • Page 17: Vehicle Security

  • Page 18: Locking And Unlocking The Vehicle

    The vehicle lights will briefly flash to Fisker Retailer to allow the system to be confirm the alarm is active. reprogrammed. If a key fob or the key 2.
  • Page 19: Medical Safety

    Locking and Unlocking the Vehicle 3. Trunk MEDICAL SAFETY • Press twice in quick succession to WARNING: Any person fitted with an unlock the trunk. implanted medical device should • Press and hold to activate the Panic ensure that the device is kept at a distance alarm.
  • Page 20: Caring For The Key Fob

    Seek advice on disposal from To change the key fob battery: your local Fisker Retailer and/or your local 1. Place the key fob button side down on a authority. soft surface. CARING FOR THE KEY FOB...
  • Page 21: Opening The Doors

    Locking and Unlocking the Vehicle OPENING THE DOORS MASTER LOCK AND UNLOCK SWITCH Note: The exterior and interior door releases are disabled when the vehicle is locked. From outside the vehicle To lock or unlock all the doors while in the vehicle, press the master locking switch located above the touch-screen.
  • Page 22: Emergency Access

    Locking and Unlocking the Vehicle Locking and Unlocking the Vehicle EMERGENCY ACCESS Note: The alarm is also deactivated when the vehicle enters Accessory mode (as long Emergency unlocking as a valid key fob is recognised). If the key fob buttons fail to unlock, lock or Note: If this fails to work, use the keyless open the trunk, replace the key fob battery.
  • Page 23: Trunk

    Trunk OPENING THE TRUNK TRUNK INTERIOR RELEASE Trunk HANDLE Your vehicle is equipped with a mechanical trunk release handle that provides a means of escape in the event that a person becomes locked inside the trunk. Adults are advised to familiarize themselves with the operation and location of the release handle.
  • Page 24: Glove Compartment And Valet Mode

    Glove Compartment and Valet Mode Glove Compartment and Valet Mode GLOVE COMPARTMENT VALET MODE Glove Compartment and Valet Mode For your peace of mind, your vehicle has a Valet mode for those times that your vehicle is parked by another person. When Valet mode is active, access to the trunk and glove compartment is restricted, providing a secure location for storing...
  • Page 25 Note: If Valet mode is active, and you can’t remember or don’t know what the PIN is to deactivate it, you will need to take the vehicle to a Fisker Retailer who will be able to reset the system.
  • Page 27: Occupant Safety

  • Page 28: Seats And Steering Column

    Seats and Steering Column Seats and Steering Column CORRECT SEATING POSITION STEERING COLUMN POSITION Occupant Safety Seats and Steering Column WARNING: Children under 4ft 5in WARNING: Never adjust the steering (1.35 m) tall or younger than 12 years wheel position while the vehicle is in of age must be secured in a suitable child motion.
  • Page 29: Electric Seats

    Seats and Steering Column ELECTRIC SEATS SEAT HEATERS WARNING: Do not adjust any part of a The seat heaters can be operated only seat while the vehicle is in motion. when the vehicle is in Drive mode. The seat Vehicle movement may cause the seat to heaters will maintain a pre-determined suddenly shift, potentially causing injury or temperature according to the level selected.
  • Page 30: Driver's Seat Memory

    Seats and Steering Column Seats and Steering Column DRIVER’S SEAT MEMORY EASY ENTRY AND EXIT WARNING: Before activating the seat Entry and exit mode provides automatic memory, ensure that the area movement of the steering column and immediately surrounding the seat is clear of driver’s seat making it easier to enter or exit obstructions and that all occupants are the vehicle.
  • Page 31: Seat Belts

    To noted with the seat belts, the vehicle should avoid injuries, ensure that all vehicle be taken to your Fisker Automotive Retailer occupants wear their seat belt correctly at for immediate attention. Do not use the all times.
  • Page 32: Wearing The Seat Belt

    Seat Belts Seat Belts WEARING THE SEAT BELT Adjusting the height of the front shoulder belt Fastening the seat belt WARNING: After adjustment, release the adjustment button and then try to move the anchor point up or down to ensure it is locked into position.
  • Page 33: Seat Belt Reminder

    Seat Belts WEARING SEAT BELTS WHEN SEAT BELT REMINDER PREGNANT The driver’s seat belt includes a buckle sensor, to detect when the buckle is WARNING: Pregnant woman should latched. always wear seat belts to protect themselves and their unborn child. If the driver’s seat belt is not fastened, an indicator light on the WARNING: Never place anything...
  • Page 34: Seat Belt Tensioners

    If a seat belt fails any of these tests, contact a Fisker Automotive Retailer immediately to have the seat belt inspected. For seat belt cleaning information, see Cleaning and Vehicle Care, page 7.13.
  • Page 35: Child Restraints

    Only fit a child seat that has been approved for use in your vehicle, and ensure that the manufacturer's fitting instructions are followed exactly. Consult a Fisker Automotive Retailer for a list of approved child seats.
  • Page 36: Using A Latch Child Restraint

    Contact significant risk of injury to the child in the a Fisker Automotive Retailer for advice. event of a collision or emergency braking. Category Weight...
  • Page 37 Child Restraints UPPER TETHER STRAP ANCHORAGES WARNING: Always check the upper tether strap for damage or wear and tear. A child could be seriously injured or killed in a sudden stop or collision if the child restraint upper tether strap is damaged or not functioning properly.
  • Page 38 Child Restraints Child Restraints With the rear door open, reach through the door and remove the protective cover located behind the headrest. Attach the tether strap hook to the tether anchor point. Tighten the tether strap according to the child restraint manufacturer's instructions. 4.12...
  • Page 39: Supplementary Restraint System (Srs)

    Supplementary Restraint System (SRS) LOCATION OF AIR BAGS Supplementary Restraint System (SRS) 1. Driver’s front air bag IMPORTANT INFORMATION 2. Passenger front air bag WARNING: Always remember; the air 3. Driver’s knee air bag bags are a Supplementary Restraint System providing additional protection in 4.
  • Page 40: How The System Works

    If in doubt, consult a Fisker reducing the risk of injury to the head and Automotive Retailer. upper torso.
  • Page 41: Deployment Effects

    OBSTRUCTION OF AIR BAGS touch them. Have the air bags replaced at a Fisker Automotive Retailer. WARNING: Do not allow passengers to obstruct the operation of the air If the air bags are deployed, a bang will be...
  • Page 42: Air Bag Warning Labels

    DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur: • Children 12 and under can be killed Contact a Fisker Automotive Retailer if: • The warning indicator fails to illuminate by the air bag. • The BACK SEAT is the SAFEST place when the vehicle is first put into Accessory or Drive mode.
  • Page 43: Air Bag Service Information

    Fisker Automotive Retailer. Fisker Automotive Retailer before any modifications are made. For your safety, a Fisker Automotive Retailer, who is familiar with your vehicle, must perform the following tasks: • Removal, replacement, repair, or...
  • Page 45: Controls And Operation

  • Page 46: Instruments

    Instruments Instruments INSTRUMENT CLUSTER Controls and Operation Instruments 1. Speedometer 8. Trip display 2. Mode selection indicator 9. Power meter 3. Odometer 10. Battery charge level indicator 4. Compass 11. Fuel level indicator 5. Driver information display 12. Total range 6.
  • Page 47: Indicator Icons - Upper Panel

    Cruise control operating High voltage battery charge level WARNING AND INFORMATION 12V battery fault. Please refer MESSAGES problem to your Fisker Retailer. Exterior sound system fault. The middle segment of the instrument Please refer problem to your cluster displays warning and information Fisker Retailer.
  • Page 48 BRAKE Brake system fault High coolant temperature/Low oil pressure High voltage system fault. Please refer problem to your Fisker Retailer. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) TPMS Malfunction ESC is On External cord connected ESC is Off Head lamp high beams on...
  • Page 49: Trip Computer

    Instruments TRIP COMPUTER Use the up (or down) arrows to change the currently displayed There are two trip range memories settings to TRIP COMP | TRIP RANGE. available, A and B. You can specify which The currently displayed trip computer range trip memory is viewed on the instrument will be displayed in orange.
  • Page 50: Wipers And Washers

    Wipers and Washers Wipers and Washers WIPERS AND WASHERS Windshield washer Wipers and Washers CAUTION: Do not operate the wipers on a dry windshield. CAUTION: In freezing or very hot temperatures, ensure that the wiper blades are not frozen or adhered to the windshield before operating.
  • Page 51: Exterior Lighting

    Exterior Lighting EXTERIOR LIGHTING Head lamp courtesy delay Exterior Lighting The headlamp courtesy delay operates The exterior lights are controlled by the left- whenever the vehicle is turned off and the hand steering column lever. exterior lighting switch is in the AUTO position.
  • Page 52: Turn Signals

    Exterior Lighting Exterior Lighting TURN SIGNALS HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS With the vehicle in Accessory or Drive Press the switch to operate. The front and mode, move the lever up or down to rear turn signals will flash along with the operate the turn signals.
  • Page 53: Power Windows

    Power Windows POWER WINDOWS Rear window operation Power Windows The rear windows can be operated from the WARNING: Closing power windows switches on the rear center console if the on fingers, hands or other vulnerable rear window inhibit switch has not been parts of the body may result in serious injury.
  • Page 54: Mirrors

    Mirrors Mirrors EXTERIOR MIRRORS INTERIOR REAR VIEW MIRROR Mirrors WARNING: Dependant upon the type of mirror glass fitted to your vehicle, distances may be difficult to judge accurately. Objects viewed in the mirror may be closer than they appear. The rear view mirror will automatically dim in proportion to the level of glare detected from a following vehicle’s headlights.
  • Page 55: Touch-Screen

    Touch-screen OVERVIEW Touch-screen 1. Compass 10. Volume 2. Current operating mode 11. Driver’s heated seat 3. Secondary time zone 12. Windshield defogger 4. Primary time zone 13. Rear window heater 5. Climate 14. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) 6. Audio 15. Park Distance Control (PDC) 7.
  • Page 56: Using The Touch-Screen

    Touch-screen Touch-screen USING THE TOUCH-SCREEN To activate a feature, touch its respective icon with your finger. Ensure that only one WARNING: Only operate, adjust or finger at a time is in contact with the screen, view the touch-screen when it is safe to prevent incorrect entries.
  • Page 57 Touch-screen Care points Vehicle settings To ensure that the touch-screen continues A number of the vehicle settings can be to operate correctly, some basic care points configured to you personal preferences. To are listed below. access the vehicle settings: • Clean only with a lightly moistened soft Touch the SYSTEM icon on the cloth.
  • Page 58: Climate Control

    Climate Control Climate Control CONTROLS OVERVIEW Climate Control 1. Temperature/blower speed adjustment 8. Air conditioning 2. Interior temperature zone settings 9. Heating 3. Outside air temperature 10. Air distribution 4. OFF 11. Air recirculation 5. AUTO climate 12. Fresh air 6.
  • Page 59: Using The System

    Climate Control USING THE SYSTEM Blower speed/temperature control Touch the icon to alternate between Note: The blower, heating and air controlling the blower speed and the conditioning systems are powered by the interior temperature. battery. Prolonged use will decrease the range of the vehicle in STEALTH.
  • Page 60 Climate Control Climate Control Dual zone temperature Air conditioning Touch the icon to switch between Note: Air conditioning can be used on its single zone and dual zone own or in conjunction with the heating temperature control. system. Touch the icon for cool and dehumidified air.
  • Page 61 Climate Control Heating Air recirculation Note: The heating system can be used on Touch the icon to activate air its own or in conjunction with the air recirculation. conditioning system. Air recirculation prevents air entering from Touch the icon to operate heating outside, and recirculates the air inside the system and warm the air from the vehicle.
  • Page 62 Climate Control Climate Control WINDSHIELD DEFOGGER VENTILATION Touch the icon to operate the Air is drawn into the vehicle through the windshield defogger. An orange grille in front of the windshield. Keep the indicator will be displayed on the icon when grille clear of obstructions (leaves, snow, the defogger is operating.
  • Page 63: Operating Notes

    Climate Control OPERATING NOTES • Heating is provided by a high voltage electric heater and cooling is provided by a high voltage all-electric air conditioning system. Both of these systems are located under the hood. • In addition to cooling the passenger compartment, the air conditioning system also cools the high voltage battery coolant.
  • Page 64: Starting And Driving

    Starting and Driving Starting and Driving STARTING THE VEHICLE Drive mode Starting and Driving In Drive mode, the vehicle’s high voltage electrical system is engaged allowing the vehicle to be driven. To put the vehicle in Drive mode: 1. Ensure the key fob is inside the vehicle. 2.
  • Page 65 Note: If the key fob is still not recognized, or will be unable to restart the vehicle once it the vehicle fails to enter Drive mode, has been switched off. contact Fisker Automotive or your local Fisker Retailer. 5.21...
  • Page 66 Starting and Driving Starting and Driving Type approval The passive start system complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and IC-RSS-210 Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following conditions: 1. This device may not cause harmful interference. 2. This device must accept interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 67: Selecting A Propulsion Mode

    Try selecting the mode again, if Note: Similar to a conventional automatic the fault persists contact your Fisker transmission, when you select D (Drive) or R Automotive Retailer. (Reverse), the vehicle will move (creep) if •...
  • Page 68: Driving Modes

    Starting and Driving Starting and Driving DRIVING MODES HILL mode WARNING: It is recommended that Your vehicle has three selectable drive you do not use HILL mode on surfaces modes. The currently selected driving mode covered in snow or ice as this could is displayed on the instrument cluster.
  • Page 69: Brakes

    ABS the cause investigated by your local Fisker system has been shut down. Retailer. Note: The other functions of the braking...
  • Page 70: Regenerative Braking

    Brakes Brakes Emergency braking REGENERATIVE BRAKING WARNING: Do not pump the brake Whenever the vehicle is moving and your pedal; this will interrupt operation of foot is off the accelerator, regenerative the ABS and may increase braking distance. braking slows the vehicle and feeds energy back to the high voltage battery.
  • Page 71: Parking Brake

    PARKING BRAKE Message Action PARK BRAKE The system has ERROR detected an error. Refer problem to your Fisker Retailer as soon as possible. PARK BRAKE The parking brake CANNOT APPLY cannot be applied. Refer problem to your Fisker Retailer as soon as possible.
  • Page 72: Electronic Stability Control

    Electronic Stability Control Electronic Stability Control ELECTRONIC STABILITY Turning off ESC Electronic Stability Control CONTROL (ESC) CAUTION: Driving with ESC deactivated can put additional loads WARNING: No electronic system can on the brakes. It is recommended that ESC remove the need for safe driving is switched on for normal driving conditions.
  • Page 73: Cruise Control

    Cruise Control CRUISE CONTROL Engaging cruise control Cruise Control To engage cruise control, the vehicle’s WARNING: Do not use cruise control speed must be between 20 mph (32 km/h) in traffic conditions where a constant and 193 km/h (120 mph). speed cannot easily be maintained or on •...
  • Page 74 Cruise Control Cruise Control Changing the cruising speed The vehicle’s set cruising speed can be adjusted as follows: • To decrease the set speed, press and hold the thumb wheel to the left. To decrease the speed in smaller increments move the thumb wheel to the left and release.
  • Page 75: Exterior Sound

    Refer the problem to your local Fisker Retailer as soon as possible. Note: The exterior sound system remains Two speakers are located on the exterior of active even when the vehicle is in (P) Park.
  • Page 76: Parking Aids

    Parking Aids Parking Aids PARK DISTANCE CONTROL (PDC) You are made aware of any obstruction, Parking Aids within range, by an intermittent tone. As the WARNING: The PDC system may not vehicle moves closer to the obstruction, the detect moving objects such as frequency of the intermittent tone children and animals, until they are increases.
  • Page 77: Rear View Camera

    Parking Aids REAR VIEW CAMERA Cleaning the camera CAUTION: Do not use chemical based WARNING: It remains the driver's cleaners or harsh abrasives. These responsibility to detect obstacles and can scour the surface and permanently estimate the vehicle's distance from them damage the camera lens.
  • Page 78: Voice Command System

    Voice Command System Voice Command System USING THE VOICE COMMAND Activating the system Voice Command System SYSTEM The voice command system provides a safe and convenient way of operating certain vehicle systems, without the need to operate the controls manually. This enables you to concentrate fully on driving the vehicle and removes the need to divert your attention from the road ahead, in order to...
  • Page 79: Voice Commands

    Voice Command System The system will repeat the command (as Phone specific commands understood by the system) back to you as Voice commands confirmation. The command will then be Dial number Say up to 24 digits to acted on or the system will ask for further dial including star or information.
  • Page 80: Garage Door Opener

    Garage Door Opener Garage Door Opener HOMELINK® TRANSMITTER indicator light (arrowed) begins to flash, Garage Door Opener release the buttons. Do not hold the WARNING: Do not use this buttons for longer than 30 seconds. HomeLink® transmitter with any This initializes the HomeLink® garage door that lacks safety stop and transmitter and erases previous settings reverse features.
  • Page 81: Garage Door Opener

    Garage Door Opener Programming rolling code device ENTRY GATE/CANADIAN equipment PROGRAMMING Note: The assistance of a second person The technology of some entry gates may make the following steps quicker and requires you to press and re-press (cycle) easier. Once the button has been pressed the hand-held transmitter button every two there are only 30 seconds in which to seconds during programming.
  • Page 82: Accessory Sockets

    Accessory Sockets Accessory Sockets ACCESSORY POWER OUTLETS Note: The 12V power outlet and the USB Accessory Sockets charging port (5V) have hinged covers to Note: The 12V power outlets are suitable for protect them when not in use. accessories requiring up to 10A or a maximum of 125 watts.
  • Page 83: Power

  • Page 84: Charging The Vehicle

    Charging the Vehicle Charging the Vehicle CHARGING SYSTEM Power Charging the Vehicle COMPONENTS 1. High voltage battery 4. Convenience charging cord 2. Charging port 5. Electrical outlet 3. Charging cord connector...
  • Page 85: Convenience Charging Cord

    Charging the Vehicle GENERAL INFORMATION CONVENIENCE CHARGING CORD Your vehicle uses an electric propulsion system to drive the vehicle at all times. To extend the operating range of the vehicle, an internal combustion engine will drive a generator to produce electricity as required. The high voltage battery is the primary source and a generator powered by a gasoline engine is the secondary source.
  • Page 86 Charging the Vehicle Charging the Vehicle USING THE CONVENIENCE Electrical outlets CHARGING CORD Ideally, the AC outlet should be grounded and on a dedicated circuit rated at 15A or WARNING: Using the charging cord more. That means there should be no other with a worn or damaged wall outlet major appliances connected to the same may cause burns or start a fire.
  • Page 87 The unit will automatically attempt to reset itself. If the flashing continues for more than 30 seconds, unplug the charging cord from the wall to reset. If the fault remains, contact your Fisker Retailer for advice.
  • Page 88 A spring loaded Note: To optimize the performance of the clip on the front of the connector High Voltage Battery, Fisker Automotive engages with the port to lock it in place. recommends that the vehicle is charged to...
  • Page 89: Ev Charge Station

    Refer to the user manual supplied with the EV Charge Station for details on how to safely charge your vehicle. Note: For further details on the EV Charge Station, please contact your Fisker Retailer.
  • Page 90: Charging Time

    Charging the Vehicle Charging the Vehicle CHARGING TIME COLD WEATHER CHARGING CONSIDERATIONS The amount of time it takes to fully charge the vehicle is dependent upon the Do not allow the vehicle to remain in remaining battery charge level and the temperature extremes for long periods available electrical supply (amperage and without being driven or plugged in.
  • Page 91: Solar Roof

    Solar Roof ABOUT THE SOLAR ROOF Solar Roof Your vehicle is equipped with a solar paneled roof. The solar roof not only helps to recharge the battery but also aids the cabin climate control system. The solar roof is capable of generating a half kilowatt-hour a day and is estimated to provide up to 200 miles (321km) of additional range a year.
  • Page 92: Fuel Filling

    Fuel Filling Fuel Filling SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FUEL FILLER Fuel Filling WARNING: Gasoline vapors are highly The fuel filler is located on the right- flammable, have a low flash point and hand side of the vehicle. An arrow on are explosive, especially in confined spaces. the fuel gauge points to that side of the Avoid exposing the gasses to any potential vehicle.
  • Page 93: Running Out Of Fuel

    Reformulated gasoline damage to the engine, fuel and emission control systems. CAUTION: Fisker Automotive does not recommend the use of CAUTION: Fuel system cleaning reformulated gasolines that contain the agents should not be used as they...
  • Page 95: Maintenance

  • Page 96: Maintenance Requirements

    • Check the operation of the seat belts. servicing of your vehicle will require • Look for fluid deposits underneath the specialist knowledge or equipment, and should preferably be entrusted to a Fisker vehicle that might indicate a leak Automotive Retailer. Monthly checks Fluid replacement •...
  • Page 97 Maintenance Requirements SAFETY FUEL AND EMISSION SYSTEMS COMPONENTS WARNING: If the vehicle has been driven recently, do not touch any Emission control exhaust and cooling system components Your vehicle is designed with various items until they have cooled. of emission and evaporative control equipment, designed to meet specific WARNING: Never leave the engine territorial requirements.
  • Page 98: Hood

    Hood Hood OPENING AND CLOSING Hood WARNING: Never work on a vehicle Closing the hood that is plugged in. Always remember 1. Lower the hood to the closed position. to unplug the vehicle before working under 2. Press down firmly on each side of the the hood or the underside of the vehicle.
  • Page 99: Engine Compartment

    Engine Compartment OVERVIEW Engine Compartment 1. Coolant reservoir - Electric drive 5. Coolant reservoir - Engine components 6. Engine oil level dipstick 2. Engine oil filler cap 7. Engine compartment fuse box 3. Brake fluid reservoir 8. Power steering reservoir 4.
  • Page 100: Engine Oil

    Engine Compartment Engine Compartment ENGINE OIL Never allow the oil level to fall below the lower mark on the dipstick. CAUTION: It is recommended that the As a general guide, if the level on the oil level is checked monthly. If any dipstick: significant or sudden drop in oil level is noted you should seek qualified assistance...
  • Page 101: Brake Fluid

    Engine Compartment BRAKE FLUID Checking the fluid level Check the fluid level with the vehicle WARNING: Brake fluid is highly toxic - standing on level ground. keep containers sealed and out of the reach of children. If accidental consumption of fluid is suspected, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Page 102: Power Steering Fluid

    Engine Compartment Engine Compartment POWER STEERING FLUID Filling up the power steering reservoir CAUTION: It is imperative that the WARNING: Power steering fluid is steering system does not become highly toxic - keep containers sealed contaminated in any way. Always use new and out of reach of children.
  • Page 103 Engine Compartment COOLANT Electric drive components and the engine coolant levels WARNING: Never remove filler caps when the system is hot, as the reservoir will be pressurized. Coolant and steam can escape rapidly when the cap is removed, causing injury. WARNING: Antifreeze is highly inflammable.
  • Page 104: Washer Fluid

    Engine Compartment Engine Compartment WASHER FLUID Filling up the washer reservoir Note: National or local regulations may WARNING: Some screen wash restrict the use of Volatile Organic products are flammable, particularly in Compounds (VOCs) which are commonly undiluted concentrations. Do not allow used as antifreeze agents in washer fluid.
  • Page 105 (4.7 liters) Fisker Automotive recommends Mobil 1. Brake fluid You must use CCI 8070 type brake fluid. You can 1.6 qt request either Fisker P/N C131125610000 or GM (1.5 liters) P/N 88863461. Power steering fluid Pentosin CHF11S or CHF202 1.8 qt (1.7 liters)
  • Page 106: Wipers And Washers

    If you have any problems with the headlamp washers, please consult a local Fisker Automotive Retailer. 1. Release the locking lever securing the wiper blade to the wiper arm. 7.12...
  • Page 107: Cleaning And Vehicle Care

    Always take precautions to Automatic car washers or pressure prevent fluids from spilling. washer CAUTION: Fisker Automotive Hand washing recommends that you hand wash your CAUTION: Avoid using tight-napped vehicle. Do not use an automatic car washer...
  • Page 108: Cleaning The Solar Roof

    Fisker Automotive. Contact your local electrical components. Fisker Automotive Retailer for a list of Note: Vehicle or paint damage caused by approved body repair facilities. using a pressure washer will not be covered under the vehicle warranty.
  • Page 109: Cleaning The Interior

    (e.g. a baby wipe). WARNING: Any damage, or cracks on Note: Using soap or commercially an air bag cover, should be referred to available leather cleaners/conditioners a Fisker Automotive Retailer for inspection. is not recommended as this will dry out the leather. 7.15...
  • Page 110 • After cleaning, vacuum the area to mat on top of the driver’s floor mat. remove any excess moisture and then The use of genuine Fisker floor mats can lightly brush the surface to give it that as extend the life of your vehicle carpet and new look.
  • Page 111: Vehicle Storage

    Cleaning and Vehicle Care VEHICLE STORAGE WARNING: Always wear appropriate eye protection when working with the 12-volt battery. The battery contains acid, which is both corrosive and poisonous. WARNING: During normal use, the 12-volt battery emits explosive hydrogen gas - ensure sparks and naked lights are kept away from the battery.
  • Page 112: Fuses

    CAUTION: If the replacement fuse blows after installation, the system should be checked by Fisker Automotive or Release the plastic cover by pressing the your local Fisker Automotive Retailer. tab arrowed.
  • Page 113: Fuse Specifications

    Fuses FUSE SPECIFICATIONS Fuse Rating Circuit protected 50 A RH Cooling fan - Low temperature cooling system 50 A LH Cooling fan - Low temperature cooling system 30 A Windshield wipers and washers 25 A Rear window defrost 20 A Fuel pump relay 30 A Subwoofer amplifier...
  • Page 114 Fuses Fuses Fuse Rating Circuit protected 20 A Coolant pump B - Rear 40 A Vehicle Control Module (VCM) - Exterior lighting 40 A Vehicle Control Module (VCM) - Exterior lighting 40 A Vehicle Control Module (VCM) - Wipers, Fog lamp, Reversing lamp 40 A Vehicle Control Module (VCM) - Interior lighting...
  • Page 115: Raising The Vehicle

    Always disconnect the charge cable before raising Please make sure that any non Fisker the vehicle. Automotive repair facility is aware of these lifting points.
  • Page 116: Vehicle Recovery

    Vehicle Recovery Vehicle Recovery TRANSPORTING THE VEHICLE Vehicle Recovery CAUTION: Towing the vehicle with the wheels on the ground, or on a suspended lift, may cause serious damage to the vehicle as well as generating high voltages in the vehicle’s electrical components.
  • Page 117: Securing The Wheels

    Vehicle Recovery SECURING THE WHEELS When the vehicle is in position on the transporter or trailer, use chocks and tie down straps to secure the wheels. To avoid damage: • Ensure that metal parts on tie down straps do not contact the vehicle’s painted surfaces or the face of any wheels.
  • Page 119: Wheels And Tires

  • Page 120: Tire Care

    CAUTION: Avoid contaminating tires your local Fisker Retailer to have the vehicle with vehicle fluids that can cause inspected. damage.
  • Page 121: Tire Wear

    Tire Care Age degradation A tire must be replaced as soon as an indicator band becomes visible or the tread Tires degrade over time due to the effects of depth reaches the minimum permitted by ultraviolet light, extreme temperatures, high legislation.
  • Page 122 Please note that the TPMS is not a Note: Your Fisker dealer will evaluate tire substitute for proper tire maintenance, and wear when servicing your vehicle. it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain...
  • Page 123 Always inflate your tires to the pressures vibration which will steadily disappear as recommended by Fisker Automotive even if the tires warm up and regain their original it is different from the maximum inflation shape.
  • Page 124 Tire Care Tire Care REPLACEMENT WHEELS AND Asymmetric tires TIRES WARNING: Road holding will be seriously impaired if the tires are WARNING: For your safety, it is incorrectly installed on the wheels. recommended that only wheels and tires that match the original specification are used on the vehicle.
  • Page 125: Winter Tires And Tire Chains

    Contact your local Fisker Retailer for a list of Fisker Automotive has designed a winter approved tire chains and manufacturers. wheel and tire combination specifically for your vehicle.
  • Page 126: Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Tpms)

    The sensors communicate with the receiver using Radio Frequency (RF) signals. Note: Installing accessories that are not approved by Fisker Automotive may interfere with the TPMS system. Tire pressure warnings are displayed on the instrument panel using an The incorrectly inflated tire will be amber warning indicator (telltale).
  • Page 127 When the malfunction indicator is by your local Fisker Retailer to determine if illuminated, the system may not be able to a tire sensor requires replacement. detect or signal low tire pressure as If a tire sensor is replaced, it must be intended.
  • Page 128: Tire Repair Kit

    TPMS sensors. Tire sealant canisters are available from all Fisker Automotive Retailers. The tire repair kit consists of a canister of tire sealant and a compressor. Note: The sealant/air hose assembly will need to be replaced after each use.
  • Page 129: Using The Tire Repair Kit

    Tire Repair Kit SAFETY PRECAUTIONS USING THE TIRE REPAIR KIT WARNING: Under no circumstances If possible, stop in a safe place away from should speeds of 55 mph (90 km/h) be traffic. Always ask passengers to wait in a exceeded while driving with a repaired tIre. safe area away from traffic.
  • Page 130 Once the sealant is completely sealant/air hose assembly at a local dispersed into the tire, the pressure will Fisker Automotive Retailer. quickly drop and start to rise again as the tire inflates with air only. 14. Replace the tire sealant canister and sealant/air hose assembly.
  • Page 131: Using The Compressor

    Tire Repair Kit USING THE COMPRESSOR REPLACING THE CANISTER/AIR HOSE ASSEMBLY 1. Release the black air only hose from the sealant canister on the base of the tire 1. Release the black air only hose from the compressor. sealant canister on the base of the tire compressor.
  • Page 132: Tire Information

    Tire Information Tire Information TIRE MARKINGS Tire Information Federal law requires tire manufacturers to 3. Aspect ratio place standardized information on the This two digit number, known as the aspect sidewall of all tires. This information ratio or profile, gives the sidewall height as identifies and describes the fundamental a percentage of the tread width.
  • Page 133 Tire Information 6. Load index 9. Maximum permissible inflation pressure This two or three digit number is the tire's load index. It is a measurement of how The maximum inflation pressure for the tire. much weight each tire can support. This This pressure should not be used for normal number is not always shown.
  • Page 134: Uniform Tire Quality Grading

    Tire Information Tire Information UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY Traction GRADING WARNING: The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on United States Department of straight-ahead braking traction tests, and Transportation/Uniform Tire Quality does not include; acceleration, cornering, Grade hydroplaning or peak traction The following information relates to the tire characteristics.
  • Page 135: Loading The Vehicle

    Tire Information LOADING THE VEHICLE Tire and loading information label / vehicle placard WARNING: Overloading the vehicle will have an adverse effect on braking and handling characteristics, which could compromise your safety or damage the vehicle. It is important to understand how much weight your vehicle can safely carry.
  • Page 136 Tire Information Tire Information Vehicle certification label STEPS FOR DETERMINING CORRECT LOAD LIMIT CAUTION: To prevent serious damage to the vehicle, never load the vehicle 1. Locate the statement “The combined so that it is heavier than GVWR or exceed weight of occupants and cargo should the individual GAWR weights.
  • Page 137 Tire Information Example load limit calculations The number and weight of passengers will affect the cargo and luggage load capacity. The following are typical examples of calculated load limits. Example 1: Item Description Total Vehicle Capacity 750 lbs Weight = Subtract Occupant Weight 300 lbs (2 x 150 bs) =...
  • Page 138: Glossary Of Terms

    Glossary of Terms Glossary of Terms WHEELS AND TIRES GLOSSARY Production options weight Glossary of Terms The combined weight of options installed Accessory weight which weigh in excess of 3 lbs (1.4 kg) more The combined weight (in excess of those than the standard items that they replaced, items replaced) of items available as factory and are not already considered in curb or...
  • Page 139: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Vehicle and Component Identification 9.2 VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN) 9.2 ENGINE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER Vehicle Dimensions and Weights 9.3 DIMENSIONS 9.4 VEHICLE WEIGHTS Wheels and Tires 9.5 WHEEL SPECIFICATIONS 9.5 TIRE SPECIFICATIONS 9.5 TIRE PRESSURES Subsystem Specifications 9.6 ENGINE 9.6 TRACTION MOTORS 9.6 PROPULSION UNIT/DIFFERENTIAL 9.7 STEERING...
  • Page 140: Vehicle And Component Identification

    ENGINE IDENTIFICATION Technical Specifications Vehicle and Component Identification NUMBER (VIN) NUMBER If you need to communicate with Fisker Automotive, you may be asked to quote the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). You can find the VIN in the following locations: The engine identification number is located on the side of the engine oil filter housing.
  • Page 141: Vehicle Dimensions And Weights

    Vehicle Dimensions and Weights DIMENSIONS Vehicle Dimensions and Weights Overall length 196.8 in 4998 mm Overall width (including mirrors) 84.0 in 2133 mm Overall height 52.4 in 1330 mm Wheel base 124.4 in 3160 mm Front overhang 35.9 in 913 mm Rear overhang 36.4 in 925 mm...
  • Page 142 Vehicle Dimensions and Weights Vehicle Dimensions and Weights VEHICLE WEIGHTS Curb weight (full fuel tank, correct fluid 5300 lb. 2405 kg levels, no occupants or cargo) Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Refer to the vehicle certification label. Gross Axle Weight Rating - Front See Vehicle certification label, page 8.18.
  • Page 143: Wheels And Tires

    Wheels and Tires WHEEL SPECIFICATIONS Wheels and Tires Wheel type Location Size Standard production wheels Front 8.5J x 22 5 Spoke, Cast Alloy Rear 9.5J x 22 Optional winter tire wheels Front 8.5J x 21 5 Spoke, Cast Alloy Rear 9.0J x 21 Road wheel nut torque 190 Nm...
  • Page 144: Subsystem Specifications

    Subsystem Specifications Subsystem Specifications ENGINE Subsystem Specifications Type GM L4 Ecotec engine. DOHC with variable valve timing. Turbocharged. Displacement 122 ci (1998 cc) Number of cylinders 4 in line Firing order 1-3-4-2 Bore 3.39 in (86 mm) Stroke 3.39 in (86 mm) Compression ratio 9.25:1 Fuel system...
  • Page 145: Front Suspension

    Subsystem Specifications STEERING Type Rack and pinion with electro hydraulic power steering system and variable sensitivity. Number of turns lock to lock Turning circle (curb to curb) 12.45 m (40 ft 10 in) FRONT SUSPENSION Type Independent. Co-axial coil spring/telescopic damper.
  • Page 146: Battery - 12V

    Subsystem Specifications Subsystem Specifications BRAKES Type Electro hydraulic brake boost unit with integrated chassis control function. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Advanced regenerative blended brake system. Calipers Front: Six piston monoblock Rear: Four piston Rotors Ventilated front and rear rotors. Front: 370 mm diameter Rear: 365 mm diameter Parking brake Electrically actuated cable operation of parking...
  • Page 147: Index

    Index ABS ........... 5.25 Cabin air filter ........5.18 Accessing your vehicle ....... 3.2 California specific information Perchlorate advisory ......1.4 Accessory mode ....... 5.20 Proposition 65 ......... 1.4 Accessory power outlets ....5.38 Camera ..........5.33 Air bags Car covers ......... 7.14 Deactivation ........
  • Page 148 Index Index Contact information Exterior Fisker Automotive ......1.6 Dimensions ........9.3 NHTSA ..........1.6 Overview .......... 2.2 Transport Canada ......1.6 Exterior lights ........5.7 Coolant levels ........7.9 Exterior mirror fold ......5.11 Coolant replacement ......7.2 Exterior mirrors ........5.10 Covering the vehicle ......
  • Page 149 Index HILL ..........5.24 HomeLink ......... 5.36 Jacking the vehicle ......7.21 Hood Closing ..........7.4 Opening .......... 7.4 Key fob ..........3.2 Battery replacement ......3.4 Care instructions ......3.4 Identification numbers ......9.2 Compliance ........3.4 Important information ......1.4 Low battery indicator ......
  • Page 150 Index Index Overview Exterior ..........2.2 Maintenance Instrument cluster ......2.4 Approved fluids ......7.11 Interior ..........2.3 Brake fluid ........7.7 Touch-screen ........2.5 Cleaning the exterior ..... 7.13 Cleaning the interior ...... 7.15 Coolant levels ........7.9 Paint code ........... 9.2 Daily checks ........
  • Page 151 Index Tires ..........9.5 Traction motors ....... 9.6 Safety instructions Transmission and differential ..9.6 Child seats ......4.9 4.16 Wheels ..........9.5 Engine compartment ....... 7.5 Speedometer ........5.2 Fuel filling ........6.10 SPORT mode ........5.24 Jacking the vehicle ....... 7.21 Stability control .........
  • Page 152 Index Index Tire sealant ........8.10 Vehicle recovery eye ......7.22 Wear ..........8.3 Vehicle settings ......... 5.13 Wheel alignment ......8.2 Vehicle weights ........9.4 Winter tires ........8.7 Ventilation .......... 5.18 Touch-screen ........2.5 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) ..9.2 Care points ........

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